SHOW her the money – and show him the honeys!
Sources say that’s how the $15 million divorce of Cuba Gooding Jr. will play out – after sources say his long-suffering wife Sara accused the Oscar winner of one too many skirt-chasing bar flings during their 20-year marriage.
“Sara’s been told all about Cuba’s out-of-control bar flings,” said a friend, “and Sara has finally had enough. Now she’s going to get Cuba to pay for all the heartbreak and embarrassment he’s caused her.”
In recent court documents filed in preparation for a divorce, Sara asked for joint custody of the couple’s children – Spencer, 19, Mason, 17, and Piper, 8.
The two were high school sweethearts who tied the knot in March 1994. But the 46-year-old actor – best known as the football player who orders Tom Cruise’s sports agent “Jerry Maguire” to “Show me the money!” – reportedly strayed just days after their wedding.
Cocktail waitress Elyse Lamont, then 26, claimed she had three marathon sex sessions with the star while he was filming “Losing Isaiah” in Chicago.
“Cuba was insatiable,” Lamont claimed. “We had sex in every position imaginable.”
In 1996, he was accused of cheating again with actress Jeanette Carr, 25. They reportedly met at a Hollywood club and began an affair after Cuba claimed his marriage was over, leading to hook-ups in hotels, a friend’s place and on the set where he was filming “Old Friends” at the time.
Jeanette dumped Cuba after learning he was still married.
After allegations of cheating with Lamont and Carr, a rep for Gooding denied the affairs.
Despite that, Cuba has frequently professed his love and affection for Sara.
During an appearance on “The View” last August, he said: “I got a wonderful lady that knows how to run the household even when I’m not there.(And) we’re just blessed with wonderful kids.”
A pal added: “Now, it seems Sara is saying forget about the love and affection, and instead, ‘show me the money!’”