The actor has been fighting Michelle Ghent over his divorce settlement and he admits the ongoing spat has cost him his wages from the show.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "All my cheques from Fox are being held for garnishment, because of my ex. I'm broke as can be. But my wife, she did well for herself, so she's covered us. This place, she's renting it. I'm suffering. There's nothing worse than being a broke movie star...

"It's always been a hard road for me. I run into bad luck. But I run into good luck too, so it's even-steven right now. I've got a good wife."

Ironically, the 'wife' Howard is referring to is model/restaurateur Mira Pak, who he is reportedly estranged from.

In the interview, the movie star also addresses past allegations of violence towards his ex-wives.

Recalling the time he lashed out at his first wife, Lori MCCommas, Howard says, "She was talking to me real strong, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids. Her lawyer said it was a closed fist, but even slapping her was wrong."

And recounting an altercation with Ghent, he tells Rolling Stone, "She was trying to MACe me and you can't see anything so all you can do is try to bat somebody away, and I think that something caught her. But I wasn't trying to hit her."