But for the six states that kept the law, it's still a basis for civil complaints and continues to be used.
In 2011, a woman was forced to pay another woman, who was married, $30 million dollars for reportedly breaking up the marriage, KOAT-TV reported.
As early as the summer of 2018, a man sued another man for a similar issue and the defendant was ordered to pay $8.8 million, KOAT-TV reported.
Whether the law should stay on the books continues to be debated among attorneys.
"Indeed, money can solve a lot of problems. But, can it fix a broken heart? I'm not so sure," attorney Jessica Culver told KENS-TV.
Attorney J. Scott Smith argued, "It's true, money can't fix a broken heart, but...this is the civil justice system, and the only recompense, sometimes, is money. Can't go back in time and flip a time machine and say, 'OK, I'm not going to do this.'"