10 Most Expensive Divorces for Black Celebrities

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RENE ELIZONDO & JANET JACKSON: Before she was in control, pop princess Janet Jackson had already waded in the choppy waters of married life. Her first marriage to R&B singer James Debarge was annulled in 1985. Perhaps spooked by that experience, Janet kept her 1991 marriage to longtime music collaborator Rene Elizondo a secret until 2000, when he filed for divorce. Elizondo sued Jackson for $25 million in spousal support, despite a prenuptial agreement. (He claimed he was manipulated into signing it.) In 2003, the couple settled.  Press reports say he walked away with upward of $10 million.

RENE ELIZONDO & JANET JACKSON: Before she was in control, pop princess Janet Jackson had…

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