Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna has taken to court to force her high-flying tech exec, former fiancé, to pay $ 8,500 in monthly child support after claiming her income had fallen during the pandemic.
In documents at the Manhattan Supreme Court, Vyalitsyna, 35, said her revenues plummeted from $ 431,000 in 2019 to $ 77,687 in 2020 as the pandemic brought the fashion industry to a halt.
More than $ 26,000 of her income came from unemployment benefits, although the supermodel owns a $ 2.9 million West Village apartment and has $ 2.6 million in investment and savings.
‘While I had a total of 17 paid jobs in 2020, half did not pay. In the past six months, I’ve only had six jobs – working up to twice a month, ” she said in court cases.
Vyalitsyna told the court she has a monthly cost of $ 40,284, including $ 6,815 for housing, and $ 4,833 for her daughter’s tuition at Avenues: The World School in Chelsea.
She says her attempts to get the father of her 5-year-old daughter Alaska – former Yahoo senior vice president Adam Cahan – to pay child support benefits. The model says she needed the alimony payments to pay a nanny and return to work full-time.
“I have to work, and I can’t do that without the help of a nanny,” she said in the registrations.
The couple welcomed their daughter in 2015 and announced their engagement the following year.
Anne Vyalitsyna, better known as Anne V, split from former fiancé, multi-millionaire tech executive Adam Cahan after having daughter Alaska, 5
In documents at the Manhattan Supreme Court, Vyalitsyna said her income plummeted from $ 431,000 in 2019 to $ 77,687 during the pandemic.
Vyalitsyna says her attempts to reach an amicable settlement with Cahan her former partner were ignored
Vyalitsyna regularly posts updates to her Instagram page with her daughter Alaska
Vyalitsyna owns a $ 2.9 million 3-bedroom apartment in the West Village and has $ 2.6 million in savings, but still claimed $ 26,000 in unemployment last year
Far from advocating poverty in court, Vyalitsyna revealed that she owns a $ 2.9 million 3-bedroom apartment in New York’s West Village and has about $ 2.6 million in savings and investments.
But her wealth is overshadowed by that of Cahan, who she estimates made at least $ 25 million over six years at the head of Yahoo’s mobile and emerging products section.
Now CEO of start-up Pax Labs, Cahan owns a $ 9.95 million home in San Francisco’s fashionable Russian Hill neighborhood with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a $ 4.9 second home in Malibu and a Banksy painting worth $ 5 million.
She told the court that Cahan is paying for Alaska health insurance and the $ 58,000-a-year tuition at her private school.
She said she had “ made every effort to resolve this issue … amicably, ” but after more than a year of trying to negotiate a deal on child custody and child support, Cahan had not responded when the time came was for a formalized agreement.
She says Cahan does not pay basic support and refuses to pay for childcare.
Seeking sole custody, she wants Cahan to pay for summer camp, school transportation, tuition, and $ 50,000 for her legal fees.
Vyalitsyna, better known as Anne V, was in a relationship with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and was also once in a relationship with former Mets pitcher Matt Harvey before joining Cahan in 2014.
The Russian-American model appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for 10 years in a row from 2005 to 2014.
She has also appeared on the cover of Vogue, Elle and Glamor, and had an uncredited cameo in A Good Day to Die Hard in 2013.
In an interview with The Fashion Spot in 2017, the model shared her approach to motherhood, claiming that ‘perfection’ didn’t exist.
“No matter how much I try to be a perfect mom, perfection doesn’t exist, you screw them up anyway,” she explained.
‘And get as much sleep as possible, you can almost say goodbye to that for the next 18 years.’
Cahan also has two older daughters with his ex-wife, British fashion designer Alice Larkin.