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Several celebrities have proven that divorce after 70 is a very real possibility. This list has information on the divorces of longterm Hollywood couples as well as surprising breakups. Even couples who entered their golden years together didn't stay together. Some famous people who were married (and divorced) after 70 had prenuptial agreements in place while others had to pay millions in divorce settlements to their exes.

Who will you find on this list of celebrities who divorced after age 70? When then 73-year-old actor Morgan Freeman's divorce was finalized in 2010, his wife Myrna received between $170 to $400 million in the settlement. Freeman had reportedly been having an affair with his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, at the time of the couple's split. They had been had been together for 26 years.

In 2018, when Robert De Niro was 75, he announced that he was splitting with his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower. Jerry Lee Lewis and Ric Ocasek also got divorced after 70.

Which silver divorce surprises you the most? Take a look at this list of famous people who became divorcees over 70 years old, loosely ranked by how old they were when they ended their marriage.

Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 70
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Jerry Lee Lewis has been married seven times. He was 70 when he divorced Kerrie McCarver in 2005 after 21 years of marriage. The couple had two children together.

Lewis has been married to Judith Brown since 2012.

Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more

Born: 1935-09-29

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 70
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When then 73-year-old actor Morgan Freeman's divorce was finalized in 2010, his wife Myrna received between $170 to $400 million in the settlement.

They had been together 26 years. Freeman had reportedly been having an affair with his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, at the time of the couple's split.

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Born: 1937-06-01

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Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 70
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In 2018, after nearly 30 years as a couple Ric Ocasek (74) and Paulina Porizkova (53) announced that they had separated. They have two sons together.

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Born: 1949-03-23

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities That Divorced After Age 70
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In 2018, when Robert De Niro was 75, he announced that he was splitting with his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower.

"Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process," the actor said in a statement at the time of the announcement.

Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Born: 1943-08-17

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