Love can hurt. But divorce can hurt even more, especially if you are a celebrity. Here are some of the stars' most expensive splits.
Ted Danson's divorce from Casey Coates was nothing for the actor to cheer about -- it cost him $30 million.
Michael Douglas' divorce from Diandra Douglas in 2000 after 23 years of marriage cost the Oscar-winning actor and producer $45 million.
Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills cost him $48.6 million, putting an end to two years of acrimonious fighting. The amount was less than a fifth of the $250 million she requested, though more than the $30 million McCartney proposed.
Director James Cameron and Linda Hamilton divorced in 1999 after two years of marriage -- and the split cost the Oscar-winning filmmaker a Titanic-sized sum of $50 million.
Kenny Rogers' divorce from Marianne Rogers had the country singer singing the blues in 1993 after 16 years of marriage. It cost him $60 million.
Usually it's the male celebrity paying out the money in a divorce settlement, but that wasn't the case for pop star Madonna and director Guy Ritchie. Following the breakup of their 8-year marriage, Ritchie received a divorce settlement of between $76-$92 million.
Kevin Costner's divorce from Cindy Silva in 1994 after 16 years of marriage cost the Oscar-winning filmmaker big: $80 million.
Without a prenuptial agreement, Harrison Ford ended up paying ex-wife Melissa Mathison, known for writing the script for Steven Spielberg's "E.T.," around $85 million after the couple divorced in 2004 following 18 years of marriage.
Steven Spielberg's and Amy Irving's divorce in 1989 after three years of marriage cost the Oscar-winning filmmaker a blockbuster sum of $100 million.
Sumner Redstone, the majority owner and chairman of National Amusements, which owns CBS, Viacom and MTV Networks, paid his wife, Phyllis, $100 million after the two divorced after 52 years of marriage. Following the 1999 divorce, Redstone eventually remarried Paula Fortunato, another marriage that ended in divorce. This time, however, a prenuptial agreement awarded Fortunato $5 million, stipulating that she would receive $1 million for every year of marriage.
Australian golfer Greg Norman paid his ex-wife, Laura Andrassy, $103 million in a divorce settlement in 2006 following 25 years of marriage. He left Andrassy for former professional tennis player Chris Evert, but that marriage lasted only 15 months.
Although some speculated that Elin Nordegren would receive as much as $750 million from Tiger Woods, reports from various sources close to Nordegren have placed the final number at between $100 million and $110 million.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman agreed to a private divorce settlement worth a reported $109 million for Kidman, avoiding an embarrassing and bitter court battle.
Neil Diamond paid his ex-wife of 25 years, Marcia Murphey, $150 million in lieu of their divorce in 1995.
Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan's divorce in 2006 after 17 years of marriage cost the former NBA star an estimated $150 million.
Former GE Chairman Jack Welch paid his wife, Jane, an electrifying sum of $180 million (estimated) in a divorce settlement in 2002 after 13 years of marriage.
Robert Johnson, the co-founder of BET, America's first black billionaire and one-time owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, split from his wife of 30 years, Sheila, in 2000, paying her an estimated $400 million in the divorce settlement.
In late 2011, Mel Gibson reached a divorce settlement that could be the costliest ever for a movie star.
Gibson split with wife Robyn in 2009 after 31 years (the two are pictured here in 1997). Details were not disclosed, but there was no prenuptial agreement, so she may have gotten as much as half the Oscar winner's $850 million, People magazine reported. Here are some of Hollywood's other expensive splits.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's divorce payout to ex-wife Anna Murdoch in 1999 after 32 years of marriage was to the tune of $1.7 billion.
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