09:46 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/18/2009 10:10PM
E! host Debbie Matenopoulos is alleging her estranged husband, Jay Faires, hasn't been fully honest about money he's earned prior to their split, which she is entitled to as community property, court documents filed Feb. 10 show.
"I believe [Faires] is or may be entitled to much more financially than what he has so far disclosed," Matenopoulos states in her filing. "I have also discovered that [he] may have other bank accounts, foreign and domestic, that he has not disclosed."
Faires's attorney, Gary Fishbein, denies the allegation, telling PEOPLE: "My client has made full disclosure of his assets. She's just wrong in her allegations."
Originally posted 01/28/2009 12:30PM
Debbie Matenopoulos is denying her estranged husband's claims that she "pays for nothing" while living in their multimillion-dollar Los Angeles home. Jay Faires, a music executive, is seeking spousal support from the E! host to help pay the mortgage.
"I am incredibly offended by these gross accusations and false claims that have no merit," Matenopoulos tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "I am very proud to say, not only do I currently pay my own expenses, I also did so for the entire duration of our marriage."
Originally posted 01/27/2009 07:00PM
Debbie Matenopoulos's estranged husband is seeking spousal support from the E! host, saying she "pays for nothing" related to their multimillion-dollar Los Angeles home after the pair "continuously lived beyond our means," court documents show.
Jay Faires, 45, an L.A. music executive who makes $37,500 per month before taxes, is demanding that Matenopoulos, 33, either help pay the mortgage, agree to refinance, or move out and sell the home, according to his filing.
"Notwithstanding the fact that [Matenopoulos] earns at least $225,000 annually, she had her lawyers send my lawyer the cable bill and her cell phone bill to pay," Faires says. "If [she] wants to continue to live [in our home] and won't agree to sell, she should be paying all expenses associated with her use and occupancy, i.e. the mortgages, property taxes, utilities, insurance, gardener, pool, alarm, etc."
Faires, who filed for divorce on Nov. 12 after five years of marriage, admits that the couple have "continuously lived beyond our means during our marriage."
Originally posted 11/15/2008 02:00PM
TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos says she is hurt – and surprised – by her husband's divorce filing, which she learned about from Internet reports.
"I am extremely saddened by the dissolution of my seven-year relationship with my husband," the host of E!'s Daily 10 tells PEOPLE.
Jay Faires, a music executive, filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, according to Los Angeles court papers filed Wednesday. Faires, who wed Matenopoulos, 33, in July 2003 and separated from her in March 2008, is requesting that the court not award Matenopoulos spousal support.
"I am not a proponent of divorce and I believe in working things out," says Matenopoulos, a two-time Emmy nominee and former co-host of The View. "So you can only imagine my extreme sadness and disillusionment when I was informed of my husband's divorce proceedings, much like you were, by reading them online."
Originally posted 11/14/2008 07:30PM
E! television host Debbie Matenopoulos's husband has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, Los Angeles court papers show.
Jay Faires, a music executive, is requesting that the court not award Matenopoulos spousal support. He indicated their property rights are to be determined.
The couple married in July 2003 and separated in March 2008, according to documents filed Wednesday. They had no children together.
Matenopoulos, 33, a former co-host on The View, is a two-time Emmy nominee and current host of E!'s Daily 10.
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