Divorcées are rarely over the moon about their split, not even when they have actually been on the moon. While this celebrity divorce is no exception in that sense, Buzz Aldrin’s divorce settlement with his third wife, Lois Driggs Cannon, unlike some other celebrity splits, is not a story of a brutal court battle over millions of dollars in assets. The Huffington Post divorce section reported a story on the case.
The 82-year-old former astronaut, who was the second man to walk on moon, ended up with having to give up half of a $475,000 bank account and a monthly $9,500 in spoucal support. According to the New York Daily News, this means nearly half of Aldrin’s fortune. The couple’s divorce was finalized on December 28, 2012.
Aldrin filed for divorce back in June 2011, wanting to end a 23-year marriage because on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. As mentioned earlier, this was Aldrin’s third marriage. The astronaut was married to Joan Archer and Beverly Zile before being married to Cannon for almost a quarter of a century.
Although Aldrin did not lose millions in his divorce like some of his fellow celebrities, a prenuptial agreement is something for Aldrin, and for everyone else, to consider before tying the knot. You do not need to be a millionaire or a celebrity to have assets you want to protect.
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