Ford forks out £50 million for divorce
The actor was believed to be getting divorced so that he could marry girlfriend Calista Flockhart.
The groundbreaking divorce settlement also includes money the 61-year-old star has yet to earn from films made by Ford while the couple were together.
The actor has agreed to split earnings from the royalties, videos and DVDs from films including The Fugitive, Air Force One and the three Indiana Jones films.
The couple did not have a pre-nuptial agreement when they wed and Mathison is entitled to a vast chunk of Ford's earnings during their 18-year marriage.
She will also receive £7.85 million in cash, half the value of their £20 million Wyoming ranch, half their £21 million property portfolio, half of Ford's bank balance and a stocks and pension fund worth £5 million.
Mathison, 53, will also keep all earnings from her screenplay to Steven Spielberg's ET, which she wrote before she married Ford. The couple met on the set of Apocalypse Now in 1976.
Ford is also believed to have agreed to pay maintenance of £200,000 a year each for the couple's children, Malcolm, 16, and Georgia, 13, until they either marry or reach 21.
Ford was recently spotted drinking heavily in a Mexican bar, draped across two female fans, amid rumours that his relationship with 39-year-old Flockhart is on the rocks. The Ally MacBeal star pulled out of a London production of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie because of "upheavals" in her private life.
Previous Hollywood divorce settlements have also proved costly. Michael Douglas handed over a reported £28 million to ex-wife Diandra, Steven Spielberg's divorce from Amy Irving cost the director £72.4 million and a Monet painting and Neil Diamond lost £100 million as a result of his divorce.
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