Hearne Christopher Jr. used to write about high-profile divorces in his Kansas City Star column. Now, the gossip columnist's wife has filed for divorce. On December 29, Lori W. Christopher, citing incompatibility, filed a petition in Johnson County District Court.
The Christophers have joint temporary care of their two minor children.
A judge ordered Hearne Christopher Jr. to pay $1,516 per month in
temporary child support. Lori Christopher was also awarded temporary
maintenance $1,428 a month and temporary possession of the couple's
The Star laid off Christopher in November. However, a comeback appears in the works. Last month, Sun publisher Steve Rose told The Pitch's Peter Rugg that he had struck a deal with Christopher to return to print.