GRAMMY award-winning millionaire singer Adele filed for divorce yesterday, five months after announcing she’d separated from Simon Konecki.
The couple decided to call it quits after secretly tying the knot two years ago – but it hasn’t been made certain what will happen to her estimated net worth of £108 million when she parts ways with her ex.
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The singer, 31, announced in April that she and charity entrepreneur Simon were separating after three years of marriage.
And now court documents lodged in Los Angeles on Thursday reveal Adele has now filed for divorce.
The couple began dating in 2011, welcomed their son, Angelo, in 2012 and tied the knot in a secret 2016 ceremony, with Adele publicly addressing the wedding for the first time during an acceptance speech at the 2017 Grammys.
Adele is one of the most successful artists of the last two decades – topping the charts all over the world and amassing a fortune of over £140 million – and this begs the question of if the divorce settlement will cost as some other very famous splits?
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos – £109 billion
Earlier this year the Amazon founder and CEO finalised his divorce settlement with wife MacKenzie at an estimated at £109 billion. The label of being named one of the richest couples in history didn’t stop the pair calling it quits earlier this year. Understandably, the ownership of Amazon came under dispute in their divorce, but it was found that the company wasn’t seen as marital property.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills – £39 million
The singer met his ex-wife at a charity event in 1999 before they officially started dating. The pair then got married June 11 2002, but agreed to part ways in 2006 and had to fork out a whopping £39 million for their divorce. Speaking of their divorce, they said: “Having tried exceptionally hard to make our relationship work given the daily pressures surrounding us, it is with sadness that we have decided to go our separate ways.”
Madonna and Guy Ritchie – settlement totalled to between £60 million and £73 million.
In her 1998 split with Guy Ritchie, 51 the queen of pop, 61 was required to pay a settlement between £60 million and £73 million – and even give him her £12 million five-story country mansion in Wiltshire. The film director then went on to tie the knot to model Jacqui Ainsley in 2015 over a three day period in the mansion that his ex-wife gave him.
Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving – £80 million
The young actress met the film director back in 1976 when they had just kick started their careers, but after a four year marriage, the two filed for divorce in 1989. The amount of settlement totalled up to £80 million. “During my marriage to Steven, I felt like a politician’s wife. There were certain things expected of me that definitely weren’t me,” Amy said of her divorce.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordengren – £88 million
Over the years Tiger Woods’ relationship with Elin has made numerous headlines due to his various cheating scandals. When the pair decided to finally split in 2010 and it is reported that Elin has banked £88 million from the split due to his various endorsement deals with Nike and other famous brands.
Donald Trump and Ivana Trump – estimated £20 million
After getting married in 1977 and then filing for divorce in 1977, Ivana made a small fortune out of parting ways with the USA president. She was asked to resign a prenup which gave her £20 million, but the president said once said: “I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”
Katie Price and Peter Andre – £2 million
The former glamour model first laid eyes on the Mysterious Girl singer back in the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2004. The reality stars divorced in 2009 and Katie to splash out an estimated £2 million – including £15,000 a month in maintenance to her ex-husband.