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27 Most Expensive Divorces


Though celebrities are perceived to be perfect, they too might have rocky marriages, and that can cost them – a lot! Check out some of the most expensive celebrity divorces ever.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

This couple was the epitome of cool back in the 90s. After being married for 11 years, they filed for divorce in 2000 and the settlement was finalized at $90 million.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Sir Paul McCartney, the legendary English musician, married Heather Mills in 2002. However, he divorced from Heather in 2008, with the settlement being an estimated $48.6 million.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Queen of Pop, Madonna, was married to Guy Ritchie, the equally famous English filmmaker. The marriage of this power couple ended after 8 years for a settlement of an estimated $76 – $92 million.

Lionel Richie and Diane Richie

Famous singer Lionel Richie married Diane Alexander in 1995, but saw that marriage end 9 years later. Their divorce was estimated at $20 million.

Donald Trump and Ivana Trump

Donald Trump and Ivana married in 1977 and split in 1992. Their divorce was settled at an estimated $25 million.

Ted Danson and Cassandra Coats

Edward Bridge ‘Ted’ Danson is an American author, actor and producer. His affair with Whoopi Goldberg led to his divorce from his wife Casey Coats, which cost him a reported $30 million.

Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas

Legendary actor Michael Kirk Douglas married Diandra Luker in 1977. However, Diandra filed for divorce afterwards, and was awarded $45 million as part of the settlement.

Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey

Philip David Charles ‘Phil’ Collins had three broken marriages. But his marriage with Orianne Cevey resulted in the most costly divorce settlement among the three, costing him an estimated $47 million.

James Cameron and Linda Hamilton

The multi Academy Award winning filmmaker and his wife Linda Hamilton couldn’t salvage their marriage. His marriage sank just like the Titanic, and the divorce was settled at $50 million.

Kenny Rogers and Marianne Rogers

County Music Hall of Famer Kenneth Ray ‘Kenny’ Rogers’ fourth marriage, which was with Marianne Gordon in 1977, lasted more than 15 years before they divorced. The divorce settlement was an estimated $60 million.

Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva

All of Kevin Costner’s accomplishments could not save his marriage with Cindy Silva. After 16 years of marriage, they split with a settlement of $80 million.

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving got married in 1985, but then decided to go their separate ways in 1989. The divorce was settled at $100 million.

Greg Norman and Laura Andrassy

Professional Australian golfer and entrepreneur Gregory John Norman and Laura Andrassy’s marriage lasted from 1981 – 2007. Greg was ordered to pay Laura $103 million as settlement.

Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison

Harrison Ford was married to Melissa Mathison for 17 years. However, when they decided to go their separate ways in 2001, Melissa was awarded $118 million in settlement.

Frank McCourt and Jamie McCourt

American businessman Frank H. McCourt Jr. had a rocky marriage with Jamie McCourt. He had to pay an estimated $130 million in settlement when the marriage ended.

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

One of the world’s bestselling artists of all time, Neil Diamond’s marriage of 25 years with Marcia Murphey ended in 1996. The divorce settlement was worth an alleged $150 million.

Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan

Widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan had a faulty marriage. His divorce from wife Juanita Jordan cost him $168 million, and gained him entry in this list.

Roman Abramovich and Irina Abramovich

Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovich was named by Forbes as the 137th richest person in the world in 2015. He divorced from his wife Irina in March 2007 for a settlement of $300 million.

Robert L. Johnson and Sheila Johnson

Robert L. Johnson, an American businessman, divorced from his wife Sheila Johnson. The settlement for this divorce was $400 million.

Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore Gibson

Renowned actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson, and Robyn Moore Gibson decided to split in 2006 after 26 years of marriage. The divorce was settled at $425 million.

Craig McCaw and Wendy McCaw

After being married to Wendy McCaw for 21 years, Craig McCaw and Wendy decided to split. The divorce settlement is thought to exceed $460 million.

Steve Wynn and Elaine Wynn

American casino mogul Steve Wynn divorced his wife Elaine Wynn in 1986, but they got married again for a second time. This time too they split, in 2010, and Steve had to pay Elaine a whopping $741 million.

Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi

Saudi Arabian businessman Adnan Khashoggi married Englishwoman Sandra Daly in the 1960s, who then converted to Islam and took up the name Soraya Khashoggi. 20 year later, their divorce was settled at an estimated $850 million.

Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall

American entrepreneur Harold Hamm had an estimated net worth of $11.3 billion. His 24 years of marriage with Sue Ann Arnall ended with a settlement of estimated $974.8 million.

Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone

British business magnate and Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s divorce from wife Slavica Ecclestone lasted 23 years. The divorce was settled at an estimated $1 – $1.2 billion.

Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Wildenstein

French businessman Alec Nathan Wildenstein and his wife Jocelyn Wildenstein divorced in 1999. The settlement was a mind-numbing $2.5 billion, with an additional $100 million annually for 13 years.

Johnny Carson and Joanna Holland

Johny Carson had a successful talk show hosting career, but his marriage wasn’t so successful. His divorce from Joanna saw her getting $20 million in cash and property.