After 5 Years of Drama, John Schneider’s Divorce is Final
After five years, actor and Louisiana resident John Schneider is legally divorced from his second wife, Elvira 'Elly' Schneider. It has been a long, hard road for the two, with a lot of drama, and Schneider famously ending up in jail in 2018 for failing to pay temporary spousal support. He was also ordered to perform 240 hours of community service.
TMZ has posted that the judge was not happy with Schneider's treatment of his ex, and according to documents, obtained by TMZ, he sold off one of their properties in Louisiana without splitting the cash, and also drained one of their IRA accounts.' Schneider has been ordered to pay Elvira $25,000 a month in spousal support, give her a portion of his Screen Actors Guild pension, hand over an IRA worth $60,000, and give his ex sole custody of their California home, which is worth $600,000
Oh, and he has to pay her legal bills, which are estimated to be around $279,000. Yikes. But on the upside, he is now free to marry his long time girlfriend, Alicia Allain of Baton Rouge. The two held a ceremony last month at his studios in Holden, LA., but now they can actually make it legal.