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Mena Suvari's Estranged Husband Wants $17,000 A Month Spousal Support

5/14/2012 8:16am EDT

Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari's estranged husband is demanding the actress to hand over $17,000 a month in spousal support as part of their divorce settlement.

The American Beauty star filed for divorce from her second husband, concert promoter Simone Sestito, in January, just 18 months after they wed.

The former couple's separation proceedings are ongoing and Sestito filed court documents last week claiming he has "negative balances" on both his business and personal accounts and is asking to be awarded $17,000 a month in spousal support, according to

The documents state Sestito became accustomed to eating out "almost every day at high end restaurants" and estimates his monthly food bills to be around $3,000 a month.

Sestito claims Suvari's annual income to be around $750,000 and he also wants to be given an additional $10,000 to pay his attorney fees.

The actress' lawyer Mark Gross says, "It is unfortunate that Simone has chosen the spotlight of litigation over the privacy of mediation."

Suvari was previously married to cinematographer Robert Brinkmann - their five-year union ended in divorce in 2005.

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