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Kandi Burruss Shares Details About Her Ironclad Prenup

    July 8, 2014
    Meaghan Ellis
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Kandi Burruss will stop at nothing to protect her wealth and all that she has amassed over the years.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star refuses to risk losing any of her assets – not even for the love of her now-husband, Todd Tucker.

During a recent interview with The Grio, Burruss shared her perspective of women who are financially stable and how they should protect themselves, regardless of love. Although no one goes into marriage anticipating divorce, it does happen.

“You don’t get to see it a lot… where a woman is in financially better off than the husband,” Kandi said. “You have to protect yourself.”

“Y’all know how divorce happens out of the blue to people that we thought we couldn’t believe they got divorced. So you have to be ready for a mad day,” she continued.

“People can work things out and talk about how we wanted things to be when we’re on the same page, but when we get mad people want to hurt each other. How they want to hurt you? In your pocket. You not gonna be goin’ for mine.”

Burruss opened up about the prenup, following the third episode of her wedding special, which aired on Sunday, June 29. The now-married couple quickly became a trending topic all over social media sites after Tucker’s refusal to sign the prenup.

Despite his resistance to signing the papers, the “Fly Above” singer clarified that Tucker has no problems with the terms of their agreement. He also has no reservations about splitting any money they make together.

“I feel like we should work together to make money together,” Burruss said. “The things that I’m trying to protect are the things that I had going into the marriage, meaning: Bedroom Kandi, my music, my stores, my properties and different things that I had going into the marriage.”

The 38-year-old reality star went on to share one of her main reasons for proposing such an ironclad prenup – the possibility of spousal support. She also spoke of other celebrities embroiled in legal battles with their estranged exes all because prenups weren’t in place for their financial protection.

“I’m not paying spousal support, oh no,” she said. “I’m seeing too much going on right now. Halle Berry’s paying $20,000 a month in child support, and then poor Sherri [Shepherd], she had a prenup and now [her husband, John Sally] is coming after her for spousal support. They’ve only been married a few years.  Are you kidding me?”

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker’s Coming to America-themed wedding ceremony aired on Sunday, July 6 at 8/7c on Bravo. For those who missed it, the wedding ceremony airs again on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30/6:30c, only on Bravo.

Image via Kandi Burruss, Facebook 1, 2


  • Shelby Jones

    I’ll bet Kandi wouldn’t have the same attitude if he was the one that was better off.

    • http://www.webringtheshoptoyou.com Mobile Tech

      Although it is probably true, it is not her fault wealthy men are stupid. I am sorry to say it, but women think alot higher up on their body than men in these situations.

    • Alex Kalyviaris

      obviously … read the article !!

      • whatever

        Smart woman!

    • whatever

      If the shoe were on the foot and he did not ask for a prenup that would make him stupid. How is that a reflection on her? When did it become her job to look out for someone else’s money?
      Hello, is anybody home?

  • Annie

    Good job Kandi. You work hard for your money, and deserve to keep it.
    Mama Joyce raised a smart women. “if you have to exit, exit the way you came in” phaedra.
    Love it.

    • whatever

      I just love to see smart women! Why doesn’t she go tell Donald Trump the same thing?

  • Calvin375

    Well, she better hold on to Todd, because if her mother the “BEAST” gets into the marriage, he’ll leave with no regrets and she’ll have to go back to her old habits in buying a man’s attention!!! This will probably be the ONLY marriage she’ll ever have because no other man, rich or poor, is going to put up with the CRAP coming from her or her horrible mother!!! I know a rich man wouldn’t marry her because he can get so much better than GHETTO FABULOUS HOOD RATNESS and with less the DRAMA!!! So enjoy Kandi and keep your mother out of your business!!!

    • whatever

      Shut up! I’ll bet that you are one of those with nothing and will never have anything, Loser!

      • Calvin375

        You definitely don’t have anything; Including a man!!!BITCH!!!

        • whatever

          Dumb, dumb, dumb. You are kind who ends up in jail because you always want something for nothing. I don’t need to have a man but I have been happily married to a very successful, white stud for 9 years!

          • Calvin375

            Well, since I’ve never been to prison, I wouldn’t know about it. If you are so happily married and so well educated then act like an adult for a change.

        • whatever

          Oops, sorry… and a master’s degree from NJIT where I met my husband!

          • Calvin375

            Yes, you are sorry and immature.

          • whatever

            If pointing out your mediocrities makes me immature; I am proud to wear that badge and you are the symbol of maturity!
            you don’t have to go to prison to know that people who do want to work in order to acquire whatever it is they desire will end up in prison if they think they are ENTITLED to things! Isn’t is obvious? Oh, I guess not! I am done with you.
            Good riddance!

          • Calvin375

            You seem to be very delusional. I work for whatever I want need. I don’t need anything from anyone because I’m not afraid of hard work. You sound like a rambling idiot that assumes to know me and that makes you sound ridiculous and stupid and as for your personal achievements, I don’t care about them because I didn’t ask you for them. So your opinion is very obsolete and you’re dismissed!!! BYE Felicia!!!

  • The Man

    That’s why I stopped fucking with women years ago and keep to myself because I hate women. You can call me a proud misogynist. I’ve learned women. Women are pieces of shyt who only care about themselves and other women. They want your money but don’t want you to have their money. They want to take all your stuff but keep their stuff. Women’s mindset is this “If I’m rich, you sign a prenup….but if you’re rich…I want half.”

    • Mike Donovan

      so much truth

      • whatever

        You, two should get together. It sounds like you already are, anyway!
        Good riddance!

        • Mike Donovan

          woww a homophobic comeback…. you’re wayyyyyy too basic for me to catch the slightest feeling. Move along now!

          • whatever

            I am not homophobic AT ALL. Just stating a fact!

    • Smith Sherelle

      You sound bitter that you didn’t do anything with your life that constitutes you having your own money….and you’re mad that you can’t use a woman. Some men are just pathetic and try to use up a woman and get mad when they can’t….LOSERS!

  • Kiaunta Hubbard

    I think the prenup protects him also. Kandi pays Todd half of all the money they are making together now & she has to provide him with some type of payment if they divorce because he has given up projects that usually require him to travel. I actually think he will make more money being with her.

    • Calvin375

      I am so sorry, but that is not what the prenup says at all. Todd makes money on projects they have together while in the marriage, but upon leaving the marriage/divorce, he gets absolutely NOTHING!!! He doesn’t even get equitable property that they’ll accumulate together as husband and wife. He leaves with what he came in with plus he has to leave in thirty (30) days. This prenup doesn’t protect him at all. It only serves to Kandi’s benefit and Momma Joyce’s. If this is what marriage is coming to, than I feel sorry for all rich black woman who haven’t married before the age of 30. This so called prenup is not GOD’s design. It’s not what He intended for marriage to be. This so called paper only institutes and instills fear, insecurity, uncertainty and distrust. That is not of GOD. In fact, it is an effrontery, mockery and it blasphemes His Word on a sacred covenant which He instituted. This is only the work of the enemy of GOD and nothing good will ever come out of it, if more women think this is a good idea. You’ll be greatly disappointed.

      • claudnc

        She was just on the show with Andy stating anything they make together they will split. He is in a situation where he should come out on top.. Since being with Kandi he has opened Tucker Entertainment. She is very much about having your own business so with her entrepreneurial skills supporting him (not financially.. emotionally and mentally). He can create his own empire. She is just trying to ensure she keeps what she had before the marriage and who can blame her.

        • Calvin375

          That’s fine and good if he has his own business outside of the marriage. That’s if it’s the arrangement during the marriage. But the Prenup is very clear. If they divorce, he gets NOTHING. He may have his business and anything that is his and his alone. But, if she has any financial dealings in his business, then he’s screwed. But, as I’ve said before, I don’t believe in that kind of MESS because it’s NOT sanctioned by GOD and that’s not His design when it comes to marriage. GOD didn’t create marriage for you to become one and then get divorce. In other words, He doesn’t want you to get married to get divorce, because it dishonors Him and it says to Him and your soon to be spouse that you do not have faith, trust and belief that He( GOD) sent you someone to love eternally. So I really don’t believe or care how people may think or feel that they are protecting themselves from future hurt and pain. That’s just a part of life. You’re going to get hurt. It only says to me you have No faith in GOD or in the relationship and that you are very insecure and uncertain that GOD will have your back. Women are worrying about the wrong things to your own detriment. So your so-called assurance in this piece of paper is only showing to GOD and to your soon to be, that you don’t trust HIM or him. There is NO marriage if there’s NO trust.

          • Kiaunta Hubbard

            I don’t know about the equitable property thing, but that is not a smart decision if Todd agreed to it.

          • Calvin375

            You didn’t see the wedding episode where Kandi’s lawyer came in Todd’s hotel room without his lawyer and explained the whole entire prenup to him in full detail where it not only states that any and all equitable property will be forfeited, but he must leave the premises in thirty(30) days? He signed it against his own lawyer’s advice. His own lawyer was not even present for the signing.

        • whatever

          Some parasites (not referring to Todd) are just looking for a hand out. They can’t and don’t believe in having their own. It’s very apparent if you look around any college campus in the U.S.

  • http://www.webringtheshoptoyou.com Mobile Tech

    I don’t blame her. She is going into the marriage worth around 35M and she wants to protect what is hers PRIOR to entering the marriage. This should be a required college course then maybe people will go into marriage far more enlightened regarding the realities of what happens if things don’t work out.

    • Calvin375

      If that should happen, then get ready for all rich black men to marry super models instead of business women and get ready for straight men to reconsider ever marrying any women at all. Then what will you have? A fat bank account and an empty bed!!!

    • Calvin375

      You don’t know about men of today I can see. They will give up the idea of marrying all together if that should happen. There are too many women out here that will either give it up for free or pay a man for it. Some straight men will even go with another man to get what they want without the benefit of marriage or a prenup. Do you really want that to happen?!!! Your idea is deeply FLAWED!!!

      • http://www.webringtheshoptoyou.com Mobile Tech

        The idea that you think people should go into such a life altering event completely ignorant is far more troubling. You probably don’t have assets worth protecting so that is not your mindset. I have a successful business to protect. So you are under the impression that any man or woman that builds something, prior to knowing you should be forced to have someone that contributed nothing, syphon off it for any length of time. I strongly disagree. The laws are what created this environment and not me.

        BTW, I am a man of today and divorced and it is the worst economic decision a man with money can make. This institution is far outdated and needs to change. We constantly change the way we travel, communicate & every other advancement. That is why there are more unmarried couples living together than married today. There was a specific purpose for a couple getting married. That purpose is hardly valid today in my opinion.

        • Calvin375

          Well, what your opinion is and what will transpire are two(2) different and separate realities. I don’t know what institution you’re referring to that needs to change, but marriage is an institution sanctioned by GOD. The last I’ve heard, He’s still the same and His Word never changes. So in that, I say you are free to do as you please; Sign what ever you like, but just don’t think that the rest of the men in society will go along with that program. If there are more people living together without the benefit of marriage, then why would you want to instill more doubt and fear into an institution that is legal in the eyes of the law and more of what GOD desires?! BTW, was your ex-wife a business women or a lady of leisure and did she or you ask for a prenup?! Maybe you should trust GOD for your next wife and wait on His decision for you. That’s if you believe in GOD and trust His decision completely without doubt, fear, insecurity and uncertainty.

        • Calvin375

          BTW, I don’t think of trusting in GOD as ignorance. I call it FAITH. Try it sometimes.

      • Kiaunta Hubbard

        I agree with you to a certain degree. If men know that marriage will not benefit them at all then the wealthier men will just marry some brain dead, non-emotionally connected, ‘supermodel’. I kind of think you just made me understand why SOME rich men marry young supermodels instead of a ‘loving’, attractive, more mature partner. I mean, some are shallow, but I wonder how many figure it’s a lose/lose situation and may as well marry for superficial reasons. There is nothing wrong with Kandi having a prenup(to protect what she had prior), but to expect her hubby to come out with nothing but the shirt on his back, is flawed. Why not just co-habit then if you do not have the privilege of being a spouse?

    • Mike Donovan

      stupid

  • Alex Kalyviaris

    good Job kandi I support you baby !!

  • Mike Donovan

    Women do this everyday to a man for much less money. Scoffing at the idea of Sheri Shepherd paying spousal support . If it were the other way around there would be no question. Another reason women will never be considered equal. You contradict yourselves and you always compromise your “strength” for things material and fake imagery.

  • http://www.webringtheshoptoyou.com Mobile Tech

    Also, the main part of this entire topic that gets leapfrogged by placing all of the onus on her, he didn’t have to sign it. There was a clear choice. Not all choices may be good or to your liking, but there is ALWAYS a choice in any situation.

  • philrichjr

    But let a man bring up a prenup before marriage to protect his wealth and what he’s worked hard for and he’s painted to look like the lowest form of human being. I don’t agree with it on both sides but there is a double standard. Funny because these people will shout to the rooftops on how much they “love” their spouse. It holds true that if you need a prenup before a marriage, you don’t have a marriage…. Period. But we live in a society where people have redefined what that is. The reason why people have to fork over money during a divorce is because the states initially wanted to discourage it entirely. The laws of marriage are always in support of the union… But now it’s simply a mockery.

    • Calvin375

      You couldn’t have said it any better. I totally agree 100%!!!

  • dorisbaldwin

    Kandi…I commend you…you have done it right…including the finishing touch…NO Spousal Support…if the marriage fails…You have to look after you and your daughter… From one Taurus to Another…..D.Baldwin…SA, TX

  • Ana Rodriguez

    Mama Joyce had every right to be careful, Kandi tends to be the savior in her relationships, she dates guys that are not the provider, if this does not work out, her husband and greed will not care about college funds or anything for that matter. But at the same time she deserves to try for love, it is true women want men with money, but when we have it Pre/Nup!!!

    • Calvin375

      Well, how say you?!!! If Kandi really wants real love? First, she has to stop buying a man and stop controlling the relationship with her money. She needs to control her mother and let her know to stay out of her business with her husband. Also, if the marriage doesn’t work out, then Todd will leave with what he came into the marriage with and that is all. He gets absolutely NOTHING out of it. He doesn’t even get equitable property out of it!!! So ask yourself that question; Do women want a man with money? But, when you have it, Prenup?!!! Sounds like a double standard to me.

      • logan

        The only problem I had with the whole situation is that she made the prenup public

        • logan

          It should have been a private matter between her and Todd. No one else.

  • Phoenyx

    She better pay him because that mammy of hers is tooooooo much!!!!! He will leave soon so she need to change that pre nup if she wants him to stay.

    • Callie

      I love Kandi and Tod and think that they will be a powerful couple together anyway. I just don’t believe in planning a divorce 48 hours before a marriage take place. I feel Tod just did not want waist all that money on a production that would not happen and that’s why he signed. He seems like he is very financially responsible even with his own money.That counseling session should have been a little longer so Kandi could release just some of the fear and replace it with trust. I did not feel like she has a life long marriage but a business partner with benefits.
      If Tod was my son I would say just don’t contribute to anything that’s not going to benefit the both of you and both kids. As for mama joyce I have college educated personal adult kids and I feel I raised them the right way now I have to trust what I have done and stay out of their business. I wish Kandi and Tod well with the contract because it is not a marriage only a ceremony that took place.If you had to have a pre nump It should have been written together and in private not aired on TV for the whole world to see that there is no room for love on the contract negotiations. Hope you stay together forever anyway.

  • Carol

    Very smart not to let a feeling rule logical thinking. Bottom line: if you are not after my money, then sign a document that states exactly that.