10 Most Expensive Divorces for Black Celebrities

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LIONEL & DIANE RITCHIE: International R&B superstar Lionel Richie has made millions singing some of music’s most sentimental love songs. But his eight-year marriage to former backup dancer Diane Alexander was no endless love. When they filed for divorce in 2004, Diane was determined to maintain a high standard of living. Richie reportedly claimed he was “scared to death” when he read her demands in the divorce papers. She was awarded an estimated settlement of $20 million. Among her alimony must-haves: a $15,000 monthly clothing allowance; $50,000 a month for manicures, massages and other personal services; and a plastic surgery budget of $20,000 a year.

LIONEL & DIANE RITCHIE: International R&B superstar Lionel Richie has made millions singing some of…