Several celebrities have proven that divorce after 50 can be a messy affair. Others seem to sever their late-life loves with more ease. Some famous people who were married (and divorced) after 50 had prenuptial agreements in place while others had to pay millions in divorce settlements to their exes. This list has information on the divorces of longterm Hollywood couples as well as the more surprising breakups.
Which celebrities divorced after 50? Madonna had just reached her fifth decade when she divorced Guy Ritchie in 2008. The forty-year-old Ritchie was reportedly granted $92 million in the divorce settlement. They'd only been married eight years, and their settlement and time together pale in comparison to the dissolution of actor Mel Gibson's 30 year marriage to Robyn Moore when he was 55. Gibson had to pay a settlement of $425 million in their divorce in 2012. Other famous people who got divorced over 50 include Elizabeth Taylor, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bezos, and Robin Williams.
Are you surprised that so many celebrity marriages ended in divorce after 50? With a high national divorce rate, it seems that even the rich and famous aren't guaranteed a happily ever after. Check out this list to see what celebrities divorced after 50, loosely ranked by how old they were when they ended their marriage.
In 2012, Tom Cruise (50) and Katie Holmes (33) divorced after less than six years of marriage. They have one daughter, Suri, together.
The couple had a prenup in place and Homes reportedly recieved $400,000 a year in child support in the divorce settlement, which will end when Suri is 18.
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Born: 1962-07-03see more on Tom Cruise
Madonna was 50 when she divorced Guy Ritchie (40) in 2008. The couple had two sons together, Rocco and David, during their eight year marriage. Ritchie was reportedly granted $92 million in the divorce settlement.
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
Born: 1958-08-16see more on Madonna
Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to seven different men. She was 50 when she divorced John Warner after six years of marriage in 1982 and 64 when her five-year marriage to Larry Fortensky came to an end.
Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
Profession: Film Producer, Actor
Born: 1932-02-27see more on Elizabeth Taylor