Ailing Dennis Hopper to Pay $12,000 a Month to Estranged Wife

04/06/2010 at 08:40 AM EDT

Ailing Dennis Hopper to Pay $12,000 a Month to Estranged Wife
Dennis Hopper, on March 26, 2010
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Dennis Hopper, who is fighting prostate cancer and dealing with a divorce, is now saddled with another burden: a $12,000-a-month payment to his estranged wife.

A judge ruled Monday that Hopper, 73, must pay Victoria Hopper $8,000 a month in spousal support and $4,000 in child support. Against the actor's wishes, the judge also ruled that Victoria can live on the Hopper compound in Venice, Calif., for the time being.

All three grown Hopper children – Marin, Ruthanna and Henry Lee – showed up in court to support their father, though they didn't speak.


Hopper has been married to Victoria, his fifth wife, since 1996. They have a daughter, Galen, who is 7.



The actor, who appeared in such Hollywood landmarks as Rebel Without a Cause, Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now, has appeared frail in his few public appearances of late. On March 26, he received a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

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