Love don't cost a thing, but divorce sure is expensive.
Harrison Ford is reportedly having to dole out $118 million as part of his split from ex-wife Melissa Mathison. The couple's two-decade union was officially dissolved earlier this month.
The blockbuster payout is purported to include a share in royalties of movies Ford made during their marriage, including Patriot Games, The Fugitive and K19: The Widowmaker, the latter of which the thesp banked a $25 million paycheck.
The overall divorce deal is $9 million more than Tom Cruise paid Nicole Kidman when they split in 2001. A possible factor: Cruise had a prenup, Ford didn't. Still, the record for most costly divorce settlement, according to the BBC, belongs to Steven Spielberg. With inflation, his 1989 payout to ex Amy Irving is worth $148 million.
Ford, 61, and Mathison, 53, officially parted in August 2001 after 18 years of marriage and two kids. He also has two other kids from a prior marriage. Since then, the Indiana Jones star has taken up with 39-year-old Calista Flockhart.
But the Ford-Mathison union first hit the rocks in 2000, when the couple issued a joint statement announcing they had separated--a move allegedly made to discount a tabloid report that Ford was romantically involved with Lara Flynn Boyle.
A few months later, People magazine gushed that Ford had patched things up with Mathison, best known for scripting E.T.
But it wasn't meant to be, and Mathison soon filed for legal separation and custody of the kids, citing the celeb catchall "irreconcilable differences" as the cause of the breakup.
It was a second (and presumably pricier) divorce for Ford, who split with first wife and college sweetheart Mary Marquardt back in 1979. At that point, Ford's career was just about to jump into hyperspace with successive roles in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Blade Runner (1982).
Ford looks to replenish the bank account by reprising his role as Indy for producers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile) in the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, expected out in 2005.