Gimme The Loot! History's Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces

Gimme The Loot! History's Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces


So the news just broke that the wife of Mel Gibson is filing for divorce. Yawn. Then we found out the settlement gwap: $500 million plus half of the residual checks from Lethal Weapon and Braveheart. To paraphrase one of Mad Max's recent flicks: Jesus-effing-Christ! Like Hovi said: Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.

Mel is taking a major L, but this isn't the first time divorce has separated famous men from their millions. Complex takes a look back at some celebrity wives who laughed straight to the bank...ha ha ha ha!

kevin-costner
COUPLE: KEVIN COSTNER and CINDY SILVA (DIVORCED IN 1994)

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE: 16 years
SETTLEMENT: $80 million
REBOUND: K-Cost pulled the classic Hollywood upgrade: Make it big, dump the average-looking wife, smash every pretty-young-thing moving. We're sure he doesn't regret it.

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COUPLE: HARRISON FORD and MELISSA MATHISON FORD (DIVORCED IN 2004)

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE: 18 years
SETTLEMENT: $85 million
REBOUND: Well, at least he got Ally McBeal now. Uh, yeah. That's an L to an L.

steven-speilberg
COUPLE: STEVEN SPIELBERG and AMY IRVING (DIVORCED IN 1994)

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE: Four years
SETTLEMENT: $100 million
REBOUND: So Stevie basically lost the opening weekend of the last Indiana Jones. That's throwaway money, ma.

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COUPLE: NEIL DIAMOND and MARCIA MURPHEY (DIVORCED IN 1994)

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE: 25 years
SETTLEMENT: $150 million
REBOUND: None—Neil was quoted as saying, "She was worth every penny." Wow. Take a close look at the pic above: That woman literally has some 150-million-dollar pussy. Ta-dow!

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COUPLE: MICHAEL JORDAN and JUANITA JORDAN (DIVORCED IN 2007)

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE: 17 years
SETTLEMENT: $168 million
REBOUND: MJ's notorious for Space-Jamming hoes throughout his career, so fair is fair.

rupert
COUPLE: RUPERT MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (DIVORCED IN 1999)

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE: 32 years
SETTLEMENT: $1.7 billion
REBOUND: Dude remarried 17 days later. Take that, Anna!

If there is anything to be learned from these guys, it's this:

Tags: divorce, harrison-ford, mel-gibson, michael-jordan
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