Nothing lasts forever in our world – this also applies to relationships. One has only to look, for example, at Hollywood stars. A couple of celebrities have been happily married for years, and their love seemed unbreakable – but suddenly there is a divorce process with millions of compensation in the bargain. Learn about some of the most expensive celebrity divorces.
The stars of the American reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County" tried to save the marriage for several years, despite David's infidelity.
However, in 2017, Shannon filed for divorce, receiving $ 1.4 million as a result, as well as $ 10,000 (742 thousand rubles) of alimony each month.
Although the actors were married for only 15 months, the subsequent proceedings and scandals lasted much longer.
As a result, Heard received seven million dollars, which she donated to charity. She accused Depp of domestic violence, and he accused her of the same. The couple eventually signed a non-disclosure agreement and closed the trial.
In 2006, singer-songwriter Phil Collins divorced his wife Orianna Bates after seven years of marriage.
The divorce cost him $ 46.68 million, which was a record in the history of Great Britain at that time. After their first divorce, the couple got back together in 2016, and separated again in 2020. Although they did not remarry, Bates claimed her right to financial compensation due to the breakup. Now she is waiting for the court's decision, and without wasting time, she is auctioning off the records and awards of Collins, which were in their common home.
In April 1999, a year after the death of his wife Linda Eastman, Paul McCartney met former model Heather Mills. The couple married in 2002, but the marriage was short-lived and unhappy.
In 2008, it was terminated, with McCartney having to pay his wife $ 50 million (she originally claimed the amount of $ 250 million). The McCartneys also pay $ 70,000 a year for child support, and tuition fees for their daughter Beatrice.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie's eight-year marriage ended in 2008.
As a result of the process, Madonna paid her ex-husband about $ 76 million. Although the divorce has long been finalized, the couple often makes headlines by arguing over custody of the children.
The couple met in college, married in 1977, and divorced after 16 years of marriage.
After the divorce, Costner paid his ex-wife $ 80 million.
The couple broke up in 2000, they say, because of Ford's meetings with a young woman, and in 2003, the divorce process was completed.
The 21-year marriage of actor Harrison Ford and screenwriter Melissa Matheson ended with Ford paying his wife between $ 85 million and $ 118 million.
The famous director was married to actress Amy Irving for four years.
As a result of the divorce in 1989, Spielberg paid his wife $ 100 million. At the beginning of their relationship, Spielberg drew up a prenuptial agreement on a napkin, and during the divorce process provided it to the court. This was considered in contempt of court, and the director was ordered to give half of the fortune to his ex-wife.
After six years of marriage, professional golfer Tiger Woods admitted to his wife, model Elin Nordegren, several affairs on the side.
Nordegren filed for divorce in 2010, and received $ 110 million in compensation.
The marriage of the famous basketball player and model Juanita Vanoy lasted 17 years.
They divorced in 2016 – with Vanoy receiving $ 168 million. This wasn't the first time they'd tried to get a divorce – the couple had filed for divorce a couple of times before, but they'd gotten back together on previous occasions.
30 years of marriage, seven children-this couple seemed strong and happy, but in 2009 Moore filed for divorce after learning about Gibson's relationship with the pianist Oksana Grigorieva, with whom they soon had a child.
As a result of the divorce, the former wife of the actor received $ 425 million.
This may be the most expensive divorce in history.
In 2019, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos divorced his wife, paying her $ 36 billion. Their marriage lasted 25 years. After that, Mackenzie Scott is considered one of the richest women in the world – but according to sources, she has already given several billion to charity.