Tuesday 12 December 2017

From break-ups to big bucks

In one of the most talked-about divorces of the last decade, Heather Mills was awarded $48.6m after her marriage to Paul McCartney broke down back in 2008.

Mills had sought $250m, but because the judge decided she had been 'less than candid', he dramatically reduced the settlement.

When Guy Ritchie split from Madonna the same year, he walked away with lock, stock and between $76 and $92m.

Estimates vary wildly, but Elin Nordegren's break-up with Tiger Woods is a rare 'nine-figure' settlement. In exchange for an estimated $110m, the Swedish ex-model had to give an undertaking that she would not speak publicly about Tiger's alleged flings.

But Robyn Denise Moore put Guy, Heather and Elin in the ha'penny place last year when her 31-year marriage to Mel Gibson ended. The actor kissed half of his estimated $850m fortune goodbye when he walked out the door.

Should have got a pre-nup, Mel.

Irish Independent

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