The Costliest Divorce Settlements in History

Published on 08/28/2018
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We all know how tough a divorce can be on both parties involved. Sometimes, the fans also have a difficult time watching their favorite celebrities’ marriage fall apart. However, we will never truly know what goes on in a marriage, will we? While we may know about the basics of the story, we will never learn the private details. Celebrities are exceptions to this rule, however. Keep reading in order to find out the highest celebrity divorce settlements that the world has ever seen. Brace yourself because these numbers will have you in shock!

Caitlyn Jenner & Kris Jenner – $250 Million

Kris and Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner divorced in 2014, and the couple immediately reached an agreement on how to share their $225 million income. “For years, their finances had been kept separately,” a family insider tells Radar. “As soon as Kris started raking in money from deals she brokered as her kids’ manager, she set up her own accounts. These were separate from Bruce and he never really cared.”

Caitlyn Jenner & Kris Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner & Kris Jenner

Paul McCartney & Heather Mills – $48.6 Million

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills became man and wife at a wedding held in Castle Leslie, Ireland. As they exchanged their vows, divorce was probably the furthest thing on their minds. However, they needed to hire a divorce attorney six years later. Mills, meanwhile, decided to represent herself during the proceedings. McCartney admired his ex-wife for that and said that such a move “took guts.”

Paul McCartney & Heather Mills – $48.6 Million

Paul McCartney & Heather Mills – $48.6 Million

Madonna & Guy Ritchie – $92 Million

Madonna and Guy Ritchie first met sometime in November 1998. They tied the knot in Skibo Castle, Scotland back two years later and soon welcomed a son into the world. They named him Rocco. In 2006, they also adopted a child from Malawi and named him David. In 2008, however, Madonna filed for divorce and their union was effectively dissolved via decree nisi. It’s a good thing that they were able to compromise for the sake of their two sons.

Madonna & Guy Ritchie – $92 Million

Madonna & Guy Ritchie – $92 Million

Dr Phil & Debbie Higgins – $1 Million

McGraw married Debbie Higgins McCall, his first wife, when he was 20 years old, in 1970. McGraw, she claimed, was controlling and refused to let her work in the family business. She claimed she was restricted to household duties and told to start exercising weights in order to increase her bustline. McCall also stated that their marriage had dissolved due to infidelity.

Dr Phil & Debbie Higgins $1 Million

Dr Phil & Debbie Higgins $1 Million

Andre Agassi & Brooke Shields – $130 Million

Andre Agassi and Brookie Shields married in 1997, but Shields filed for divorce in 1999. Even though the details were kept private at the time, more and more information has since been available. Agassi is said to have had a bad temper when he was married to Shields, and that he once broke a Wimbledon trophy in a fit of rage. Both parties chose to keep their relationship private, but it’s assumed that they split their claimed $130 million in assets.

Andre Agassi & Brooke Shields $130 Million

Andre Agassi & Brooke Shields $130 Million

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West – $2.1 Billion

The couple who had been married for six years before their split and have assets worth a whopping $2.1 Billion. Kanye technically has more, having personal assets worth around $1.3 Billion, whereas Kim has assets worth $780 Million. However, much of Kanye’s wealth is tied up in illiquid company, Yeezy; so technically Kim’s business has more liquid. The couple do however have a prenuptial agreement, so the divorce should be quite straightforward.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Steve & Elaine Wynn – $741 million

Steve and Elaine Wynn decided to give marriage a second chance when they remarried in 1991. Unfortunately, the two called it quits for the second time in 2010. What does that mean for Wynn Resorts? For Steve, he had to publicly split his shares. Elaine was able to secure over $750 million in stocks after their divorce had been processed. At the moment, Steve is the CEO and Elaine is a director of the board.

Steve & Elaine Wynn – $741 million

Steve & Elaine Wynn – $741 million

 

Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey – $150 million

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey had been married to each other for 25 years when they got divorced. Murphey pointed to Diamond’s infidelities as the reason for the split. The two have a pair of sons between them.

Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey – $150 million

Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey – $150 million

Demi Moore & Bruce Willis – $90 Million

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are some of the biggest stars during their time. It must have been hard to keep everything under wraps when they got their divorce after 11 years together. The couple shares three daughters. The divorce was finalized in 2000 and Willis admitted that he had “failed as a father and husband.”

Demi Moore & Bruce Willis – $90 Million

Demi Moore & Bruce Willis – $90 Million

Robert & Sheila Johnson – $400 million

Robert and Sheila Johnson founded Black Entertainment Television together. They spent 33 years as man and wife until they filed for divorce. Impressively, Sheila was estimated to be worth $670 million after the proceedings. Wow!

Robert & Sheila Johnson – $400 million

Robert & Sheila Johnson – $400 million

Dmitry & Elena Rybolovleva – $4.5 Billion

Did you know that the Dmitry and Elena’s divorce is often dubbed the most expensive one in history? It’s true. They had been married for 26 years until they got a divorce. The proceedings took six years overall. They must have hired the best divorce attorneys for it to take that long!

Dmitry & Elena Rybolovleva – $4.5 Billion

Dmitry & Elena Rybolovleva – $4.5 Billion

Michael & Diandra Douglas – $45 Million

Michael was 32 years old when he got married to the 19-year-old Diandra Luker, who was the child of an Austrian diplomat. She gave birth to a son the year after their wedding ceremony. However, the pair eventually went their own ways in 1995.

Michael & Diandra Douglas – $45 Million

Michael & Diandra Douglas – $45 Million

Rupert Murdoch & Anna Maria Torv – $1.2 Billion

Rupert Murdoch got married for the second time in 1967. His bride was none other than Anna Maria Torv, with whom he has three kids. They spent 32 years together but got a divorce in the year 1999.

Rupert Murdoch & Anna Maria Torv – $1.2 Billion

Rupert Murdoch & Anna Maria Torv – $1.2 Billion

Eddie & Nicole Murphy – $15 Million

The comedian and the model divorced in 2006, much to everyone’s disappointment. The pair had been together for 13 years when they called it quits. Murphy has films like Shrek and The Nutty Professor under his belt and he could probably have afforded to give over more than $15 million. Sadly, they signed a prenup before they got married.

Eddie & Nicole Murphy – $15 Million

Eddie & Nicole Murphy – $15 Million

David Hasselhoff & Pamela Bach – $5 Million

This has got to be one of the most bizarre settlements on the list. While Pamela Bach was able to get $5 million after their divorce, it would be inaccurate to think she won the war. After all, David Hasselhoff was able to walk away completely owning his moniker, “The Hoff!”

David Hasselhoff & Pamela Bach – $5 Million

David Hasselhoff & Pamela Bach – $5 Million

Rupert Murdoch & Wendi Deng – $1.8 Million

It only took Rupert Murdoch 17 days after his divorce with Anna Maria Torv to exchange vows with Wendi Deng. The pair welcomed two lovely daughters into the world together. Sadly, they filed for divorce 14 years later. Interestingly, Murdoch has been married a grand total of four times. He is also the father to six children.

Rupert Murdoch & Wendi Deng – $1.8 Million

Rupert Murdoch & Wendi Deng – $1.8 Million

Bernie & Slavica Ecclestone – $1 Billion

Bernie Ecclestone is a British entrepreneur who had been married to the Croatian bombshell Slavica for 23 years. They had to face some challenges in the form of their 28 year age gap and a language barrier, but it was clear that they were in love with each other. As proof, they even have two kids between them. Sadly, they had to hire the services of a divorce attorney back in 2009.

Bernie & Slavica Ecclestone – $1 Billion

Bernie & Slavica Ecclestone – $1 Billion

Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein – $2.5 Billion

Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein exchanged their vows in 1978. Together, they have two lovely kids: Diane and Alec, Jr. Their relationship was a well-known one, mostly for the extensive surgeries that Jocelyn had. She wanted to look more catlike so that Alec would pay her more attention. Despite this, the two divorced after 21 years of marriage. Jocelyn got $2.5 billion out of it and went on to receive $100 million annually for 13 years. It’s fascinating to know that the judge actually banned Jocelyn from using the alimony money to get more cosmetic surgeries!

Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein – $2.5 Billion

Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein – $2.5 Billion

Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison – $118 Million

Harrison Ford, best known for portraying Indiana Jones and Han Solo, was together with his second wife Melissa Mathison for a total of 17 years. They also have two kids between them. It was in 2004 that they had to consult an attorney for a divorce.

Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison – $118 Million

Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison – $118 Million

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard – $7 million (For Now)

Having begun dating in 2012, it took only two years for the pair to become engaged, and a further one to actually marry. This was 2015. By 2016, Heard filed for divorce? So what exactly went wrong for the pair? A lot, evidently. What began as a simple $7 Million property settlement has blown into a fully fledged mutual defamation trial, with Depp suing Heard for $50 Million and Heard suing Depp for $100 Million. The trial is ongoing…

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard – $$7 million (For Now)

Craig McCaw & Wendy Petrak – $450 Million

Craig McCaw, the founder of McGaw Cellular, made the decision to sell the company to AT&T for more than $12 billion. Wow! The reason, however, that he made it to the list is his divorce from Wendy Petrak. The two were married for 21 years until 1995, the year they divorced. Petrak’s divorce attorney must have been excellent as she was able to receive an alimony of $450 million.

Craig McCaw & Wendy Petrak – $450 Million

Craig McCaw & Wendy Petrak – $450 Million

Lionel Richie & Diane Richie – $25 Million

Lionel Richie began an affair with Diane Alexander while he was still wed to his first wife Brenda Harvey. In 1993, he and Harvey finally divorced each other after being married for 18 years. After two years, Lionel walked down the aisle with Alexander. The couple has two kids between them. Sadly, they filed for divorce in the year 2003.

Lionel Richie & Diane Richie – $25 Million

Lionel Richie & Diane Richie – $25 Million

Dr. Phil McGraw & Debbie Higgins – Approx. $1 Million

Dr. Phil McGraw was only 20 years old when he got hitched to his first spouse Debbie Higgins McCall in 1970. She was a homecoming queen and an ex-cheerleader. They got an annulment in 1973 and Higgins claimed that McGraw was a domineering person.

Dr. Phil McGraw & Debbie Higgins – Approx. $1 Million

Dr. Phil McGraw & Debbie Higgins – Approx. $1 Million

Heidi Klum & Seal – $70 Million

It still hurts to think how the “It” couple broke up. We were all delighted to hear that Heidi Klum and Seal finally walked down the aisle in 2005. They even renewed their vows every single year and celebrated their anniversary with their friends and family. They were together for seven years and share three kids together. Moreover, Seal even adopted Heidi’s daughter from a failed marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2015.

Heidi Klum & Seal – $70 Million

Heidi Klum & Seal – $70 Million

Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore – $425 Million

Mel Gibson’s acting career was just blossoming when he first met a dental nurse named Robyn. In 1980, the two became husband and wife and they have six sons and a daughter together. However, they got a divorce after being together for 26 years. Gibson admitted that their falling out was the result of his DUI arrest in Malibu.

Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore – $425 Million

Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore – $425 Million

Frank & Jamie McCourt – $130 Million

It’s pretty impressive how Frank McCourt owns the Fox Entertainment Group and Dodgers Stadium, isn’t it? In 1979, he got married to his college sweetheart Jamie McCourt. They have four sons together. Sadly, the two decided to file for divorce in the year 2011. Their divorce attorneys both had to face a serious opposition at the time.

Frank & Jamie McCourt – $130 Million

Frank & Jamie McCourt – $130 Million

Harold Hamm & Sue Ann Arnall – $975 Million

Harold Hamm is easily one of the biggest names in the oil and gas industry. He got married to an economist and lawyer named Sue Ann Arnall back in 1988. They have two daughters together, but it was not meant to be. They called it quits in 2005, though they officially got divorced in 2012.

Harold Hamm & Sue Ann Arnall – $975 Million

Harold Hamm & Sue Ann Arnall – $975 Million

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – $400 Million

No other couple in recent Hollywood history has been as admired as “Brangelina.” The two first met after filming a movie together and started dating in 2006. Eight years later, they got married and they have a total of nine kids together, both biological and adopted. The news that they were separating broke out in 2016 and it broke everyone’s hearts. Their divorce is believed to cost about $400 million.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – $400 Million

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – $400 Million

Jennifer Lopez & Chris Judd – $14 Million

After Jennifer Lopez called it off with Sean Combs, she began a relationship with Chris Judd, a former backup dancer. The two eventually got married, but the union lasted less than a year overall.

Jennifer Lopez & Chris Judd – $14 Million

Jennifer Lopez & Chris Judd – $14 Million

Ron Perelman & Ellen Barkin – $20 Million

Here’s a fun fact: Ron Perelman is the 36th richest man in America! It was in 1999 that he was introduced to actress Ellen Barkin at an Oscar after-party hosted by Vanity Fair. She became his fourth wife a year after. After five years together, they filed for divorce. Sources say that Ellen was able to receive a settlement of anywhere between $20 million and $65 million.

Ron Perelman & Ellen Barkin – $20 Million

Ron Perelman & Ellen Barkin – $20 Million

Greg Norman & Laura Andrassy – $103 Million

Australian pro golfer and businessman Greg Norman was in a marriage with Laura Andrassy during the years 1981 to 2007. He eventually left Andrassy to be with tennis player Chris Evert. Sadly, that relationship was not meant to last either, and he split up with her after one year.

Greg Norman & Laura Andrassy – $103 Million

Greg Norman & Laura Andrassy – $103 Million

Kenny & Marianne Rogers – $60 Million

Country musician Kenny Rogers and actress Marianne Gordon were married from 1977 to 1993. The two had a son named Christopher together. After spending 15 years of their life together, they consulted a divorce attorney to make their split official.

Kenny & Marianne Rogers – $60 Million

Kenny & Marianne Rogers – $60 Million

Johnny Carson & Joanna Holland – $20 Million

Did you know that the beloved comedian and talk show host Johnny Carson was married a grand total of four times? During the 10th anniversary party of The Tonight Show, he made an important announcement. He revealed that he and Joanna Holland got hitched just earlier that day, ultimately shocking the other attendees. She filed for divorce on March 8, 1983, and it was finalized in 1985.

Johnny Carson & Joanna Holland – $20 Million

Johnny Carson & Joanna Holland – $20 Million

Kelsey & Camille Grammer – $30 Million

Kelsey and Camille Grammer actually met on a blind date in 1996! The rest, as they say, is history. They walked down the aisle the following year and have two kids together. Sadly, their divorce was finalized in 2010.

Kelsey & Camille Grammer – $30 Million

Kelsey & Camille Grammer – $30 Million

Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren – $750 Million

Tiger Woods first met Elin Nordegren during the 2001 Open Championship, and it did not take long before they began a relationship. Most people know that they have two kids between them. Their divorce was well-publicized in 2010 after Tiger’s extramarital affairs came to light.

Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren – $750 Million

Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren – $750 Million

Prince Charles & Princess Diana – $23 Million

In the beginning, everyone thought that Prince Charles and Princess Diana were the perfect couple. The general public was thrilled when they announced the engagement. We all loved their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well. Princess Di was especially adored for her charitable nature and philanthropic tendencies. Everyone was heartbroken when their messy divorce hit the news. In 1997, a year after the divorce, Diana passed away in a tragic automobile incident.

Prince Charles & Princess Diana – $23 Million

Prince Charles & Princess Diana – $23 Million

Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger – Approx. $3 Million

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger began seeing each other after they met on the set of the 1991 romantic comedy The Marrying Man. After three years, they got married and welcomed a daughter together. Sadly, they divorced in the year 2002.

Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger – Approx. $3 Million

Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger – Approx. $3 Million

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale – $2.5 Million

American musician Gwen Stefani and English guitarist-lead singer Gavin Rossdale first met sometime in 1995. They finally exchanged vows in the year 2002. The pair has three sons between them. Sadly, they divorced in 2016.

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale – $2.5 Million

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale – $2.5 Million

Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie – $2.5 Million

Whoever dislikes Hilary Duff doesn’t have a heart! Personally, we’re big fans and that’s why we were thrilled to hear the news of her marriage to former hockey player Mike Comrie back in 2010. The two have a son, Luca. They split up six years later, though it was an amicable breakup.

Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie – $2.5 Million

Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie – $2.5 Million

Teddy Landau & Michelle Branch – Approx. $300 000

The talented Michelle Branch tied the knot with bass player Teddy Landau in the year 2004. A year later, she gave birth to their daughter Owen. A decade later, however, their divorce was made official.

Teddy Landau & Michelle Branch – Approx. $300 000

Teddy Landau & Michelle Branch – Approx. $300 000

Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall – Between $15-$20 Million

Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall tied the knot in Bali in the year 1991. After 8 years, they decided to go their own ways. Hall filed for divorce in January 1999 when she learned about his affair with Luciana Morad. To rub salt into the wound, the Brazilian bombshell got pregnant from the fling!

Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall – Between $15-$20 Million

Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall – Between $15-$20 Million

Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving – $100 Million

You’ll be fascinated to learn about Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving! At the time, she was an actress who was just starting out and he was a director who just wrapped up his first film. They walked down the aisle in 1984, but they called it quits in 1989. Irving received an alimony that was worth half of Spielberg’s assets after the judge deemed their prenuptial agreement invalid. After all, it had been written on a napkin!

Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving – $100 Million

Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving – $100 Million

Michael Jordan & Juanita Vanoy – $168 Million

Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy’s relationship was the result of yet another successful blind date. Sadly, they divorced after spending 17 years together. Michael Jordan might have set records during his NBA career, but he also set a record in divorce history when the two of them had the most expensive divorce at the time.

Michael Jordan & Juanita Vanoy – $168 Million

Michael Jordan & Juanita Vanoy – $168 Million

Kevin Costner & Cindy Silva – $80 Million

Kevin Costner exchanged vows with his college girlfriend Cindy Silva in the year 1978. This was before he became a big star, of course. After 16 years, the couple decided to get a divorce. By then, Costner was a prominent actor, and Silva received an alimony worth $80 million.

Kevin Costner & Cindy Silva – $80 Million

Kevin Costner & Cindy Silva – $80 Million

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton – $50 Million

Did you know that James Cameron and Linda Hamilton began their relationship when they were working together on Terminator 2? This was back in 1991 and Cameron was still married to someone else. Sadly, their eventual marriage ended when Hamilton discovered his infidelity. He had been cheating on her with former model and actress Suzy Amis.

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton – $50 Million

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton – $50 Million

Phil Collins & Orianne Cevey – $47 Million

Okay, we hope you’re ready for this bizarre story. The two married, divorced, and reunited once more! Apparently, Cevey didn’t bother returning the settlement she received back then. Hey, maybe Collins didn’t even notice because it didn’t make a dent in his bank account!

Phil Collins & Orianne Cevey – $47 Million

Phil Collins & Orianne Cevey – $47 Million

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard – $7 Million

The two had a swoon-worthy wedding ceremony and spent 15 months together as man and wife. However, Heard filed for a restraining order against Depp in addition to a divorce from him. You probably heard the intense divorce proceedings. When Heard received her settlement, she decided to donate it to organizations focused on helping fellow victims of domestic abuse.

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard – $7 Million

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard – $7 Million

Chris Rock & Malaak Compton-Rock – $35 Million

Chris and Malaak had been together for 18 years, but they weren’t meant for a fairy-tale ending. The former has since admitted to having affairs with three women, though the divorce served as a reality check for him. When it was finalized in the year 2016, he got together with Megalyn Echikunwoke.

Chris Rock & Malaak Compton-Rock – $35 Million

Chris Rock & Malaak Compton-Rock – $35 Million

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes – $10 Million

They were together for six years before they split up. Tom and Katie also have a child between them. Rumor has it that they broke up because of his fixation with and her disbelief in the Church of Scientology. Allegedly, Katie was worried about the safety of their daughter. The divorce was kept private, much like the doctrine of the church. Katie was Tom Cruise’s third wife.

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes – $10 Million

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes – $10 Million

Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman – $214 Million

We have another Tom Cruise divorce here, this time with his second wife Nicole Kidman. The stunning pair was married for around a decade and they have two adopted kids together. When they split up, it was reportedly an amicable split, and they chose to settle amongst themselves. No need to drag everything out in a tiring court battle for these two!

Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman – $214 Million

Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman – $214 Million

Britney Spears & Kevin Federline – $1 Million

While there was a lot of publicity regarding the relationship between Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, they were actually married for just two years. When Britney wanted a divorce, Kevin was completely taken aback. At the very least, he was able to get a $1 million settlement and child support to boot.

Britney Spears & Kevin Federline – $1 Million

Britney Spears & Kevin Federline – $1 Million

Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson – $250K

While Burt and Loni were not together for the longest time, their divorce proceedings went on for 22 years. It was a nasty one and the circumstances were messy. Reynolds also filed for bankruptcy before he was able to pay the settlement. He was only capable of paying her the rest in 2014.

Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson – $250K

Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson – $250K

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon – $9 Million

Mariah Carey tied the knot with Nick Cannon in the year 2008. Six years later, the couple called it quits. Carey might have gotten custody of their kids, but Cannon puts money into a trust fund for the twins. The children were a huge deal in the divorce settlement. In fact, the paperwork indicates that the kids were not allowed to refer to anyone else as mom and dad.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon – $9 Million

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon – $9 Million

Robin Wright & Sean Penn – $60 Million

These days, the actress Robin Wright is best-known for her amazing portrayal of Claire Underwood in the Netflix show House of Cards. However, she used to be known as Buttercup in the Princess Bride and the wife of Sean Penn. Their divorce was made final in 2009, and she walked away with half of his wealth.

Robin Wright & Sean Penn – $60 Million

Robin Wright & Sean Penn – $60 Million

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey – $12 Million

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey called off their marriage in 2006 after they spent four years together. They became a well-known couple after their reality show went on air, but their marriage simply was not meant to last forever.

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey – $12 Million

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey – $12 Million

Christina Milian & The Dream – $4 Million

The R&B dream couple got hitched in 2009, and it only took 10 months before they filed for divorce. The two remain civil to each other, and they even continue to collaborate with each other!

Christina Milian & The Dream – $4 Million

Christina Milian & The Dream – $4 Million

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries – $1 Million

Their union only lasted a grand total of 72 days, though it was pretty expensive two and a half months for these too. When the reality star and basketball player got married to each other in 2011, they both claimed they knew it would not work out.

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries – $1 Million

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries – $1 Million

Janet Jackson & Rene Elizondo – $10 Million

Janet Jackson decided to keep her marriage to Rene Elizondo under wraps for an impressive period of nine years. It only became public knowledge when he filed for divorce in the year 2000. They had a prenuptial agreement, though Elizondo decided to sue her for spousal support. He ended up winning over $10 million.

Janet Jackson & Rene Elizondo – $10 Million

Janet Jackson & Rene Elizondo – $10 Million

Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook – $2.1 Million

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook were married for ten years before their union came to an end. It was a messy breakup that was triggered by the revelation of Cook’s affair. Apparently, he had been cheating on her with an 18-year-old girl in the Hamptons! Yikes.

Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook – $2.1 Million

Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook – $2.1 Million

Hulk & Linda Hogan – $10 Million

While Linda filed for divorce back in 2007, it took about four years before they would agree on a settlement. The two have since moved on and Hulk Hogan is now married to Jennifer McDaniel. Meanwhile, Linda was last reported dating a 19-year-old named Charlie Hill. The two have since broken up.

Hulk & Linda Hogan – $10 Million

Hulk & Linda Hogan – $10 Million

Kris & Bruce Jenner – $2.5 Million

This famous reality TV show couple Kris and Bruce Jenner went their own way in 2015, and they have two beautiful daughters between them. While they had some rough patches together, they maintain a pretty good relationship. We bet the goodwill is for the sake of their large family.

Kris & Bruce Jenner – $2.5 Million

Kris & Bruce Jenner – $2.5 Million

James Packer & Erica Baxter – $95 Million

When James Packer and Erica Baxter divorced in 2013, the former was able to move on quickly. It did not take long for him to get involved with supermodel Miranda Kerr. Meanwhile, Baxter relocated to Los Angeles with their three kids. Despite their divorce, Packer makes sure to drop by regularly to see the kids.

James Packer & Erica Baxter – $95 Million

James Packer & Erica Baxter – $95 Million

Kate Winslet & Jim Threapleton – $4 Million

After three years together, Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet and director Jim Threapleton divorced in 2010. They remain amicable with each other, probably putting aside their ill feelings in order to give their young daughter Mia a nice life.

Kate Winslet & Jim Threapleton – $4 Million

Kate Winslet & Jim Threapleton – $4 Million

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom – $7 Million

Up next, we have another Kardashian on the list! Khloe decided to call it quits with baller Lamar Odom. She received a settlement of $7 million as alimony even though they had a prenuptial agreement. Lamar has a net worth of about $116 million, so maybe it didn’t even hurt his finances!

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom – $7 Million

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom – $7 Million

Cheryl & Ashley Cole – $7.5 Million

While Cheryl initially claimed that she did not want any of Ashley’s money, she still ended up getting $7.5 million from him after their divorce. Hey, that’s not at all a bad amount! This is especially true since she was apparently keeping her expectations low.

Cheryl & Ashley Cole – $7.5 Million

Cheryl & Ashley Cole – $7.5 Million

Alex Rodriguez & Cynthia Scurtis – $12 Million

Here we have yet another messy athlete divorce between A-Rod and Cynthia Scurtis. They had six years and two children together. The divorce was made final in 2008. There were many rumors circulating about the divorce, but they kept mum on the details. The settlement is speculated to be around $12 million, though no one knows this for sure.

Alex Rodriguez & Cynthia Scurtis – $12 Million

Alex Rodriguez & Cynthia Scurtis – $12 Million

Jeff Gordon & Brooke Sealey – $15 million

In 1994, Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon walked down the aisle with Brooke Sealey. After eight years, they filed for divorce. It was a childless marriage but Gordon received a settlement amounting to $15 million.

Jeff Gordon & Brooke Sealey – $15 million

Jeff Gordon & Brooke Sealey – $15 million

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston – $60 million

They had been dating for two years when they decided it was time to make the relationship official in a Malibu ceremony in 2000. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston made up one of the most famous Hollywood couples of their time. You can just imagine how upset fans got when their divorce made headlines in 2005. There’s no need to delve further into the issue since everyone knows how intense the Aniston vs Jolie debates were.

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston – $60 million

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston – $60 million

Ted Danson & Casey Coates – $30 million

Cheers actor Ted Danson got married for the second time to producer Cassandra Coates in 1977. Coates had a stroke as she was giving birth to their child in 1979. Danson then spent a lot of time caring for his wife and assisting her as she recovered. They also had an adopted daughter, Alexis. Unfortunately, they got a divorce in 1993 when it was revealed that he was covertly seeing Whoopi Goldberg. It was one of the most expensive divorces in Hollywood at the time!

Ted Danson & Casey Coates – $30 million

Ted Danson & Casey Coates – $30 million

Pauline Chai & Dr. Khoo Kay Peng – $80 million

For those unfamiliar with the Malaysian couple, Pauline Chai is a beauty queen and Dr. Khoo Kay Peng is a business executive who happens to be the 44th richest person in their country. The two got married in 1970, not long after she was crowned Miss Malaysia. They have five kids between them. They got a divorce 45 years after their wedding, and plenty of their personal information has been made public!

Pauline Chai & Dr. Khoo Kay Peng – $80 million

Pauline Chai & Dr. Khoo Kay Peng – $80 million

Boris Berezovsky & Galina Besharova – $160 million

If these names mean nothing to you, we’ll give you a helpful reminder. Russian businessman, scientist, and government official Boris Berezovsky was married to Galina from 1991 to 2010. The divorce ended up costing him a whopping $160 million.

Boris Berezovsky & Galina Besharova – $160 million

Boris Berezovsky & Galina Besharova – $160 million

Adnan Khashoggi & Soraya Khashoggi – $874 million

Saudi Arabian billionaire Adnan Khashoggi and his ex-wife Soraya were together for 20 years when he filed for a divorce. He had to pay her an unbelievable $874 in alimony! Whoa.

Adnan Khashoggi & Soraya Khashoggi – $874 million

Adnan Khashoggi & Soraya Khashoggi – $874 million

Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher had been dating for two years when they walked down the aisle in 2005. In 2011, they decided to go their own ways and the following year, Kutcher filed for divorce. They pointed to irreconcilable differences for the separation. The details of the settlement were never disclosed, though rumor has it that Kutcher coughed up more than he should have had.

Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher

Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher

John & Beverley Charman -$95 Million

When John Charman was married to his childhood sweetheart Beverley, he was pretty much a broke man. During the course of their 29-year union, however, he was able to become the eighth richest man in London. She eventually let her job go so that she could focus on raising their kids. When they split up, Beverley got a settlement amounting to $95 million.

John & Beverley Charman -$95 Million

John & Beverley Charman -$95 Million

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver – $375 Million

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver had been man and wife for 25 years when they got a divorce. It was a messy affair that was brought about by the revelation of Arnold’s infidelity. They signed no prenuptial agreement, and this was why Maria walked away with $375 million and custody of their kids.

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver – $375 Million

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver – $375 Million

Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock – $47.5 Million

Country musician Reba McEntire and her former husband Narvel Blackstock left their fans in a state of shock when they announced their divorce in 2015. Despite this, they remain friends and continue to support each other.

Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock – $47.5 Million

Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock – $47.5 Million

Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl – $125 Million

Country legend Garth Brooks got hitched to his college girlfriend Sandy Mahl sometime in May 1986. The pair has two daughters together. Sadly, they separated in 1999 and finalized the divorce in the year 2001.

Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl – $125 Million

Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl – $125 Million

Michael Strahan & Jean Muggli – $15 Million

Michael Strahan and Jean Muggli first met each other in 1994. The two eventually exchanged their vows in 1999. They had a rocky marriage that ended with a divorce in 2006. Muggli walked away with $15 million in alimony and continues to receive $18,000 in child support every month.

Michael Strahan & Jean Muggli – $15 Million

Michael Strahan & Jean Muggli – $15 Million

Jesse Williams & Aryn Drake-Lee – Approx. $4 Million

Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams split up with his wife of five years in 2017. Despite the divorce, the two split up on good terms. While they decided to keep the details to themselves, rumor has it that the settlement amounted to $4 Million.

Jesse Williams & Aryn Drake-Lee – Approx. $4 Million

Jesse Williams & Aryn Drake-Lee – Approx. $4 Million

Donald & Ivana Trump – $25 Million

The current POTUS was 30 years old when he got married to the model Ivana Zelníčková. We know that their union resulted in three kids: Ivanka, Eric, and Donald, Jr. However, the two got a divorce in 1992 when it came out that Donald Trump had been seeing the actress Marla Maples on the side.

Donald & Ivana Trump – $25 Million

Donald & Ivana Trump – $25 Million

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