Buzz Aldrin divorced at 82, ex-wife Lois Driggs Cannon to get almost half of his fortune

By on Jan 9, 2013 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin is officially divorced from his third wife Lois Driggs Cannon, who will be getting almost half of his fortune. Aldrin, who turns 82 this January 20, filed a divorce from Lois on June 15, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences,” after 23 years of marriage. They have no children together.

Buzz Aldrin Lois Driggs Cannon

Lois Driggs Cannon and Buzz Aldrin
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According to TMZ on Monday, January 7, 2013, Buzz Aldrin‘s divorce papers were finalized on December 28, 2012, or three days after Christmas. Lois will receive nearly 50 percent of his fortune, including half of a $475,000 bank account, as well as 50 percent of the profits from his businesses, trademarks, and stocks.

In addition, Buzz reportedly agreed to give her a monthly spousal support of $9,500 and 30 percent of his entire yearly income, which was estimated to reach over $600,000. Lois was also said to be keeping her 1988 Mercedes, which has a license plate with “Moon Gal” on it, as a separate property.

The couple got married on February 14, 1988, Valentine’s Day, at the Western Savings Corporate Center in Phoenix. It was the second marriage for Lois, who is now being assumed to be 78 years old. Buzz was previously married to Joan Archer, with whom he had three children, and to Beverly Zile.

Buzz Aldrin is famously known for being the second man on the moon via Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, right after Neil Armstrong, who passed away on August 25, 2012 at the age of 82. Back in September 2011, he was rumored to be dating Michelle Sucillon, 51, a former Borders bookstore executive; and Lois knew about it.

“We’ve had a great life and I don’t blame Buzz, I blame the girl. He filed for divorce in June. The book signing where they met was in 2009, and I was there. She was kind of aggressive. But he didn’t start seeing her then. He’s been seeing her for about a year.” Lois was quoted at New York Post that time.

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