More couples signing social media prenups
If you want to make sure your spouse doesn't post an unflattering photo of you online, you may want to put it in writing.
Facebook has been used to announce everything from engagements to breakups, but what about those embarrassing photos your husband posted last week? He may not have shared the pic if you had a social media prenup in place. Lawyers are drawing up digital agreements pinning down specifics about what can and cannot be posted.
"We have to create a new model that we include a conscious agreement about how we are going to include social media in our lives," says relationship expert Dr. Sheri Meyers who believe the prenups are a necessary tool.
Celebrities who reportedly know all about prenups:
The Kardashian family is familiar with divorce, and Khloe reportedly came prepared with interesting requests when she and Lamar Odom made their prenup. Radar Online reports that now that their four-year relationship has ended, Khloe will get a big pay out. She is expected to receive $1,000,000 in spousal support. The veteran NBA player, on the other hand, will reportedly receive nothing because he is thought to worth up to $100 million, while Khloe is estimated to be worth $18 million.
And that's not all. In 2009, Radar Online exclusively reported she will also get "$25,000 a month in general support, their new house, a new luxury vehicle at the end of every lease cycle, $5,000 a month for shopping, $1,000 for beauty care, AND courtside Lakers tickets for everyone in her family."
Musician/actor Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel got married in fall 2012 after allegedly drawing up a lengthy prenuptial agreement. An insider told Radar Online that "she [wanted] a fidelity clause in the prenup giving her at least $500,000 if he does" cheat.
The prenup details surrounding the marriage of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook Inc., and Priscilla Chan are a mystery. Sarah Lacy, author of "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good," wrote that six years ago they drew up a "relationship agreement" that said they must have "one date per week, a minimum of a hundred minutes of alone time, not in his apartment and definitely not at Facebook."
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson never actually tied the knot, but as rumors about an engagement swirled, so did one of a strange prenup. At this point, it's basically Internet legend, but some sites reported that Romo supposedly wanted to put in a 'porker clause' that said if she went above 135 lbs., Simpson would have to pay him $500,000.
When Keith Urban checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse in 2006, he and his wife Nicole Kidman had only been married for six months. People reports that Kidman was shocked but "stood squarely at her husband's side." Still, that did not stop her from putting a drug clause in her prenup. According to NY Daily News, Urban gets $640K from Kidman each year that they are marriage. If he falls back on his alcohol or cocaine addiction, then he will reportedly not see a cent.
According to a round up by NY Daily News, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones created a bonus clause in her prenup with Michael Douglas. Not only will she reportedly receive $2.8 million per year of marriage if they divorce, but she will also get a bonus of $5 million if her alleged sex-addict husband strays.
When Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes filed for divorce after six years of marriage, everyone wondered about their prenup. According to the Daily Mail, Holmes reportedly got $15 million and their $35 million Beverly Hills mansion.
The agreements include rules about what is fair to post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vine. From outlawing embarrassing stories to saying "no" to bathing suit photos, every couple has unique boundaries.
So, what happens if you violate one of these social media prenups? If it is after you break up, you could be facing thousands of dollars in fines. If it happens while you are still together, you may find yourself suddenly on trash duty.
What do you think about social media prenups? Do they seem smart or silly? Tell us in the comments below.