10. Madonna and Guy Ritchie
Ask Madonna about her divorce to the movie producer, Guy Ritchie and she’ll tell you a bewildering story about how a sweet romance turned sour. But one can rightly say that the legendary pop star, who refuses to go away, wanted something else other than the traditional marriage as she started dating very much younger partners soon after the divorce.
After 8 years of marriage, this was one of the most intense divorce dramas that the world had witnessed in a very long time. It entirely revolved around the bitter custody battle of their son Rocco. When all was said and done, their divorce in 2008 brought to the world a reversed role. It was Madonna who had to pay Ritchie a sum rumored to be between $76 million and $92 million.
If you look at it critically, it was a good deal for Ritchie as it helped him double his net worth. He ended up with a much younger spouse and fathered three more children. Was he a gold digger? Be the judge.