Marriage can be a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t always last forever. This is especially true among the Hollywood set and other celebrities. Often, the pressures of fame and fortune put a tremendous amount of strain on a couple, causing a once happy union to collapse under the pressure.
Unlike couples who have been going strong, such as Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks or Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, some pairings are just not made to last. Here are 10 of the most expensive celebrity divorces.
15. Lionel and Diane Richie
Payout: $20 million
The singer and his second wife decided to divorce after nine years of marriage. During the divorce proceedings, Diane asked for $300,000 a month in spousal support, saying the couple lived an extravagant lifestyle, according to a court declaration. That extravagant lifestyle included a $40 million Beverly Hills mansion with 30 rooms. Diane also requested a $15,000 monthly budget for clothing, shoes, and accessories, $600 a month for massages, $5,000 a month for jewelry, and $20,000 a year for plastic surgery.
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