Getting married is cheap, but a potential divorce is costly and if you’re famous, it can be ridiculously outlandish without a prenuptial agreement.
Gabrielle Union is the latest celeb to get her paperwork in order as she gets closer to “I do” with Dwyane Wade. Like others, she learned from the mistakes of the love-stricken celebs that got hitched (and divorced) sans the written agreement. While it doesn’t guarantee marital bliss, it does protect and ensure investments of their millions.
Keep reading for the craziest celebrity prenups.
In their original prenup, Elin was to walk away with $20 million as long as they were married for at least 10 years. However, after his cheating scandals, she demanded a rewritten prenup that let her walk away with $750 million.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Apparently Spears refused to sign a prenup. However after much council from her family, Kevin walked away with about $1 million from their divorce.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
If Catherine and Michael Douglas ever divorce, not only will she get $2.8 mil per year they were married, but an additional $5 million if their marriage dissolved due to Michael’s infidelity.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Jessica may have gotten a catch with Justin, but she didn’t forget he’s a ladies man. The couple’s prenup clause warns that if Timberlake cheats on her, she gets 500k.
Their prenup is predicted to go in effect ASAP as they are heading for divorce. According to their clause, Khloe asked for $500k for each year that they were married–4 years– $25k per month in spousal support, $5k shopping allowance each month, $1k for beauty care a month, the house the couple shared, a new car at the end of every lease cycle and family season court side seats for the Lakers.
Jay Z and Beyonce
If they ever divorce, not only would we all weep, but Jay would lose millions automatically. In their prenup, Bey gets $10 million if the marriage were to end before 2 years. He then has to pay her $1 million for each year they were married (up to 15 years) and $5 million for each child she bears.
Yvette and Michael Jordan
Taking a page out of his own book of loses, Michael Jordan wrote up a prenuptial agreement for his impending marriage to Yvette. If they ever divorce, she gets $1 million for each year they were married. If they last 10 years, she gets $5 mil for each year.