Female Stars Who've Had to Pay Post-Split

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Halle Berry just joined an exclusive club in Hollywood: celebrity women who've had to pay their exes after their split.

The 47-year-old, Oscar-winning actress has agreed to fork over $16,000 a month -- or nearly $200,000 a year -- to her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, in child support for their 6-year-old daughter, according to The Associated Press.

The settlement approved by Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon on May 30 also calls for Berry to pay her ex a retroactive payment of $115,000 and $300,000 to his attorneys to cover the costs of their custody dispute.

The "X-Men" star will continue to pay for their daughter's tuition, but the former couple will split health care expenses.

'Gal-imony': Celeb Women Who Pay in the Divorce

Berry and Aubry have been locked in a bitter custody battle over their daughter, Nahla, since 2012, the same year a judge blocked the actress from moving with their daughter to France.

Though the "Extant" star has moved on with a third husband, Olivier Martinez, and their 8-month-old son, she will still have to pay her ex until their 6-year-old graduates from high school.

Berry isn't the first female star to be on the hook for child support. Click through to read about some others who had to pay big.


The Material Girl's reported $76-$96 million settlement in 2008 with Guy Ritchie was considered a record payout, let alone one by a woman. Even her publicist, Liz Rosenberg, acknowledged its significance.

"I'd assume it's one of the largest payouts ever in a divorce settlement," Rosenberg told the AP.

Not long after, Madonna and Ritchie, parents of sons Rocco and David Banda, issued their own statement denying the settlement amount.

"We have tried to maintain a dignified silence regarding the details of our divorce for the last few months whilst accepting the obvious media interest. A misleading and inaccurate statement, specifically in relation to the sums of money involved, was wrongly issued ... this week," their statement read. "The financial details of the settlement will remain private, save to say that both of us are happy with our agreement."

It's probably safe to add that Ritchie was likely happier with his end of the deal, since Madonna was the one paying.

Anne Heche

Heche's 2007 divorce from Coley Laffoon was not pretty.

In the press, she called him a deadbeat dad to their son, Homer. In court papers, he called her crazy, referring to her 2001 autobiography, titled, "Call Me Crazy."

Heche, who had once been linked to Ellen DeGeneres, married Laffoon, a video photographer, in 2002. Laffoon claimed in legal papers that he quit his job to stay home and take care of Homer while Heche was shooting the ABC series "Men in Trees" in Vancouver, Canada.

When the marriage broke up five years later, Laffoon sought at least $33,000 a month in spousal support and custody of Homer, claiming that Heche was a poor parent with "bizarre and delusional behavior," according to a court filing obtained by People magazine.

Heche shot back in a statement released to the

Kirstie Alley

Alley's 1997 divorce from ex-husband Parker Stevenson became fodder for the tabloids when Stevenson sued for spousal support.

Alley was at the height of her career after playing Ted Danson's love interest on "Cheers" when she split from her husband of 14 years, Stevenson, of "Hardy Boys" and "Baywatch" fame, soon after the couple adopted their two children.

In documents that leaked to the media, Stevenson detailed their lavish lifestyle, which included multiple residences with full-time staffs of housekeepers, chefs and nannies, exotic animals for pets, children's birthday parties with marching bands and lavish gifts of Ferraris and sailboats.

In one filing, Stevenson asked for "sufficient support" to "maintain a lifestyle commensurate to that which Kirstie and I had enjoyed during our marriage," including $18,000 a month to pay rent on a home in Bel Air.

Though Stevenson once enjoyed the spotlight, he claimed that his earnings were only a fraction of what Alley earned and he did not expect to ever approach her income. Ultimately, he settled for a one-time payout of $6 million, according to Forbes.com.

Britney Spears

When Spears ended her brief, two-year marriage to rapper-dancer Kevin Federline in November 2006, she seemed to have the upper hand. There was a reported prenuptial agreement in place and she had custody of the couple's two boys, Preston and Jayden.

Then Spears' world began to unravel, following a widely publicized hair-shaving incident and two stints in rehab. By March 2007, when a settlement was reached, it was reported that Federline had received anywhere from the $1 million stipulated in his prenup to $19 million.

By then, Federline was embroiled in a custody battle with Spears, who only had visitation rights to see their children. In 2008, she gave up her custody fight but gained more visiting time with the boys. At the same time, her child support payments to Federline reportedly increased by $5,000 to $20,000 a month.

Spears was also on the hook for Federline's legal fees to the tune of nearly half a million dollars.

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