Prenuptial agreements are tricky business when it comes to love, especially celebrity love. Some see prenups as foreshadowing the demise of a marriage, while others see them as necessary protection of their families and the money they came into the relationship with. The ladies of The Real were discussing Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s pending divorce, and while they mostly believed it was fair for the couple to stick to the “iron-clad” agreement (Cannon is worth $20 million, while Carey is worth $500 million), they were split on the issue when it came to their own relationships.
“Vincent and I, we don’t have a prenup because when we got married, we had a discussion and we discussed divorce is not an option. So, that will always be the last, last, last, last of the resort! Because I am a product of a divorce child and I didn’t like the way that made me feel,” said Tamar Braxton, one of three married co-hosts (Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jennie Mai are the other two).
Adrienne Bailon also disagreed with the thought of prenups. “Prenups doesn’t sound romantic. You guys are planning your divorce before you get married and that’s something that’s really not romantic about that.”
Tamera argued that it’s more about being smart and respectful than being romantic at the time. “Adrienne you have to be very smart. Breakups cause people to act crazy. Sometimes when people breakup, they turn into the person that you didn’t marry. To me, it wasn’t not being romantic, it was being smart. Being wise,” she said. “Our parents actually told Adam and I to get a prenup before we got married. I made my money before Adam and I got married and he made his money with the family winery. And they just wanted to protect that and it made me feel good because I knew that Adam wasn’t marrying me for my money and I wasn’t marrying him for his. So in our case, it was more about respect.”
Thoughts? Watch the entire discussion above.