Roseanne Barr staunchly refused to have a prenup drawn when she fell head over heels for actor Tom Arnold. Barr even fired her attorney after her repeated suggestions that she reconsider. Low and behold, four years later the two separated in a nasty divorce. Arnold’s drug and alcohol abuse made Barr’s marriage to him a living nightmare. And the worst part is that he walked out with a crisp $50 million. Goes to show love is blind, even if you’re rich and famous.
Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen
Some say Denise Richards set the Hollywood standard for the infidelity clause, something she supposedly wrote into her prenup with Charlie Sheen. The rumored $4 million payout would cost Sheen an arm and a leg if he got caught cheating with another woman.
Whether or not you think that lump sum is fair, there’s no denying that Richards was smart to include the clause. When you’re in a relationship with someone like Charlie Sheen, you should be taking every precaution you can.
Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller
When Charlie Sheen tied the knot with Brooke Mueller, his third ex-wife, he also signed an incredibly lengthy prenup. Just for marrying Sheen, Mueller gained $500,000 as well as an annual gift of $300,000 for the first 10 years of their marriage. Mueller also locked into shares of Sheen’s home, as well as the rest of his property. Relocation fees following a divorce would cost Sheen upwards of an extra $100,000 plus whatever car Mueller took a liking too. To say the least, Mueller made out like a bandit.
You would think Charlie Sheen would learn his lesson the second or third time around. But then again, we’re talking about Charlie Sheen, here. All in all, Sheen didn’t exactly think this one through. Their divorce was less than amicable.