The worst celebrity divorces
Published 14/08/2010 | 05:00
Paul McCartney & Heather Mills:
According to Forbes magazine, the Heather Mills-Paul McCartney nuptials, which took place in Monaghan's Castle Leslie, rank in the top five most expensive celebrity weddings ever (they spent more than €5m on their big day).
Little wonder, then, that the divorce was just as wallet-busting: in 2008, Heather received a reported $48.7m to settle the split.
Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger:
Not for nothing are this pair known as Hollywood's most embattled pair.
"Marrying Alec left me in a daze," said Kim breathlessly in 1996, but it didn't take long for reality to set in.
Cut to 2010, and the custody battles over teenage daughter Ireland are still going strong.
Madonna & Guy Ritchie:
After eight years of marriage, Madonna and Guy Ritchie called it quits, with her citing Ritchie's "unreasonable behaviour".
Custody was the major battle, with Madonna wanting to relocate the couple's two children to the States.
Her spokesperson said a settlement of at least $76m was reached.
Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards:
In terms of mud-slinging, this pair are up there in a big league.
In 2006, Richards accused Sheen of having an appetite for pornography sites.
Currently, Sheen is embroiled in yet another high-octane divorce with third wife, Brooke Mueller.