You know how the song goes! “I ain’t saying she a gold digger…” But we all know there’s a select group of people in Hollywood that are out for one thing….OPM (Other People’s Money).
Some gold diggers are subtle, and some have no shame at all! Here’s Hollycoop’s list for the top ten money-grubbing gold diggers in tinsel town.
10. Girls Next Door:
Yes, were grouping all of them together into one category, because as much as any of them would probably swear it was “true love” with Hef, we know better. The only reason Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, and Bridget Marquardt dated Hugh Hefner was to get famous, make money and land a reality show on E!. We’re sure spoon-feeding him all his meals was a real treat though!
9. Larry King’s wife Shawn Southwick:
Shawn claims to be a singer, but did anyone know her before her marriage to King who is 26 years her senior? Big fat no! The love is clearly gone between them as was shown by their divorce filings. But Shawn probably realized she wasn’t getting all that much in the settlement so for now she and her sugar daddy are back together.
8. Ivana Trump:
It's one thing to marry someone for the money. It's another to marry them for their money, their businesses, their corporate offices, and every ounce of power and prestige that goes along with their name. Case in point, Ivana knew exactly what she was doing when she married Donald Trump….and it doesn’t spell L-O-V-E. She made out decently in the divorce, taking $20 million and becoming a sugar momma herself when she married her 35-year-old boyfriend.
7. Mel Gibson’s Girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva:
Oks swooped in right in the nick of time when Mel was divorcing his wife of almost 20 years. She must have learned from the best by quickly getting knocked up, and then splitting from Mel after the love child was born. Now homegirl is SET!
6. Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern:
These two definitely struck gold with their plot to take over Anna Nicole Smith’s empire. Unfortunately for Stern, he lost the paternity battle and got nothing from Anna’s estate. And even though Birkhead was named the father of Anna’s daughter Dannielynn, all of that money is going to the daughter! Birkhead has been making his money selling off Anna Nicole’s possessions, and claims the proceeds will benefit Dannielynn.
5. Kobe Bryant’s Wife Vanessa:
The world was shocked after Vanessa stood by Kobe’s side during his cheating scandal. And then we noticed the 8-carat purple diamond ring worth $4 million he gave her.
4. Kevin Federline:
The former Mr. Britney Spears aimed for the top, and got it all. He swept Britney off her feet after working as her back-up dancer. After three months of dating, the couple got engaged. The marriage didn't last long though, and next came a nasty divorce. Kevin got custody of the kids and a $20,000 monthly allowance while Brit went crazy and shaved her head and dated a paparazzo. Not bad for a high school dropout from Fresno.
3. Anna Nicole Smith:
This is a case of the gold digger eventually becoming the gold diggee! Anna got her start working at a fried chicken joint in Texas, to Playmate of the Year in a flash. For extra cash she started working the pole at a place called Gigi’s, which is where she met her future husband, uber hot 89-year old husband J. Howard Marshall. Spoiler alert! He obviously died a year later. She fought for his inheritance against his son, saying her husband “orally” told her she could have half the estate. Perhaps she confused the oral agreement with something else…Anna herself died in 2007 of an overdose.
2. Sarah Ferguson aka Fergie:
No, not the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman….if anything Josh Duhamel is the GD in that duo! We’re talking about the Duchess of York, who’s the latest woman to make headlines for money-grubbing. She shocked the world with her public apology on Oprah for selling out her ex-husband Prince Andrew in return for a big payday. If the royal family is being hit this hard by the recession, there’s no hope for us regular folks!
1. Heather Mills:
The ex-wife of Beatle Paul McCartney ended up getting $48.7 million in the divorce in 2008, but trust us—she wanted a lot more! Heather TRIED for $250 million, claiming she needed thousands a year for things like wine and horseback riding, which happen to be two things she doesn’t even indulge in! So much for getting a leg up on her ex-husband!