3 A-List Celebrity Breakups and How J.Lo and Marc Compare

Posted by Edwin on July 26th, 2011

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By now, it really isn’t shocking news that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are calling it quits.  The couple hasn’t exactly been getting along for several years now, and it looks like both have agreed to end it.  They announced to the press on July 15 that after 7 years of marriage their split is official and that they actually separated earlier in July after J.Lo agreed to return to American Idol.

Since there was no prenuptial agreement when the couple was married in 2004, the two are in for an ugly battle over their combined $250 million. Will it go 50/50? Should it?

Marc Anthony is not nearly as successful as his soon-to-be ex-wife.  He is worth somewhere around $60 million, but Jennifer Lopez is worth almost 4 times that amount.

The couple told the press last week: “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.” Just how amicable is the divorce going to be?

What do other high-profile divorces tell us is likely to happen in this case?

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Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

The former Mrs. Woods received a $110 million settlement, joint custody of their two kids, and a home she purchased in Sweden. The settlement that Tiger paid his ex, is almost 12 times what he paid his most recent mistress to stay quiet about the affair the two were having.

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie

These two were married for 8 years before she filed for divorce from him.  It cost her big time too! She reportedly paid Ritchie a settlement between $76 and $92 million, nearly a fifth of what she was worth.  Ritchie is a well-known director but was worth considerably less money than his ex-wife.  He is one of the most notable male divorce settlement recipients.

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Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt

After just 5 years together, one of the most famous Hollywood couples called it quits. Things were split a little unevenly between these two ex-lovers.  Jennifer Aniston was awarded with the couple’s 29-million-dollar mansion in Malibu while Pitt received Plan B, the couple’s joint production company that was worth $50 million.

Things don’t look very positive for J.Lo.  She could be facing as much as a 125-million-dollar settlement. Attorneys for Lopez are likely to argue that Anthony has made plenty of money on his own, and she shouldn’t be required to pay him anything.

This guest post is by Edwin, you can follow him on Twitter: @TheCelebutaunt.




Category: Brad Pitt, Elin Nordegren, Guy Ritchie, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Marc Anthony, Tiger Woods