More than two décades after their 1993 divorce, actress Loni Anderson is still trying to collect the final $150,000 installment of her divorce settlement from ex husband Burt Reynolds. The couple were married in the late 1980s and filed for divorce amid cheating and beating scandals and allegations. Mr Reynolds was ordered to pay the unheard of settlement of approximately $250K to his former wife. But he didn’t pay all of it. According to the New York Daily News:
More than two decades after their bitter divorce, Loni Anderson is still going after Burt Reynolds.
The former “WKRP in Cincinnati” star, 68, is seeking over $150,000 that the “Smokey and the Bandit” stud still owes her from their nasty divorce settlement, reports TMZ.
Anderson and Reynolds divorced in 1993 after five years of marriage. It was the definition of a bad breakup; he accused her of cheating, she said he was abusive.
When the couple finally called it quits, Reynolds agreed to pay his ex-wife $234,794.13. While he paid some, he still owed Anderson $97,000, before declaring bankruptcy in the mid-’90s.
Evidently, Mr Reynolds just signed a book deal and got a hefty advance so ostensibly this is what Ms Anderson is eyeing. Literally she waited with baited breath for 22 years to collect her money and it looks like the wait was not in vain. For a while it certainly looked bleak since Mr Reynolds was forced to file bankruptcy a few years ago.