I was asked by a friend what my “Part-2” blog post would be about, (as I mentioned in my last post, there would be a “part-2”). Though I had already planned out what this post would be about, she asked if this part-2 would be about celebrity marriages that succeeded long term. Though a nice idea, that is no fun, and I could only think of one long term married couple anyway. So, here is PART 2 – If you missed part 1 click HERE. Celebrity marriages are generally short lived, and those involved often know this fact going into the marriage, and they make sure that they get the most out of it. Nothing is sacred in Hollywood, especially not marriage. So this post is going to look at some of the more ridiculous celebrity Prenups.
1. Khloe & Lamar Odom
-Well, this is embarrassing, I am just not sure for which member of the party. Both, lets just say both. I do not watch their idiotic reality t.v. show, but even I know, that everyone in that family is two things: 1. bat-shit crazy. 2. High maintenance. These girls seriously must be amazing in bed, because otherwise I have no idea how they get married. Khloe’s prenup calls for 500,000 for every year the two are married, their house, a brand new car at the end of each car’s lease term, 6,000 dollars a month for shopping and beauty upkeep (what the hell does “beauty upkeep” even entail… Seriously?) and 25,000 a month in support. And on top of all of that, she wants lifetime passes for her entire family to Lakers’ games. Good thing Lamar Odom doesn’t play for them anymore and that the Lakers are a terrible team.
2. Beyonce & Jay-Z
-This one is just kinda ratchet and weird. For every child of Jay Z’s that Beyonce squeezes out, she gets a $5 Million dollar payout. And should the two super stars ever get divorced, Beyonce gets $1 Million for every year the couple was married. I am still just grossed out by the $5 Million dollar “push present.”
3.Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman
-Keith Urban is a well known ex-party boy and drug addict. A little weird for a country music star. And in their prenup Nicole wanted to ensure that his drug addict habit didn’t return. Keith gets 640,000 (such a random number) for every year that the Aussie power couple are married. However, there is one stipulation to this agreement. If Urban does drugs again, he doesn’t get a penny of the money. (I still just find it hilarious that if they divorce, he is the one who gets the money support)
4.Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegern
-Tiger and Elin initially had an agreement that stated if the two were married at least 10 years at the time of divorce, then Elin would get 20 million dollars. The two were only married 6 years when they separated, but since the divorce was because Tiger stuck his business in more places than he could even remember, Elin demanded a re-write of the prenup. Elin ended up with 100 Million dollars and the written promise that Tiger would not bring any of his girlfriends near their children. (Fun side note, since their split Tiger has been total crap at golf. I attribute this to, the more than likely, fact that he probably has multiple STD’s causing him troubles).
5. Katherine-Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas
-Katherine is 25 years younger than Michael Douglas (ew) which should give Katherine some marital and financial security. After all, she will out live him, and she will always be the younger, hotter, member of the two. However, just cause she can, she put a cheating clause in their prenup, should they ever split, she gets 2.8 Million dollars for every year that they are married. If Douglas cheats on his wife in the process, she gets a $5 Million dollar bonus. (This almost sounds like rules in Monopoly)
6. Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
-I know these two are not technically celebrities, but he has more money than God, so I am counting it. Before she was Mrs. Zuckerberg, Chan had Mark sign a dating pre-nup (is that even a thing?) where he is required to take her on one date per week, a minimum of 100 minutes of alone time, not in his apartment and “definitely not on Facebook.” Apparently when they were engaged, this clause was also included in their marital pre-nuptial agreement.
With some of these prenup agreements (oh, there were so many more, I just got depressed and stopped writing about all the failed marriages) it is just nuts how business like they are. Almost like they know that the marriage wont last and they want to squeeze all the money they can out of it. This “squeeze” part is apparently very literal in Beyonce’s case. Ew.