Mimi O’Donnell may have split with Phlilip Seymour Hoffman as the actor’s addiction worsened, but she will still receive half of Hoffman’s estate after his untimely death earlier this month.
Hoffman wrote his will back in 2004, leaving half of what he owned to O’Donnell. The two have three children together.
Sources said that Mimi O’Donnell distanced herself from Philip Seymour Hoffman in recent weeks as his addiction to heroin returned in recent years and worsened. Hoffman noted that he was clean from drugs for more than 20 years, but after being prescribed painkillers he fell back into his old habits.
O’Donnell had reportedly tried a tough love approach to help Hoffman snap out of his downward spiral of addiction, a source told the New York Post.
“It was known that he was struggling to stay sober, and [girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell] had given him some tough love and told him he needed some time away from the kids and to get straight again,” a Hollywood source told the Post.
Philip Seymour Hoffman had stipulations in his will for other family members. He asked that his 10-year-old son Cooper be raised in Manhattan so he could experience the city’s art and culture. The family lived in downtown Manhattan at the time of Hoffman’s death.
If the request could not be met, Hoffman asked that Cooper live either in Chicago or San Francisco.
Philip was close to Cooper, often sitting courtside for the boy’s basketball games.
“My spare time is really about hanging out with my kids,” Hoffman had told Us Weekly. “If I’m free, a good chuck of that is going to be thinking about how to hang out with them.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mimi O’Donnell also had two daughters, 7-year-old Tallulah and 5-year-old Willa.