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WNBA player Candace Parker joins the ever-growing list of famous women coughing up large sums of money as the result of filing for divorce. As part of a settlement, the Los Angeles Sparks star will reportedly have to shell out A $400,000 in alimony to husband and former NBA player Shelden Williams. According to TMZ, the payout eventually works in favor as she won’t have to make ongoing spousal support payments.
Drafted number one overall by the Sparks in 2008, the 31-year-old led the team to a championship in 2016. That same year she was named MVP of the WNBA Finals. Williams was the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks and played six seasons in the NBA before playing in France and China until 2015, according to The Bleacher Report. Parker is reportedly worth $2M and will make “over $220k a season in the WNBA until her $875k contract ends in 2018.”
In better news and possibly most important, the duo has agreed to split custody of their daughter, Lailaa Williams.
Candace and Shelden were married for 10 years.
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