The 38 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements of All Time

To quote Rihanna, "All I see is dollar signs."

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It's a big deal when celebrity couples get divorced (witness: the collective pain of America when Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their split). Not only are we heartbroken to see our favorite duos part ways, but things also tend to get messy when it comes to money, especially if there's no prenuptial agreement. Thus, leading to big drama, multiple lawyers, and a cashout so big, my heart skips a little thinking about what I would do if I ever came into contact with that much money.

Unlike normal couples, when two big names come together in holy matrimony, things can get pretty out of hand if the marriage doesn't end with a happily ever after. Dealing with major assets like houses, planes, children, and uh...dogs can sometimes get pretty chaotic and cost a whole lot of dough.

Ahead, the Hollywood couples that spent a fortune (or at least half their net worth) in separation settlements. Some of these marriages ended due to infidelity, damaging allegations, or the mutual agreement that each other wasn't "the one." May this list always serve as a reminder to make sure you get a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement.


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Alex Warner

I’m currently working at Dotdash Meredith as the Celeb & Entertainment E-Commerce Lead contributing affiliate content for and I’m basically like your personal shopper, from writing about that cozy loungewear set you didn’t know you needed to keeping tabs on the best sales and deals on the internet. I’m also a pro at finding affordable dupes for celebrity looks and I love to dig into the data to strategize content opportunities.