Troy & Rhonda Aikman Divorce: Too Soon for Settlement Speculation?

Emily Abbate
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Troy AikmanFox football analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife Rhonda are calling it quits. The couple, who have been married for 10 years, told The Dallas Morning News that their decision to divorce was a difficult one:

We remain deeply committed to our children and respectfully ask that you honor our family’s privacy during this period of adjustment.

I'm just going to go ahead and throw this out there: Troy Aikman is a rich man. Back in 1993, he was named the richest player in the NFL after signing an eight-year contract worth $50 million. And when he stepped off the field in 2001, he moved straight to Fox Sports, where he still works as a sportscaster.

With the news of the Aikmans' split today, I think the question on everyone's mind is: Is there a prenup?

Lately, celebrity divorces have been about as common as snow in the northeast. And of course, we've been hearing some crazy stories of astronomical settlement amounts. Let's take a look at some of the numbers from the past year:

Camille & Kelsey Grammer: Camille reportedly rejected Kelsey's first offer for $30 million, saying that she hadn't had an adequate amount of time to read through the multimillion-dollar settlement offer. Our guess is she's holding out for $50 million, especially since she's skipping out on the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Elin Nordegren & Tiger Woods: Woods reportedly gave Elin a $100 million settlement, which she's now putting toward finishing up her psychology degree and opening up a mental health facility. Talk about money spent wisely.

Nas & Kelis: The rapper reportedly paid his ex-wife more than $80,000 on the spot at their hearing last April, and more than $400,000 more when all's said and done.

Mel Gibson & Robyn Moore: There's no official confirmation of numbers here -- but Robyn raked in somewhere between $500 million and $1 billion from the duo's divorce settlement. Sorry Oksana, but no amount of abuse is worth that amount of money.

Are you surprised to hear about Troy & Rhonda Aikman?


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