As you remember, if Mariah Carey gets her way, she will be $50 million richer, because that was the amount designated in her prenup with Australian billionaire James Packer. If “The Emancipation of James Packer’s Money” actually succeeds, she should be lauded and perhaps feared as a powerful sorceress with reality-altering abilities. Because they never even got married! They didn’t even live together long enough for a palimony suit! She wants to be compensated for being briefly engaged! Hey, shaping underwear ain’t cheap!
TMZ reports that Mariah’s original prenup golden parachute was somewhat less than $50 million. Obviously, it wasn’t her sort of document, darling. In fact, she reportedly found James’ requirements for marrying him “tacky and insulting.” Here’s some of the details and I don’t get this “romance is dead” bullshit, because these beautiful and loving facts and figures were obviously dictated by Cupid himself.
Among the conditions … “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.'”
Nothing says “I love you” like putting on that beautiful piece of jewelry he bought you, then hoping the inscription is followed by fine print that indicates your new bauble can legally be considered a gift, so he won’t be wrenching it back from you in court if things go sour.
James agreed to purchase certain clothing for Mariah but there’s a blank space for them to agree upon a maximum amount he has to shell out. It states … the clothing is not to be used for business or performing and “Mariah shall provide all clothing for her children.”
No clothes for her kids? Mariah’s children must have found that prenup to be “tacky and insulting” too!
James was also going to provide her with a charge card, but the dollar amount hadn’t been agreed upon yet.
“James shall cause a credit card(s) to be issued for use by Mariah and staff … the amount of expenses … shall not exceed US $____ per calendar month.”
The amount was blank.
Can someone “cause” a credit card with a fill-in-the-blank limit to be issued to me? Mimi lives the life!
And it turns out that original prenup stated that the designated sum Mariah would collect would be around $30 million. Talk about “insulting!”
The central reason why negotiations blew up … the provision that said “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 is then said to have talked her cut up to $50 million. Wasn’t this the plot of The Notebook?
If Mariah is able to #getmoneybitch, she should move on to use her powers for good. Imagine if she got into fundraising for a cause other than herself? With her powers, we would end up with enough cash to do away with so many societal ills!