PAUL Newman‘s family are at war over his multi-billion dollar estate, it has been claimed.
The late actor’s children are considering taking legal action to get a larger chunk of the family fortune, according to American tabloid the National Enquirer.
Paul’s widow, Joanne Woodward, is said to be struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Paul left the bulk of his estate to Joanne and his charities,” a source said.
“Prior to his death, he gifted each of his five daughters with an inheritance of $5 million. He felt the girls were all successful and didn’t have to rely on family money.
“But the girls are now suddenly sensitive to how much Joanne is worth, and they’re concerned that she may cut them out of her estate entirely and leave every dime to charity.”
Woodward was married to Newman for 50 years before he succumbed to lung cancer at age 83 in September 2008. The pair had three daughters – Nell, 53, Lissy, 51, and Clea, 47.
Newman and his first wife Jackie Witte had daughters Susan, 59, and Stephanie, 58. Their son Scott died of a drug overdose in 1978 at age 28.
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