TMZ: Late John Singleton's Daughter Cleopatra Will Get Monthly Allowance and One-Time Payment from Dad's Estate

Mary Scott
Dec 04, 2019
08:30 A.M.
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John Singleton's daughter, Cleopatra, will reportedly be getting a monthly allowance and a one-time payment from her late father's estate. This comes after Cleopatra's feud with the late filmmaker's mother, Sheila Ward.


It's been a little over seven months since John’s untimely death, and it appears his family is starting to make headway as regards all he left behind.

John Singleton speaking onstage during the 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards in California on Feb. 3, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images


According to TMZ, a judge has signed off on Cleopatra's request for financial assistance from her father's estate as he'd done during his lifetime.

John's mother, Sheila Ward, was put in charge of his estate and butted heads a few times with Cleopatra

Fox 11 offered more details, revealing that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gus May granted Cleopatra's request last Tuesday, November 26.


Per TMZ, Cleopatra, 21, will get a monthly allowance of $2,778 as well as a one-time payment of $4,150 to cover her semester abroad. The monthly payments granted to Cleopatra will reportedly include from May, one month after John's death, but according to Fox 11, a further court order also could halt the payments.

Cleopatra reportedly put in the request in September, filing court papers which stated she needs the allowances to help pay her cell phone, utility and other bills. Now, John’s estate continues to work on dividing his multi-million dollar fortune among his seven children.

John Singleton at the FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration on Sep. 16, 2017 in Century City, California. | Photo: Getty Images


The late director's estate is said to be worth over $35 million, exclusive of the $500,000 Sony Pictures recently agreed to remit as part of proceeds from John’s 2001 hit film "Baby Boy."

John died in April after suffering a stroke at the age of 51. His family confirmed the movie maestro's death in a statement to CNN.

John Singleton at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in California | Photo: Getty Images


"John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends," they said, adding:

"We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John's fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time."

John's mother, Sheila Ward, was put in charge of his estate and butted heads a few times with Cleopatra while John was still in a coma and immediately afterward.

Now that Cleopatra’s request has been granted, hopefully, she and her grandmother are in a better place and are doing what is best to preserve John's legacy.


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