Love Don't Cost a Thing, but Divorces do.

October 17, 2018

 

We’ve compiled a list of some of the shortest celebrity marriages that resulted in pricey divorce settlements. You may feel there are some clear winners and losers (at least in the financial sense) after the breakdown of these relationships. However, in the eyes of the law, the outcomes achieved are likely fair.

 

While you may not have the same riches as these entertainers, do not assume a similar outcome can’t happen to you. We encourage you to educate yourself about the rights and entitlements you and your partner have or will have upon marriage and upon the divorce (should one ever happen). If the default laws do not produce a “fair” outcome based on the dynamics of your relationship, consider entering into a Domestic Agreement.

 

Find out more about domestic contracts here.

 

 

 

1. Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd

 

 

 

After less than a year of marriage, Jennifer Lopez filed for divorce from her choreographer hubby, Cris Judd.

 

She wound up paying a whopping $14 million in the divorce settlement. Ironically, the pair met on set of Jennifer’s music video, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”

 

 

2. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

 

 

 

After five years of marriage and one large cheating scandal, Elin received $100 million divorce settlement. Although the couple had signed a prenup, Tiger’s infidelity allowed for Elin to renegotiate the terms of the Agreement.

 

Reportedly, Elin’s payout was much more than what the couple originally agreed to in the prenup, but still only one-sixth of Tiger’s golf fortunes.

 

Note: Things might have played out differently had the couple lived in Canada. Canada’s divorce system is not intended to “punish” spouses for misbehaviour, therefore, “no-cheating” clauses in prenups are typically invalid.  

 

 

3. Mike Tyson and Robin Givens

 

 

After a short eight months, and a relationship that could only be described as a soap opera, Mike and Robin called things off.

 

Despite rumours that suggested otherwise, Robin announced she did not marry Tyson for the money and was not going to pursue what she was entitled to.

 

Nevertheless, she reportedly received a $10 million payout.

 

4. John Cleese and Alyce Faye Eichelberger

 

 

 

It seems Alyce’s divorce lawyer (who has also represented Prince Charles and Paul McCartney) was worth every penny. In her split from the Monty Python star, she received over £12 million in assets, including support payments of £600,000 per year for seven years, a New York apartment, a home in London, and a beach house in Santa Barbara. 

 

The couple was married from 1992 to 2008. Once the divorce was finalized, Alyce, a psychotherapist herself, was reportedly richer than her ex-husband John Cleese.

 

5. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

 

 

Paul and Heather split in 2006, after four years of marriage. Heather had asked for £125 million in the divorce settlement. Instead, she was granted £24.3 million plus support payments of £35,000 per year for their daughter.

 

(Converted to dollars, that's over $10 million for each year of marriage!)

 

6. James Cameron and Linda Hamilton

 

 

Linda and James worked together in Hollywood. They first met on the set of Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Linda became Jame’s fourth wife. Rumors of an affair between the Titanic director and an actress from the movie, led Linda to file for the divorce after only 9 months of marriage.

 

James, who just earned $100 million for Titanic had to share half his earnings.

 

 

 

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