To cost a pretty penny: 10 divorces that almost made celebrities bankrupt
Breakups are never easy, and especially when not only do they affect your soul but also your wallet. Zoomboola.com compiled a list of Hollywood's costliest divorces, some of which literally ravaged these people.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore's personal life has been full of divorces. She had barely moved on from her break up with Bruce Willis in Ashton Kutcher's arms, when he betrayed her by cheating with younger mistresses. Demi did not let herself get taken aback and demanded a settlement of 300 million dollars.
Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva
What went wrong: Costner and Silva met at the California State University in 1975 and got married two years later. They announced their divorce after 16 years of marriage in 1994.
Silva was not ecstatic about the increasing number of Costner's sexual roles and presented him with an ultimatum: her or his career. Kevin chose his career, paying Silva 80 million dollars as a settlement.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie
What went wrong: the director and singer called this their «retirement» in 2008, after 8 years of marriage.
Later Guy Ritchie opened up in an interview that their marriage felt more like a «cheap soap opera» to him. Madonna refused to criticize her ex-husband, simply paying him a sum of , 20 million pounds.
Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd
Just a year's long marriage to Chris Judd cost Jennifer 13 million dollars. They got married in 2001 after having met on the set of the music video for «Love Don’t Cost a Thing».
Upon their divorce, the ex-couple entered into an agreement, which stipulated that Chris was not to discuss any private details of his life with J Lo, which he has repeatedly broken. Judd has also complained to journalists on numerous occasions that he likes to be the centre of attention, which is impossible in the shadow of his wife.
Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
Harrison Ford and screenwriter Melissa Mathison were together for 17 years. They first met on the set of «Apocalypse now» in 1979.
The couple broke up in 2000 due to Harrison's infatuation with another woman. He had to cash out for his affair: he paid his ex-wife about 100 million dollars. In 2015 Melissa passed away.
Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
The marriage between a most successful film-maker Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving only lasted for 4 years. Amy could not withstand her spouse's pressure and demands and filed for a divorce.
A judge in California refused to give validity to their prenup written on a napkin, and awarded Irving 100 million dollars after 4 years of marriage in 1989, even though she had hoped for more.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy
Michael got married to Juanita Vanoy during his second season at Chicago Bulls in 1989 in Las Vegas. It seemed that a happy decade of marriage eventually ended up in Juanita filing for divorce in 2002, but the couple decided to try and sort everything out.
At the end of 2016, Michael and Juanita decided to break up for good after 17 years together. The divorce came completely out of the blue for their friends and fans. Michael's payout to his ex-wife totaled at 168 million dollars.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
5 years after they had met on the set of “The Rum Diary”, two of the most desired Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married in secret. Unfortunately, it had not even been half-a-year, when the woman accused Depp of alcoholism and violence.
The Court ordered Depp to pay Amber 7 million dollars, all of which she donated to charity.
Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore
The 2006 scandal, when Mel Gibson was arrested for driving under influence and his anti-Semitic statements, had an impact on his personal life too. His wife Robyn filed for divorce the very next day.
In accordance with their prenup, Moore received half of everything that Gibson had earned since 1980. Estimates place the sum somewhere around 425 million dollars. Ex-spouses are bound not just by their 30 years together, but also by their 7 children.
Michael and Diandra Douglas
Now Douglas is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, but 19-year old Diandra became his first wife in 1977.
After the wedding Michael's career sky-rocketed due to his roles in the films «Wall Street» and «Basic Instinct», and the actor became surrounded by rumors about his numerous affairs.
Diandra had stayed with him until 1998, and then she filed for divorce, receiving 45 million dollars, a house in Beverly Hills and another house on the Spanish Isle of Mallorca.
Whenever a celebrity couple announces their divorce, this breaks the hearts of millions of fans, because they believe in the inviolability of a beautiful union.