4. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant: In 2003, Kobe was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old hotel employee. Kobe proclaimed his innocence, but admitted to infidelity and famously apologized to his wife, Vanessa, with a $4 million ring and a custom-made Lamborghini. It seems that Kobe’s relationship patchwork was a bit like someone putting a Band-Aid on broken leg – a nice gesture, but it didn’t actually fix the problem- a cheating husband. In 2011, after 10 years of marriage, Vanessa finally filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences,”. Either way, a woman scorned, plus a husband worth $150 million dollars, minus a prenup, equals trouble. With that kind of money up for grabs, this downward spiral may have only just begun.
5. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren: Tiger Woods’ fame had just as much to do with his clean cut image as it did with his amazing golf game. However, a one-car accident near Woods’ and Nordegren’s Florida home changed his reputation forever. A parade of women subsequently emerged and admitted to having affairs with the golf pro. In an attempt to save his marriage, the father of two spent six weeks in a rehabilitation program for sex addiction. Nonetheless, Nordegren filed for divorce granted on the basis that the couple’s marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Nordergren was awarded an undisclosed settlement amount thought to be in the neighborhood of $100 million dollars.
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