Goriuk argued their “lavish lifestyle” required regular payments of $95,000 but judge Anne MacKenzie settled on the lower figure after Kroeger stated she hadn’t been supportive of his career. Judge MacKenzie said: “Their lifestyle was extravagant. They spent unlimited amounts to improve their properties. They ordered expensive food and wine, took private jets to Mexico and other places, hired helicopters at the last minute to fly to Vancouver for the the evening and travelled in limousines.”
Kroeger, who’s thought to be worth $50m in total, told the court that Goriuk “resented Nickelback touring, was not musically inclined and made insignificant contributions to business endeavours.” Former hairdresser Goriuk, who met the singer at a concert, will receive the support payments until a full trial begins on August 15.