Here are the top 5 celebrity marriages which should have had prenups which will surely blow your mind. No matter how rich and famous these celebrities have been, with these wedding disasters, they surely are actors who have sabotaged their careers in their own ways! You may have this weird idea that happy endings are only meant for either kings and queens, prince and princesses, those Disneyworld characters – and well – celebrities.But the truth is a little bit different.
In the movies those happy ever afters might be very attainable for actors, actresses, and all the other celebrities. But hey, real life is a different matter! These celebrities just can’t help but be a part of the 50% of the population of married couples which eventually end up signing those divorce papers. However, unlike other normal people, the people on our list of top 5 celebrity marriages which should have had prenups, have millions of assets and properties, which would make the thought of marriage and divorce seem like business! And if marriage and divorce would be part of the business world – these celebrities would surely be the worst businessmen/women ever!
And tell you what? After reading these top 5 celebrity marriages which should have had prenups, you might say that getting married to a rich man/woman, not getting a prenup, and eventually getting divorced sounds a thousand times better than working your ass off at the office! Let’s see who are those “lucky” ex-couples:
5. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey marriage
I’m sure that just like me, you too were devastated after hearing the news that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey already called it quits. The once perfect and in love reality TV couple, decided to end their marriage, just three years after tying the knot.
Sure, at the beginning of the marriage, both parties seemingly had the same net worth, so a celebrity prenup would not seem necessary. But after the divorce, it turned out that Jessica was the one who was earning bigger dough, reaching approximately $35 million. Her father tried to settle things out with Nick, offering $1.5 million, but it was useless. Nick allegedly walked away with $10 million after the whole divorce.
Tough luck for Jessica, having been involved in a celebrity marriage disaster. She’s now pretty careful though with new hubby, NFL player Eric Johnson, and even thinking about a celebrity prenup.
4.Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe marriage
Everything felt perfect and surreal for this wonderful couple. That is – until they finally decided to end the marriage on the year 2005. After seven years of being husband and wife, Ryan and Reese’s no-prenup marriage ended in a divorce.
People usually think that girls usually benefit from celebrity marriages without prenups, but that is not what happened to the “Legally Blonde” star. Apparently at the time of the divorce, she was earning $20 million for every movie she stars at; while her ex-husband’s net worth was only $2.5 million, which means Ryan walked away with the bigger amount of divorce payout.
Reese’s career had been booming a couple of years after the divorce.
3. Russell Brand and Katy Perry marriage
We all had the same weird reaction when we heard that “Teenage Dream” singer Katy Perry was going to marry actor/comedian Russell Brand. And we, including her Katy cats, just accepted it with all our hearts since we just wanted her to be happy.
Unfortunately, after 14 months of being married, Russell Brand decided to throw in the towel and file a divorce, thus turning the fairy tale into one of the biggest celebrity marriage disasters. Since the two of them had no prenup whatsoever before getting married, Brand got his share: 50% of Katy Perry’s assets and properties. The funny man surely had the most fun as he walked away with an estimated amount of $20 million after the divorce.
Dear Katy Perry, next time you get married, try to stay “Wide Awake” and think about a celebrity prenup, okay?
2. Madonna and Guy Ritchie marriage
Queen of Pop, Madonna, was definitely head over heels in love with Director Guy Ritchie when the two of them decided to enter marriage back in 2000, without signing a prenup. Too bad for the “Material Girl”, their marriage ended with a divorce on 2008.
Guy Ritchie, however, probably turned into a “Material Boy” as he got hold of 50% of Madonna’s properties. Just imagine the huge amount of money Ritchie clinched from Madonna whose net worth was $500 million during their divorce.
Piece of advice for Madonna: don’t go all “Crazy For You” to guys next time.
1. Mel Gibson and Robyn Denise Moore marriage
You might not agree with me here, but I just have to spit it out. In my expert opinion, Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore’s marriage might have had the biggest divorce payout EVER!
After 28 years of being marriage, the couple unfortunately decided to end their relationship. This, without a doubt, created a gigantic hole not just in Mel Gibson’s heart, but most especially in his wallet. Mel, having an approximate net worth of $900 million during the time of the whole divorce process, did not have any choice but abide by the California law and share 50% of his assets to his ex-wife.
According to sources, Robyn walked away with $425 million after the divorce. Woah! Who would’ve thought celebrity marriage disasters can actually give a woman millions and millions of dollars? Before finally saying “I do” think good and try to avoid having the same destiny as our top 5 celebrities which should have had prenups!