What started as a fairy tale ended with the most epic fights of the last decade. Nothing lasts forever and that was demonstrated by many famous couples that we once believed inseparable. Do you want to know which have been the most expensive divorces in recent times? Keep reading!
5- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Even though she already had two divorces, Jennifer López didn't close the doors to love and in 2004 she married the Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony. The couple had two children, Emme and Max, but Jlo wasn't happy with her marriage.
After the worldwide success of "On the floor" the singer's career continued to rise and this could have been one of the main causes of the breakdown of their marriage. In 2011, after seven years of marriage, the Latin couple announced their divorce.
But Jlo and Marc were prepared for every situation. The dancer Chris Judd, JLo's first husband, forced her to pay $11 million after announcing the divorce in 2003. The “Let’s Get Loud” interpreter asked her next couples to sign a prenuptial contract that protected her money.
By 2011, the total fortune of the Anthony López family was around $350 million, but the couple managed to end their separation in a friendly manner and without economic losses.
JLo's ex-husband had also protected his millions through a legal document. After his divorce from López, the singer married the Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima, and, unfortunately, their civil union lasted only two years.
According to People Magazine, Marc Anthony had to pay the model $10,000 a month for three years, until his divorce was finalized.
4- Madonna and Guy Ritchie
In most divorces, it has been customary for a man to pay his wife to separate, but Madonna was the exception. Guy Ritchie was compensated by the Queen of Pop for a huge sum in 2008.
Madonna and the filmmaker married in 2000 after the birth of Rocco, their first child, and in 2007 they adopted David from an orphanage in Malawi. The couple tried to save their relationship, but unfortunately, Guy never managed to get used to the lifestyle of the "Like a Virgin" interpreter.
The legal battle was short but precise. Ritchie changed the opportunity to keep Madonna's inheritance and fight for the final custody of her children, at a cost of 76 million dollars!
3-Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
In 2002 the famous Beatles' leader proved that he can also settle down when he married Heather Mills. Unfortunately, their marriage didn't last more than four years, but it was enough time to start one of the most iconic fights in Hollywood.
After accusing the singer as an aggressive person, the model hired Anthony Julius, Lady Di's lawyer. The former Beatle lost his case and had to compensate his ex-wife with $48.6 million.
2- Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
We were shocked when we heard the news of the divorce between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The most famous couple in Hollywood decided to go their separate ways with a friendly agreement. Kim and Kanye married in 2014 and had four children: North, Palm, Chicago, and Saint West.
The rapper suffered from bipolar disorder for many years, and even Kris Jenner apologized many times for his behavior. Forbes magazine estimated the fortune of the millionaire couple at more than $2 billion in assets. Kim Kardashian is a great businesswoman with a net worth of more than $750 million and Kanye, in addition to his musical career, owns Yeezy.
According to TMZ, the couple doesn't speak to each other. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't want to discuss the division of their assets, they signed a prenuptial contract to protect their fortune. However, the battle of their divorce continues.
1-Bill and Melinda Gates
Although in May 2021 we learned of the divorce between Bill and Melinda Gates, the couple began legal advice in 2019, when the strange friendship between the computer scientist and Jeffrey Epstein was discovered. After 27 years, the tragic news broke through Twitter.
The couple managed to consolidate an incredible fortune over the years. Forbes revealed that the businessman has $129.3 billion, in addition to other incredible investments. His assets include a $131 million complex in Washington, a Leonardo da Vinci notebook, investments in Four Seasons hotels, Televisa Group, and, of course, Microsoft!
The real reasons for the divorce of the former couple are unknown. The legal battle between philanthropists is just beginning, and we can't wait to find out what will happen to their massive fortune. There are talks about his compulsive work ethic, a former ex girlfriend that got in the middle, but we will never find out the truth.