The 15 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces of All Time

We love when our favorite celebs link up, and when they get married, we’re thrilled! Unfortunately, so many Hollywood romances end in divorce, and when both parties are worth millions, things can get ugly, fast. Here are the most expensive celebrity divorces ever.

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Donald Trump and Ivana Trump
Donald Trump, Ivana Trump
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The mogul-personality-presidential candidate divorced his wife and was forced to pay her a cool $25 million, which isn't bad considering Forbes recently said his net worth is $4 billion. Chump change, or trump change?
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Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas
Michael Douglas, Diandra Douglas
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Diandra got an estimated $45 million after she split with Michael Douglas in 2000 after 18 years of marriage.
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Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey
Phil Collins, Orianne Cevey
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The crooner split with his wife in 2008 (which was a seriously bad year for celebrity divorces, apparently) and she walked away with $47 million from his fortune.
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Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
Paul McCartney, Heather Mills
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The Beatle and his wife of six years announced their split in 2008. She walked away with $48.6 million from Paul, but reportedly asked for $250 million.
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James Cameron and Linda Hamilton
James Cameron, Linda Hamilton
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Director James Cameron and actress Linda Hamilton settled their divorce in 1999, and she received around $50 million when their marriage was terminated.
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Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer, Camille Grammer
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The Frasier star split with future Real Housewife and lost $60 million in the process. Their divorce battle was ugly and public, too. Eek.
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Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva
Kevin Costner, Cindy Silva
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Kevin Costner split with Cindy Silva, whom he met in college, after 16 years of marriage. She walked away with roughly $80 million dollars.
 
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Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
Harrison Ford, Melissa Mathison
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Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison divorced in 2004 after 21 years together. She received $85 million, plus future royalties on two future Star Wars and three future Indiana Jones movies.
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie
Madonna, Guy Ritchie
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Reports surfaced that Madonna had to pay her husband of six years somewhere between $72-$90 million after splitting in 2008. She later said she'd rather get hit by a truck than get married again. Ouch!
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Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
Steven Spielberg, Amy Irving
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When the director and his wife divorced in 1989, it has been reported she walked away with $100 million, roughly half his fortune. This was even with an "unofficial" prenup. Yikes.
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Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren
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The well-respected golfer shocked the world when details of his many extra-marital affairs surfaced in late 2009. His wife received a $110 million dollar settlement and their divorced was finalized in August of 2010.
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Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl
Garth Brooks, Sandy Mahl
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The country crooner divorced his college sweetheart in 2001 and she received $125 million. Wow!
 
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Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey
Neil Diamond, Marcia Murphey
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Neil Diamond divorced Marcia Murphey in 1994 after 25 years of marriage, and Marcia got half his fortune, estimated around $150 million. Sweet Caroline, indeed!
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Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan
Michael Jordan, Juanita Jordan
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Michael Jordan was married for 17 years and filed for divorce in 2006. Juanita received a reported $168 million because the pair did not have a prenuptial agreement in place. 

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Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore
Mel Gibson, Robyn Moore
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The couple were married for 26 years and had seven children together, but divorced after a string of arrests and DUI charges. Mel had to pay his wife $425 million as a result. (Yes, you read that right, $425 million!)
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