“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch will pay his ex-wife Mollie Gates a seven-figure divorce settlement.
The 39-year-old actor and Gates, 33, a costume designer, reached a divorce agreement on April 8, Us Weekly reported.
As part of a civil deal between the two, the actor was ordered to pay Gates $ 2.625 million. He will make payments to his ex until December 2022, The report States.
According to the magazine, the documents cite Middleditch’s September 2019 interview with Playboy as the reason for the steep settlement. In the bombshell interview, Middleditch claimed the former couple were swinger.
THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH, STAR OF ‘SILICON VALLEY’: ‘SWINGING SAVES MY MARRIAGE’
“I don’t know what to say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me. It wasn’t until after I got married that I said, ‘Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get non-traditional here. “To her credit, instead of saying” F – k you, I’m out, “she said,” Let’s see that, “” he said. “To be honest, the swing saved our marriage We have different speeds, and we constantly argue about it, but it’s better than feeling unheard of and lonely and having to rush into the shadows.
Middleditch has said he believes his urges to sleep with other people will end once he gets married, but they don’t. Once he and Gates agreed to “be a part of the lifestyle,” he said it was sometimes tricky because he was a celebrity and women pounced on him quite regularly.
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“Personally that’s one of the trickier parts of it all, because Mollie doesn’t understand that and yet she has to witness it. I’m like, ‘Come on, what about that girl who is obviously really in me? ‘ And Mollie will say, “Yeah, she’s in you. Where do I stand? “That question arises,” he said. “There is a lot of negotiation, and adding notoriety sometimes makes things easier and sometimes complicates things.”
Gates filed for divorce in May 2020 after four years of marriage. She does not receive spousal support, according to the report.
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The couple are also said to have divided their assets, with Gates being able to keep her car and all personal items she owned before the wedding. Middleditch will retain several properties, including a cabin in Big Bear Lake, California, a property in Canada, a house and a condo in Los Angeles, among other items such as his car and business entities.