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While couples contemplating or enduring a divorce know that they may lose some of their assets, this fact is painfully evident for those who find themselves shelling out millions of dollars to their ex-spouses. Among the wealthiest people getting divorces are celebrities, some of who have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to their former partners.
According to an independent Web site, the top ten most expensive celebrity divorce settlements in U.S. in the last 25 years include (in descending order, starting with the largest settlement):
Reasons for Such Large Divorce Settlements
In each of these cases, the amounts of the divorce settlements were so extravagant due to one or more of the following factors:
• A spouse was caught cheating
• The spouse earned a significant portion of his or her assets during the marriage and with the support of the other partner
• The substantial length of the marriage
(Source: Huliq News)
Despite the fact that the celebrities on the above list paid out such hefty divorce settlements, most of them are now currently remarried.
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