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Quite often, when you read about a celebrity divorce, you hear about a very expensive divorce settlement. “Monty Python” star John Cleese's divorce is no different, but his reaction to it is something you don't read about that often. Cleese has started selling memorabilia from his Monty Python days to fund his pricey divorce from Alyce Faye Eichelberger. The Huffington Post divorce section reported a story on Cleese's actions.
After his 2008 divorce and 2009 divorce settlement led to Cleese paying his ex-wife one million dollars in cash and assets, with an additional almost $1 million a year until 2016, Cleese has been taking action against this financial setback. According to the Daily Mail, Cleese started by doing a stand-up comed tour called Alimony Tour, proceeded to move to Monaco to avoid high taxes, and now he is selling memorabilia from his Monty Python days.
Cleese is selling some props from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and also photographs from famous sketches.
Cleese was married to Eichelberger, an American psychotherapist, for 16 years before their 2008 split. Before Eichelberger, Cleese was married twice, first to Connie Booth, and then to Barbara Trentham. Cleese married his fourth wife, Jennifer Wade, in August 2012.
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