Kandi Burruss finally seems to have it all; a successful career, a happy daughter, a massive fortune and, now, a husband-to-be, as “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star recently announced that she and her longtime boyfriend, Todd Tucker, are engaged. But just because Burruss is head over heels for Tucker doesn’t mean she’s not going to approach their marriage with all heart and no brains. The mogul recently claimed that she will definitely be signing a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot.
During a recent episode of the show, Burruss was surprised to discover that her younger cast mate, Porsha Stewart-Williams, declined to sign a prenuptial agreement with her husband, former NFL star Kordell Stewart.
Although Burruss hopes that both her and Stewart-Williams’ marriages last, she recently explained in her Bravo blog that she’s going to sign a prenup as a way to protect her hard-earned assets.
“I do believe in pre-nups,” Burruss wrote. “I know that some people feel if you are truly in love and are planning to be dedicated to your marriage that a pre-nup somehow means the person requesting the pre-nup is expecting the marriage to fail. I don’t agree. I feel like it’s a safety precaution.”
Burruss also explains that she was influenced to get a prenup after seeing other couples suffer bitter financial breakups.
“I’ve had friends and associates who didn’t get a prenup say they didn’t need one, ‘she or he would never do that,’ etc. But then later when they got divorced, things got ugly, and the person tried to get everything,” Burruss explained. “They were like, ‘I would have never thought they would have done that to me,’ ‘she or he is not the person I married.’ ”
“I feel like people do some crazy and vindictive things when they’re hurt, so I think there should be agreements set in place while everyone is thinking clearly,” Burruss wrote. “That way if D-day ever comes (and hopefully it won’t, but if it does), then it doesn’t have to get uglier and more hurtful than it already is.”
Well, Burruss’ friends aren’t the only ones who’ve suffered bitter divorces. Check out some other financially disastrous divorces below. –nicholas robinson