Celebrity marriages under the scrutiny of the public eye often wilt due to the unnecessary pressure. When two people decide to end their marriage, the process is usually a long and strenuous one. However, when two public figures decide to end their marriage, it is usually quick and a clean break so that worldwide criticism is kept to a minimum.
Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
After they met on the set of the movie Apocalypse Now that premiered in 1979, they got married and lasted for over 16 years. However, the couple did not have a prenup so it took them three years to reach a settlement. The two remained friends until Mathison’s death in 2015.
Amy Irving and Steven Spielberg
After dating for nine years off and on, the couple got married in 1985. They were only married four years before their divorce, which resulted in Amy Irving receiving $100 million. The two are known to still be friends, but never got back together after the divorce.
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods
World-renowned golfer Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren’s divorce came out of nowhere in 2009 after many different reports of Woods cheating made headlines. After six years, the two split and Nordegren walked away with $110 million, under the contingency that she sign a document swearing silence on Woods’s infidelity.
Juanita Vanoy and Michael Jordan
After three children and over 15 years of marriage, Vanoy and Jordan split over irreconcilable differences in 2006. Vanoy won over $165 million in the settlement, and the two remain good friends and practice co-parenting to this day.
Robyn Moore and Mel Gibson
Robin Moore and Mel Gibson were known as a power couple in the 90s and early 00s but decided to terminate their marriage after Moore found out Gibson had a secret family with another woman. Moore was granted a whopping $425 million in the divorce settlement.
Things to Consider
In many common divorce cases, financial problems and tension is the leading force behind the marriage being terminated. Prenups are not common in non-celebrity marriages, so financial arrangements must be made with the help of divorce lawyers in Rockville, MD, such as from the Law Office of Daniel Wright, before the divorce is finalized. Some things to consider when negotiating your divorce settlement are both you and your future ex’s incomes, the current market value of your assets, your children’s’ needs, the age of both you and your future ex-spouse, and the standard of living post-divorce filing.