Steven Spielberg Divorce Settlement

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Taking divorce is not an easy task. Falling in love with someone, marrying that person, getting divorced and overcoming all the problems is not as easy as it might seem. The couple has to suffer a lot when it comes to taking divorce and parting ways from each other. Steven Spielberg divorce settlement was the third most expensive divorce settlement in the history of celebrity divorce, and the couple realized that they are not meant for each other after staying together for a modest period of time.

Children also suffer a lot after the divorce of their parents as they have to go through the same phase without their fault. In this case, Steven has seven children and he takes care of them.

Introduction to Steven Spielberg Divorce Settlement

Steven Spielberg, one of the most acknowledged names in the field of media and has various big accomplishments under his name; his films have created records at the box office. He is a film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is a Jewish American with a lot of experience and goodwill. Some of the biggest hits directed by him are:

  • Jaws (1975)
  • E. T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)

Steven has been offered the Academy Award for Best Director for the following films.

  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)

On the other hand, Amy Davis Irving is an actress in the United States. She has been applauded for her roles in various movies but some of her greatest works were well highlighted in the following films:

  • Yentl
  • Carrie
  • The Fury
  • Crossing Delancey

Terms of Steven Spielberg Divorce Settlement

  • Amy Irving received 100 million USD
  • Both the divorcing partners shared custody of their son named Max Samuel

This divorce settlement was the third most costly celebrity divorce settlement in history. Steven and Amy had prepared a prenuptial agreement on a napkin, but the judge who was assigned their case, controversially vacated it.

Background to the divorce

The love birds met each other and started dating from 1976 to 1979. Further, she starred in the film, Honeysuckle Rose. Willie Nelson was her co-star in this film and she started liking him. The rumors about their relationship was soon out. Spielberg had offered Amy the role of Marion Ravenwood in, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." However, due to the rumors the couple broke and he denied her the role. Further, her relation with Nelson also ended.

Eventually, Amy and Steven got married in 1985. Amy gave birth to Steven's son, Max Samuel. In 1989, the couple got divorced.

Spielberg's post divorce settlement life

After the divorce process with Amy was over, Spielberg met actress Kate Capshaw, who was cast in his film titled, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." They soon developed a relationship and on October 21, 1991 married each other. This couple has seven children, namely:

  • Jessica Capshaw (Birth date: 9th August 1976): She is the daughter of Kate and Robert Capshaw (Kate's former husband)
  • Max Samuel Spielberg (Birth date: 13th June 1985): He is the son of Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
  • Theo Spielberg (Birth year: 1988): Prior to her marriage with Steven, Kate adopted this boy. Post marriage, Steven also adopted him
  • Sasha Rebecca Spielberg (Birth date: 14th May 1990)
  • Sawyer Avery Spielberg (Birth date: 10th March 1992)
  • Mikaela George (Birth date: 28th February 1996) : Kate adopted this child
  • Destry Allyn Spielberg (Birth date: 1st December 1996)

This huge family has four residences as mentioned below.

  • Naples, Florida
  • Quelle Farm, Georgica Pond in East Hampton, NY
  • New York City
  • Pacific Palisades

Amy's post divorce settlement life

Life after divorce becomes different altogether. It all depends on how to take life and how apprehensive you are to face the new challenges of being single again. Some people take it in good spirits and are fine with the way life takes them to. They also won't mind falling in love again with someone who is right for them, whereas others simply shut the doors of love for themselves.

In 1990, Amy became professionally and romantically involved with Bruno Barreto, a Brazilian film director. On May 4, 1990, Amy gave birth to Bruno's son, Gabriel Davis. This couple got married in 1996 and later divorced in 2005.

Further, Amy married Kenneth Bowser, who is a documentary film maker. Marriages and divorces are quite common among celebrities. They adapt to a different lifestyle and thereby it becomes at times difficult to maintain this delicate relationship. To sustain a marriage a lot of efforts has to be taken by couple. Transparency is very important for the survival of any relationship and one should make sure that you maintain complete loyalty towards your partner to have a good life together. However, if things don't work and if there are constant fights, it is always better to get off the relationship.

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