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PUDDLE OF MUDD FRONTMAN'S DIVORCE FINALIZED
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7/3/2012

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has finalized his divorce from wife Jessica Nicole Smith -- signing the papers last month and adding two smiley faces to his signature, according to TMZ. Scantlin filed for divorce on November 29th, 2011 and will now pay $2,500 a month in alimony. The couple signed a prenuptial agreement in 2008 when they got married, and although Smith initially wanted it thrown out, she eventually withdrew her request.

Smith's lawyer commented on the smiley faces that Scantlin drew on the divorce agreement, saying, "It's most definitely the first time in all my years of doing this work that I've have had an opposing party sign with a smiley face on a divorce decree imposing maximum spousal support. It's certainly a refreshing change to see an artist who is cheerful about honoring such an obligation instead of treating it like it were the end of the world."

Scantlin may not be smiling about some of his other legal issues. He was charged in April with felony cocaine possession stemming from a January arrest in Los Angeles, and could face four-and-a-half years in jail.

It was also revealed late last year that Scantlin owed more than $60,000 in federal and state back taxes.

Puddle Of Mudd is scheduled to play several festival gigs this summer.


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