To prenup or not to prenup is the question for the modern boss women who have their own money.
On an episode of “The Real,” hosts Tamar Braxton and Tamera Mowry-Housley weighed in with their thoughts on the controversial topic of prenups. Is having a prenup smart to protect one’s assets, or is it planning for divorce before nuptials are even exchanged?
Braxton is all about successful women protecting their own money, but the “Let Me Know” singer said she and husband/manager Vincent Herbert did not sign a prenup.
"People become unrecognizable when you’re going through a breakup. I remember when my mother was saying that my father became unrecognizable, and this is the person she’s been with since she was 15 years old. I wasn’t raised with a silver spoon in my mouth, but I wasn’t raised with a plastic one either. But at the end of the day, my parents built what they have now together. I think I took that to my own marriage.
So Vincent and I, we don’t have a prenup because when we got married, we had a discussion and we discussed divorce is not an option. So, that will always be the last, last, last, last of the resort! Because I am a product of a divorce child and I didn’t like the way that made me feel."
Mowry-Housley revealed she and husband Adam Housley decided on a prenup after both of their parents suggested it. She said both of them came into the relationship with their own money, so a prenup was necessary.
"Adrienne you have to be very smart. Breakups cause people to act crazy. Sometimes when people break up, they turn into the person that you didn’t marry. To me, it wasn’t not being romantic, it was being smart. Being wise.
Our parents actually told Adam and I to get a prenup before we got married. I made my money before Adam and I got married and he made his money with the family winery. And they just wanted to protect that and it made me feel good because I knew that Adam wasn’t marrying me for my money and I wasn’t marrying him for his. So in our case, it was more about respect."
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