J.Lo once said "Love don't cost a thing," but is that really so? From Madonna to Seal, these divorced celebs and their broken hearts may have since recovered, but we can't say the same about their wallets...
Britney Spears & Kevin Federline: About $1 Million
From backstage romances to bitter custody battles, we can practically recite Brit and K-Fed's whirlwind of a ride in our sleep at this point. But while we all know how that story ends, how much did it end with, exactly?
Oops... it looks like Brit played with her heart, got lost in the game here: According to TMZ, the queen of pop had to shell out about $1 million to her ex; But if that sounds brutal, keep scrolling - we're just getting started.
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth: About $1 Million
We all remember the moment Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth finally called it quits on their decades-long love story. In fact, if you ask us? It might just be more eventful than the one we watched them play out on our screens back in 2010. But feelings - and nostalgia - aside, how much, exactly, did their shocking divorce cost them?
Well technically, nothing. Yep, according to ET, the two had a prenup set in place. But if you ask Miley? It actually cost her a hefty amount - about a million bucks, to be exact: Days before their divorce finalized, MC sold her Malibu pad for about $1.7 million, as The Sun put it, something she'd shelled out about $2.5 million for.
Caitlyn Jenner & Kris Jenner: About $2.5 Million
Whether you've been keeping up with this famous family or not, something tells us you remember hearing about the shocking moment Kendall & Kylie's famous parents decided to call it quits. But perhaps more shocking than the split itself is the fact that it only cost our favorite momager, well, pocket change.
Yep, she may boast more Birkins and swanky sports cars than we'll likely ever see in our lifetime (sorry, guys), but when her divorce's payday finally came around, Kris Jenner was only required to fork up about $2.5 million to her famous ex, as TMZ reported. Then again, if anyone can pull that off, well, it's obviously Kris Jenner.
Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson: At Least $3.5 Million
We know, it's hard to think of a time before Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively weren't blessing our Instagram feeds one prank at a time; But back in 2008, the Deadpool star was actually busy with another blonde, and it'd cost the A-list couple half of their earnings.
Yep, according to TMZ, both Reynolds and his former wife, ScarJo, were required to divvy up all earnings made during their short-lived marriage, thanks to their decision to forgo a prenup; And while we might never know that mysterious number, we do know their shared home sold for about $3.5 million back in 2012, as Zillow revealed.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: About $4.8 Million
"I've had a crush on [Cruise] since I was 15... his posters were on the walls of my bedroom," Holmes once gushed to Dawson's Creek costar, Mary Beth Peil. Safe to say, a lot's changed since then. But beyond the Scientology scandals, that Oprah interview ("I'm in love!"), and their child, how much did 'TomKat's' explosive romance cost?
According to TMZ, the famed Scientologist has been shelling out a cool $400,000 per year in child support for daughter, Suri, ever since their 2012 divorce - and will continue to do so until his little girl turns 18 (totaling about $4.8 million); The most shocking part? That's less than 4 years away. Feel old yet?
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom: At Least $5.5 Million
Remember when the Kardashian household gained its newest member - no, we're not talking about the adorable toddlers running around 'Lovey's' gated compound; We're talking about the time Khloe finally met her match - or so she thought. But while we all know how that story ends, how much did her breakup cost her?
According to TMZ, the youngest Kardashian sister actually managed to walk out a winner, well, sort of. In addition to waiving spousal support, Khlo got to keep her and Odom's estimated $5.5 million mansion, as Trulia put it, 50% interest in Khlomar, LLC, as well as her swanky 12.5-carat engagement ring, as Daily Mail revealed.
Katy Perry & Russell Brand: At Least $6.5 Million
Someone cue the fireworks because it appears that these two's breakup "Issues," as Perry's team put it, have finally come to an end. Back in 2012, as the singer and her British beau finally called it quits, fans everywhere were dying to know which of the two would be walking home millions richer. The reality?
Both, actually. You see, while Brand might have once sworn, "I ain't doing no prenup," the actor was fine waiving his rights to his ex-wife's estimated $44 million-dollar earnings during their marriage, as TMZ reported. Instead? The two simply split their assets 50/50, which included their estimated $6.5 million pad, as E! put it.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: About $7 Million
If there's one relationship that's taken 2020 for one rollercoaster of a ride, it's Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard's. From public accusations of assault to being forced to resign from A-list blockbusters, the former power couple's failed relationship has cost them a whole lot more than the number in their bank account.
That being said, what, exactly, was that mysterious number? While we can't tell you that much, but we can tell you their rocky divorce made Heard about $7 million richer, as Forbes revealed; Not for long, though: "I know these organizations will put the funds to good use," the star explained, after donating the swanky sum to charity.
Mariah Carey & James Packer: About $10 Million
Remember the singing goddess's short-lived relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer? No? Don't worry, you were probably too busy being blinded by the 35-carat rock that came with it. Yep, back in 2016, while we were ringing in the new year, MC was busy ringing in her latest engagement - though it didn't last long.
In fact, by October, it was already revealed that the two had called it quits. What didn't end, though? Carey's prancing around in the blinding engagement ring which, yes, she managed to pocket after the breakup; Oh, and an estimated $10 million dollar payout, according to The Blast, from her now-ex-fiancé, but no big deal, right?
Mike Tyson & Robin Givens: About $10 Million
Sure, he may know a thing or two about ducking blows, but outside of the ring? This pro boxer's been battling a decades-long feud with ex-wife, actress Robin Givens - and it hasn't been pretty. It all started back in 1988, as their less-than-a-year marriage came to a brutal end. Since then?
From explosive tell-all books to $125 million defamation lawsuits, Tyson and his former wife don't seem to be waving any white flags anytime soon. So, how much did their scandalous ride cost them? According to The Sun, Tyson shelled out an estimated $10 million. But if you ask Givens? "I didn't receive one dime," she told Page Six.
Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd: About $14 Million
She may be Jenny from the Block, but back in 2002, J.Lo was the heartbroken wife who'd just filed for divorce from her former back-up dancer Cris Judd. What went wrong? After 9 months together, "irreconcilable differences" led the former lovebirds to call it quits, as well as, to one hefty payout.
That's right, her heart may have still been on the mend, but so was her wallet, after J.Lo was forced to shell out an alleged $14 million to her former husband, as The Daily Mail revealed. The best part? The couple actually met on the set of her music video for... Love Don't Cost a Thing. Oh, the irony.
Lionel & Diane Richie: About $20 Million
When you're married to an R&B multi-millionaire, there are certain expectations that need to be upheld; Well, that is, if you ask Diane Richie, at least. The former dancer and her A-list ex-husband called it quits back in 2003, but not before securing her weekly trips to the nail salon and plastic surgeon.
That's right, as Divorce Magazine reported, Diane's divorce not only gifted her a cool (estimated) $20 million, but also a budget of $20,000/year for plastic surgery, $15,000/month for clothing, $3,000/month for dermatology, oh, and $250/month for nails, of course.
Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall: About $25 Million
He might have once sworn that he can't get no satisfaction, but it appears he wasn't the only one - sorry, Mick: Back in 1999, while the rest of the world was busy worshipping the Rolling Stone rocker's every step, his former wife was busy running in the opposite direction, as she filed for divorce from her husband of 8+ years.
But their public breakup was noteworthy for many reasons; You know, like the fact that it set Jagger back about $25 million, marking their split as one of Britain's most expensive ones yet, as Forbes put it. Nonetheless, Hall has only good things to say about it. In fact, "He's the most fabulous ex-husband," as she told the SF Gate.
Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgartner - Undecided
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner are getting divorced after 18 years of marriage. Their prenuptial agreement could mean Baumgartner might not be set for a huge payout like Costner's first wife, who got $80 million. Their prenup offers her $38,000 monthly in child support, and she's also entitled to a $1.4 million settlement.
But Baumgartner is asking for $248,000 each month for their three kids, plus full payment of school tuition, extracurricular activities, and healthcare costs, insisting the sum "is less than the amount needed to maintain the children in their accustomed lifestyle." We'll be staying tuned as the divorce proceedings continue to unfold...
Hulk Hogan & Linda Claridge: About $30 Million
Imagine first finding out that your wife of 20+ years is filing for divorce from the help of the local tabloids; Sounds pretty painful, huh? Well, if you ask Hulk Hogan, that's exactly what happened, back in 2007, as we watched the WWE power couple call it quits.
Then again, while we'll never truly know what went down behind closed doors, we do know one thing: Their high-profile divorce hit Hulk's wallet pretty hard, who was ordered to hand over about $30 million in assets to his soon-to-be ex-wife, according to E!. Ouch, that's gotta leave a mark.
Kelsey Grammer & Camille Grammer: About $30 Million
"I was married for 13 years. That's a long time..." the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star explained to Andy Cohen of the hefty payout her public divorce handed her - in addition to the scandalous headlines that came with it, of course. "I worked hard. I just didn't sit back, buying fancy clothes and shoving bonbons in my face."
As Camille put it, she might have made a name for herself as a housewife living the high life, but that doesn't mean she didn't earn every second of it. Perhaps that's why she'll happily justify the alleged $30 million check her 2011 divorce gave her, as ET put it, even if the public might not exactly, um, see eye to eye with it.
Michael & Diandra Douglas: About $45 Million
"I thought, 'You never know, but that might be a nest egg that I might need one day for my kids or my family or my life,'" Douglas' ex-wife told Harper's Bazaar of the moment she requested more money from her famous ex; It's already been 2 decades since her divorce from the A-list actor, but that doesn't mean their story ended in 2000.
In fact, it didn't. Fast forward to 2011, and Diandra's battle with her ex took a bitter turn as she requested half the earnings from his latest film, Wall Street. The verdict? She walked away with nothing; Then again, considering her former payout of almost $45 million, as The Daily Mail put it, something tells us she'll be just fine.
Phil Collins & Orianne Cevey: About $47 Million
When Phil once said, "I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord," we wonder if he was referring to the whirlwind of a ride his marriage would soon take him on. After 21-year-old Cevey, of Swedish-Thai origin, was hired as the singer's translator back in the day, the two tied the knot in 1999. Since then?
The two went from divorcing in '08 to rekindling things in '15... to parting ways, again, just last month, after Cevey called it quits over text, according to Collins. Ouch. But broken hearts aside, how much did their little love story cost them? About $46.68 million, which all went straight into Cevey's wallet, according to People.
Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock: About $47.5 Million
If you, too, were blindsided by the country star's sudden divorce, don't worry, so was she: "The divorce was not my idea. I didn't want it in any shape, form or fashion," as Reba revealed to CMT's Cody Alan back in 2016; Except the singer's shocking breakup cost her a whole lot more than one broken heart.
Yep, we're talking about the alleged $47.5 million the artist had to shell out after her husband of 26 years called it quits on their romance, as Herald Weekly reported. "It was really hard to make the adjustment," she explained. Nonetheless, "I just want everybody to be happy... our lives are too short to be miserable."
Paul McCartney & Heather Mills: About $48.7 Million
Believe it or not, there are a lot of facts surrounding this Beatles' former romance that'll have you doing a double-take. You know, like the fact that his daughter, Stella - yes, the Stella McCartney - had it out for his ex-wife since day one, as Heather swears. But perhaps the most noteworthy part of it all?
Back in 2008: The moment the two brought their divorce to court, where Heather pocketed almost $50 million, as CNN reported; That is, after dumping a jug of water on McCartney's lawyer inside the courtroom. Why? "[I] baptized her... I thought she looked fantastic," she told GMTV after the attorney, "Said something under her breath."
James Cameron & Linda Hamilton: About $50 Million
If you ask Linda Hamilton who's to blame for her high-profile divorce, the answer is simple: Titanic. Yep, as she put it, our favorite movie was also "The mistress [her director-husband] left me for," she revealed to The Lady. "He was the kind of man who really would rather be at work... than at home with the wife."
You see, while we were busy reaching for the Kleenex, the brains behind the tearjerker, director James Cameron, was hard at work - and it soon cost him his 1999 divorce, and the estimated $50 million Linda gained in the process, as Hello put it. But while James' bank account might be hurting, his heart will certainly go on, right?
Kevin Costner & Cindy Silva: About $80 Million
Ah, young love. Our next famous faces were actually college sweethearts, but that doesn't mean their story has a happy ending. Sure enough, 2 diplomas, 3 kids, and 16 years later, the famous lovebirds finally called it quits in 1994, and honestly? We've been recovering ever since.
Then again, not as much as Mr. Costner, who had to front almost $100 million, as E! reported, to bring their relationship to an official end. We'd say stay in school, folks, but, well, we see how that one turned out for these two; Take what you want from that, I guess.
Demi Moore & Bruce Willis: About $90 Million
"I never had to split up vacations or... birthdays," Rumer explained to Larry King of her parents' divorce back in 2000. "They always made an effort... to still have our family be as one." Safe to say, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis might just be living proof that exes can, indeed, still be friends; But you didn't hear it from us.
From quarantining together and not ripping each other's hair out (which we'd totally get, by the way) to family trips, the exes might even be friendship goals, after all. Of course, though, not before Bruce shelled out about $90 million, as Page Six reported, to leave the past, well, in the past; Whatever gets the job done, right?
Madonna & Guy Ritchie: About $92 Million
Imagine your break-up being gossiped about so much by just about everyone you know that you, yourself, have to release a statement to put the rumors to rest. Well, for this Material Girl, that's exactly what happened, though it might have just left us with even more questions.
"The financial details... will remain private, [but]... both of us are happy with our agreement," Madonna revealed back in '08 after her marriage came to an end. Who's going to tell her that her publicist already spilled the beans? Yep, according to Liz Rosenberg, their little happy "agreement" called for up to $92 million.
Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving: About $100 Million
While the story of how they came to be might be one for the books, the Hollywood director and Amy - otherwise known as the aspiring actress who once auditioned for one of Spielberg's films - don't share that same happy ending when the cameras stop rolling.
Then again, it depends who you're asking; If you ask Amy, we've got a feeling her reported $100 million payout, as The Observer put it, has her living happily ever after, after all. As for her famous ex, whose prenup - written on a paper napkin - didn't end up holding up in court? Something tells us he'll never live that one down.
Greg Norman & Laura Andrassy: About $103 Million
He may have struck gold at the British Open, but pro golfer Greg Norman's rankings outside of the putting greens are actually, well, pretty scandalous. After falling in love with his flight attendant, Laura, back in the day, the two went on to tie the knot in '81; That is, until their shocking split 26 years later. What happened?
He'd met tennis star, Chris Evert, who he actually went on to marry later that year; Well, until he called it quits about a year later, to marry his third wife, who he's still with today. Overwhelming, we know; But not as overwhelming as the estimated $103 million Greg had to shell out in the process, according to Espn.
Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren: About $110 Million
Speaking of putting greens, you know who else shared Greg's same pricey fate? This pro golfer, who, back in 2010, found himself embroiled in one explosive scandal, as his marriage of over 5 years to Eli Nordegren came to a sudden end; And, of course, as you already know, it'd cost him a whole lot.
From losing swanky sponsorships to stepping back from the golf course, Woods' infidelity saga cost him a whole lot more than that estimated $110 million payday his now ex-wife pocketed, according to Radar Online. Lucky for him, he now sits on an alleged $800 million, as Celebrity Net Worth put it, so we'd say he'll be okay.
Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl: About $125 Million
He might be sitting on millions and boast an impressive career in music, with an army of fans to back him up, but back in the day? Country star Garth Brooks was just an Oklahoma State University student who'd fallen in love with classmate, Sandy. Sadly for the college sweethearts, though, their story doesn't have a happy ending.
Since their 2001 divorce, which, of course, left the world of Country music speechless, the former duo have been doing their best to move on, even if devastated fans still struggle to. So, how much did their shocking split cost Garth? An estimated $125 million payout, as Tuko reported.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin: About $147 Million
If there's any couple out in Hollywood giving Demi and Bruce a run for their money, it's none other than these guys - otherwise known as perhaps the most amicable exes we've ever laid eyes on. Ever since the Goop beauty announced their shocking split on her website, back in 2014, you can bet it's been nothing but eventful.
But perhaps that's because the exes and their public breakup have been nothing but... pleasant. Yep, despite their estimated combined $147 million net worth at the time, as Daily Mail put it, the couple managed to end their 10+ year marriage peacefully, signing off on a written agreement that divided up everything they shared.
Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey: About $150 Million
Sure, you might already be sick of hearing Sweet Caroline blasted at every sporting event imaginable (not that we're judging), but something tells us the story of how this singing sensation handled his former romance - or lack thereof - will be like music to your ears. Seriously, someone pass us the Kleenex.
Back in 1995, after 25 years on the road and endless late-night studio sessions, Diamond and his wife - "The rock upon which he stood," as he told People, called it quits. "She did everything right, and I did everything wrong," he said. Costing Neil about $150 million, but if you ask him? "She was worth every penny," as Forbes reported.
Michael Jordan & Juanita Vanoy: About $168 Million
Michael Jordan might know a thing or two about scoring baskets - but back in '06, the pro baller scored an entirely different reality, one that had him making sporting history: The most expensive divorce settlement to date. Well, what exactly went down?
It all started back in 2002, as Jordan's wife of 13 years filed for divorce... until she withdrew the request weeks later; But fast forward to 2006, and things officially took a turn South, as the couple's split officially became final, costing the NBA star almost half of his estimated $398 million net worth (at the time), as Marie Claire reported.
Adele & Simon Konecki: About $184 Million
If you thought the beauty's drastic weight transformation was turning heads, wait until you hear about her split from former husband Simon Koneki - and the hundreds of millions of dollars it called for. Yep, you read that right, the newly single star might be saying hello from the other side, but it's going to cost her... a lot.
According to The Sun, the singer's ongoing divorce from her husband of 8 years is set to be settled for around £140million, or about $184 million dollars. Rumor has it, she's not too thrilled about it; Then again, what's another couple million when you're the second-richest singer in the U.K., as Sunday Times Rich List put it?
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore: About $280 Million
You already know how her relationship with Bruce Willis ended (lots of dollar signs), but what about Moore's 2011 breakup from Ashton Kutcher? Well, while there's no official word out on the hefty check that the actress cashed in on, we do know that it cost her ex-husband a whole lot.
Yep, according to Page Six, Demi, worth then about $150 million, had her sights set on spousal support, as her 2012 divorce was first brought into court. The verdict? Both she and Ashton, then-worth about $130 million, finally came to a private agreement, which, considering their combined estimated $280 net worth, cost 'em a whole lot.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: About $400 Million
Did you really think we weren't going to mention one of Hollywood's most devasting (or long overdue, depending on who you ask) breakups to date? Ever since Brangie's 2014 split, the former power couple has been hijacking headlines everywhere as we try to keep up with their whirlwind of a ride. Lucky for us, it's just getting started.
Papers obtained by The Daily Mail revealed that Jolie's not too thrilled with the "biased" judge presiding over their case - and the estimated combined $400 million net worth it calls for, as Inquisitr put it. Brad Pitt was recently accused of "looting" the ex-couple's French vineyard profits amid a fresh feud with Jolie, who sold her stake to a Russian.
Robert Johnson & Sheila Crump: About $400 Million
Robert Johnson and Sheila Crump made a name for themselves far beyond their noteworthy founding of BET Network back in 1980: After their marriage of over 30 years came to a sudden end in 2000, the former power couple went on to have one of the biggest divorce settlements in history... for more reasons than one.
You see, once you get past the fact that Robert had to front about $400 million, as Yahoo reported, to put their relationship to rest, things take a wild turn come 2005. What happened? Sheila went on to marry William T. Newman Jr. - otherwise known as the judge who presided over her and Johnson's divorce case. Interesting, huh?
Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore: About $425 Million
When this international star and his former wife first crossed paths back in the 70s, Mel was yet another relatively unknown actor, who'd just finished wrapping up Mad Max in Australia. Safe to say, a whole lot has changed since then, aside from Gibson's claim to fame - or notoriety.
Back in '09, the couple called it quits, after 25+ years of marriage; But as Mel would soon learn the hard way, his breakup was going to cost him... half of his life's earnings, to be exact. Yep, Robyn went on to pocket about $425 million, as Daily Mail reported, and something tells us neither of their lives has been the same since.
Rupert Murdoch & Anna Torv: About $1.7 Billion
Yep, you read that right. When your husband is a media mogul with billions (and we mean billions) of dollars to his name, what's another billion, or two, when it comes to leaving your failed relationship in the past? Just ask Anna Mann, who could probably tell you all about it.
3 Kids and 32 years later, that's exactly what happened for Murdoch's former wife, as her 2013 divorce landed her billionaire status; But while her ex may have been out about $1.7 billion, as CNBC reported, something tells us both his heart and wallet have since recovered; You know, considering he went on to remarry 17 days later.
Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein: About $2.5 Billion
Names not ringing a bell? Don't worry, Jocelyn's face probably will. Over the years, the Swiss socialite has made a name for herself thanks to her striking looks - and the cosmetic procedures it's called for. But did you know that back in the '90s, the former wife of billionaire Alec Wildenstein, also made headlines for her breakup?
Yep, back in 1999, after almost 20 years of marriage, Jocelyn and her art-dealing husband officially called it quits, leaving the socialite with about $2.5 billion, as Insider reported; But wait, it gets wilder. By May of 2018, Jocelyn went from billions to broke, as news broke that she'd... filed for bankruptcy. So many questions.
Jeff Bezos & MacKenzie Bezos: About $38 Billion
Last but certainly not least, we'd like to introduce you to the 3rd richest woman in the world, all thanks to her failed relationship with a slightly successful ex: Amazon.com Inc founder, Jeff Bezos. Sound familiar? Back in July of 2019, news of the couple's finalized divorce hit headlines, but it's been far from quiet ever since.
After 25 years of marriage, 4 children, and a whole lot of settlement money, MacKenzie Bezos has landed herself a 4% stake in her ex-husband's company, amounting to about $38 billion, as CNN reported. But don't feel too bad just yet, Jeff is still the richest person in the world - and suddenly we've never felt more broke.
Bill Gates & Melinda Gates: About $60 Billion
It's the divorce we never saw coming. But Recently, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to go their separate ways. "We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives," read their statement on Twitter.
And while the couple may be mourning the loss of their 27 year relationship, many are wondering about the hefty settlement on the way. According to Forbes, if the pair split their fortune equally, Melinda would be worth approximately $64 Billion. However, negotiations are still in the works.
Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady: TBD
After 13 years of marriage and 2 children together, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen decided to call it quits. However, sources revealed it's been "amicable." Both the model and NFL QB are shining stars in their respective fields - and between the two of them, they are worth $650 million per Celebrity Net Worth.
Page Six claims the couple signed an ironclad prenup upon getting married over a decade ago. However, their divorce lawyers have reported "looking at what a split will entail, who gets what the finances will be." This includes their $17 million "billionaire's bunker" Miami mansion, which is widely believed to have gone to Brady. Not too shabby.
Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa: TBD
After dating for nearly 17 years, Momoa and Bonet had secretly gotten married back in 2017, but after almost 5 years together, the pair announced their breakup in January 2022. Fans were completely shocked by the sudden news as they seemed like they were one of the strongest couples in Hollywood.
However, Bonet and Momoa still remain close following their split. Although they've been tight-lipped on their settlement, the couple is worth a whopping $35 million together per Celebrity Net Worth. However, Momoa used his income to purchase a $750K camper van he's living in instead of their $3.5 million hillside home in Topanga.