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7 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces of All Time

Being a celebrity may look all happy and glamorous but one mistake they do and they are headed for a big loss. Take for instance their personal lives which are always in the spotlight. This constant limelight has made many celebrities split up and pay a heavy price for it. The richer you are, the more at peril are your riches and there can be no better demonstration of this phrase than these celebrity exes who went through the priciest divorces.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

1. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Said to be Britain's most expensive divorce settlement of all time, the iconic Beatles star and model divorced in 2008 and she walked away with $48.6 million.


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Mel Gibson and Robyn

Mel Gibson and Robyn

2. Mel Gibson and Robyn

Just when everyone thought they would be together forever after 31 years of marriage and seven children to hold the marriage strong, Robyn Gibson divorced her ex-husband, actor Mel Gibson. Mel had to give away $425 million as divorce settlement to the lady. Later, Mel Gibson confessed before the media that he himself was responsible for this divorce as he had an affair with Oksana Grigorieva in 2009 and they even had a child.


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Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

3. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

The international golfer had such a clean image before the skeletons started tumbling out of his closet one by one. Elin divorced him for his flings and affairs and made him pay a huge price for them. Their six year marriage ended in 2010 with Nordegren receiving a $100 million settlement.


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Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

4. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

The celebrated director's marriage with Amy Irving began in 1985 and ended 4 years later in a divorce. The reason behind this divorce is said to be credited to his relationship with Kate Capshaw who later married him. Irving parted ways with Spielberg with a settlement of $100 million!


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Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

5. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

Diamond was deeply in love with Marcia, long before he touched the heights of fame with his profession as a contemporary recording artist. Like most other divorces, the weakness of these powerful men became the root cause of their biggest losses. Diamond was involved in a string of affairs and he had to cough up a hefty sum of $150 million in their 1995 divorce.


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Michael Jordan and Juanita

Michael Jordan and Juanita

6. Michael Jordan and Juanita

These two were married for 17 years before they called it quits and the basketball star had to pay a heavy price for his misdeeds. The marriage ended amid various rumors of him having a number of mistresses and secret children. After the divorce, Juanita was offered a settlement amount of $168 million!


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Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

7. Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Madonna has supposedly paid the highest divorce settlement as far as female celebrities are concerned. When she separated from Guy Ritchie in 2008, the singing sensation had to fork out a whopping amount which was somewhere between $76 million and $92 million. The couple's Ashcombe, England home and London pub were also given to Ritchie.


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