A lot of couples spare no expense when it comes to their wedding day, but is it worth all the cash if the marriage is doomed for divorce? The fifteen couples on this list spent an estimated combined total of $80.5 million on their big days. Maybe it would have been worth it if their love had lasted forever, but all these marriages had unhappy endings.
When you’re in love with someone, you want the world to know about it. When celebrities are in love with someone, they waste millions of dollars on the wedding ceremony. While it’s absolutely a celebrity’s prerogative to live a lavish and opulent lifestyle, we can’t help but feel that their millions of dollars could have been better spent elsewhere. Paying off debt? Investing in land? Donated to charities to help needy children? Donated to US?
What’s even more interesting is that when these couples get divorced, they waste even more money. Marc Anthony spent $500,000 when he wed Dayanara Torres. They were only married for a few years, but now she wants $113,000 a month in child support so their children can live it up. Paul McCartney ponied up $3 million when he married Heather Mills, but she sucked him dry in their bitter divorce.
It’s not just a bank account that’s ruined, though. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had a $2 million dollar wedding and their separation ruined Cruise’s reputation. Tommy Mottola wooed Mariah Carey with a half million dollar ceremony and she dragged him through the dirt after their divorce, too!
When an expensive marriage fails, the celebrities involved lose more than just love, they lose a ton of money–and their reputation. But let’s focus on the money because these over-the-top weddings were epic wastes of money.