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September 10, 2019

Inside Complicated Relationship of JAG's Zoe McLellan with Ex-Husband Jean Pierre Gillain

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Zoe McLellan had a messy divorce from her ex-husband, Jean Pierre Gillain.

The “JAG” star paid Gillain $30,000 as part of their divorce settlement, as reported by TMZ.

“Like, suddenly I wanted to be a mother. My whole body was screaming for a, ‘Child! Child! Child!’"

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She also had to pay $4,000 a month to support their son, Sebastian, who was two years old at the time of their divorce in 2016.

The former couple had a fierce custody battle that ended with them agreeing on a visiting schedule. McLellan lives in New Orleans while Jean Pierre lives in Los Angeles.

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In 2017, their custody war intensified after she flew to Canada with their young son for a role in “Designated Survivor.” McLellan had to be in Toronto to film, and she wouldn’t go without her son, Sebastian.

ACCUSED OF CHILD ABDUCTION

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Her ex-husband asked a judge to order the actress to return their child. He argued that McLellan could not simply uproot their child because she got a new role, adding that their son needs stability and continuity. For him, what she did was child kidnapping.

But the judge ruled that what McLellan did was not child abduction.

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According to the judge, McLellan, who previously lived in Louisiana while working on “NCIS: New Orleans,” did not violate any rights when she moved to Toronto with her son.

It was merely a "result of Mother's work in a field in which it was known to both parties she may need to work outside of Los Angeles," explained the judge.

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"FAST AND FURIOUS" PREGNANCY

In 2016, McLellan opened up about how lucky she was to immediately conceive a child.

“I went from not knowing if I wanted children at all to reaching this point where I was ready to have sex with a tree,” she said. “That’s how badly I wanted to procreate. Like, suddenly I wanted to be a mother. My whole body was screaming for a, ‘Child! Child! Child!’"

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When she started dating Gillain, she told him right away that she was looking for a serious relationship because she wanted to become a mother. She said, “We got pregnant the first time we had sex. Pretty fast and furious.”

Another “NCIS” star who had a complicated marriage is Pauley Perrette, whose husband sued her for alleged harassment and defamation.

Perrette and her husband, Francis Shivers, a Canadian actor and musician, separated in 2006.

Shivers filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that the actress had attempted to defame him and allegedly broke into his home through a window to attack his female guest.

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