Britney Spears and 14 Other Expensive Celebrity Child Support Settlements

Children are expensive. A middle-income, married couple with two children is estimated to spend $233,610 to raise a child, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When it comes to divorce — especially a celebrity divorce — the cost of supporting children skyrockets. These pampered kiddies get whatever they want, whenever they want, so it’s no surprise some celebrity divorce settlements come with outrageous child support requests. Here are 15 of the most expensive celebrity child support settlements.

15. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney performs

The musician is required to pay for his daughter’s nanny costs and private school tuition. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Monthly child support: $5,833

Paul McCartney had to part ways with a big chunk of his wealth after divorcing ex-wife Heather Mills. In addition to shelling out a $48.6 million alimony payment to Mills, he’s required to pay $5,833 a month for the care of their daughter, Beatrice. The musician is also required to pay for their daughter’s nanny costs and private school tuition. Mills wasn’t happy with the money she was set to receive for child support. “Beatrice is obviously meant to travel B class while her father travels A class,” she is said to have told reporters.

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