Former Starsky & Hutch star Paul Michael Glaser has ruled out ever finding love again as he is happy with single life. The actor's first wife Elizabeth contracted HIV through a blood transfusion while giving birth to their daughter, Ariel, who was infected with the virus through breast-feeding, and they both succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses in the years afterwards.
Glaser went on to marry Tracy Barone, the mother of his teenage daughter Zoe, but they divorced in 2007, and he is adamant he is better off alone.
The 70 year old tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I was never comfortable with celebrity. I have never been really successful in a relationship even with Elizabeth. You hope to grow into a relationship, but then the journey with HIV made things different. I am far better at being alone now."
According to recent court documents filed by Tracy Barone, who divorced the star in 2007, Glaser failed to take responsibility for half of 13-year-old Zoe's education fees, amounting to $11,000 (£6,875)-a-year.
Her lawyer pointed out that the actor has spent $12,800 (£8,000) on his golfing hobby in the past six months and would have to pay his lawyer $7,000 (£4,375) to defend him in the child support battle.
And earlier this week (begs12Sep11), a judge sided with Barone - Glaser has been ordered to pay his half of the fees, as well as $3,500 (£2,187) in attorney fees, according to TMZ.
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The actor, who played Detective David Starsky in the classic TV cop series, was sued by Tracy Barone earlier this year (May11) over claims he had failed to pay $3,224 (£2,015) in child support and $13,000 (£8,100) in spousal support.
And now Glaser is facing additional legal action from Barone, who he divorced in 2007, amid new accusations he's failing to cover 13-year-old Zoe's education fees.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ.com, Barone claims Glaser is not willing to take responsibility for half of the child's school fees, which amounts to an estimated $11,000 (£6,875)-a-year - while the 68-year-old actor has happily spent $12,800 (£8,000) on his golfing hobby in the past six months and would have to pay his lawyer $7,000 (£4,375) to defend him in the child support battle.
The actor, who played Detective David Starsky in the classic 1970s cop series, is being sued by his former partner Tracy Barone, who has accused him of owing $3,224 (£2,015) in child support payments and $13,000 (£8,100) in spousal support.
Glaser and Barone, who divorced in 2007 citing "irreconcilable differences", are parents to a 13-year-old daughter named Zoe.
Glaser hit the headlines earlier this month (May11) after winning a restraining order against a woman who bombarded him with hundreds of emails and camped outside his home.