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William Shatner's $100 Million Divorce Finalized

actor william shatner speaks to an audience in 2016
Actor William Shatner speaks to an audience in 2016. (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:57 PM

William Shatner's divorce from his fourth wife, Elizabeth Martin, has been settled and it appears the "Star Trek" actor will be keeping the majority of his $100 million fortune, according to a report.

The couple was married 18 years and allegedly separated in February. Shatner officially filed the divorce papers in December.

Since then they have been hashing out the details but according to court documents obtained by The Blast, a prenuptial agreement was in place when the two got hitched in 2001, protecting the 88-year-old's "Star Trek" royalties.

When approached by Fox News for comment on the divorce last month, Elizabeth said she was mourning the death of her brother, who had passed away around the same time, and asked that she and her family be given space to grieve.

"Respect distance from divorce topics while we grieve my brother respectfully," she said.

Shatner was previously married to Nerine Kidd, Marcy Lafferty, and Gloria Rand. His marriage to Kidd is the one that is most talked about.

Shatner tied the knot with the actress and model, who was 28 years his junior, in 1997, The Mercury News noted.

Kidd reportedly struggled with alcohol addiction and Shatner tried to help by taking her to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and encouraging her to stop drinking, but she was not willing to ditch the bottle.

Two years after their wedding, Kidd drowned in their backyard pool. An autopsy allegedly found Valium and alcohol in her system but her death was ruled an accidental drowning.

Shatner had filed for divorce shortly before her death but said he was "twisted in grief" nonetheless.

"I was completely lost. Nerine was an alcoholic and I had failed to save her," Shatner wrote in his 2018 book "Live Long and … What I Learned Along the Way." He went on to describe his pain as the type that "makes you think either I'm simply going to die or I'm going to kill myself."

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William Shatner's divorce from his fourth wife, Elizabeth Martin, has been settled and it appears the "Star Trek" actor will be keeping the majority of his $100 million fortune.
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