Prenuptial agreements are a staple of almost all celebrity marriages these days, and for good reason. People naturally want to preserve what it is they've worked hard for. We've heard about of a lot of ridiculous prenups, but the agreement that Mariah Carey and her ex-fiance James Packer were working on has to take the cake.
Mariah Carey and her ex called it quits in late October due to a variety of reasons, and after seeing what the parameters of this prenup were, we're guessing that the prenup itself may have been one of the biggest reasons for the split. Packer's people drafted it and, according to sources, Mariah rejected it as "tacky and insulting."
Among the conditions of the drafted prenup was the following: "Except for gifts between them for their engagement, wedding or on birthdays and anniversaries, no item of jewelry and/or personal adornment costing over $250,000 will be deemed a gift unless accompanied by, or promptly followed by, a writing specifically stating 'This is my gift to you.'"
Basically, despite the fact that the two would have been husband and wife, if the item was worth over a quarter of a million dollars and he didn't give Mariah a note saying it was a gift, then he likely had the right to take it back had the two decided to get a divorce (they won't have to be worrying about that now).
In addition, Packer wanted there to be a predetermined maximum amount that he would have to spend for Mariah's clothing, and that the clothing was not to be used for business or performances. In addition, the prenup draft stated that "Mariah shall provide all clothing for her children."
The prenup also stated that Packer would be providing a credit card with a predetermined expense limit to be issued for use by Mariah and her staff.
And that's not all. The prenup went on to say: "James shall provide the use of one private aircraft, of his selection, for Mariah's personal use, or that of her children and nannies only when James, in his sole discretion, determines it is appropriate to do so."
The main reason why Mariah ended up rejecting the prenup was because of this part: "James will pay Mariah, and Mariah shall accept, $6 million dollars per year for each full year of marriage, up to a maximum of $30 million … adjusted pro-rata on a weekly basis [$151,385 per week]."
Mariah apparently wanted more. She claims that her ex agreed to a $50 million lump sum if the two ended up divorcing.
It's pretty easy to see why the two ended up calling it quits.