One big question remains in Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' recent split: How much will Holmes walk away with?
Reuters speculates that the 33-year-old actress may be entitled to $3 million for each year she was married to Cruise. After almost six years of marriage, her take could be around $18 million, the news organization suggests. Holmes has also requested a "suitable amount" of child support for the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Suri (she's seeking sole physical custody).
But Holmes' estimated $18 million settlement is hardly the biggest payout in recent Hollywood history. From the popstar who gave her ex a fifth of her fortune to the sports legend whose astronomical settlement ranks as one of the most expensive ever, test your knowledge of the priciest divorces in Tinseltown.
QUESTION: Which singer said his ex-wife was "worth every penny" after he reportedly paid her half his fortune in the settlement?
<strong>a) Neil Diamond b) Bruce Springsteen c) Elvis Presley d) Garth Brooks </strong>
ANSWER: Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond divorced second wife, Marcia Murphey, in 1994 after 25 years of marriage and two sons. Murphey was eventually awarded an estimated <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce.html" target="_hplink">$150-million settlement</a> after she petitioned for half of the hit-maker's fortune. She's "worth every penny," Diamond later <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce.html" target="_hplink">reportedly said of Murphey</a> .
QUESTION: Which actress reportedly paid her ex $14 million in their divorce settlement?
<strong>a) Halle Berry b) Jennifer Lopez c) Sandra Bullock d) Reese Witherspoon </strong>
ANSWER: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez reportedly paid backup dancer and choreographer Cris Judd <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500202_162-4182786.html " target="_hplink">$14 million in a settlement to end</a> their eight-month marriage.
Which basketball star reportedly handed over $168 million to his ex in their divorce settlement?
<strong>a) Kobe Bryant b) Dennis Rodman c) Dwayne Wade d) Michael Jordan</strong>
ANSWER: Michael Jordan
NBA legend Michael Jordan reportedly handed over <a href="http://www.extratv.com/2007/11/13/michael-jordana-s-168-million-divorce-sets-record/" target="_hplink">$168 million to his ex-wife</a> Juanita when their <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2006-12-29-jordan-divorce_x.htm" target="_hplink">17-year marriage</a> ended in 2007.
Which singer paid her ex nearly a fifth of her estimated $500 million net worth?
<strong>a) Mariah Carey b) Madonna c) Jessica Simpson d) Britney Spears </strong>
When Madonna divorced director Guy Ritchie in 2008 after eight years of marriage, Ritchie was said to have walked away with between $76 to $92 million -- almost a <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity-lifestyle/articles/celebrity-divorce-settlements#slide-1" target="_hplink">fifth of the singer's estimated $500 million net worth</a>.
Which actor shelled out $80 million to his college sweetheart when they divorced after 16 years of marriage?
<strong>a) Kevin Costner b) Robert De Niro c) Jack Nicholson d) Tom Selleck </strong>
ANSWER: Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner divorced Cindy Silva, his college sweetheart, in 1994 after 16 years of marriage. Silva reportedly walked away with <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce_slide_7.html?thisSpeed=undefined" target="_hplink">$80 million in their divorce settlement</a>, a hefty chunk of Costner's net worth.