Judge rules millionaire tycoon cannot adopt girlfriend

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MIAMI, FL – Adoption helps give a loving home to a child in need. It’s a beautiful thing, that is unless you’re a millionaire who adopts your girlfriend.

A Florida appeals court overturned John Goodman’s adoption, saying he cannot legally adopt his girlfriend.

Whenever someone does something crazy, you can pretty much bet money is involved. And when you’re a millionaire who founded the International Polo Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, there’s a lot at stake.

John was getting ready to appeal his conviction and 16-year prison sentence for allegedly killing a man while drunk driving. But here’s where the judges think he played dirty with the whole adoption thing. They say John didn’t tell his ex-wife or his children about the adoption until after it was done. The family thinks John’s motive for it was to try and get his hands on the kid’s trust fun and other money for his girlfriend. The family took their case to court and they agreed.