Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the most feared boxers of his time, had to cough up $7 million to settle his divorce with first wife Juanita Wilkinson. The pair met when they were teenagers living in DC, and after getting pregnant out of wedlock, the couple married. They were together for 10 years.
Luckily for Sugar Ray, they had signed a prenup and Juanita only received a portion of his $50 million net worth. Since then they have both found love and are now happy with their new partners.
Former NBA player, Kenny Anderson had to pay his ex-wife Tami Roman $30 million to settle their divorce. After numerous extra martial affair allegations against Kenny, the writing was on the wall for their divorce.
We think if we find ourselves in that situation, it might be cheaper to have an open marriage than think about a divorce. Just think of all the money that could've been saved!
In 2010, Cheryl Tweedy divorced then-Chelsea soccer player, Ashley Cole, after four years of marriage. The romance ended after a slurry of rumors dealing with infidelity around the soccer star.
Worst of all, Cheryl had gotten Ashley’s name tattooed onto her shortly after their wedding. Hopefully, Cherly used some of the nearly $26 million Ashley paid during the settlement to get that tattoo removed before her next relationship.
French soccer star, Thierry Henry, divorced Claire Merry in 2008 after reaching a settlement reported to be worth € 8 million euros. It was a nasty divorce and was only made worse because their daughter got caught in the middle of it.
The marriage only lasted for four years, but still cost Thierry Henry a bunch of money in the end. We think he is doing better, and being a sports commentator has been financially fruitful even after his athletic career ended.
Primetime, aka Deion Sanders, had to pay Pilar Biggers $10 million to settle their divorce. The couple was together for 12 years and had three children together.
This is the second time Deion has had to divorce a partner, although the second cost a lot more. People say “third time is a charm,” but we don’t know if Deion wants to risk his money again...