Don’t you just love celebrities? Whether musicians or actors or wrestlers, their talent makes them famous and greatly loved.
Celebrities also have personal lives that are interesting to watch, we love their picture-perfect relationships, gorgeous engagement rings, and weddings graced by stars and filled with pomp and pageantry.
However, when their marriages end, celebrities often have the most expensive divorces. We have a list of the 10 most expensive celebrity divorces.
1. Demi Moore & Bruce Willis – $90 Million
Bruce Willis and his former wife Demi Moore were married for 11 years and had 3 wonderful daughters before their separation in 2000.
Upon the divorce finalization, Demi got a massive $90 million from Bruce. She also moved on and had a relationship with the handsome Ashton Kutcher, a younger guy by 16 years.
2. Madonna & Guy Ritchie – $92 Million
The famous Madonna and her screenwriter husband Guy Ritchie had a beautiful marriage for 7 years before they opted for a divorce.
The couple hadn’t done a prenuptial agreement, leaving Madonna getting the shorter end of the stick.
Even though Guy was financially stable from his profession as a famous screenwriter, he received a settlement amounting to $92 million after the marriage.
3. Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving – $100 Million
After 4 years of marriage, Steven Spielberg and his former wife Amy Irving decided to get divorced.
It is difficult to say whether Irving got enough from the divorce looking at her ex-husband’s net worth. She got a whopping $100 million upon their separation, but with Spielberg worth about $5 billion, well, you do the math.
4. Michael & Juanita Jordan – $168 Million
Michael Jordan and his ex-wife Juanita had quite a turbulent marriage before they finally opted for divorce in 2002 over irreconcilable differences.
Juanita got custody of their three kids, Jasmine, Marcus, and Jeffrey, and received $168 million as a settlement.
That’s not where it ends; she also became the owner of their mansion, which spans 7 acres.
5. Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver – $375 Million
The only way to describe the 25-year long marriage between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver for 25 years is happy and beautiful. That was until Maria found out that Arnold was cheating on her with nobody else but their housemaid.
The long and enduring marriage that produced 5 children came to an end with Maria getting $375 million, thanks to the absence of a prenup. She also got custody of their 5 kids.
6. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – $400 Million
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were Hollywood’s most famous couple, everyone looked onto their marriage with wonderment, we even gave them the ship name ‘Brangelina’.
After 12 years together with 6 children, including adoptions, the couple called it quits. They were together for 10 years before getting married in 2014, only to opt for divorce in 2016. They had a public (and nearly messy) where Angelina asked for full physical custody and joint legal custody of their 6 kids. They spent a whopping $400 million on their divorce.
7. Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore – $425 Million
Robyn Moore and Mel Gibson had another long-lasting marriage spanning 26 years, but not without several issues, the couple had 7 children together in the space of their union.
In 2006, Robyn filed for divorce after Mel Gibson’s arrest for driving under the influence.
The 5-year-long divorce proceedings based on irreconcilable differences ended in 2011. Owing to the absence of a prenuptial agreement, Robyn received half of Mel Gibson’s assets, which amounted to $425 million.
8. Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren – $750 Million
Tiger Woods was exposed for cheating on his wife with several women in 2004, which led to his wife, Elin Nordegren, filing for divorce over infidelity.
The divorce proceedings lasted for 6 years and ended in 2010 with the couple opting for shared custody of their 2 kids. Elin left the marriage with a settlement of $750 million.
9. Rupert Murdoch & Maria Anna Torv – $1.2 Billion
In 1999, Maria Torv was beyond shocked when Robert Murdoch asked her for a divorce after 32 years of marriage blessed with 3 children.
Although Maria was happy in the marriage and was willing to work on their issues, Rupert wasn’t interested. In the end, Maria got a whopping $1.2 billion as a settlement.
10. Jeff Bezos & MacKenzie Bezos – $35 Billion
So far, the most expensive divorce of all time, which is what you can expect from the world’s richest man, Jeff, and MacKenzie Bezos’s divorce left MacKenzie with $35 billion.
The couple got married in 1993, with Jeff founding Amazon a while later. The marriage lasted approximately 26 years as the couple announced their separation in 2019.
Mackenzie announced that she got $35 million as a settlement, making her the third richest woman in the world.