Even after all of her off-screen drama this year, Jules Wainstein has been dropped from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” after just one season, sources said, though her rep said she’s leaving to deal with her personal life.
Her divorce just got even messier, with her estranged hubby demanding that $200 in weekly grocery money be given to the nanny instead of Jules.
Michael Wainstein’s lawyer suggested in court Thursday that Jules wasn’t providing her kids with adequate meals. “We want to ensure that there is proper food in the home for the children,” said Michael’s lawyer Morghan Leia Richardson. “The nanny is fully familiar with what the children eat.”
Jules’ attorney Allan Mayefsky who also repped Bethenny Frankel in her divorce insisted that his client get the food money directly.
Justice Michael Katz agreed, but added that Jules should keep the receipts in case Michael challenges her on the use of the funds.
The judge also slashed Jules’ request for $25,000 in monthly child and spousal support to just $10,000 a month after Michael pleaded poverty.
“My client’s businesses have suffered tremendously from the publicity of this case,” Richardson said. “He’s got outstanding receivables. He’s got judgments against him.
He doesn’t have a monthly income at the moment.”
Mayefsky countered that Michael hasn’t provided his tax returns or a statement of net worth, so the judge should be skeptical he’s broke.
“There has been a lifestyle that was lived until this divorce proceeding, and then suddenly the bills were not paid,” Mayefsky said.
Judge Katz told Michael to pay Jules $10,000 by Sept. 30 and another $10,000 by Oct. 28.
Michael sat in front of the judge, shaking his head.
The parties also agreed to live separately at their East 19th Street townhouse during the divorce, with Michael taking the second floor and Jules staying in the third and fourth floors with their kids.
The bitter split prompted Jules to announce she won’t be returning to the Bravo reality TV series next season.
The parties are due back in court in the coming weeks.