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Celebrity Couples That Didn't Sign A Prenup

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Jun. 29 2018, Updated 2:37 p.m. ET

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On a recent episode of the talk show The Real, Tamar Braxton told her co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry that she and her husband Vincent Herbert didn’t sign a prenup before their marriage in 2008. With Herbert's success as a record executive and Braxton’s lucrative reality TV and music careers, the couple's lack of a prenup came as a shock to many.

Braxton explained to viewers that she and Herbert decided “divorce was not an option" and felt no need to deal with the prenuptial agreement document. And they aren’t the only famous pair to choose love over protecting their pre-marriage money. Here are several more Hollywood couples that passed on the prenup.

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On a recent episode of the talk show The Real, Tamar Braxton told her co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry that she and her husband Vincent Herbert didn’t sign a prenup before their marriage in 2008. With Herbert’s success as a record executive and Braxton’s lucrative reality TV and music careers, the couple’s lack of a prenup came as a shock to many.

Braxton explained to viewers that she and Herbert decided “divorce was not an option” and felt no need to deal with the document. And they aren’t the only famous pair to choose love over protecting their pre-marriage money. Here are several more Hollywood couples that passed on the prenup.

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Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson broke hearts around the world when they divorced in 2005. But Simpson’s bank account was also aching after Lachey reportedly left the marriage with $10 million of her money, according to magazine reports. At the time of their split, Jessica’s career was more successful than Lachey’s. So much of the money they split likely came from from her projects.

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand were another pair that decided not to sign a prenup.  They were married for a short 14 months before Brand filed for divorce. However, magazine reports said the divorce was drama free and he wanted none of her money.

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Ellen DeGeneres and her sweetie Portia de Rossi are still together after they wed in 2008. They decided that they’d forgo the prenup. And their union is still standing strong, unlike our next couple.

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe announced their separation in 2006. When they finally divorced in 2007, it was decided that they would equally split their earnings since they lacked a prenup. Witherspoon was more successful than Philippe at the time of their divorce. So that dip into her funds had to hurt a little.

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie called it quits in 2008 and split several million in the process. According to magazine reports, Richie took a total of $60 million of the couple's assets. 

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Kelsey and Camille Grammar’s divorce was anything but amicable as they fought over the money earned during the couple’s 13 years together. According to TMZ, Kelsey protected some of his earnings by having them declared separate property. But the money earned by the couple during the last seven years of their marriage was evenly split between the two.

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Mel Gibson’s wife of 31 years Robyn Moore was given half of the actors earnings when the couple divorced. In total, the actor had to pay $425 million to her after they parted ways in 2009.

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Christina Milian and The Dream divorced in 2010 after close to one year of marriage. Since the couple didn’t have a prenup, Milian received a $4 million divorce settlement when it was all over, said magazine reports

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Paul McCartney and Heather Mills split
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One of the nastiest divorces in Hollywood history came when Paul McCartney and Heather Mills divorced after five years of marriage. After much back and forth between the two, Mills walked away from the marriage with about $35 million. 

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