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The most expensive
(and explosive) celebrity divorces

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camille &
 Kelsey grammer

The sitcom star and ex-Housewife finalized their divorce in 2011, with Camille receiving $30 million. "Thank God I didn’t have a prenup," she joked.

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I just didn’t sit back, buying fancy clothes and shoving bonbons in my face. I mean, I worked hard.

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Phil Collins &
Orianne Bates

In 2006, their $46.68 million settlement was the biggest in British history. After reuniting in 2016, they split again in 2020.

Shannon & David Beador

Despite a vow renewal, the Real Housewives of Orange County stars filed for divorce in 2017, with David paying Shannon $1.4 million.

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Jeff & Mackenzie Bezos

The Amazon founder paid Mackenzie $36 billion in 2019, making her one of the richest women in the world. 

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Kim Basinger
& Alec Baldwin

The actors' divorce took years due to a custody battle over daughter Ireland. Baldwin estimated that they incurred $3 million in legal costs.

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Divorce is hard on a kid, no matter how you cut it. And ours was very public and nasty.

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Paul McCartney
& Heather Mills

The Beatle forked over nearly $50 million to his ex-wife, later calling their marriage his biggest regret of the decade.

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Michael &
Juanita Jordan

The couple split in 2006, although Juanita first filed for divorce in 2002. She received $168 million from the basketball superstar. 

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Amy Irving &
Steven Spielberg

The marriage lasted only four years but produced one of the largest settlements in Hollywood, reported at being as much as $100 million. 

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Amber Heard
& Johnny Depp

After 15 months of marriage, Heard won $7 million. They accused each other of domestic abuse and eventually signed NDAs about the divorce. 

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Guy Ritchie & Madonna

The two split in 2008, with Madonna reportedly paying the director $76 million to $92 million.

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Mel Gibson &
Robyn Moore

They finalized their divorce after nearly 30 years of marriage in 2011 and split his $850 million fortune, with Moore netting $425M.

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Denise Richards
& Charlie Sheen

She filed for divorce while 6 months pregnant amid his drug/alcohol relapse. In 2019, she accused him of owing $450K in child support.

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Charlie and I didn’t have a prenup ... I could have asked for half of what he made And I did not, because I ain’t a greedy
f—ing w—.”

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Ivana & Donald TrumP

Trump cheated on Ivana with his eventual second wife, Marla Maples. Divorce soon followed, with an estimated settlement of $25 million.

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Melissa Mathison
& Harrison FoRD

After 21 years of marriage, Mathison walked away with an $85 million settlement. 

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Princess Diana
& Prince Charles

Their marriage was hardly a fairytale come true. After divorcing in 1996, Diana received a reported $22.5 million.

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