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Celebrities That Divorced After Age 50  

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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 oflongterm Hollywood couples as well as the most surprising breakups.

Which celebrities divorced at age 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, but their settlement and time together pale in comparison to the dissolution of actor Mel Gibson's 30-year marriage to Robyn Moore. That happened when he was 55. Gibson had to pay a settlement of $425 million in their divorce in 2012. Other famous people who dealt with divorce after age 50 include Elizabeth Taylor, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bezos, and Robin Williams.

One of the more surprising divorces was Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. They had been married for almost 20 years when they split. The celebrity divorce rate probably won’t surprise most readers, but what about those who decide to take on marriage after 50? 

Are you surprised that there are so many celebrities who are 50 and divorced (or older)? 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 which celebrities divorced after 50, loosely ranked by how old they were when they ended their marriage.

Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 50
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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: 1962-07-03

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 50
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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: 1958-08-16

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 50
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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: 1932-02-27

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 50
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After 14 years of marriage, Sean Penn (50) and Robin Wright (44) divorced in 2010. The couple has two children together.

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Born: 1960-08-17

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