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The Famous Five: Celebrity Divorce and Destruction

A San Jose family law attorney comments on celebrity splits

Time again for another edition of The Famous Five: celebrity divorces, custoday battles and all around “really…???” moments of the rich and (in)famous….

Paul McArtney and Heather Mills settled their divorce amidst much media mayhem and controversey over Mills request for a $125 million settlement. The outcome was $50 million to support her, their daughter, Beatrice and a “little” something to buy a London residence. THe former model turned charity worker said during the ordeal she was treated worse than a pedophile in the media, according to

The late Gary Coleman’s divorce from Sharon price was an episode of Divorce Court!

Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons, hip-hop and fashion celebrities ended their marital bliss while remaining under the same roof for “professional” reasons…their join clothing line, Baby Phat, is achieving record success. The couple’s marriage lasted 8 years and they have two daughters together.

Ted Danson’s divorce to first wife Casey Coates, a designer, ended in a $30 milliion settlement for her. They couple have 2 children together and it is rumoured that the divorced was precipiated by Danson’s public affair with Whoopi Goldberg.

According to various online sources the price tag of $80 million was attached to Kevin Costner’s settlemend to his wife of 15 years, Cindy.

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