Recently, Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee have made announcement of their “amicable” split.
They got married in 2012 after dating for many years and have two children together, Sadie and Maceo. Rumors are that the divorce settlement is around $4 million.
Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovlev, 2014 — $604 million
Noted as the “most expensive divorce in history,” the two ended their marriage after 26 years together. The divorce took a gruesome 6 years until it was finalized.
We imagine that each party’s divorce attorney fought hard for the win.
Robert & Sheila Johnson – $400 million
Robert Johnson and Sheila Crump were married from 1969-2002. Together they founded BET (Black Entertainment Television). They were married for 33 years before getting a divorce.
Sheila’s net worth skyrocketed after the divorce to a staggering $670 million. In an interview, Sheila stated that she is ashamed of what BET has become. "I don't watch it. I suggest to my kids that they don't watch it," she said. "When we started BET, it was going to be the Ebony magazine on television...but the problem is that then the video revolution started up... And then something started happening, and I didn't like it at all. And I remember during those days we would sit up and watch these videos and decide which ones were going on and which ones were not. We got a lot of backlash from recording artists... and we had to start showing them. I didn't like the way women were being portrayed in these videos."
Michael Strahan & Jean Muggli – $15 Million
Former Football star for the New York Giants, Michael Strahan and Jean Muggli met in 1994 at a spa. The two tied the knot in 1999. Their marriage was pretty rocky which eventually led to their divorce in 2006.
Muggli was paid $15 million and on top of that received $18,000 every month in child support for their twin daughters.
Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl – $125 Million
We love when college sweethearts get married, like country icon Garth Brooks and songwriter Sandy Mahl did in 1986. But so many times, the marriage just doesn’t work out.
The pair separated in 1999 and divorced officially in 2001. They have three daughters together.