Why WNBA Star Candace Parker Is Paying Husband Alimony

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Candace Parker has settled alimony payments in divorce from Shelden Williams. (playerwags.com)

WNBA star Candace Parker is shelling out major dough in alimony for her NBA star husband.

The two-time WNBA MVP agreed to pay husband of 10 years Shelden Williams a lump sum of $400,000 to avoid making continuous spousal support payments, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

The spouses also split earnings from their Spanish estate in Encino, Calif., which sold for $3.75 million in March. And Parker and her 2006 no. 5 overall NBA Daft pick husband set up a joint custody agreement for their 8-year-old daughter. No child support will be paid by either mom or dad. Instead, the parents will equally finance her education and divide any significant costs for her care.

Parker’s $400,000 payment comes as a major flip in the spouses’ income. When he played in the NBA for six years, Wiliams reportedly earned $12 million. Meanwhile, Parker’s net worth today is reported to be $2 million.

As such, several Twitter users applauded the former pro baller for his payday.

“Get your money brooooooo,” one person tweeted.

“He secured the bag,” someone else said.

Others were stunned Parker was ordered to pay up.

“Wait wait wait. Candace Parker has to pay alimony with her WNBA salary to Shelden Williams who made NBA money?


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