I imagine signing a prenup is quite unromantic. The soon-to-wed couple sit stiffly in the wooden chairs of a lawyers office, arms crossed and pockets itching to acquire the best deal for their future. But does agreeing to get half indicate an uncertainty about the longevity of the marriage? It all depends on who you’re marrying and how much money is at stake.
If I had a billion dollar shoe empire ala Jessica Simpson, I’d keep my mind of my money and make him sign on the dotted line…in blood!
Reports have surfaced that Jessica Simpson will draft a prenuptial agreement for Eric Johnson, the retired football player whom she will marry. It was first reported she didn’t want one but Papa Jo did some convincing. It makes sense that she have a prenup; after all, she is the one with the money in the relationship. And wait till you see what Eric Johnson receives just for being Jessica’s lawfully wedded husband:
- $500,000 for a wedding present
- $200,000 for each anniversary
- If their marriage lasts five years, he’ll get an additional $500,000 bonus.
- If their marriage makes it to 10 years, Eric receives a $1 million bonus.
So marrying Jessica Simpson pays…a lot. It almost feels like she’s buying his love and committment, as if this agreement is a bribe for him to remain faithful, loyal, and present. Then again, paying someone to stay in a marriage maybe common practice in Hollywood. Maybe a prenup is a surefire way to lock a man down so he doesn’t go down the wrong path. My piece of advice to Eric: never let Jessica’s pepa™ go. Stay for the children, Benjamin, James, and Woodward! Stay…for…the…children!!!