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World’s Most Costliest Divorces

Posted on: April 17, 2009

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Mel Gibson and Robyn – After 28 years of marriage, Mel Gibson’s wife has filed for divorce. People.com reports that the actor could cough up to USD 500 million as settlement to his ex-wife. This divorce is touted as one of the most expensive Hollywood divorces in recent times.
In Photo: Actor Mel Gibson and his wife attend the 69th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA.

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Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey – Singer Neil Diamond paid up USD 150 million to his ex-wife Marcia when he split with her in 1994. He apparently said, ‘She’s worth every penny’.
In Photo: Musician Neil Diamond arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Michael Jordan and Juanita – Basketball legend Michael Jordan also shelled out USD 150 million when he and wife Juanita headed to splitsville in 2007.
In Photo: Honoree Michael Jordan with wife Juanita.

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Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving – The renowned director was married to Amy forjust 4 years but it cost him quite a bit. She was awarded one half of his fortune at that time -USD100 Million. Today, however Spielberg is said to be worth more than USD 3 billion!
In Photo: Director Steven Spielberg and his wife Amy Irving attend a Starlight Foundation benefit gala in Los Angeles, CA. The Foundation grants wishes and provides diversionary entertainment services to children who are critically, chronically, or terminally ill.

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Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison – This couple got hitched in 1983 and divorced 11 years later. At the time of their marriage, Ford was making around USD 20 million per movie. They settled their divorce at USD 85 million.
In Photo: Actor Harrison Ford and his wife Melissa Mathison attend a benefit screening of ‘Six Days and Seven Nights’ June 11, 1998 in New York City. Ford and his wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, announced that they have separated after 17 years of marriage.

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Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva – Theirs is a love story that started in school. After 16 years of marriage, they bid adieu with Cindy walking away with USD 80 Million.
In Photo: Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner poses with wife Cindy Costner March 25, 1991 in Los Angeles, CA. The Academy Awards are the foremost national film awards in the US and are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in the creation and production of motion pictures.

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Paul McCartney and Heather Mills – Paul McCartney and former model Heather Mills hit the headlines for all the right and wrong reasons. Their divorce turned nasty to the tabloids’ delight and Heather managed to get a USD 60 million settlement.

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James Cameron and Linda Hamilton – Director James Cameron’s marriage with Linda Hamilton lasted just 18 months but he had to part with USD 50 Million.
In Photo: Linda Hamilton with James Camerom arriving at the 55th Golden Globe Awards

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Michael Douglas and Diandra – She was 19 and he was in his thirties when they first met. However, love lost its sheen after 21 years of marriage and they went their separate ways. She netted USD 45 million in the settlement.
In Photo: Producer Diandra Douglas arrives for dinner in honor of fashion designer Valentino August 8, 2001 at Flanigan restaurant in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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Lionel Richie and Diane – Lionel and Diane wed in 1996 and they had two children. Their marriage however did not last and in 2004 he shelled out USD 20 million to Diane to finalize the divorce.
In Photo: Singer/composer Lionel Richie and his wife Diane attend the United States Veterans Gala February 22, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. The US Veterans Gala honors America’s heroes and recognizes the outstanding work of the United States Veteran’s Initiative.

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Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall – They had two children even before they tied the knot at a Hindu wedding ceremony in Bali. Mick’s alleged infidelity was said to be the cause of the final split and reports say between USD15 to 25 million was what he paid Jerry Hall.
In Photo: Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger 1983 inParis. Jerry Hall just gave an interview to a UK celebrity magazine where she reveals that ‘Mick Jagger’s cheating was painful, she will never have a face lift, is a fan of Ayurvedic treatments and finds reality TV disgusting’.

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