Mandy Moore Asks Ex Ryan Adams for Spousal Support, to Take Care of Pets
12/09/2015 AT 05:00 PM EST
Moore, 31, and Adams, 41, announced their divorce in January after separating. While the A Walk to Remember actress has enjoyed success both acting and singing, according to recently released documents, her annual income is just a quarter of his, so she's asking for spousal support.
"I feel as if I have no alternative," Moore wrote in her petition, admitting Adams contributed to paying half of their mortgage, property taxes and insurance on their L.A. home but says her current earnings don't cover all her expenses.
In addition to spousal support, the actress-singer is requesting help providing for and taking care of their eight dogs and cats. Per her petition, Adams has offered to take two of the cats but has yet to do so.
"Although I love our pets, it is overwhelming for me to take care of eight of them all of the time," Moore wrote, adding she even had to "cancel a prior work engagement because my housekeeper was ill and unable to stay with our pets while I traveled for work ... Without Ryan's help caring for the house and our pets, I have not been able to work as much as I would like."
Moore and Adams married in 2009, just a month after getting engaged. Both have moved on in their work lives since announcing their split: In September, Adams released a celebrated cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989 LP. Meanwhile, Moore will star alongside Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries) in the upcoming drama 47 Meters Down.
Reps for the exes could not be reached for comment.