HOLLYWOOD—Love is like a flower. Flowers are beautiful, bring joy, and can instantly brighten up your day, but they are also very delicate. Like a marriage they need to grow, nourishment from the soil to flourish, and light from the sun to thrive. If you don’t handle them with care, it’s like a marriage it dissolves and leads to divorce.
If you are a celebrity, then it becomes costly. Let’s look at some of the most expensive divorce settlements: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were one of them. Tiger’s reputation was shattered when his adulterous behavior with dozens of random women were discovered. Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren officially split in 2010 after six years. Tiger was reportedly forced to hand over $750 million in their divorce.
Actors Angelina and Brad Pitt, another couple with a fantasy marriage. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt; the couple had been working with a private judge. She asked for full physical and joint legal custody of their children. It is believed that it cost over $400 million perhaps more.
After over a decade of marriage and three children later, Hollywood couple Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva decided to call it quits as a result of Costner’s alleged infidelity. The Hollywood actor ended up having to pay an estimated $80 million to Silva in the divorce and later admitted he had a child on the side with socialite Bridget Rooney.
Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein called it quits and Jocelyn managed to get $2.5 billion out of her ex-husband Alec Wildenstein, French businessman and billionaire. Known for her plastic surgery, which cost a total of $2 million, Jocelyn thought changing her look would keep her husband around.
A cool billion went to Slavica Ecclestone for her settlement from Bernie. Slavica turned this money into $1.6 billion from investments. The couple who lasted 32 years and have three children together split up in 1999. Rupert Murdoch gave Anna Maria Torv $1.2 billion as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. Murdoch at that time had an estimated net worth of $8 billion.
Who could forget Michael Douglas marriage to Diandra in 1977, he had a son with her a year later. In 1995, she filed for divorce. By the end of their divorce, Diandra received a $45 million settlement, which was half of the actor’s net worth at the time.
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock shocked fans when they announced their split in 2015. Despite this, the two remain friends and support each other. Given that there was no prenuptial agreement, we can assume that the couple divided their assets evenly. Oh yes, Michael Strahan met Jean Muggli in 1994 and they married in 1999. Since saying “I do,” the two have had quite the tumultuous relationship. After filing for divorce, Muggli was awarded $15 million in a settlement and $18,000 in child support each month.
After years of trying to make the marriage work, Michael and Juanita Jordan mutually agreed on a divorce. As part of the settlement, Juanita received $168 million, on top of the couple’s seven acre Chicago mansion and custody of their children, Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine. Heidi Klum claimed that Seal’s temper go so out of control, it scared their children. Heidi left with a broken heart and bank account.
Despite their prenuptial agreement, Klum ended up settling the divorce for $70 million. Oh, Mel Gibson, his ex-wife snatched up half of his fortune at the time, which was $425 million. After 26 years of marriage, Robyn’s final decision to file for divorce was brought on by Mel’s DUI arrest in 2006. The couple didn’t sign a prenup. Fact is whether you have a prenup or not, somehow the wives end up with more than they entered the marriage with. The list goes on and on. That’s why you need to nourish the marriage like a flower.
Rose’s Scoop: The latest is Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Let’s see what the final turnout will be, they just agreed to share custody of their two children after resolving a legal dispute. They were married in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019, after that year’s Billboard Music Awards. They had a second ceremony a month later at chateau de Tourreau in the south of France with family and friends.