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Ruben Studdard

Divorces Like a CHAMP

With Ironclad Prenup

4/8/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ruben Studdard just went through the CLEANEST divorce ever
If you ever plan to get married, start taking notes -- because former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard just went through the CLEANEST divorce ever ... all thanks to his ironclad prenup.

TMZ broke the story ... Ruben filed for divorce in November from his wife Surata Zuri McCants, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in January.

It got hairy at first -- Zuri tried to get the judge in their divorce case to nullify the prenup, claiming Ruben blindsided her with the documents just days before the wedding, unfairly pressuring her into signing them.

But the judge wasn't buying it -- upholding the prenup, and awarding Zuri close to ZILCH in the divorce.

According to the final judgment, Ruben was not ordered to pay ANY spousal support or alimony ... and he gets to keep their home plus all his belongings -- jewelry, pensions, royalties, clothing, and all his cash. It was even ordered Zuri return the engagement ring.

Meanwhile, Zuri gets next to nothing -- her wedding dress, her photo albums, a 2006 BMW (which Ruben will pay off), a 10k property settlement, 2k for attorneys fees ... oh yeah, and her maiden name.

The lesson -- don't sign a prenup ... unless you're loaded.

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April24    

What about the poor child that was involved though?

866 days ago
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Kari    

I thought there was an article that said he is broke. So..not getting this story.

866 days ago
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Northerner    

so good to see another gold digging biotch getting zip! and nice to see a judge do the right thing for once also! so sick of women that sit on their lazy assses throughout a marriage and when its over they think they deserve everything. they should be made to go pound sand and not collect a dime!

866 days ago
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Jordan    

Harvey being the lawyer that you are it is really bad to tell people to only sign a prenup if you are loadeed. Why don't you tell people that evryone should sign a prenup to also protect your credit. If anyone want's to know why just ask i will tell you since harvey won't.

866 days ago
20.

dd    

Good for him!

866 days ago
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makeitstop    

Who was his attorney?

866 days ago
22.

Phillyhomeboy    

REUBEN IS THE MAN!!!! Goodbye GOLD DIGGA. Back to the TIP DRILL.

866 days ago
23.

FreeWill    

Good for him, she need to find a job now as it means to be. Stop parasites.

866 days ago
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siscokyd    

That's how a BAWSE rolls !

866 days ago
25.

Smarg    

Lady, what did you expect from a morbidly obese karaoke singer??

866 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

"The lesson -- don't sign a prenup ... unless you're loaded." OR remember on which side your toast is buttered.

866 days ago
27.

James    

Wow! Finally the husband wins...

866 days ago
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oc    

I JUST WANT TO SHAKE Ruben Studdard HAND..NOW THAT'S HOW YOU HANDLE A GOLD DIGGER.

866 days ago
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oc    

KOBE BRYANT TAKE NOTICES!

866 days ago
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Reality     

Notice only the female commenters are mad about this. She tried to fight the prenup, so quit acting like Reuben is the bad guy. You don't even know the guy. For once, a judge sees it for what it is. YOU FEMALES ARE PATHETIC. YOU AREN'T FAIR ABOUT ANYTHING, and when a man actually wins in court, which is not often, you cry foul. If the tables were turned and he tried to fight the prenup, all you females would say "suck it." FEMALES ARE HYPOCRITES, AND NONE OF YOU CAN BE TRUSTED.

866 days ago
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