Prenups are often used by people with considerable assets to protect their finances in case of divorce. However, they're not always as cut and dry as "what's mine is mine, and what's yours is yours."
Here are 16 times celebs' prenup contents were revealed:
1.In 2023, Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello reportedly filed for divorce after almost eight years of marriage. In line with the terms of the prenup, she asked the court to ensure that artwork, jewelry, and other personal belongings remain in her possession.
She also said that all of the money she earned before and during their marriage should remain hers rather than being divided between her and Joe.
2.The prenup that Ice-T and Coco Austin signed before their 2002 wedding reportedly requires her to return her butt and breast implants to him in the event of a divorce.
3.When Kelsea Ballerini divorced Morgan Evans in 2022, his lawyers interpreted their prenup to mean that she either had to give him half the house — which she bought — or have public alimony hearings. She ultimately chose to give up the house.
Describing the call with her lawyer and manager, Kelsea told Call Her Daddy, "[I asked], 'Can you articulate to me that I have a choice right now, to [either] give up half of a house that I bought and he contributed [to], but not equal...or stay, legally, in this marriage and have public alimony hearings indefinitely?' And they're like, 'That's correct.' And I was like, 'Give him the house. I want out.'"
4.Kaley Cuoco had a prenup in place with Ryan Sweeting. When they divorced in 2016, she reportedly had to pay him $165,000. She was also responsible for his attorney fees up to $55,000 and an additional $9,387 legal bill he had leftover from establishing the prenup.
However, she kept their homes in Tarzana and Santa Barbara, California.
5.Prior to their 2018 wedding, Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook reportedly had an "ironclad prenup," which enabled her to ask the courts to deny spousal support to either of them when they separated in 2021.
6.Before Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom got married in 2009, they reportedly signed a prenup that entitled her to a brand new car whenever her lease was up, courtside Lakers tickets for her entire family, $5,000 monthly shopping allowance, $1,000 monthly allowance for beauty expenses, about $25,000 monthly spousal support, and an additional $500,000 for every year of marriage. They divorced in 2016.
In 2011, Khloé told E! News, "Everybody needs a prenup! I mean, I don't care if you make $5 or $5 million, in this day and age…people are crazy, you never know. And when you have businesses together, like we do, you have to protect yourself. It doesn't mean you don't love them."
7.Before getting married (and separating) in 2011, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries signed a prenup. He reportedly wanted an annulment rather than a divorce so he could break the confidentiality clause preventing either of them from sharing details of their relationship with the press.
When Kim confirmed that she'd gotten the prenup, she told Reuters, "I don't really talk finances. My father was an attorney, and I'm a smart girl — I'd like to think so — you can do the math. I wouldn't worry about that."
8.When Kim Kardashian divorced Kanye West in 2022, court documents obtained revealed that, aside from a joint checking account to cover their kids' expenses, they kept their finances separate during their marriage. Additionally, they agreed that Kim would keep their $50 million home.
In the paperwork, Kim wrote, "Both Kanye and I came into the marriage with significant separate property estates. We each wanted to protect our premarital assets and the earnings from those assets and any appreciation in the value of our premarital assets during our marriage."
9.Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo reportedly signed a prenup that barred her from weighing over 135 pounds and required her to pay him $500,000 for every pound she gained. Thankfully, they ended things in 2009 without getting married.
10.Before Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen got married in 2009, they reportedly had an "ironclad prenup" that helped them get divorced quickly in 2022.
Allegedly, the only "major factor" in their separation was dividing up all the properties they owned together, which included homes in Florida, Costa Rica, Montana, New York, and the Bahamas.
11.Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux also reportedly signed an "ironclad prenup" after "long and intense" discussions to protect her assets ahead of their 2015 wedding. He allegedly didn't contest the terms when they split in 2018.
12.Before getting married in 2012, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel reportedly added a clause to their prenup entitling her to $500,000 if he were to cheat on her.
13.Britney Spears and Sam Asghari reportedly signed an "ironclad" prenup to protect the millions she earned prior to their marriage ahead of their 2022 wedding.
In response to fans' constant questions about their prenup, Sam joked on his Instagram story, "Thank you to everyone who is concerned about the prenup! Of course, we are getting an ironclad prenup to protect my Jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day."
14.Ahead of her 2000 wedding to Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones reportedly wanted their prenup to entitled her to £3 million for every year of marriage as well as a house, while he wanted to retain sole ownership of any wedding gifts valued over £12,000.
15.Before their 2006 wedding, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman reportedly signed a prenup promising him $600,000 for every year their marriage lasted — but only if he avoided excessive drinking and illegal narcotics.
16.And finally, ahead of their 1999 wedding, Joe Giudice "made" Teresa Giudice sign a prenup. Though she was against the idea, she signed it without reading it. However, she told him, "I want you to put one thing in there. If you ever cheat, the prenup is void." They divorced in 2020.
On an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa said, "A week before we were getting married, Joe asked me to sign a prenup, and I just felt when you love someone, you don't do that."