17 Celebrity Marriages With Weird (And Brilliant) Prenups
2. Beyoncé and Jay Z
You just had my baby? Oh, you shouldn’t have! Really though, here’s $5mil… nice job. Not only does Bey get a cool $5mil with each child she bears, she would also receive $1 million for every year the couple was married if they divorce.
“If you have got millions you’re not going to be struggling. You see your £17 million go down to £9 million you’re still going to live comfortably.” Jay Z said.
“But if you have a £600,000 house in say Mawson Road [off Mill Road, Cambridge], if the sale of that house is split, the chances are you’re not going to be able to still live in Cambridge with the way house prices are.”
“It’s not the most romantic process, but it gives certainty and clarity. Many people are nervous about entering into marriages, especially when they have been scarred before, but it can provide people with peace of mind.
“It does not have to be adversarial, you can sit people in a room together. Lawyers make their money when there is conflict. But you can frontload these decisions, so that agreements are made when there is no animosity, people are thinking clearly, rather than distressed, hurt or angry.”
Beyoncé said, “Often people who are entering their second marriage have already had their fingers burned and want to regularize things while everything is still happy to try and avoid what can happen following a break-up.”
“It’s not very romantic, but I think from our point of view dealing with the kind of fall-outs when relationships go wrong it is a very practical thing to do. If it’s dealt with sensitively it doesn’t have to make any difference to the relationship.”