The holy institution of marriage has evolved a hundred folds over the last few centuries and it’s no longer what it used to be. Women are more and more struggling to get equal rights and appear to almost read from the same script: Get an ultra-wealthy person, marry him, wait for things to happen and file for a divorce. While a tad of marriages lasts until the end, a huge chunk, unfortunately, end in divorce and celebrities aren’t immune to this.
Celebrity divorces are captivating in all manners imaginable. From jaw-dropping financial settlements and intense custody battles to headline-making cheating allegations, celebrity divorces are ultimately the salt and pepper of the entertainment industry. The number of rumors and gossip that swirl around these divorce build-ups are simply astonishing.
As is the norm, “irreconcilable differences” is often cited as the main reason for parting ways, but it’s just a friendlier term used mostly by celebrities to hide their acts of cheating, drug use, acts of violence and profound personality mismatch. So as we wait for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce, you may want to grab on your popcorn and scroll through some of the most shocking celebrity divorce settlements witnessed in recent times. Whether they were about eye-popping financial settlements or full of divorce dramas that drag on for years, we fully got you covered. People couldn’t stop talking about them.
25. Kelsey Grammer and Camille Donatacci
When former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille Donatacci Kelsey got divorced from actor Kelsey Grammer, she laughed all the way to the bank after getting roughly $60 million. This came after she got her much-publicized divorce in 2010 in what proved to be the end of a 13-year marriage. All in all, Kelsey wasn’t so happy about getting involved with Camille as he revealed to Oprah Winfrey in an interview.
“I don’t want to say a lot of bad things, but some very bad things were said,” Kelsey told Oprah. “There were some extremely unacceptable behaviors that took place in front of the children so it was impossible for us to pretend.” No wonder he admitted that his marriage to Camille was a curse rather than a charm.