Every year some find love and get married, and others decide to end their marriages and seek divorces. And when we talk about celebrity separations, we are pointing at costly divorces. Following Topteny presents you the top ten expensive divorces in the history of divorce cases.
10 Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
Their divorce was after four years of marriage. They married in 1985 and, according to Forbes, the California judge refused to confirm the marriage that was written down on a napkin. The settlement awarded to Irving was $100 million.
9 Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
After 22 years of marriage, they separated! The divorce cost Mick 200 million pounds for Jerry. They divorced in deep secrecy, and till now details are not known.
8 Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey
After a marriage lasted for 25 years, Neil and Marcia decided to divorce in 1994. And when they divorced, Diamond stated that Marcia is “worth every penny” of the settlement estimated $150 million.
7 Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
After six years of marriage, the couple broke up. The divorce took place in 2009 after Woods admitted that he had cheated on Nordegren. According to the New York Daily News, the settlement cost was $110 million.
6 Heather Mills and Sir James Paul
The divorce of Heather Mills and Sir James Paul McCartney is considered one of the most famous divorce cases in recent times. When a Beatles member decided to separate from his wife, the assets were not identified as common property to be shared between the couple because their marriage was short. Mills received a lump sum of £16.5 million and assets of £7.8 million.
5 Michael and Juanita Jordan
The couples enjoyed 17 years of marriage and brought up three children together. They married in a small wedding during the second season for Michael with Chicago Bulls in 1989 in Las Vegas. Juanita thought about divorce in 2002 but, both of them decided to take another chance and to fix the relation. The idea came back in 2006. After the divorce, Michael and Juanita left the courtroom and went to see the basketball game of their son.
4 Madonna and Guy Ritchie
After eight years of marriage and love, and spending much time together, the director Guy Ritchie and Madonna were divorced. The divorce cost was at least $76 million.
3 Robert and Sheila Johnson
The celebrity couple built their fortune together in their marriage life. The marriage continued for 33 years from 1969 to 2002 and the divorce settlement costs $400 million. According to the Daily Beast, Sheila Johnson married the chief Judge William T. Newman who announced the divorce.
2 Roman and Irina Abramovich
The divorce of Roman and Irina Abramovich is believed to be the most expensive one in the history of celebrity divorce cases. The couple divorced in 2007 after 16 years of marriage, and a compromise between the two parties was held in Moscow in total secrecy. The divorce cost them an estimated £250 million. Roman has been a businessman who selling Russian dolls when he met Irina. After marriage, he made a fortune by expanding his business. Some believe that Irina has received this large sum since her billionaire husband (owner of Chelsea) made most of his fortune during their marriage.
1 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pett
After three years of marriage, the Independent has spoken with Mr. Aisha Wardag, a divorce and family law expert, about the expensive divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. According to “Forbes”, they earned $555 million since they were with each other and $117.5 million since their 2014 marriage.