2013 had its fair share of high-profile divorce drama. Marriage can be challenging and it is even more difficult when the couple is under the scrutiny of the public eye. We have followed the salacious stories of infidelity, drug use and alleged physical abuse all year long. The paparazzi have even played an active role in revealing some indiscretions. From a DUI bust to multiple alleged affairs, some celebrity marriages did not survive the public scandal.
Child custody issues and the division of assets are considerably more complicated when there are residences in multiple states, or even countries, and other multimillion-dollar investments to partition. If the couple is without a prenup, they may subject to a long and arduous legal battle. Or, they can opt to ditch the attorneys and work out a civil divorce settlement that keeps their children’s’ best interests at the forefront and their money in their pocket. Unfortunately when it comes to celebrity divorces, we rarely witness the later.
The list of multi-million dollar divorces for 2013 features a Hollywood legend, one of the friendliest divorce settlements in Hollywood history and two Kardashian sisters. From a bullied domestic diva to a fallen L.A. Laker, we will reveal which former celebrity couples have remained friends and which celebrity couples are still duelling in divorce court. You will find out just how much money is at stake when the marriage of a multimillionaire couple goes wrong.
10. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries – Married 2011
The divorce for one of the briefest marriages in Hollywood history was finalized in April 2013. In 2011, reality television star Kim Kardashian of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and NBA player Kris Humphries split 72 days after their nationally televised nuptials. Kardashian has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars. Humphries has an estimated net worth of $22 million dollars. The couple reportedly earned millions from their broadcasted wedding special. Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Shortly afterward, Humphries legally pursued an annulment based on allegations of fraud and claimed that he was deceived. After a drawn-out legal battle, Humphries agreed to sign a settlement agreement. The divorce was finalized 6 months before the birth of Kardashians’ 1st child with hip-hop recording artist Kanye West.
9. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr – Married 2010
After 6 years together and 3 years of marriage, English actor Orlando Bloom and Australian super model Miranda Kerr called it quits. The couple started dating in 2007 and married in 2011. Together they have a son, Flynn, who was born in 2011. Best known for his role in “Lord of the Rings”, Bloom has a reported net worth of $32 million dollars. A Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2007, Kerr has a reported net worth of $18 million dollars. Bloom has remained private about the exact reasons for the divorce, only stating to talk show host Katie Couric, “We love each other. We’re a family. We’re going to be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives.”
8. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom – Married 2009
After 4 years of marriage, reality television star Khloe Kardashian of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ filed for divorce from former NBA player Lamar Odom in December, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Kardashian has a reported net worth of $11 million dollars. Odom has a reported net worth of $56 million dollars. The announcement came after widespread rumors of infidelity and drug use by Odom. The couple have no children together, however Odom has 2 children from a previous relationship. Kardashians’ infertility issues were chronicled in episodes of her popular reality show. In 2009, the couple married a month after meeting, following an L.A. Lakers championship win. In 2011, he was traded and is currently unsigned. In 4-month span, Odom was arrested for a DUI, involved in a public cheating scandal with multiple women and featured in a leaked video intoxicated and bragging about cheating.
7. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher – Married 2005
The divorce of actress Demi Moore of ‘Ghost’ and actor and tech mogul Ashton Kutcher was finalized in November. Moore’s reported net worth is $150 million dollars. Kutchers’ reported net worth is $140 million dollars. Moore has 3 adult children from her prior marriage to Bruce Willis. The couple have no children together. After friends introduced them in 2003, they gained widespread attention when they went public due to their 16-year age difference. In 2005, they exchanged vows during a secret Hollywood wedding ceremony. The couple separated after Kutchers’ infidelity on the night of their wedding anniversary was publicized. Divorce proceedings were at a standstill since Kutchers’ original filing in 2012, which followed a 1-year separation period. However, Moore eventually dropped her petition for spousal support and moved forward with the proceeding.
6. Josh Brolin and Diane Lane – Married 2004
After 9 years of marriage, the divorce of actress Diane Lane of ‘Man of Steel’ and Josh Brolin of ‘Milk’ was finalized. Lane filed for divorce on Feb. 13, 2013 citing “irreconcilable differences”. Both Lane and Brolin have an estimated net worth of $35 million dollars. The couple have no children together, however they each have children from prior marriages. They met in 2001 and married in 2004 during a secret ceremony. Four months after marrying, the couple was involved in a domestic violence dispute that made news headlines. Brolin has a history of arrests for violence and substance related offenses. In November, he checked himself into rehab following an arrest for public intoxication.
5. Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi – Married 2003
On July 30, 2013 celebrity chef Nigella Lawson filed for a “quickie” divorce from her husband of 10 years, advertising tycoon Charles Saatchi, citing “unreasonable behavior”. Lawson is the co-host of ABC’s cooking show ‘The Taste’ and has a reported net worth of $15 million. Saatchi co-founded ad agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and M&C Saatchi. He has a reported net worth of £100 million dollars. The split was announced weeks after photos of Saatchi appearing to be choking Lawson surfaced. In a public statement, Saatchi denied domestic violence allegations. The couple have children from prior marriages, but none together. Lawson has since had to defend herself against public attacks by Saatchi, whom she claims is angry over her refusal to publicly defend him after the photos were published.
4. Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross- Married 2002
The Divorce of English model Liberty Ross and husband of 10 years film director Rupert Sanders was finalized in December 2013. Sanders has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. Ross filed for divorce in January after Sanders was caught in a cheating scandal with his ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ star Kristen Stewart. Photos were published in US Weekly of the pair kissing. Rupert directed the popular film. Ross and Sanders have two children together (Skyla, 8, and Tennyson, 6).
3. Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth- Married 2001
The divorce of actor Peter Facinelli of the ‘Twilight’ films and actress Jennie Garth of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ was finalized on June 11, 2013. Facinelli has an estimated net worth of $19 million dollars. Garth has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars. Facinelli filed for divorce from his wife of 11 years 15 months earlier, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple met on a movie set in 1996 and wed in 2001. In what is being called one of the nicest divorces in Hollywood, the couple has agreed to equally share custody of their 3 daughters and utilize a shared expense account to cover childrearing costs. Each declined spousal support. Garth denied reports of Facinellis’ infidelity, but claims his overnight success after appearing in the ‘Twighlight’ films placed a strain on their marriage.
2. David Arquette and Courtney Cox- Married 1999
After nearly 3 years of separation, the divorce of actor David Arquette of the ‘Scream’ films and actress Courteney Cox of ‘Friends’ was finalized on May 28, 2013. The couple shares joint physical and legal custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Coco. Arquette has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars. Courtney Cox has an estimated net worth of $75 million dollars. The couple met while filming ‘Scream’ in 1994 and later married in 1999. In 2010, Arquette publicly apologized for placing a drunken call to Howard Stern’s radio show detailing the couples arguments and admitting that they were no longer intimate. One year later, Arquette talked about how his substance abuse issues played a factor in the demise of his marriage on ‘The Oprah Show’.
1. Clint and Dina Eastwood – Married 1996
Actor and film director Clint Eastwood’s wife of 17 years, reality television star Dina Eastwood, filed for divorce in October citing “irreconcilable differences”. She is also seeking physical custody of their 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, and spousal support. Clint Eastwood has a reported net worth of $375 million dollars. Dina Eastwood has a reported net worth of $20 million dollars. The couple met in 1993 while she was interviewing him as a journalist. They married in Las Vegas 3 years later, despite their 35-year age difference. Dina recently appeared in the reality series ‘Mrs. Eastwood & Company’. The couple were living separately prior to the divorce filing. Clint has legally challenged her requests for spousal support.
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