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With any marriage, well-wishers hope the couple will be blessed with happiness and that the union will last a lifetime. But things happen – those damn irreconcilable differences get in the way. Today the divorce rate is over 40% in the US. Celebrities fight an even tougher battle due to long working hours, lots of time on location away from home, paparazzi hassles, lots of temptation…etc. When celebrities do split up, separating the assets is very difficult, but some partners walk away with a nice chunk of change. Let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive celebrity divorces.

10. Michael Douglas Divorce

Michael and Diandra Douglas married in March of 1977. The couple called it quits in 1995, possibly because Michael visited rehab in the early 90s for sex addiction. He also had some drug and alcohol problems. The couple tried to make things work, but even their marriage counselor couldn’t help. Their divorce was settled in early 2000. Diandra received $45 million when they finally split.

Michael Douglas
Michael and Diandra Douglas in 1988

9. Paul McCartney Divorce

McCartney first began dating dating Heather Mills in January of 2000. On June 11, 2002 the couple was married in Ireland. They had a daughter together, Beatrice, who was born in 2003. The couple’s relationship took a bad turn and they were living apart by May 2006. The divorce was settled in 2008 and Mills received a whopping $48.6 million for her time.

Paul McCartney
Paul and Heather in 2002

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