Hilary Duff married Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie last weekend in a lavish wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA. The happy couple dated for two years before walking down the aisle, and now it has come out that Hilary singed a pre-nuptial agreement before getting hitched to her athlete hubby.
I can’t help but wonder if this is a complete recipe for disaster as far as the success of their marriage goes. I mean, I’m sure that things are a bit different between couples who have a lot of money between them than for a regular gal like me, but doesn’t signing a pre-nup pretty much set the expectation for eventual divorce? It just seems like it brings pretty low expectations into the union.
Shouldn’t people get married with the idea that they will actually stay together for the long haul? Don’t pre-nuptial agreements pretty much give couples an easy-out if their marriage hits the skids?
Us normal people without million dollar bank accounts actually have to work at it to make our relationships a success. Guess the same doesn’t quite ring true for celebrities.
Mike Comrie’s family is worth an estimated $500 million dollars, due to the ownership of an appliance and furniture empire in Canada.
I guess they want to make sure that if Hilary and Mike split, he gets to keep the washer and dryer.
Even though a source says that the pre-nup was just a technicality and that Hilary and Mike are truly in love, it would appear that they must foresee some fraction of a chance that things won’t work out between them.
Details of the agreement were not released, but I’m guessing that the bucks go up for Hilary if she and Mike have a couple of kids. If she’s smart, then she’s already working on baby-making on her honeymoon. Why take any chances?