Celebrity Break-Ups and Post-Divorce Settlements

Hollywood has many temptations and it is rare to find a Hollywood couple that survives its rough times. It seems Hollywood, divorces and millions of dollars easily go hand in hand. Here are some popular celebrities and the outcomes of their divorces.

When former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger separated with her wife Maria Shriver, he kept the Brentwood mansion where he lived with Shriver and their four children. But a few days later, Shriver got a $12.2 million dollar home a few miles from their previous home. This seems to be a case of internal settlement.

3 Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin became famous for her reality TV stint featuring her eight children. In December 2009, she divorced her husband Jon Gosselin and she was able to keep their Pennsylvania home together with her eight children. Jon was reported to be living in a secluded home in the woods near their Pennsylvania estate.

2 Princess Diana

Before her untimely death, Princess Diana underwent a bitter separation with Prince Charles. She lost the title “Her Royal Highness” but she maintained a lot of her royal entitlements such as her Kensington Palace apartment, jewelry and the right to entertain guests at St. James Palace with the permission of the Queen.

1 Billy Joel

Billy Joel became famous with his songs such as “Just the Way You Are,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “Piano Man.” But his one hit song “She’s Always a Woman” aptly described his divorce settlement with Katie Lee in June 2009. Billy Joel sold his share in their New York town house for $3 million to her ex-wife. In February 2011, Katie Lee sold the same apartment for $11.65 million, almost four times the amount sold by Billy Joel.

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