13. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey
With a stellar career spanning over six decades, legendary rock star Neil Diamond is one of the best-selling singers of all time. His hit songs including Sweet Caroline and I’m a Believer inspired many a generation that he definitely has a special place reserved in music history.
But like many other legendary artists of our time, Diamond had a rocky love life. He had an affinity of marrying his personal assistants and Marcia Murphey was one of them. The lovely pair had been married for 25 years when things came to a sad end in 1994. When they finally divorced, Murphey walked away with $150 million, half of Diamond’s estate. But as a gentleman that he always is, Diamond famously said: “Murphey was worth every penny.” What a sweet man!