I’m not a believer that, once married, “what is mine, is yours.” I used to kid my husband that if I were to articulate it, it would be, “What is yours, is mine, and what is mine, is mine.” Kidding aside, even in the absence of a pre-nuptial agreement to keep each spouse’s properties separate, I’ve always considered it more mature to keep tab of the separate earnings and properties of each spouse. It’s wise. It’s the adult thing to do.
But I was really blown away at the kind of pre-nups bred in Hollywood these days, especially the one between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
This being a Hollywood wedding, the prenuptial deal had already been struck. Holmes and her daughter will receive $US14.7million ($19.1million) in the event of a split, $US25.7million if it goes to divorce, and each infidelity will cost $US5million. Peachy.
Hollywood pre-nup, indeed!