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Star Trek star William Shatner will keep the bulk of his $100 million fortune in divorce settlement

Star Trek legend William Shatner will keep the bulk of his $100 million fortune in divorce settlement with fourth wife

William Shatner, 88, has finalized his divorce from his fourth wife, Elizabeth Martin, after nearly 19 years of marriage.

Going into the legal proceedings, the legendary actor, who played Captain Kirk on Star Trek, had a net worth of over $100 million. 

In the end, the actor was able to keep the bulk of his fortune because he had an iron-clad pre-nuptial agreement in place before they were married in 2001.

Done deal: William Shatner, 88, finalized his divorce from his fourth wife, Elizabeth Martin

Because of the prenup, and no children during their union, Shatner does not have to pay any alimony.

In fact, all the money he made from his Star Trek days, including royalties and businesses surrounding the show, were off-limits, according to documents obtained by The Blast .  

The main issue heading into negotiations was how to split up the money he earned from other projects over the last two decades the former couple were together.

The settlement: : The legendary actor was able to keep the bulk of his $100 million fortune because he had an iron-clad pre-nuptial agreement in place before they were married in 2001; the former couple are pictured in September 2018

The settlement: : The legendary actor was able to keep the bulk of his $100 million fortune because he had an iron-clad pre-nuptial agreement in place before they were married in 2001; the former couple are pictured in September 2018

Shatner filed for divorce last December but court documents show that they had separated in February 2019. 

Despite the split, the actor has been seen still wearing his wedding ring a number of times over that time, and as recent as a couple of weeks ago. 

Shatner’s first marriage to Gloria Rand (1956-1969) produced his three daughters: Leslie, 61, Lisabeth, 58, and Melanie, 55. 

He was also married to Marcy Lafferty (1973-1996) and Nerine Kidd (1997-1999).

Sentimental: Despite their split in 2019, Shatner had been still seen wearing his wedding ring

Sentimental: Despite their split in 2019, Shatner had been still seen wearing his wedding ring

This is Martin’s second divorce. Her first husband was Michael Glenn Martin, 88.  

Making his television debut way back in 1954, the Canadian native starred in dozens of TV series and films over seven decades, including TJ Hooker (1982-1986), Boston Legal (2004-2008) and Better Late Than Never (2016 -2017).

But it was his leading role on Star Trek (1966-1969), on both the small and big screens, that made him a cultural icon.

Icon: Shatner's leading role as Captain Kirk on the series Star Trek (1966-1969), and again in feature films, made him a cultural icon with the franchise's legion of fans

Icon: Shatner’s leading role as Captain Kirk on the series Star Trek (1966-1969), and again in feature films, made him a cultural icon with the franchise’s legion of fans

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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