Prenups & Celeb Break Ups!

Why are we all so fascinated with celebrity divorces? From Mel and Robyn Gibson with a final divorce settlement of $425 million to the scandalous Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren headline stealing $100 million (that’s what “anti-cheating clauses” are for…hint hint), celeb divorces are full of $$$ and intrigue. The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s exact settlement is still unknown, but estimated to be somewhere between $250-$375 million!!! Whew! Now, THAT is a lot of money.

 You would think after these marriage debacles future celebs might be taking a hint from their not so fortunate colleagues.  Nope! Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, The Dream and Christina Milian… not one of them thought a prenup might (just might!) be a good idea. Conclusion? Messy divorces with financial complications. 

 NOW, we come to my favorite subject: Kelsey Grammar….oh, Kelsey. You are so beloved in the public eye even after leaving your wife of 13 years with whom you have two children for a flight attendant who is 25 years your junior. Can’t exactly say we feel sorry for you, but the fact she walked away with $30 million makes it sting a little less (not for you obviously). However, to make matters worse she was also your 3rd wife.

After 11 seasons of playing psychiatrist, Dr. Crane, on Frasier it seems like you would’ve picked up at least the slightest inkling that some serious therapy was needed in that relationship. It didn’t occur on your 3rd time around to take a few precautions??? This my friends, is a man who is a true glutton for punishment.

Of course, I can’t leave out Larry. Larry King, what were you thinking?!?!?! Either you’re just a hopeless romantic or well….you’re just hopeless. The man is currently on his 8th wife. Obviously, no prenup. Why start now Larry? Is the 8th time the charm? She may just walk away with quite a fortune, unless his previous seven ladies already took the goods.

 No article on celebrity marriages would be complete without a short bio of my favorite divorcée. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, Mrs. Zsa Zsa Gabor (currently, she retains the prefix “Mrs.”) who has been married…wait for it…NINE times! Luckily, Mrs. Gabor made her current hubby sign a prenup. (smart lady!) Thank goodness she kept her maiden name along the never-ending marital journey. Can you only imagine how confusing that would get?!?

My favorite quote from Zsa Zsa simply reinforces the need for prenuptial agreements. On numerous television appearances, she has been quoted as stating, “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.” So, to conclude my “stupid mistakes celebrities make when getting married” rant, GET A PRENUP! Prenups are definite. Marriages are not.

P.S.- If you’re already married without a prenup, there is such a thing as a post-nup!

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