Would You Sign a Fat or Sex Clause In A Prenup?

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 05/19/2014 | 12:00 PM EDT

Sherri Shepherd's husband Lamar Sally allegedly asked her to sign prenup amendments that include maintaining sex life and staying thin

The drama surrounding Sherri Shepherd’s divorce battle with husband Lamar Sally seems to be getting more messy and bizarre by the day. One report in particular raises a few eyebrows. 


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According to TMZ, after the couple wed Sally asked Shepherd to sign an amendment to their prenup that would require her to “enjoy sex” and not get fat.


Reports say the amendment included clauses like “I enjoy having sex with my husband. I crave intimacy with him and want to be uninhibited and free in our lovemaking.” Additionally, Sally allegedly asked his now soon to be ex-wife to “strive to maintain a healthy body weight and exercise at least three times a week.”


Sally has denied that he presented Shepherd with such amendments (which Shepherd reportedly refused to sign), though TMZ maintains that they received documented proof.


Still, the idea that a man, or anyone for that matter, would include such caveats in a prenuptial agreement is probably glaring to most. Typically, prenups are set in place to protect financial assets, but very seldom do we hear of couples turning to the law to set benchmarks on their sex lives or their physical appearance.


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A “fat” or “sex” clause is by most accounts pretty tacky. Holding your partner to such standards isn’t the problem, it's the fact that one would make them sign a legal document to ensure that they live up to their end of the bargain. Everyone wants their partner to remain as attractive as they were when first tying the knot - not to mention sex is one of the leading causes of divorce after financial disagreements. But to establish penalties in a prenuptial agreement can come off superficial.


But is there any good logic to it? Possibly.


Still, to avoid a messy situation, maybe the best tactic is to sit your spouse down, communicate your expectations and come to an agreement on ensuring those expectations are upheld. You don’t need a signed document to sustain your sex life and keep your body in tip-top shape.

What do you think of a “fat” or “sex” clause in prenups? Is it tacky?


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