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15 Celebrity Divorces That Broke The Bank

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Love hurts, and we don't just mean your heart. When couples decide to split it can also be a serious pain in the wallet. These 15 celebrity pairs learned that the hard way, with some record-breaking settlements that even topped $5 billion.

15. Donald Trump and Ivana Trump - $25 million

The president has been married three times, including his first marriage to Czech model Ivana Zelníčková. The couple had three children together - Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka. They split up in 1992 after Trump's affair with Marla Maples was uncovered, but not before the real estate mogul paid a hefty settlement.

14. Ted Danson and Casey Coats - $30 million

Another serial husband, Cheers star Ted Danson split with his first wife before marrying TV producer Casey Coates in 1977. After Danson's publicized affair with Whoopi Goldberg, the couple went their separate ways.

13. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills - $48.6 million

The singer/songwriter's relationship with the former model lasted just 6 years, from 2002 to 2008. The pair had a daughter named Beatrice Milly together.

12. James Cameron and Linda Hamilton - $50 million

The Terminator director and his star had been dating since 1991, but separated just eight months after their marriage. Hamilton blamed the divorce on Cameron's obsession with work, but also his affair with actress Suzy Amis. She became Cameron's fifth and current wife after he divorced Hamilton.

11. Kenny Rogers and Marianne Rogers - $60 million

True to his classic hit, "The Gambler" has rolled the dice on five different marriages since 1958. His divorce from Hee Haw star Marianne Gordon in 1993 was the most expensive, costing the singer $60 million.

10.  Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva - $80 million

Costner married his college sweetheart, and the couple stayed together for 16 years after tying the knot in 1978. Three of Costner's 7 children are from this marriage.

Next up is the only female celebrity on this list who paid a settlement.

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