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Going through a divorce is seldom a pleasant experience, and it’s not uncommon for things to get a little messy around the time you divide up the marital assets. But what if those assets totaled into the hundreds of millions of dollars and were primarily earned by one successful half of the partnership? The following 20 sportspeople learned the hard way that when it comes to marriage and celebrity, it’s always best to get a prenup.
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20. Charlie and Kenya Bell
Basketball player Charlie Bell’s marriage to TV star Kenya Bell finally ended in 2012 after drawn-out divorce proceedings. Kenya, though, walked away with over $1 million as well as bagging half of the pair’s properties and an additional grand a month in child support.
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19. Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Funches
In 2007 NBA star Dwyane Wade suited a petition for divorce from Siohvaughn Funches following a five-year marriage. That said, it wasn’t until 2013 – and with the outlay of some $10 million in legal costs – that a $5 million settlement was agreed.