Published On: Jun 02 2011 02:58:26 PM CDTUpdated On: Jun 02 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
Love can hurt. But divorce can hurt even more, especially if you are a celebrity. Here are some of the stars' most expensive splits.
When Lionel Richie's wife Diane filed for divorce in 2004 after nine years of marriage, she demanded $300,000 a month, including $15,000 for clothes and $50,000 for manicures, massages and other personal services. Richie must have nearly been dancing on the ceiling when they settled for $20 million.
After 15 years of marriage, Ivana Trump had enough when she found out about Donald Trump's affair with Marla Maples. The pair divorced in 1992 with Ivana getting $25 million of The Donald's fortune. He learned his lesson when he married Maples in 1993, signing a prenuptial agreement that eventually limited Maples to between $1 to $5 million when they divorced six years later.
After nearly 24 years of marriage, including the reality TV series "Hogan Knows Best," Hulk Hogan's wife Linda filed for divorce in 2007. The couple worked out a settlement that gave Linda Hogan $30 million when the divorce was finalized in 2009.
Kelsey Grammer married Camille Donatacci, a former Playboy model, in 1997. After nearly 13 years of marriage, Donatacci, seen here with Grammer at the 2001 Emmy Awards, filed for divorce in the summer of 2010. The divorce, which was the third for the "Cheers" and "Frasier" actor, ended up costing him $30 million when it was finalized in February 2011. Grammer married his fourth wife, British flight attendant Kayte Walsh, two weeks after his divorce from Donatacci was finalized.
Grammer's "Cheers" co-star Ted Danson's 1993 divorce from Casey Coates was nothing for the actor to cheer about -- it cost him $30 million.
Michael Douglas' divorce from Diandra Douglas in 2000 after 23 years of marriage cost the Oscar-winning actor and producer $45 million.
Phil Collins' 2008 split from Orianne Cevey cost him almost $47 million. The divorce from Cevey, his former interpreter whom he married in 1999, was the third for the singer, who said in 2010 that he has no plans to ever marry again.
Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills cost him $48.6 million, putting an end to two years of acrimonious fighting. The amount was less than a fifth of the $250 million she requested, though more than the $30 million McCartney proposed.
Director James Cameron and Linda Hamilton divorced in 1999 after two years of marriage -- and the split cost the Oscar-winning filmmaker a Titanic-sized sum of $50 million.
Kenny Rogers' divorce from Marianne Rogers had the country singer singing the blues in 1993 after 16 years of marriage. It cost him $60 million.
Usually it's the male celebrity paying out the money in a divorce settlement, but that wasn't the case for pop star Madonna and director Guy Ritchie. Following the breakup of their eight-year marriage, Ritchie received a divorce settlement of between $76-$92 million.
Kevin Costner's divorce from Cindy Silva in 1994 after 16 years of marriage cost the Oscar-winning filmmaker big: $80 million.
Without a prenuptial agreement, Harrison Ford ended up paying ex-wife Melissa Mathison, known for writing the script for Steven Spielberg's "E.T.," around $85 million after the couple divorced in 2004 following 18 years of marriage.
Steven Spielberg's and Amy Irving's divorce in 1989 after three years of marriage cost the Oscar-winning filmmaker a blockbuster sum of $100 million.
Sumner Redstone, the majority owner and chairman of National Amusements, which owns CBS, Viacom and MTV Networks, paid his wife, Phyllis, $100 million after the two divorced after 52 years of marriage. Following the 1999 divorce, Redstone eventually remarried Paula Fortunato, another marriage that ended in divorce. This time, however, a prenuptial agreement awarded Fortunato $5 million, stipulating that she would receive $1 million for every year of marriage.
Although some speculated that Elin Nordegren would receive as much as $750 million from Tiger Woods, reports from various sources close to Nordegren have placed the final number at between $100 million and $110 million.
Australian golfer Greg Norman paid his ex-wife, Laura Andrassy, $103 million in a divorce settlement in 2006 following 25 years of marriage. He left Andrassy for former professional tennis player Chris Evert, but that marriage lasted only 15 months.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman agreed to a private divorce settlement worth a reported $109 million for Kidman, avoiding an embarrassing and bitter court battle.
Neil Diamond paid his ex-wife of 25 years, Marcia Murphey, $150 million in lieu of their divorce in 1995.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan's divorce in 2006 after 17 years of marriage cost the former NBA star an estimated $150 million.
Former GE Chairman Jack Welch paid his wife, Jane, an electrifying sum of $180 million (estimated) in a divorce settlement in 2002 after 13 years of marriage.
Robert Johnson, the co-founder of BET, America's first black billionaire and one-time owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, split from his wife of 30 years, Sheila, in 2000, paying her an estimated $400 million in the divorce settlement.
In late 2011, Mel Gibson reached a divorce settlement that could be the costliest ever for a movie star.
Gibson split with wife Robyn in 2009 after 31 years. Details were not disclosed, but there was no prenuptial agreement, so she may have gotten as much as half the Oscar winner's $850 million, People magazine reported.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's divorce payout to ex-wife Anna in 1999 after 32 years of marriage was to the tune of $1.7 billion. Murdoch learned a costly lesson in the divorce, signing two different prenuptial agreements before marrying third wife Wendi Deng just 17 days following the finalization of his divorce to Anna. Murdoch filed for divorce from Deng in June 2013, with the two reaching a settlement in November 2013.
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