No money was left to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s children in his will. But why?
It has been almost six months since beloved actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a tragic overdose and now, sources have an insight into his $35 million estate. The entirety of it was left to his partner, Mimi O'Donnell (pictured above). Sources report that he did not leave any of his estate to his children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5. The intentions were meant to be good though, not negative.
Hoffman reportedly did not want his children to be considered "trust fund" kids and knew that his partner of almost 15 years would take care of their children using his estate.
Even just one year before his death when his estate was revisited, his wishes had not changed. The Capote star who died at 46 clearly wanted his family taken care of, but just didn’t want spoiled children. With his large estate, gathered from decades of fame, who could blame him? Even his accountant suggested he put money aside for them but Hoffman quickly rejected that idea.
David Friedman, Hoffman’s accountant, has said that he observed Hoffman treating his partner/girlfriend in the same manner as if she were a spouse. Hoffman told the accountant he "simply did not believe in marriage."
Sources also note that O’Donnell had reportedly kicked Hoffman out of their $4.2 million apartment before he died because of his drug addiction.
Before the births of his daughters, he also requested in his will that his son be raised in the following "cultural cities."
"It is my strong desire [that] my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan [or] Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California." Hoffman did not want his son raised about or around L.A., perhaps due to the trend of drugs and alcohol being used among celebs and the elite.
Hoffman clearly had specific plans for his children and felt that they would be well taken care of with his large estate. Time will tell if his partner O'Donnell does so and if his children are affected, for better or worse, by their late father's decision.
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