Marriage and Prenups

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Jan 19, 2011

The failure of British glamour model Katie Price and her soon-to-be ex-husband Alex Reid to sign a prenuptial agreement before their Las Vegas wedding last year has left the pair fighting over a potential divorce settlement, reports Independent Online.

Sources told the Daily Mirror that Price, previously known professionally as Jordan, "is a romantic by nature and refused to sign a prenup." Now facing the end of their 11-month marriage, Reid, a former cage fighter, is reportedly refusing to sign an agreement and move to a different house.

The 35-year-old Reid report

Jan 10, 2011

Movie star Seth Rogen recently told radio personality Howard Stern that he would not seek a prenuptial agreement before his wedding to longtime girlfriend Lauren Miller, reports the Huffington Post.

Rogen and Miller became engaged in September 2010, and they have been a couple since 2004. In an appearance on a late-night show hosted by Conan O'Brien, the actor recounted how he had inadvertently proposed to his now-fiancee while she was not fully clothed.

When Stern urged him to get a prenuptial agreement, Rogen replied, "I'm not.

Dec 29, 2010

Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner is engaged to Crystal Harris, a 24-year-old model who has posed in his magazine, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Although some speculate that the 84-year-old Hefner plans to simply have a long-term engagement rather than actually walking down the aisle, insiders tell the source that were the wedding to actually occur, Hefner and Harris would sign a prenuptial agreement.

"That prenup will be tighter than Cher's most recent facelift!" an unnamed person from Playboy told the source.

Another informant told the source that d

Dec 17, 2010

A new survey reveals that the number of people getting a prenuptial agreement before getting married is on the rise, reports the News-Herald.

According to the source, a survey of members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 73 percent of divorce attorneys have seen an increase in the number of prenuptial agreements in the past five years.

"There's been an increase related to failed prior relationships," a member of the organization told the source. "People are looking to protect their assets in the next relationship.

Dec 8, 2010

The lack of a prenuptial agreement between actor Kelsey Grammer and his soon-to-be-ex-wife, reality television star Camille Grammer, has sparked speculation about his plans for such a contract with his new fiancee, according to ABC News.

The Grammers recently announced their divorce after 13 years of marriage.