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Many celebrities' marriages have ended in failure, and the settlement fees can even amount to billions of dollars. See which famous people's divorces were the priciest that split their riches!
Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Erin Nordegren officially divorced in 2020 after 6 years of marriage. He was reported to have inappropriate relationships with other women, which caused him a settlement of $750M.
Mike Tyson married Robin Givens in 1988 and got divorced in the following year. The relationship lasted only eight months, and the breakup earned Robin a staggering $10M. Givens could have received much more, but she insisted that she was never interested in Mike's money and married him out of love.
Gwen and Gavin, once a successful and happy couple, ended their relationship after 13 years of marriage in 2015. It is estimated that their settlement would be $25M. Since their breakup, Gwen has moved on and started dating Blake Shelton.
Janet Jackson has had many terrible things happen to her, and her divorce from Rene Elizondo is one of them. They were married from 1991 to 2000. Despite their prenuptial agreement, Janet was still required to pay spousal support since Rene claimed he signed the prenup "under duress."
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his divorce on Twitter in 2019. They were married for 25 years, and MacKenzie got $38.3B worth of shares, which is referred to as the most expensive divorce settlement ever.
Adele and Simon dated for seven years and married in 2017. However, their marriage lasted for only two years. Since they didn't have a prenuptial agreement, Simon would be entitled to half of Adele's $182M wealth, although they never publicized the details.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles seemed to enjoy a beautiful wedding. However, the royal marriage was dissolved due to affairs in 1996, and Diana received a lump sum of around £17.5M after 15 years of marriage, which is almost $22M at today's currency rate.
Hard to resolve their irreconcilable differences accused by Amber, Depp agreed on a settlement of more than $6M. However, later the jury found out Amber was the "true devil." Depp received $15M and finally ended their 7-year marriage in 2022.
Reba McEntire married her manager Narvel Blackstock in 1989. They had known each other since 1980 when Navel joined Reba's band as a guitarist. They announced their divorce in 2015 to end their 26-year marriage. Reba reportedly gave $47.5M to Navel and continued to support him as a friend.
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards split after 6 years of marriage in 2006. Denise received a $7M divorce settlement, $10M in child support and a $25M royalty payment from Two and a Half Men.
Less than a year after marrying Chris Judd, the Bronx-born singer-actress filed for divorce in 2003. Numerous reports claimed that J.Lo paid $14M.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's divorce was in the public spotlight due to their fame. Their marriage lasted from 2006 to 2012. In the end, Katie received $5M for herself and $4.8M for child support during her time with Tom.
Within a few days of Cameron's Oscar triumph for The Titanic, the couple made their divorce public in 1999. Their relationship ended after Cameron cheated during the making of the film, with a settlement of $50M.
The couple had 3 children during their 11-year marriage. Bruce said he felt like "he had failed as a father and spouse" after their divorce in 2000. Demi, on the other hand, moved on with a younger actor Ashton Kutcher and a $90M settlement.
After years of attempting to make their marriage work, Juanita Jordan and Michael Jordan divorced in 2006. In addition to the couple's seven-acre estate in Chicago and custody of their children Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine, Juanita earned $168M as part of the settlement.
After a 16-year marriage and three children, the Hollywood couple called it quits due to Costner's alleged inappropriate relationships. Kevin eventually had to pay Silva $80M in the divorce, and he later admitted to having an extramarital child with socialite Bridget Rooney.
Robert Johnson, co-founder of BET, and his wife Sheila Johnson divorced in 2002 after 33 years of marriage. Johnson sold BET to Viacom in 2000 for $3B, among which $400M was received by Sheila.
The couple separated for two years before legally divorcing in 2021 after their marriage survived for 13 years. While Jennifer received $47M, Ben now has a new and famous Jennifer in his life since he is married to Jennifer Lopez.
Katy Perry's ex-husband, Russell Brand, was entitled to $20M of her riches, but sources believed he didn't take a cent. Russell said that he didn't want Katy's money and was content with his earnings, which were substantially lower.
Johnny Carson was married four times. His most financially successful spouse was model and socialite Joanna Holland, who managed to extract $20M from their protracted and contentious split in 1983.
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