Val Kilmer was divorced from Joanne Whalley and had to pay exorbitant child support for her two children. After delays, he had to sell his ranch to continue paying the amount to his ex-wife. Subsequently, the actor had to deal with health issues. His cancer cost him the loss of his voice.
After starring in the same 1988 film “Willow”, Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley have fallen in love. The couple later married and had two children together. After this, they divorced in 1996. Since then, the life of the actor who had allowed the film industry to earn more than $ 2 billion has changed completely.
HIS TWO CHILDREN AND LOVE WITH HIS WIFE WHO BECAME WAR.
Joanne Whalley and Val Kilmer have finally divorced after 8 years of marriage. From this association, the emblematic actor in “Batman Forever” (in 1995) had his two children, Jack and Mercedes.
Val Kilmer in 1988 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
As we all know, a separation involving children is always mixed with a history of alimony. For the American actor, who lost custody of his children, the amount unfortunately turns out to be exorbitant. Specifically, the father was forced to agree to pay $ 27,500 a month for his two children.
This amount was to maintain the Hollywood lifestyle that Mercedes and her brother had become accustomed to. Defended by his wife for late retirement, the father had to liquidate part of his fortune in order to pay the pension to Joanne.
Val Kilmer February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
So he parted ways with his beloved New Mexico ranch for $ 18.5 million, half the price he asked for.
You should know that Val Kilmer’s ex-wife has twice filed court documents to claim a share in his house. Fortunately, his children are now adults, and the actor no longer has to worry about this retirement problem. In recent years, he has been more concerned about his health.
Val Kilmer September 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada | Photo: Getty Images
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VAL KILMER CANNOT SPEAK FOR 8 YEARS AFTER ILLNESS
Behind Val Kilmer’s triumphant return on the set of the movie “Top gun: Maverick” hides some difficulties. In fact, the shooting of the second film did not happen as the first in 1986. In the question, the actor was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015.
Thus, the one who embodies “Iceman” had to undergo several chemotherapies and a tracheal operation. Following this intervention, his cancer has been eradicated, but Tom Cruise’s partner now has to live with tracheostomy and esophagus. This affected his ability to speak and put some pressure on his film career.
Val Kilmer on September 25, 2013 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images
In addition, the directors for the filming of the latest “Top Gun” had to use AI technology for the role of Val Kilmer. This expression difficulty has followed the actor for more than 7 years, but has not prevented him from starring in other films such as “Song to song” in 2017 or “Jay and silent Bob reboot”.
If Val Kikmer in his films seems to be good in the skin, the actor has confided in his sorrows in everyday life.
Val Kilmer on July 20, 2009 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
HE USES A VOICEMAIL: HOW DOES VAL KILMER LIVE?
In order to express himself, the interpreter of “Scott” in “Spartan” must now use a voicemail. He shared his feelings about losing his voice in his 2020 memoir, “I’m your Huckleberry.” Here is an excerpt from his writings describing his voice:
“Marlon Brando after a few bottles of tequila”. It’s not a seed in my throat. More of a bison. “
Val Kilmer on October 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
If he can communicate at the moment, it’s thanks to the Sonantic company that provided him with artificial intelligence technology. However, he mentions in his stories that people sometimes have a hard time understanding what he is saying. Despite this, Val Kilmer remained the same determined and creative person.
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HIS LONELINESS FOR 20 YEARS: “THE TRUTH IS THAT I AM ALONE A PART OF THE DAY”.
According to what Val Kilmer explains in his memoirs, he was single for two decades. Knowing now that he can no longer speak or eat normally, this loneliness has greatly affected Cher’s ex-partner.
Val Kilmer at UN Headquarters July 20, 2019 | Source: Getty Images
According to excerpts from People magazine, he wrote:
“I haven’t had a boyfriend in 20 years (…) The truth is, I’m alone part of the day.”
In the few lines of his book, he who went out with many actresses also revealed a revelation about his painful breakup. Of them all, it was Daryl Hannah who broke her heart the most.
“God knows I was suffering from heartache. But Daryl was by far the most painful of them all.”
He also mentioned in passing other women in his life, including Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie, with whom he had a serious relationship. As for Cher, she was a big support during Kilmer’s cancer.
Even though the actor dated these women, he still felt lonely most of the time in his large mansion.
9 BEDROOMS, 6 BATHROOMS: HIS OLD HOME
By the early 1980s, Val Kilmer had lived in New York. He then moved to his ranch in Santa Fe with his then-wife, Joanne, and children. But after selling his ranch, ‘Jack Andrews’ ‘Kil Me Again’ singer lived in his large 7,437-square-foot mansion in Southern California.
In 2020, Cindy Crawford’s ex-boyfriend’s large estate went on the market under a valuation of $ 3.495 million.
You should know that the historic house where the man with the scarf lived has nine bedrooms with six bathrooms. It is also one of the rarest in the region; a rare opportunity he boasted about.
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