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The Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces Ever

Getting married is one of the happiest occasions people experience, but getting a divorce? Not so much. Additionally, a divorce can turn into a vicious conflict between a person and his soon to be ex-spouse, and most of the time, it doesn’t end too nicely, for one of them at the least. In most cases, divorce causes huge financial arguments, as in who gets what and who gets the most out of the bargain.

Here are 43 of the most expensive celebrity divorces of all time!

#1. Guy Ritchie and Madonna

People seemed to know that Guy Ritchie and Madonna were done for before they even filed for divorce in 2008 after 8 years of marriage. Remember the rumors of Madonna having an affair with Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees? Whether or not that was actually the cause of their divorce, it wasn’t going to be a pretty one. They had shared custody of their two kids, but their oldest son, Rocco refused to live with his mother which caused some problems.

Guy Ritchie and Madonna

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Since they didn’t have a prenup, Madonna ended up receiving $92 million and yet, Ritchie still said that he didn’t regret marrying the diva.

#2. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

The former Beatles star’s wedding to model Heather Mills cost $3.2 million. However, six years later, Paul McCartney had to pay a hefty sum; a lot more to get out of the tumultuous marriage. People Magazine reported that Mills received $48.6 million from Paul in the settlement.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

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Justice Bennett who was involved in the proceedings, claimed that Paul ”expressed himself moderately, though at times with justifiable irritation, if not anger” during the process. The report consisted of intimate details of the couple’s relationship, including the Mills’ miscarriage in the first year of their marriage, prior to giving birth to their daughter, Beatrice.

#3. Michael and Juanita Jordan

Michael and his ex-spouse Juanita were married for 17 happy and loving years, but every now and then even good things come to a stop, and so did their marriage. They formally divorced in 2006. The couple almost broke up in 2002, however they were determined to give each other another shot, which turned out to be a big fat waste of time.

Michael and Juanita Jordan

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Michael ended up paying Juanita $168 million dollars in their divorce settlement, which was paid in dollars, property and other things. It also included their 7-acre property in Chicago and custody of their three kids.

#4. Roman and Irina Abramovich

Roman Abramovich, the owner of the British Chelsea FC, and his ex-wife Irina broke up in 2007. At the time, Abramovich was listed 16th on Forbes richest people list. Everyone was sure she would get at the least $18.7 billion dollars of his fortune, half of his net worth.

Roman and Irina Abramovich


In the long run, Irina most effectively got $300 million dollars (?!) that included cash, mansions in Britain and Moscow, a yacht and a private plane. She could have asked for her 50% as that’s what she is entitled to in accordance the Russian law, but she in no way even attempted to do so.

#5. Mel and Robyn Gibson

After 31 years of marriage, this movie star couple decided to split in 2009, and it became finalised in 2011. The ordeal ended up as one of the largest superstar divorces ever!

Mel ended up paying his ex 12 of his fortune, $425 million dollars! She got half of his wealth plus royalties from his many hit movies.


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