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Lena Headey's divorce reveals 'Thrones' star's money problems

April 04, 2013|By Nardine Saad
  • The divorce proceeding of Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") sheds light on her financial grievances.
The divorce proceeding of Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") sheds… (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles…)

Lena Headey, who plays the scheming Queen Regent Cersei Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones," is reportedly claiming she is broke, with "less than $5" in her bank account.

Headey's financial situation came to light as a result of husband Peter Loughran's making an emergency court filing in their divorce proceedings, according to TMZ.

In July 2012, Headey, 39, filed for divorce from Loughran, an Irish musician, after five years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married in 2007.

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Loughran in his emergency filing asked for half of their $46,000 tax refund from 2011. Headey then filed papers in response, claiming that she needs at least $6,000 from those joint funds in advance. Headey claimed that she's currently living on credit as she and her 2-year-old son Wylie Elliot are barely making ends meet, the site reported. She is also battling for child custody.

The judge, however, reportedly denied Loughran's motion and tossed out Headey's proposal, which also included a provision to cover Loughran's living expenses with $6,000 from the refund. It is unclear how the issue will be resolved.

It all seems a bit unusual since the premium cable channel's "Thrones," which premiered its third season last Sunday to record ratings, is one of the most popular shows on television.

Headey is still reportedly expecting a payday in the near future.

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