12. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Do you really remember that time when Tiger Woods was arguably the most recognizable sports star in the world? He had won four Masters, three U.S Open and had been named PGA player of the year 11 times. So when he crashed his Escalade into a tree outside his Florida home and it emerged that he was a serial cheater who couldn’t settle with one lover, it was all abuzz.
The scandal erupted in a manner that the looming divorce from his wife of six years, Swedish model Elin Nordegren was impossible to ignore. While he’s one of the greatest golfers to ever live, his extramarital affairs came at a dear price. He not only gave Nordegren $110 million as divorce settlement but also lost commercial deals worth billions of dollars. It was undoubtedly one of the most bewildering celebrity divorces of our era.