VH1 reality star, Stevie Jordan (aka Stevie J.) can probably sleep a little easier these days after avoiding jail time for child support.
The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star appeared in front of a Federal judge recently to face charges after falling behind in child support to the tune of $1.3 MILLION DOLLARS.
‘Leave it to Stevie’ to smooth talk a judge out of jail time! Fortunately for him, the judge determined that he’s more likely to pay the arrears while working than inside of a jail cell.
[Sidebar: I wonder why Joseline Hernandez decided it was a bright idea to birth a baby by this dude, if he already wasn’t providing support for his kids? Then again, maybe that’s why she’s already back working only 3 weeks after giving birth! But I digress…]
According to reports, the popular reality star recently plead guilty and appeared in front of a judge recently with an impassioned plea regarding his massive child support debt:
I accept full responsibility for not fully financially supporting my children when I was younger, but I’ve stepped up to the plate now and I fully support my children not only financially, but they are the closest individuals to me.
The judge heard Steebie’s plea and decided to give him at least 3 years to come up with the dough. During that time, he’ll still be on probation unless he pays off the $1.3 million sooner than that.
Stevie was originally facing up to 6 months in jail, so I’d say… he got off pretty easy!
What do you think of Stevie J.’s latest child support drama?