3. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
Even though Paul McCartney’s divorce from Heather Mills wasn’t the most expensive celebrity divorce, it was undoubtedly one of the most explosive in showbiz history. From the beginning of their meeting in 1999, it was clouded with drama all the way to the time when they finalized their divorce in 2008. At the end of it all, the divorce settlement was little then had been expected.
Mills had sought out $125 million from the former Beatles man, while McCartney had offered as low as $15 million. The pair failed to come to an agreement and it was up to the judge to decide the amount. The judge settled on $24 million, an amount that McCartney said that he was “very very, very pleased” with. He, however, admitted that marrying Mills was the biggest mistake he’d made in a lifetime.