Saxophonist Kenny G, 66, tries to end spousal support as 'touring opportunities dry up'
Lawyers for Grammy-winning musician Kenny G on Friday filed legal documents demanding that his ex-wife agree to end the $40,000-a-month he has been paying her, with the saxophonist arguing he can no longer afford it.
The 66-year-old musician, born in Seattle as Kenneth Gorelick, was married to Lyndie Benson for 21 years.
But in September 2021 he filed documents arguing he could no longer keep sending her money, and on Friday, with the case unresolved, his lawyers served Benson’s attorneys.
‘Kenny, who is now 65 years old, has been paying spousal support to Lyndie for more than 9 years,’ the original documents state.
‘Kenny is a Grammy award winning saxophonist with a long successful career and more than 15 albums.
‘However, as explained in the accompanying declaration of Kenny, for the last 2-3 years Kenny’s touring opportunities, where he earns the most income, have not only declined but his percentage of earnings from the tours have also declined.
‘Kenny’s income has substantially declined steadily since 2018.’
His legal team – headed by high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser – did not specify how much the musician was worth.
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