According to People magazine on Friday, May 19, co-host Aisha Tyler of "The Talk" has agreed to pay ex-husband Jeff Tietjens $2.0 million. Emphasis should be placed on the fact that she was not ordered by the court to pay him spousal support. Tyler said she and Tietjens mutually agreed to the terms of their settlement without the coercion of a judge even though that's what is being reported.

Court papers were signed on Wednesday, May 17 to finalize the divorce between Tyler and Tietjens. Tyler was quick to say that she will voluntarily pay her ex-husband what she believes is fair because they will continue to be lifelong friends.

Marriage and divorce

Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens were high school sweethearts. They married on May 21, 1994. They have no children together. They separated on January 10, 2015. In April 2016, Tietjens filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years. He cited irreconcilable differences. At the time Tietjens filed for divorce, he did not ask for spousal support, but he reserved the right to do so later. They will be splitting everything, including the money from the home they are going to sell and their two cars.

Net worth and division of property

Tietjens is a successful lawyer with two law firms in New York and San Francisco. His net worth is $5.0 million. Tyler is a comedian and is best known for being a co-host on CBS's "The Talk" and actress on "Criminal Minds." She has about 14 different movies to her credit and over 40 television series and some video games.

Most people don't know that Tyler is considered to be one of the most successful actresses in both the movie and television industries. The 46-year-old personality's net worth is $8 million.

Tyler agreed to pay her ex-husband $500,000 in cash to equalize the division of their community property. They have mutually agreed that she will pay him the remainder of the $1.5 million in installments.

She will pay him $31,250 for 48 months over the next four years. Payments will be pay in full on the fifth of each month and will continue until the death of either one of them or if Tietjens remarries.

Tyler's two companies are not factored into the settlement. She will keep BTDO Media, and Hot Machine, as well as her 2013 Tesla S.

Tietjens' two law firms, were not factored into the settlement either. He will keep his 2012 Lexus 450h. They will divide everything else, including the earnings from the sale of their former 2,507 square feet house in Los Angeles that is worth $2.0 million.

It is interesting that after Tyler pays her ex-husband, his net worth will go up to $7 million and hers will go down to $6 million. The distribution will not be equal, but that's why Tyler agreed to.