Something to smile about: Tamara Mellon has settled a long-standing lawsuit with her mother. Photo: Charley Gallay/WireImage.com
Talk about bad blood! (Literally.)
's Tamara Mellon has finally settled a long-standing legal battle with her mother, Ann Yeardye
, walking away with a whopping £6 million (or $9.8 million) in shares of the shoe company, reports the Daily Mail.
The family drama began back in 2004 when Mellon sold Jimmy Choo
to an investment group. Because of an alleged accounting error, shares from the sale were mistakenly paid to a family trust controlled by Yeardye, according to the paper.
Now that the courtroom
dust has cleared, Mellon has come out with a hefty settlement agreement calling for the return of at least a portion of the shares.
Yeardye, a former Chanel
model, was quick to make amends. Her lawyers told the source that the deal was made "amicably."
The news hasn't been all bad for Mellon. Her recent collaboration with H&M sparked a shopping frenzy