You may think if you know a person for longer it will make it easier (or at least cheaper) if you two do divorce. Well, that is not the case; just ask Garth Brooks. He married his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl, in 1986 and divorced in 2000.
The couple had a net worth of 400 million dollars, and he had to pay her a cool $125 million of that in the divorce settlement. This just reminds us that when money is involved, even things between college sweethearts can get messy.
A true country music power couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert split after four years of marriage. Rumors of infidelity surrounded both parties, and that may have led to their demise.
The pair was estimated to be worth $160 million combined, but lucky for both of them they signed a prenup before joining forces. The specifics of the divorce are still private, but the two agreed to split all shared assets and now happily are with different partners. Seems like they've both moved on. Blake with new wife Gwen Stefani and Miranda with new hubby Brendan McLoughlin.
The Shania Twain/Robert Lange matrimony only lasted 14 years, but that didn’t mean the divorce would be cheap. She is worth an amazing 400 million dollars while her husband is worth 225 million dollars.
The divorce did not leave either of them broke, but who they chose to date after got a little weird. Robert ended up two-timing Shania with her friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud, and a few years later Shania married Marie-Anne’s ex-husband. We may never understand ultrarich people.
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Slash, the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, divorced his wife of 13 years, Perla Ferrar in 2014. The divorce was contentious and took them a LONG 4 years to settle. It ended up costing the guitarist a lump sum of $6.6 million, $100,000 per month in spousal support, and $39,000 a month in child support.
Luckily, he was able to keep his music and guitars and continues to shred with Guns N’ Roses to this day. Good thing too, because he needs a way to pay back both of those supports.
After the former “Today” host Matt Lauer was disgraced, his troubles didn’t stop. He and his wife of nearly 20 years Annette Rose divorced in September 2019 and she took a whopping $20 million with her.
It forced him to sell his $44 million house in the Hamptons and other assets just to pay for it. Although they signed a “postnup” after their initial separation she still was able to take home a large bag of Matt’s money. Good for her!