Generally, after a divorce, the higher earning spouse is responsible for paying alimony, or spousal support. Most of the time this burden falls on the man, but sometimes — particularly in Hollywood — the woman has become the breadwinner over the course of the relationship, and has to pay out millions to her former spouse. Here are 13 famous women whose divorces cost them millions:
Halle Berry’s marriage to Montreal-born male model Gabriel Aubrey didn’t end as beautifully as it started. Immediately after they announced their separation, they began fighting for custody of their then two-year-old daughter, Nahla. Berry tried to keep Nahla primarily with her, while Aubrey struggled to obtain a fair share of custody.
In the end, a judge ruled that Nahla would benefit from spending an equal amount of time with both parents. And, because Berry was the higher earner, she would be responsible for paying Aubrey $16,000 in child support every month so that Nahla can enjoy the same lifestyle even though she lives in two different places.