3. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, Ireland
How can a union that begins in an idyllic Irish castle go so wrong? Clearly a wedding does not a marriage make. The former Beatle heartthrob and his model-turned-amputee-advocate bride put on an impressive $3.2 million spread at picture-perfect Castle Leslie in Glaslough, County Monaghan in June 2002. It seemed like their commitment might go the distance, considering Paul’s first marriage lasted 29 years until Linda’s untimely death. However, somewhere along the way the tides turned, followed by an acrimonious divorce in 2008. Heather’s settlement? A cool $48.6 million, but a mere fraction of Sir Paul’s estate. I guess that wedding venue did not impart the luck of the Irish.