Celebrity couples often seem to have it all: The fame, the wealth, and the people’s love – something we all dream of having. But sometimes, even the glitz and glamour can not keep a relationship together. In these instances, the outcome can be a costly and sometimes emotional divorce.
Some of the world’s biggest stars have been through these costly breakups. And this blog will delve into five of them.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
This Hollywood power couple’s relationship was anything but smooth sailing from the beginning. Filled with allegations of abuse and a bitter court battle, the divorce settlement was one of the highest in Hollywood history.
Johnny Depp, who was worth around $200 million at the time of the divorce, ended up paying out roughly $7 million to Amber Heard in the final settlement. For her, part, Heard ended up paying double the amount back to Depp as compensation.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
The announcement of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s divorce at the beginning of 2021 shocked the world. The couple, who were married for six years, were worth a combined $2.1 billion dollars.
With such a high net worth, it is easy to imagine that their divorce settlement could be one of the biggest in history. However, the exact details of the settlement have not yet been announced.
Adele and Simon Koneki
First up: Adele is known for her soulful and heart-wrenching songs but few people know the emotional battle that she has had to go through in her private life. Adele’s marriage to Simon Koneki, who was her husband of seven years, ended in 2019.
At the time, Adele’s net worth was listed at around $190 million at the time of their split. This meant that the divorce settlement was set to be a big one. Though the exact amount of the settlement has not been confirmed, it has been estimated that Koneki may have walked away with as much as $140 million.
Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin
Although Stallone and Flavin have been together for well over two decades, their early years were fraught with complications. Stallone was still married to his first wife while Flavin and Stallone were dating. Of course, this caused problems.
When the couple finally tied the knot, their divorce was estimated to be worth around $10 million.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott
When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Scott announced their divorce in 2019, it was big news. Bezos was worth an estimated $159 billion at the time of the divorce. This made their divorce settlement the biggest in the world.
Scott walked away with a 4% stake in Amazon, which amounted to around $38 billion, catapulting her to the position of the world’s third-richest woman.
The lifestyles of the rich and famous can be highly unpredictable and celebrity divorces are no exception. While many couples keep their private matters out of the public eye, some of the world’s biggest stars have had their breakups splashed across gossip columns and news outlets.
With net worths that are often in the millions or even billions of dollars, the financial cost of celebrity divorces can be astronomical. For us “normal folk,” it is a reminder that money might not buy happiness – but it can certainly buy a difficult divorce.