When celebrities get married there is only one thing more exciting than their relationship. Once stars decide to get divorced they have all the attention of the public on them. This is the news that everyone is impatient to read and to know more about. Since these people are worth a lot, the procedure can cost a staggering amount of money. Today we bring you the most expensive celebrity divorces of all times. These mega-rich people had to share a huge part of their wealth with their former wives.
Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv
Rupert and Anna’s settlement reportedly cost him $1.7 billion. The mogul had to pay his wife of 32 years this staggering amount. While there is still doubt whether it cost him that much, the word out there is that it actually did. The worst thing is the fact that Rupert remarried only 17 days after he called it quits with his former love. Murdoch married Wendi Deng, who he also divorced later. Today he is happily married to Mick Jagger’s former wife, model Jerry Hall. Anna received this amount mostly in stock from the News Corporation. She is definitely one lucky lady. Murdoch is officially the owner of one of the most expensive celebrity divorces ever. But that didn’t really stop him from getting married two more times after that.
“I think that Rupert’s affair with Wendi Deng – it’s not an original plot – was the end of the marriage. His determination to continue with that. I thought we had a wonderful, happy marriage. Obviously, we didn’t. [He] was extremely hard, ruthless and determined that he was going to go through with this, no matter what I wanted or what I was trying to do to save the marriage. He had no interest in that whatsoever.”- Torv explained at that time.
Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein
This one might be on top of the most expensive celebrity divorces of all times. Alec was a member of one of the wealthiest families in the world. He was the owner of a very rare art collection that is worth millions. His wife Jocelyn accused him of being abusive and soon filed for divorce. Jocelyn is the eccentric looking cat woman we’ve all seen on the Internet. At that time she was still completely recognizable. The split happened at 1999 when the couple had spent 21 years being married. In the end, she was awarded $2.5 billion and $100 million a year for the following 13 years. Since then Jocelyn became addicted to plastic surgery and completely changed the way she looks.
Steve and Elaine Wynn
We’ve all already heard of the iconic Las Vegas hotels Wynn. What you probably didn’t know is that the owners were a part of a very expensive divorce settlement. Steve and Elaine were married twice before they decided to put a final stop to their marriage. Although there is no way to be certain about this, the word is that Steve had to spend $1 billion of his money when he separated with Elaine. The couple was first married from 1963 to 1986 and the second time around from 1991 to 2010. Unfortunately, not even the second time worked. Elaine is definitely a lucky woman.
Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Radic
Bernie married Slavica in 1985 and got divorced in 2009. The couple went through a very expensive divorce that brought the Croatian model a whopping amount of $1.2 billion. But the weirdest thing about this divorce is that it seems that Bernie is receiving the money from Slavica. It is still all unclear how and why it’s happening, but you know rich people. They always find a way to keep their safe and hidden away from the country and tax services.