Joining the long illustrious list of celebrity bankruptcies, apparently Eddie Murphy’s ex Nicole Mitchell is broke after blowing through $15 million in 4 years, or since the couple’s divorce was finalized in 2006. Mother of five of Murphy’s seven kids, Mitchell reportedly took her divorce settlement as one lump payment rather than in monthly increments, which must have seemed like such a good idea at the time. Supposedly Nicole is not only flat-broke but owes $846,000 in tax liens, as well as millions toward her house, legal fees and landscaping fees. We can’t even imagine how someone would spend that much moola in just a few years, but we can safely assume it involves exorbitantly expensive topiary. Or it’s yacht-related, one of the two.
While her own finances are in dire straits, Mitchell is currently engaged to former NFL player and current FOX NFL studio analyst Michael Strahan. Now we’re not saying Nicole is a gold digger, mainly because if she is, then she is TERRIBLE at it. We’re just saying maybe you should think about getting a pre-nup, Michael. And a high-quality padlock to put on your yacht.