Saying "I do" doesn't always mean forever, see which celebrities said "I do" and meant "I don't"
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This rocker found his "Honky Tonk Woman", but paid an estimated $15 - $25 million when she got fed up with his promiscuity. Who is this knighted, big-lipped man?
Eddie Van Halen
Question 1 Explanation:
Lead singer for The Rolling Stones, Sir Michael Phillip Jagger has had a long career of performing and recording with the band. He wed (or so she believed) super model Jerry Hall on November 21, 1990, after they had lived together for several years. They have had four children together, with many a fight (and at least one separation) over Jagger's infidelity. When Jagger was hit with a paternity suit by Luciana Gimenez, Hall had had enough.
This singer/songwriter might have had a great feeling while "Dancing on the Ceiling", but the one he probably felt when paying his ex an estimated $20 million probably wasn't anywhere near as nice. Who was this former Motowner?
Question 2 Explanation:
Former lead singer for The Commodores, solo artist and record producer, Lionel Richie married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Harvey. Their 17 year marriage ended because of Richie's affair with Diane Alexander, whom he subsequently married. Seven years and two children later, she filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. She was the one who received the huge settlement.
Born into a showbiz family, this actor/producer helped keep "The Streets of San Francisco" safe, before turning his hand to film, scoring big as Kathleen Turner's romantic/adventure hero in Cartagena, Colombia. Who paid an estimated $45 million for the dissolution of his 23 year marriage?
Question 3 Explanation:
Son of Hollywood heart-throb, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas has had a fairly successful career as and actor/director/producer himself. He was married to Diandra Luker for 23 years, during which time she claims he cheated on her frequently. Estimates of their divorce settlement ranged from $45 to $68 million. Douglas fueled the gossip columns when he married Welsh actress, Catherine Zeta Jones, who is 25 years his junior. Reportedly his prenup with Zeta Jones gives her a substantially larger settlement if he is caught cheating on her.
This Canadian born, writer/director/producer might have felt like "king of the world" when his ship didn't come in (excuse the pun) but his Oscar did, but he probably didn't feel the same way when his divorce settlement came in. Who paid an estimated $50 million to divorce his fourth wife?
Question 4 Explanation:
Cameron met Linda Hamilton when she starred as Sarah Connor in his blockbuster hit "The Terminator" in 1985, but it wasn't until 1997 (and two divorces) that he married her. Together they had one daughter, and when they divorced in 1999, she received approximately $50 million in settlement. Not bad money for two years' work, is it? Cameron's hits have included "Alien" (1986), "True Lies" (1994) and "Titanic" (1997), to name a few.
This knighted British rock icon paid an estimated $50 million to divorce his second wife, a former model, after only five years of marriage. He probably wasn't singing "My love does it good" when she accused him of spousal abuse in the tabloids and wished she would just "Get Back". Who is this Liverpudlian?
Question 5 Explanation:
Former Beatle and founding member of Wings, singer/songwriter Sir James Paul McCartney has been a huge influence in the world of rock 'n roll. McCartney's first marriage, to Linda Eastman, ended when Linda died of breast cancer in April 1998, after 29 years of marriage. Together they had four children, including Eastman's daughter from a previous marriage.
This Hollywood star married a girl he met at university. Although he may enjoy his "Dances with Wolves", he may not have felt much like dancing when the price ticket to end his 16 year marriage was approximately $80 million. Who is this man, whose first big role ended up on the cutting room floor?
Question 6 Explanation:
Costner was cast in the blockbuster hit, "The Big Chill" in 1983 as Alex, the friend whose funeral brought everyone else together. His scenes (all intended as flashbacks) were subsequently cut from the film. The film's director, Lawrence Kasdan, was reportedly so impressed with Costner's reaction to this, that he cast him in "Silverado" (1985). He married Cindy Silva, whom he met at university, in 1975. After three children and 16 years of marriage, they parted company in 1994.
This Hollywood action hero might be good with a whip, but that didn't stop him from having to pay an estimated $85 million to his second wife, who might have used the money to "call home". Which intergalactic scoundrel is a pretty good pilot, both on and off screen?
Question 7 Explanation:
Harrison Ford got his first big break as Han Solo in the original "Star Wars" (1977) trilogy. His loveable portrayal of archeologist and reluctant hero Indiana Jones, made him box office gold. Ford was married to Melissa Matheson for 21 years and two children. Matheson was famous in her own right, for writing the screenplay "E.T." (1982). Ford also has two children from his 15 year long first marriage, to Mary Marquardt. Hmm. Looks like I'm going to have to change my initials to M.M.
This Hollywood director/producer, with a golden touch, had his first big blockbuster from making people "afraid to go into the water". He may have preferred parting with one of Oscars rather than pay the $100 million his first wife got in the divorce settlement. Who was this man, who can entertain or frighten you, or make you look at the difference that one man can make in a time of inhumanity?
Question 8 Explanation:
Steven Spielberg's films have included such blockbusters as "Jaws" (1975), "The Indiana Jones" (1981) movies, "Jurassic Park" (1993), "The Colour Purple" (1985) and "Schindler's List" (1993). There are far too many to list them all. He married actress Amy Irving in 1985, with whom he had one child. When they divorced in 1989, she received approximately $100 million in settlement, because the judge did not acknowledge a prenuptial agreement that had been written on a napkin. In 1991 he married Kate Capshaw, who starred in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Together they have had six children, plus one child from Capshaw's previous marriage.
This singer/songwriter probably felt like "A Solitary Man" who would have to live "Forever in Blue Jeans" drinking "Red, Red Wine", after having to shell out $150 million to his second wife. Who is this man, who probably wished she could have been more of a "Sweet Caroline"?
Question 9 Explanation:
Neil Diamond grew up in Brooklyn New York, and sang in the same school choir as Barbra Streisand. He wrote a few hits for The Monkeees in the 60s, before having his first hit song "Solitary Man" in 1966. His first marriage was to a school teacher and it lasted six years and produced two children. It was his second marriage, to Marcia Murphy, that lasted 25 years (and also produced two children), that cost him the whopping $150 million settlement. Apparently Diamond gallantly commented that "She was worth every penny".
This athlete has been called "the greatest basketball player of all time", by the National Basketball Association. His ex-wife must have been happy about that, because estimates of her divorce settlement ranged from $150 - $168 million. Who is this "Space Jammer"?This athlete has been called "the greatest basketball player of all time", by the National Basketball Association. His ex-wife must have been happy about that, because estimates of her divorce settlement ranged from $150 - $168 million. Who is this "Space Jammer"?
Question 10 Explanation:
A natural athlete, Jordan has played on two Olympic, gold medal basketball teams, has played professional basketball and baseball and starred in the Warner Brothers' feature length cartoon, "Space Jam" (1996). His marriage to Juanita Vanoy produced three children and lasted 17 years (including a separation and reconciliation).
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