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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin loses half his fortune in divorce settlement

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Scorbing    516

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/buzz-aldrin-loses-fortune-divorce-wife-article-1.1234790

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Buzz Aldrin is back on the market for another ?Moon Gal.?

??The famed astronaut and wife number three, whose license plate bears the celestial moniker, officially divorced on Dec. 28, TMZ.com reported.??

The out-of-this world settlement leaves Aldrin?s ex, Lois Driggs Cannon, with nearly half of the 82-year-old spaceman?s fortune.??

She?s set to pocket half of his $475,000 bank account and 50 percent of any profit he makes from his businesses.??

RELATED: BUZZ ALDRIN'S ESTRANGED THIRD WIFE WANTS $25,000 A MONTH IN DIVORCE FILING

On top of that, she?ll receive $9,500 a month in spousal support and 30 percent of Aldrin?s annual income, which tops about $600,000.??

Cannon even gets to keep her 1988 Mercedes, which bears the ironic ?Moon Gal? plates.??

Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, filed for divorce from Cannon in June 2011 after 23 years of marriage. The couple does not have any kids.??

My personal opinion on this: He should have stayed with her. It would have been cheaper. That is one hell of a way to end your retirement cash.

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Shiranui    1,681

Hmm, went to the moon, yet married a Martian?

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CrashGordon    328

Seeing that pic, all I can think of is the quote from Tommy Boy:

"Does this suit make me look fat? No, your face does".

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Javik    3,965

The way divorce courts almost royally ream the guy in this situation is sad, especially the way women seem to keep being given access to money these men earn in the future even though they did nothing to deserve it. If I ever get married I'm going to get a cast iron pre-nup.

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brn    6

Talk about a gold-digger! Poor Buzz. Hope karma catches up with the bitch.

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Titoist    204

If I'm not mistaken, Buzz initiated the divorce. Not her.

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brn    6

Lesson learned: never get married. Consider it done!

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Marshall    15,353

It doesn't look like she's going to have them time to enjoy it as she looks like she's about to croak.

She looks like something out of House of Wax.

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Luc2k    734

It doesn't look like she's going to have them time to enjoy it as she looks like she's about to croak.

She looks like something out of House of Wax.

He doesn't look better either, just less pointy.

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DirtyLarry    2,073

why get a divorce? just wait a couple years and one will be gone anyways. isnt like the're going to remarry at that age.

im surprised he didnt have more money.

I initially was as well, but then I thought about it. I doubt he made much being an astronaut at NASA in 1969, and even if he did, that was a hell of a long time ago.

Have to figure the way he makes most of his money now is endorsements, etc., and being so old, I would imagine companies are not banging down his door.

Sucks. You would hope he would be set financially, but obviously not the case.

After typing it all out, I am now surprised he makes as much as he does.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,456

isn't that what usually happens in a divorce :p

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DocM    12,659

California is a Community Property state where 50-50 splits are the rule absent a pre-nuptial agreement to the contrary.

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threetonesun    1,205

Sucks. You would hope he would be set financially, but obviously not the case.

After typing it all out, I am now surprised he makes as much as he does.

82 years old and he gets $600,000 a year. I mean, giving talks alone could easily rack up some of that money... there's not a big pool of guys who landed on the moon.

Or it could be money from NASA to keep him quiet about never actually landing on the moon /s. :rofl: :alien:

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Ficman    23

I'd pay for her ticket back to the moon and call it a day

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Hum    6,929

isn't that what usually happens in a divorce :p

A pillow over the face is much cheaper ... :shifty:

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+The Evil Overlord    17,456

A pillow over the face is much cheaper ... :shifty:

Lol so true :p

Remembering A line I heard in a movie, 29 years we've been married, I could have shot her and been out on parole in 14.

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Growled    3,880

At his age he should have just lived with her. Been a hell of a lot cheaper.

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