Although when people get married they promise to stand by one another’s side in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality that some marriages must go through. When divorce happens, one of the things couples has to deal with is the settlement. When you’re a mega-wealthy celebrity, these settlements tend to get quite hefty. Here are the most insanely expensive divorce settlements ever.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – $400 Million
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s was perhaps one of the most talked about celebrity divorce of all time. The two share custody of their children and in 2019, the two were officially divorced. Their settlement is estimated to be somewhere around $400 million total.
Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock – $47.5 Million
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock announced their divorce in 2015, leaving fans completely shocked. Although they separated, the two remains on good terms and supportive on one another. It is assumed that their assets were divided evenly.
Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein – $2.5 Billion
French businessman and billionaire Alec Wildenstein was forced to pay his former wife Jocelyn about $2.5 billion when they divorced. Jocelyn is best known for her many cosmetic procedures, which have cost an estimated $2 billion total.
Heidi Klum & Seal – $70 Million
German supermodel Heidi Klum shared that Seal’s temper grew to be out of control and she was fearful for her children. The messy breakup ended up costing her $70 million despite their prenuptial agreement.
Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore – $425 Million
Mel Gibson was having quite the rough year in 2006, following hi DUI arrest, his wife of 26 years, Robyn Moore, decided she had had enough and filed for divorce. The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, and Moore ended up getting half of Gibson’s fortune, which came out to about $425 million.
Ron Perelman & Ellen Barkin – $20 Million
Ron Perelman married his fourth wife Ellen Barkin in June 2000. Just 6 years later, the two filed for divorce, and it ended up costing him. Ellen earned about $20 million after selling jewelry given to her by Perelman.
Greg Norman & Laura Andrassy – $103 Million
Golf star Greg Norman and his wife of 25 years decided to call it quits in 2008 after he left her for tennis star Chris Evert. Norman ended up having to pay Andrassy about $103 million for this decision.
Adnan Khashoggi & Soraya Khashoggi – $874 Million
Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian billionaire, was married to his wife Soraya for many years before the two decided to split up. Once considered one of the wealthiest men in the world, Khashoggi ended up paying Soraya about $874 million in the divorce settlement.