Divorce

Don McLean, wife reach $10 million divorce settlement

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, Don McLean rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. McLean and his wife have finalized their divorce and agreed to a $10 million settlement.A spokesman for McLean said Monday, June 20, 2016, that the singer “chose to ignore a premarital agreement” and provide the settlement.  (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, Don McLean rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. McLean and his wife have finalized their divorce and agreed to a $10 million settlement.A spokesman for McLean said Monday, June 20, 2016, that the singer “chose to ignore a premarital agreement” and provide the settlement. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

"American Pie" singer and songwriter Don McLean and his wife have finalized their divorce and agreed to a $10 million settlement.

A spokesman for McLean said Monday that the singer "chose to ignore a premarital agreement" and provide the settlement.

McLean's wife Patrisha, an author and photographer, filed for divorce citing "adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences" in legal papers.

The couple had been married for about 30 years. They have two adult children.

McLean, who lives in the coastal town of Camden, was arrested in January on charges including domestic violence assault. He has pleaded not guilty.

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