Jean-Claude Van Damme's Ex-Wife Says He Hasn't Paid Child Support In 7 Years

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s admission of having shown Kylie Minogue “his Thailand” while the two shot Street Fighter may have given most of us a good laugh, but not surprisingly, the reveal wasn’t quite as funny for the woman who was pregnant with his child at the time the affair happened. Darcy LaPier, who was married to the actor from ’94 to ’97, went on the offensive today, questioning why her ex would even bother sharing such news almost two decades later when it was bound to hurt both her and the seventeen-year-old child she shares with the action star.

In the initial interview that ran earlier this week, Van Damme called the lovemaking he and Minogue shared “beautiful”. Obviously, LaPier disagrees with his assessment. Here’s what she told Fox News

"I was shocked he would talk to the press about this all these years later to gain some notoriety. I didn't know about it, I have had my feelings hurt and I feel betrayed. There is a lot of water under the bridge between us, but the fact is I was pregnant with our son at the time. He's almost 17 now and I wouldn't want him finding out all of this and being hurt by it too."

In case if you’re wondering what that “water under the bridge” is referring to, LaPier dropped some other bombs too. According to her, Van Damme hasn’t paid child support in seven years, apparently because he no longer lives in the United States. He also supposedly cheated on her more times than just this one, but she still talks to him once a week or so, assumedly as it relates to their son.

Being cheated on is never the easiest pill to swallow, even if happened almost two decades earlier, but hopefully, all involved will be able to move on quickly from this for the sake of their son.

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