Actor Owen Wilson is paying US$25,000 (AU$36,500) a month in child support for his five-year-old daughter Lyla, who he has never met.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Wilson demanded a DNA test after learning his on-again, off-again girlfriend Varunie Vongsvirates was pregnant. Vongsvirates, who he had dated casually for five years, filed a paternity petition in May 2018, about five months before Lyla was born.
Responding to the petition, Wilson marked 'none' when asked whether he wanted visitation rights and claimed he was not sure if he was the parent.
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After Lyla's birth in October 2018, a DNA test confirmed he was her father. He did not ask for visitation rights after his paternity was confirmed.
Wilson, 54, and Vongsvirates, in her late 30s, eventually settled on a $25,000 monthly child support payment, plus a one-off payment of $70,000 to cover a labour coach, night nurse and Vongsvirates' legal fees.
Lyla is also to be covered under Wilson's Screen Actors Guild medical insurance.