Xzibit is accusing his estranged ex-wife of riding his coattails.
The West Coast rapper and former host of the hit MTV reality show “Pimp My Ride” is asking a judge to assess his ex-wife’s, Krista Joiner, employability and ability to earn money, Radar reported. Joiner recently filed a motion in their ongoing divorce battle seeking lifetime support from the artist, claiming he made a verbal promise to her.
Xzibit, who has a net worth of $500,000, says Joiner is mentally and physically able to work and has employment options. And that she chooses not to work.
Xzibit Claps Back
Joiner claimed in new filings that her ex-husband made a “lifelong oral agreement” to support her if she became a homemaker in their marriage, and “provide[d] for all of her financial support and need for the rest of her life in the same style and manner that was established during the parties’ relationship.”
The rapper said in his response to the motion that he believes his ex wants to live off a lifetime of financial support through permanent alimony following their 2021 divorce.
A court-appointed official, who will conduct the vocational evaluation, will sit down with Krista, who has years of experience in the beauty industry, and complete an examination.
Permanent Alimony is Possible
It is not clear how much money Xzibit makes. Still, in some states like California, where the rapper lives, permanent alimony is reserved for those who ended a decade-long marriage where the recipient spouse is unable to reenter the workforce due to advanced age or illness.
The 48-year-old Joiner filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court to end a relationship that began in 2001, with the couple officially getting married on Nov. 29, 2014. She shares a child with the rapper.
Permanent alimony is financial support paid from one party to another after a divorce until one spouse dies or until the lower-earning spouse remarries, according to Investopedia. Even if the paying spouse retires and lives on social security, they must continue paying alimony to the receiving spouse.
What’s Already in Place
The rapper was previously ordered to pay Joiner $2,239 per month in child support for their 10-year-old son, something Xzibit has to pay until Gatyln turns 18.
Xzibit also had to cover the cost of Joiner’s forensic accountant who audited his finances, reported to have cost him $50,000 in fees, as well as $125,000 from her legal costs from the divorce case.
From a previous relationship, Xzibit fathered a child from a previous relationship. Now an adult, Tremain, known professionally as Tre Capital.