They say money can’t buy you love, and here’s a real life story that will attest to that. Mike Weirsky and Eileen Murray ended their 15-year marriage in October last year, for reasons that the couple have kept to themselves.
Although divorce is hard on anyone, and the pair must have had a rough few months in that respect, Mike had his fall cushioned by unexpectedly coming into some money – $273 million, to be exact.
A truly staggering amount of money, I’m sure you’ll agree.
However, his ex-wife has told press she won’t be getting back with her ex just because he’s won the money in the New Jersey Mega Millions Jackpot.
Eileen, who sounds like a woman of real integrity, told the New York Post:
“He’s not appealing to me all of a sudden because he has this money. I’m not going after anything. I have morals. I know what I’ve worked for and it’s everything that I have.”
It’s even more interesting when you consider the financial dynamics of the marriage they had. During the marriage, Eileen worked as a cost analyst for a utilities company but her husband was unemployed. In fact, she said she was until recently still paying him spousal support.