‘Silicon Valley’ star Thomas Middleditch is definitely not having the best time in his life right now. On top of him being accused of molestation, he will also have to pay an exorbitant amount of money to his ex-wife Mollie Gates in their divorce settlement.
According to USA Magazine, Thomas Middleditch and his ex-wife finalized their divorce on April 8, 2021. As revealed by the court documents, Middleditch was ordered to pay her $2.625 million as part of a civil settlement agreement. Gates will be receiving the payments through December 2022.
A huge reason for the payout was Middleditch’s September 2019 Playboy interview, where he admitted the ex-couple were swingers.
“I don’t know how much I can say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me. Only after I got married was I like, ‘Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get nontraditional here.’ To her credit, instead of saying ‘F—k you, I’m out,’ she was like, ‘Let’s figure this out.’”
We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows,” he noted. “By the way, it’s now called being ‘part of the lifestyle.’ The term swinging is old.”
Gates filed for divorce in May 2020 after four years of marriage. Gates will not receive spousal support but will get to keep her personal items that she owned before they were married and also Gates’ car. We will have to see what is next in store for Middleditch now that his divorce is finalized.