Vancouver rockstar Chad Kroeger is being challenged in court by his former girlfriend who is seeking alimony payments of around $100,000 per month.
Kroeger, the 38-year-old Nickelback frontman, was in a common-law relationship with Marianna Goriuk for almost seven years before they split up and she moved out in late 2009.
Since then, Kroeger, who says he earns around $9.7 million per year, has been paying Goriuk $10,000 a month in interim spousal support.
Goriuk, a 40-year-old horse trainer who earns around $12,000 per year, met Kroeger in January 2002 when his band performed in Edmonton.
Goriuk was working at a hair salon at the time but agreed to relocate to Vancouver several months later. The couple eventually moved into a home on a 20-acre property in Abbotsford.
Goriuk is seeking alimony payments of around $96,000 per month before taxes given the couple’s extravagant lifestyle, which included expensive food and wine, as well as travel by private jet, hired helicopter, and limousine.
In a May 19 ruling, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Anne MacKenzie determined Kroeger should pay Goriuk $25,000 per month after taxes until the legal matter is resolved.
Nickelback is a hugely popular Canadian rock act that formed in the mid 1990s and has sold tens of millions of albums.
The case between Kroeger and Goriuk goes to trial in August.