The rise of manimony: Meet the women making huge sacrifices to pay thousands in alimony to their former husbands

The rise of manimony: Meet the women making huge sacrifices to pay thousands in alimony to their former husbands

Struggling: Milly Johnson, pictured with her sons George, left and Terence, has spoken about having to pay maintenance to her ex-husband following their divorce

Struggling: Milly Johnson, pictured with her sons George, left and Terence, has spoken about having to pay maintenance to her ex-husband following their divorce

Expensive: Guy Ritchie was awarded 45m when he split from Madonna, and the number of ordinary women being forced to pay maintenance is also on the increase

Expensive: Guy Ritchie was awarded 45m when he split from Madonna, and the number of ordinary women being forced to pay maintenance is also on the increase

Milly says that she may not have minded paying the money if her former husband had stayed at home and cared for the children, instead of leaving it to her

Milly says that she may not have minded paying the money if her former husband had stayed at home and cared for the children, instead of leaving it to her

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Payoff: Susan Singleton, pictured with sons Joseph, left and Sam, gave her former husband 870,000 after earning nearly ten times his salary when the couple were together

Payoff: Susan Singleton, pictured with sons Joseph, left and Sam, gave her former husband 870,000 after earning nearly ten times his salary when the couple were together

Susan says that she is much happier bringing up the children on her own so the money paid to her ex-husband has been worth it

Susan says that she is much happier bringing up the children on her own so the money paid to her ex-husband has been worth it