Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have signed a much-discussed prenuptial agreement, it was revealed Wednesday in what might have been the day's largest bit of predictable breaking news.
The newlyweds, who tied the knot in Montecito on Saturday before friends, family and the cameras of E!, have agreed to protect their mutual assets against the seriously microscopic chance of divorce.
What's at stake? Kardashian's $35-million personal fortune, up against Humphries' NBA payday of $8 million to $16 million, according to THR.
The pair would be wise to protect their individual assets. If he continues to succeed in the NBA, Humphries would only see his salary climb, and Kardashian really knows how to make bucks on deals selling, um, the Kardashians. Of which there are many. Some of which can go awry. So this keeps him out of her business.
As a married woman, however, Kim will have to learn how to share -- something clearly not happening until after her People magazine cover. The bride is featured solo on the magazine, which reportedly spent $2.5 million for exclusive rights to the extravagant wedding pictures. It's almost unheard of that any celeb-wedding cover wouldn't also feature the groom.
Momager Kris Jenner, who ain't no fool when it comes to handling Kim's saturated image, has been here before with prenups.
Kim's sister Khloe wed Lamar Odom after the two were engaged for approximately the length of a "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" commercial break. That deal protected Odom's $33-million Lakers contract, but allowed Mrs. Odom access to a Lamar-funded joint account that pays all their expenses, plus an "annual lump sum" of her own.
So childish to call that an allowance.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos: Kim Kardashian as a bridal wax figure, Kim Kardashian as a bridal cover girl, and Kim Kardashian as -- wait, who's that? Oh, it's Kim Kardashian as a bride-to-be, kissing Kris Humphries, the other person who signed her prenup. Credits: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters, left; People / Associated Press, top right; Matt Sayles / Associated Press, bottom right.