Arizona Republic

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

Hearing on support scheduled in Alice Cooper divorce case

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say they have set a Jan. 30 hearing to determine how much support rock star Alice Cooper should pay his estranged wife while their divorce is pending.

Sheryl Cooper, 27, filed for dissolution Nov. 15 and is asking $5,000 a month in temporary spousal maintenance and $2,240 a month in temporary child support. She also is requesting temporary custody of the couple's 2-year-old daughter.

The 35-year-old Alice Cooper, who grew up in Phoenix and whose real name is Vincent Furnier, married his wife in Acapulco, Mexico, on March 20, 1976. She was a dancer in his concert shows.

In her petition for dissolution, Sheryl Cooper contends that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no prospect for reconciliation and that no agreement could be reached concerning custody and support. She moved out of the couple's home in Paradise Valley on Sept. 30 and now is living with her parents in Oak Park, Ill., acording to court records.

An affidavit filed with the court said Sheryl Cooper claims she has no income and that caring for the child limits her ability to work. She listed her monthly expenses as $1,200 for a housekeeper; $1,300 for food and supplies; $1,200 for car repairs, maintanence and gas; $1,000 for entertainment; $400 for clothing for herself and her baby and $400 for beauty shop bills.

When Alice Cooper was involved in a palimony suit by his former live-in girlfriend six years ago in Los Angeles, attorney Marvin Mitchelson estimated the singer's worth at $10 million.