HOLLYWOOD—The history of weddings celebrated during the month of June goes all the way back to Roman times, that’s over two thousand years ago. They celebrated a festival in honor of the deity Juno, wife of Jupiter and goddess of marriage and childbirth, on June 1. During the 1500s, June was always considered the time when people came outdoors after a long winter. June weddings also come from the Celtic calendar. June has always been the perfect month to get married.
It’s really important to remember that when each partner is worth millions of dollars, it’s no surprise that celebrities decide to sign prenuptial agreements before saying “I Do.” Let’s look at the marriage of Beyonce and Jay-Z. When Queen Beyonce married Jay-Z back in 2008, their prenup, according to published reports, if they ever split grants Beyonce a cool $5 million for every child she bears as well as $1 million for every year the couple is married.
Another interesting pre-nup is Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. According to her pre-nup, Khloe would be entitled to $500,000 for every year the duo is married. However, she would only be entitled to spousal support for half the length of their marriage, their house, a brand new car at the end of every lease term, $6,000 a month for shopping and beauty upkeep and $25,000 a month for support. Lamar waived his rights to seek spousal support from Khloe and any claims to money she earned from the Kardashian empire. Khloe will also remain as the beneficiary on a $10 million life insurance policy Lamar has and that will remain for the rest of their lives. She also wants lifetime passes for her entire family to Laker’s games.
Nicole Kidman who is worth an estimated $130 million and her country-singer husband Keith Urban married in June 2006. If the couple does decide to split, Keith will receive $640,000 for every year of marriage- unless he uses drugs (Keith was a former cocaine addict). The agreement also states that if the couple has any children together that they are to have joint custody. Currently, Nicole and Keith have two daughters together.
Imagine Brangelina having a prenup? Well, well, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are worth more than $400 million together, they agreed that each will leave with the millions they brought into the union on their own, while anything they earn as a married couple would be funneled into a trust for their six children. Under the terms, it states that if Brad is unfaithful, Angelina would be granted primary custody of their children.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan were married back in 2012. Zuckerberg is worth an estimated $35.1 billion. They signed a dating prenup in which the Facebook founder agreed to one date per week, a minimum of a hundred minutes of alone time, not in his apartment and definitely not at Facebook. Although the couple never signed an official prenup, Zuckerberg’s fortune is protected because California is a community-property state. In the event of a divorce, spouses are entitled to half of everything earned during the marriage, however any assets prior to saying “I Do,” remain separate.
Kim Kardashian, the media mogu,l is worth an estimated $85 million, while her rapper turned designer husband, Kanye West is reportedly worth $130 million. Although Kanye didn’t think the couple needed a prenuptial agreement, the pair agreed to one because of Kim’s quick marriage to Kris Humphries.
The prenup states that Kim is entitled to $1 million for every year of being married to Kanye, as well as their Bel Air mansion and all jewelry and gifts given to her by Kanye. The money she earns from her TV reality show, her clothing line and promotional appearances, will be considered her separate and sole income, Kanye’s life insurance policies valued at $20 million names his wife as the beneficiary for life, even if they get a divorce. No clauses in the agreement for Kimye concerning custody of their children.
Rose’s Scoop: Imagine taking hundreds of “selfies,” a day to get it perfect. According to published reports, Miss Kylie Jenner takes over “500” pics before posting on IG. Miss Jenner is no different than other teenagers. I’m sure it’s a lot of pressure to take the perfect shot to be gram-worthy for her 27.1 million followers on Instagram.