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10 celebrities who lost the budget battle to their spouses

Celebrities have had the bite the bullet when it comes to divorce settlements. Here's a list of 10 celebrities who had to sacrifice some cash in their divorces.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: August 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm •  Published: August 4, 2014

It’s not always easy to agree with your spouse when it comes to money.

Gallup reported that only 32 percent of Americans actually prepare a budget and written document that outlines their spending habits. That’s in addition to another Gallup poll that found Americans are stressing out over their financial situations.

In 2011, there were 2,118,000 marriages in the United States, with 877,000 marriages ending in divorce or annulment, according the Centers for Disease Control. Several of those divorces were sparked by financial arguments, according to a recent study.

Coughing up money is never easy, and misery loves company. Here are 10 celebrities that had to sacrifice millions in their divorce settlements:

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney

The Beatles’ lead singer had quite the tough divorce back in 2008 when he and Heather Mills put their issues to rest. A family court in England awarded Mills a solid $48.6 million — nearly 15 times the cost of the couple’s wedding at $3.2 million, according to People magazine.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Many will remember the nefarious controversy that sprung up with Tiger Woods back in 2010. Woods — who had cheated on his wife with a number of women — had to cough up $100 million in the divorce, TMZ reported back in 2010. Given Woods was worth about $500 million at the time, that’s quite a battle lost by the prolific golfer.

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