5 Divorced Celebrity Couples Without a Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements are increasingly popular among many couples, but there are a lot of celebrities who do not follow this trend. Of course, most of them are now divorced and likely regretting their decision. Here is a list of some well-known couples that never signed a prenuptial agreement.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry
The couple claimed they wanted to keep the wedding about their love, without bringing the idea of money into it. With this decision, Katy left herself open to the risk her ex would take about half of her assets. This meant he could get $20 million after the divorce since that is about half of what she made during the marriage. Reportedly, Russell did not take what he was technically entitled to, and the couple is said to have no regrets about the decision not to get a prenup. This decision could have gone wrong, though.
Roseanne and Tom Arnold
Roseanne is known for firing her lawyer for recommending a prenup. But when the couple got divorced, Tom got $50 million. This may have made up for the fact that he was also left with a tattoo of Roseanne on his body.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Jessica was a higher earner than Nick when they got married and subsequently divorced. She had more than $35 million at the time. However, she did not want to sign a prenup. Her dad offered Nick $1.5 million, but he turned it down and ended up getting much more.
Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
This couple shocked fans with their divorce, but it seemed even more surprising to find out they did not get a prenup. Reese was making about $20 million per movie at the time, while Ryan made more like $2.5 million. But apparently she did not learn from the first mistake because she refused to sign a prenup with her next marriage, too.
Mel Gibson and Robyn Denise Moore Gibson
The couple split after being married for 28 years. Mel was worth about $900 million. Since the settlement was kept private, there is no telling whether Robyn took her fair share of about half the total under California law.
For some couples, a prenup may not be necessary because they claim they trust each other. But you never know how someone will behave after a divorce, and it can be a constant worry that you will lose half your money if you are the breadwinner. Many stories do not turn out as nicely as some celebrity splits do when there is no prenup, possibly because the former spouse always ends up getting millions either way. But for most people in this country, this is not the case. If you want the peace of mind that often comes with a prenuptial agreement, call Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.