Musician Kenny G files legal docs to end spousal support after paying wife $3.9 million over 9 years

Famed musician Kenny G has reportedly filed legal documents to end spousal support after he allegedly paid his ex-wife $3.9 million over nine years.

The 66-year-old smooth jazz saxophonist has seemingly had enough of providing his former wife of 21 years, Lyndie Benson, to whom he's been paying $40,000 a month since their divorce in 2013.

Represented by Laura Wasser, G has stated in the documents that he can no longer support Benson because his touring opportunities have slowly dwindled following the pandemic.

In fact, according to TMZ, the musician detailed how his income has been on the decline since 2018.
"Kenny is a Grammy award-winning saxophonist with a long successful career and more than 15 albums," the legal documents, originally filed in 2021, revealed (via Radar Online). "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."

"Lyndie is 57 years old, and, as far as Kenny knows, in good health. Lyndie has refused to become fully self-supporting for almost 10 years. Kenny should not have to continue to bear the burden of her refusal to do so as his schedule continues to dry up, the documents detailed.

Since 2013 - when the spousal support began - Benson launched her own clothing line called Bleusalt. The line, which is apparently Malibu-inspired, was featured in an issue of Forbes magazine in 2022 - with Benson describing the label as a "thriving fashion label."

G is renowned for his musical prowess, having won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Instrumental Composition for his song 'Forever In Love'.
In recent years, he's collaborated with musicians like Kanye West (now known simply as Ye) and The Weeknd, telling People in 2022: "I've been around a long time, so when people like Kanye and The Weeknd are asking me to play on their records, yeah, I do feel like it's a resurgence in my career right now.

"I'm not trying to sound egotistical, but I've always thought that when you have something of great quality, you become timeless."

Despite pushing 70, he explained that he doesn't have any plans to retire so far, adding: "Retirement would only happen if something physical were to prevent me from playing. It's been quite a life, so I'm going to play for as long as I can."

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