Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces

Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces

 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce

Once a golden couple of Hollywood Brad and Angelina or Brangelina, are now, in a worst case scenario divorce situation. The two decided to call it quits in 2016. And in 2018, Jolie accused Pitt of not fulfilling his child support obligations. An attorney for Pitt rebuked the claims, stating that he had given the maleficent star $1.3 million in bills for her and the children since the split, and he loaned Jolie $8 million to buy a home. And the drama doesn’t stop there. Most recently, Angelina has accused Brad of abuse, and Pitt, in turn, has hired the same PR team, johnny Depews, during his trial with Amber Heard. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce

When billionaires divorce, it gets messy. But when one of those billionaires is rapper Kanye West, well, then hold on to your hats. Kanye west and the Kardashian star Kim Kardashian had a combined two $1 billion in assets at the time their high profile divorce was announced in 2021. After seven years of marriage, West’s wealth is estimated at 1.3 billion, and the Kardashian has a $780,000,000 fortune. Despite signing a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in 2014, west and Kardashian were still, as of August 2022, disputing assets and custody. And with the ongoing Kanye controversies, with one as recent as Kanye calling the whole Kardashian family liars, it doesn’t look like this dispute will be settled anytime soon. And while the whole Kardashian family attempts to co-parent the best way they know how, kanye accusing Kim doesn’t make cutting ties and collecting checks all that easy. 

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce

when a starlet marries an A-lister, what could possibly go wrong? Well, when that A-lister decides to jump on a couch and control your every move due to his belief system. Then we’ve got some issues. After the Mission Impossible franchise star and Dawson’s Creek actress Katie Holmes divorced in 2012, Crews was ordered to pay child support for daughter Surrey in the amount of $400,000 a year over the course of twelve years until she turns 18 in 2024, that amounts to 4.8 million. So Crews will be off the child support hook in two years, just enough time to make another billion dollars from the Top Gun sequel. And while 4.8 million may seem like quite a payout for an 18 year old, it probably costs as much as one of the Cruise’s private planes that he owns. Life so far, and not fair at all. 

Adele and Simon Konecki Divorce

Hello from the other side. Of divorce Adele and her ex flat in April of 2019. And that’s all she wrote. In terms of getting any specific details as to why the breakup happened, we’re out of luck because Adele keeps private. What we do know is that the divorce is reportedly a $171,000,000 battle. We also know that Adele and Simon will share custody of their seven year old son Angelo, and will continue to work out their issues and are committed to keeping the details as private as possible for the sake of their son. Some things are just not meant to be known. 

Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott’s Divorce

In 2019, the divorce between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years, Mackenzie Scott, was finalized. She ended up walking away with a whopping $38.3 billion in Amazon stock. The payout didn’t seem to leave a dent in his net worth, which at last look was valued at more than $170,000,000,000, ranking him as the world’s second richest person. But don’t feel too outraged by this hoarding of wealth. Mackenzie has pledged to give half her fortune to charity to join the Giving Pledge, a campaign founded by billionaire Warren Buffett and Microsoft Corp. Msfto cofounder Bill Gates. 

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Divorce

it’s safe to say that as a society, we’ve all heard enough about these two. But to get down to the nuts and bolts of their breakup before their defamation trial, actress Amber Heard took an unlikely approach with her $7 million divorce settlement from Depp by vowing to donate the entire settlement to charity. However, it was revealed at the trial that despite her previously saying she would donate the $7 million divorce settlement, she had not done that yet. However, she still intends to honor that once made pledge, and I would be paying in installments the donations. 

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin Divorce 

a heavyweight divorce, if you will. In August of 2022, actor Sylvester Stallone’s wife, Jennifer Flavin Stallone, filed for divorce from the rocky star. After 25 years of marriage, the former model is seeking complete ownership of their $35 million Florida home. This seems like a lot to ask until you realize the loan is worth over $400,000,000.08. 

Madonna and Guy Ritchie Divorce

the Queen of pop with the fittest arms in the game, had to hand over $92 million to her ex-husband and British film director Guy Ritchie after the two ended their marriage of eight years in 2008. Well, we are living in a material world, clearly. 

Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy Divorce

NBA legend Michael Jordan’s 2016 split with White and former model Juanita Vanoy may top the list of most expensive celebrity divorces. The Chicago Bullstar paid Vanoy a staggering $168,000,000 divorce settlement and two $1 million in legal fees after the 17 year marriage. You can’t win them all, even if you’re MJ ten. 

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline  Divorce

The baby. One more time. Singer was married to Federalin from 2004 to 2007 and now has to pay Federline $20,000 a month in child support. But Tbh, it seems as though Brittany needs all the support she can get these days. 

Tiger Woods and Ellen Nordicrin Divorce

After the most public marital dispute in the world, Tiger Woods definitely had to hand over that 100 million dollar settlement of his hard earned dough to his Swedish former model wife. Here’s guessing Tiger made back the money to fix the car Ellen took out her anger on. What can we say? Sometimes karma is very literal. 

Paul McCartney and Heather Mill’s Divorce

Paul McCartney and his ex wife, a former model Heather Mills, love really isn’t all she needed. Paul and Heather were married from 2002 to 2008 before calling it quits. Mills didn’t get exactly what she wanted in the divorce settlement. She initially asked for $250,000,000 and was awarded 48.6 million instead. Hopefully Heather can figure out a way to survive on almost $50,000,000.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s Divorce

Singer Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock were married from 2013 to 2021. The Kelly Clarkson Show host was ordered to pay more than $45,000 a month in child support for their two children. Looks like the trouble with love is the payout when it’s over. 

Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd’s Divorce

 The marriage between Jennifer Lopez and former backup dancer Chris Judd lasted less than a year and reportedly cost the actress and singer $14 million after the two divorced in 2003. And while this wasn’t JLo’s first or last marriage for the matter, her star kept rising. But Chris is not so much. Therefore, that $14 million definitely came in handy for Chris. Luckily, Jennifer’s earning potential could not be tamed, and Ben Affleck was good at waiting. 

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Divorce

The marriage between the late Princess Diana and Charles Prince of Wales was plagued by heartache and scandals. The highly publicized union ended with Princess Diana being awarded a $25 million settlement. And while it was the freedom that meant more to Diana than any money, sadly, less than a year later, after their divorce, Diana tragically passed away in a highly famous paparazzi-caused car accident. The world will always be mourning when it comes to Lady Dia. Well,  

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