William and Elizabeth Shatner’s divorce has been finalized a mere month after he filed. Life moves pretty fast. At warp speed, in fact, if you happen to be William and you wake up one morning and decide to mess around and get divorced after 18 years. I mean, what’s he got to lose? Not his reported net worth of $100 million, because the couple had “an iron-clad prenup” in place, according to The Blast. Elizabeth’s not getting a single redshirt cent of William’s Star Trek fortune or any spousal support. Gone are the days you can marry a rich old man and wait for him to die. In #thesetryingtimes, old dudes are out here filing for divorce well into their 80s!
According to The Blast:
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Shatner and his wife of 18 years have settled their divorce and hashed out all of the financial details.
As we reported, Shatner’s net worth is over $100 Million dollars and it could have been quite the issue splitting the money the actor has earned over the last two decades.
But, according to the documents, the couple had a prenup so there will be no spousal support paid by Shatner to his ex-wife.
The couple, who was married back in 2001, signed an iron-clad prenup which drew out specifically how the money would be divided up in case they ever split.
The Blast says William’s millions are almost exclusively comprised of “royalties and businesses surrounding” Star Trek and are considered to be his property, and his alone, since it was earned prior to their relationship. Elizabeth was William’s 4th wife. He was previously married to Gloria Rand (1956–1969) with whom he has 3 daughters, Marcy Lafferty (1973–1996), and Nerine Kidd (1997-1999) who drowned in the couple’s swimming pool. Since Elizabeth’s not going to see any of that Star Trek cash, the only other person who might have a crack at it (besides his daughters) is William’s alleged secret son, Peter Shatner. Peter sued William back in 2016 for $170 million when William complained about Peter using his name. However, William refused to take a DNA test and said “sorry to this man.” Let this a warning to any hopeful future Mrs. William Shatners out there looking for a quick buck. His DMs may be open, but he’s nobody’s fool.