Celebrity lives are not perfect. They deal with problems as any other human being. Some people will say the same problems are easier with you are rich and famous. But, that is not true since they become more complicated. Celebrity marriages have always dealt with legal issues when they decide to quit and divorce. There are always conflicts when it comes to separating the fortune of both celebrities. The history of this subject suggests that wives take a lot of the ex-husbands, and here are some of the most expensive divorces in Hollywood history.
Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas
It seems that Michael and Diandra made a terrible mistake by ending their marriage. Well, at least it was terrible for Michael since he had to give away $45 million. The couple got divorced in 2000, but they are still facing the problems regarding their marriage. Now Diandra has to pay $1,155,394 because she didn’t pay the taxes for the years 2007-2009. Michael said in an interview that he should have ended their marriage earlier.
Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey
According to Phil, they should have never split. The famous couple that got divorced in 2006 is in the most expensive divorces list because Collins had to pay off $47 million. At the time, it was the most expensive divorce. But Phil admits that he still loves Orianne even if she has a new husband. Collins and Cevey are still connected because of their children Nicholas and Matthew.
Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
This was the most expensive divorce in a very long time. Heather took $48.6 million from the glorious Beatles member Paul and she recently admitted that it was very tough. In an interview, Mills said that it was more dramatic than losing a leg in the motorcycle accident. Even today, she is still dealing with the divorce drama that happened in 2008.
James Cameron and Linda Hamilton
Linda’s role in the movie Terminator was outstanding, unlike her marriage with the legendary director James Cameron. They decided to go in separate ways in 1999 and Hamilton charged James of $50 million. In an interview, Linda admits that their marriage was terrible on every level and there wasn’t a solution for it. But, Linda had the chance to experience how it’s like to hold 11 Oscars for the movie Titanic, so it wasn’t bad at some point.
Guy Ritchie and Madonna
Nobody knows the specific amount of money that Madonna took from Guy. RUMORs say it was something between $76 to 92 million. Their marriage was on the rocks for a very long time since Madonna wasn’t confident that Guy was still passionate about it. She was even wondering if true love really existed between them after getting divorced with Ritchie. Both weren’t ready to continue and it is a reason for one of the most expensive divorces in history.
Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva
Everything started for the couple, while they were studying at California State University. After graduation, Kevin and Cindy decided to get married. They honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta. After being together for 16 years, they split in 1994 and Cindy went off with $80 million.
Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
Your favorite actor in the Indiana Jones movies is on this list too. After being happily married to Melissa for 18 years, in 2001 they got divorced. Of course, there was a prenuptial agreement for a marriage such as this one. Even though they were married because they loved each other, Melissa was still out of it with $85 million. The prenuptial agreement is a good way to start a marriage when you marry a celebrity.
Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
It is interesting that Am auditioned for the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Spielberg in 1977. Actually, she didn’t get the role in that movie, but she met Steven. They got married in 1985, but the marriage didn’t last long since they broke up after just four years. Amy took away $90 million from the famous director.
Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey
Many people think Neil fell in love with Amy while he was still with Jane Posner. Either way, this couple put rings on each other’s fingers in 1969 and had two sons Jesse and Micah. They have been married for 25 years and it was almost unthinkable to split up. But, things changed and they decided to put an end to it and Marcia walked away with $150 million of Neil’s earnings. It is still one of the most expensive divorces in history.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan
The most expensive celebrity divorce involves the NBA legend Michael Jordan. He and his wife Juanita split up in 2007 and it was one of the moments that the fans of basketball couldn’t forget. Michael wasn’t happy with the decision for Juanita to receive astonishing $168 million from his earnings. Most of the expensive celebrity divorces are related to actors and musicians, but this one is still the most expensive in history.