Nick Knowles is embroiled in a legal battle with estranged wife Jessica Moor, as the pair divorce.
According to the Sun, Jessica is already receiving £4,000 a month and now wants an additional £2,000 to pay for their three-year-old son Eddie’s education.
A source for the paper said: ‘Nick is distraught that Jessica has made these claims. She already gets £4,000 a month from him and he’s funded her life for years.’
The television presenter, 55, was spotted on a beach with Jessica, 30, and Eddie prior to Christmas and was in the midst of launching a music career ahead of the festive period. But it seems their amicable relationship didn’t last long after reports emerged of her attempted blackmail.
Apparently, Nick is refusing to give the additional money to his soon-to-be ex-wife and wishes to pay his son’s tuition directly.
In an open letter Jessica shared last week on her Facebook, she claimed she’d suffered from ‘years of emotional cruelty’ and ‘physical abuse’. Nick denied the allegations, as Jessica continued to expose his infidelity and further accuse him of a string of abuse.
‘Nick may be intelligent but he is not smart. He is now denying that he withdrew his promise to send Eddie to private school but it was sent by his solicitor to mine.
‘He as also denied years of cruelty but I do have diaries and photographic proof,’ she said. She’s now asking that he keep his promises and obligations to their son or she’ll publish ‘witness statements’ to confirm the abuse she’s calling him out on.
According to close sources of the DIY SOS presenter, the TV star is stunned and say the accusations make Jessica look ‘very bitter’, as he prefers not to be drawn into arguing online. ‘He won’t be drawn into a public slanging match with Jess and wishes her nothing but the best,’ an insider told the Sun.
Yahoo Celebrity UK has reached out to Nick for comment.