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Mexican Pop Star Paulina Rubio Wants to Cut Ex-Husband Off?

Gold diggers (real or percived) come in all shapes and sizes. Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio filed for divorce from her husband, Nicolas Vallejo-Najera, back in March. In his response, Vallejo-Najera requested spousal support.

However, the singer isn't having it. Rubio has filed documents asking a judge to deny Vallejo-Najera's request for alimony, TMZ reports. She claims her estranged husband has the skills and education to support himself, but is simply being lazy.

Rubio and Vallejo-Najera married back in April 2007. At the time, Vallejo-Najera was working a public relations executive. However, after getting married, Vallejo-Najera reportedly quit his job and hasn't worked since, according to Rubio's filing. The couple separated in November 2011, before filing for divorce in March.

Not all spouses are entitled to spousal support after a divorce. Generally, spousal support is meant to be "rehabilitative," meaning it should only be ordered when it's necessary for the spouse to receive training and become self-supporting. In addition, most support awards terminate when the recipient spouse remarries.

On the other hand, spousal support can be permanent in cases where the ex-spouse is too old to work or is disabled. If the ex-spouse already has a career, a high level of education, or some means of supporting himself or herself, spousal support may not be necessary.

That may be the case with Vallejo-Najera. Rubio describes her estranged husband as "a young, bi-lingual, highly intelligent and educated man, with degrees in business, [who] is physically active and healthy."

She also points to his past work as an executive and business owner. "He has had his own businesses in the past; however, he has not sought gainful employment since he began living with his wife," the filing states, according to TMZ.

Spousal support may be appropriate until Vallejo-Najera finds a job. Once he's gainfully employed, however, it probably won't be necessary.

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