Apparently the best way to get rich is to divorce the guy who played Puss ’n’ Boots in the Shrek movies. Last year, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced that they were divorcing after 18 years of marriage. Now, we finally have details about what’s happening with all the money.
The couple apparently changed the financial agreement of their marriage in 2004, so everything after that time has to be split evenly. Basically, this means that Antonio keeps all the money from Zorro and Spy Kids, but Melanie gets half the money that Antonio made starring in the Shrek movies.
In a pretty awesome move, Melanie also figured out how to get a cool $65,000 a month in spousal support from Antonio, so it seems like she should be fine money-wise. She also gets to keep a house in Aspen and a Picasso painting, which is normal. (Antonio gets a Picasso drawing and Diego Rivera painting, so he has plenty of art too.)
Now, all we need to do is find a rich man to marry and then divorce so we can get fat spousal support checks. Does anyone have strategies for this?