Pay up! Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Steven Jordan aka Stevie J was ordered today (Wednesday, Feb 2) to pay $1,304,835.86 million in child support — and that’s getting off easy!
According to court documents, the 45-year-old reality star pleaded guilty and avoided jail time after agreeing to fork over the money he failed to pay to his ex-fiancé Carol Antoinette Bennett for more than 13 years. The couple have two children together.
He’ll also be on probation for 3 years, unless he pays off the $1.3 mil sooner than that. Stevie told the judge in court today:
“I accept full responsibility for not fully financially supporting my children when I was younger, but I’ve stepped up to the plate now and I fully support my children not only financially, but they are the closest individuals to me.”
Prosecutors wanted Stevie to do some serious time after becoming delinquent on payments. Federal prosecutors had asked that Jordan be jailed for up to six months after he failed several drug tests and didn’t seem to “appreciate the gravity of his situation” and had a “lack of respect for the Court.”
Stay tuned as Stevie‘s child support woes are far from over with his ex Joseline gearing up for child support drama for the couple’s newborn baby.