Walmart Heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert got her husband to sign a prenup that gives him $15 million ... but only if they're married for 30 years and she croaks.
Paige and Patrick Bode Dubbert have been locked in a bitter divorce, and they both just filed legal docs revealing the very long prenup agreement.
We're including the doc in the post in case you want to see how rich people do it, but the big thing is that Patrick gets $30K a month in spousal support for half the length of the marriage. They've been married almost 6 years, so he'll do ok.
Patrick obviously thinks he can do better, so he's gunning to invalidate the prenup. He says he had hired a lawyer to help negotiate the document before they got married, but he says Paige's lawyer underhandedly convinced him not to use her, saying she was a "crazy female lawyer" who didn't know what she was doing and who "had never dealt with billionaires."
And this is the best ... Patrick says Paige's mega-wealthy parents gave him an ultimatum -- either sign the prenup before the parents returned from a yacht trip, or the parents would not pay $100K for the wedding planner.
Ricki Lake Divorce
Hubby Claims, 'You Defrauded Me!'
11/21/2014 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ricki Lake tricked her estranged husband into signing a prenup and he wants the divorce judge to invalidate it ... TMZ has learned.
Ricki's hubby, Christian Evans, claims Ricki committed fraud in getting him to sign the prenup before their marriage in April 2012. He does not explain the basis of the fraud, but this becomes SOP in lots of celebrity divorces, where the other spouse tries to squeeze more cash out than the prenup provides.
If the prenup is invalidated, Evans would be entitled to half the earnings during their marriage ... although Ricki's heyday was her talk show era, long before they got hitched.
Based on what we see ... it looks like what Christian is really gunning for is more spousal support than the prenup provides.
My Awful Wife Owes Me a Mil
For Molestation Recording
11/12/2014 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins is on the attack ... demanding a million dollars from his wife for secretly recording his confession that he's a child molester ... TMZ has learned.
Faye Grant appeared in court Wednesday AM for the first day of their divorce trial. Stephen was a no show, but we obtained docs which outline his new demand. He claims Faye should pay because he can't get work as a result of TMZ posting the audio.
Stephen says Faye had no right to secretly record him in his therapist's office -- that she had a legal duty to protect his privacy. And he claims she's responsible for leaking the recording to TMZ.
Stephen wants a million bucks ... presumably deducted from her share of the community property, which we're told is valued at around $14 million.
The trial was delayed because Faye's lawyer told the judge he didn't want to rep her anymore because of a fee dispute ... so she needs a new lawyer.
Tyler Perry Star
My Husband Will Kill Me
11/12/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tasha Smith says she agrees with her husband that someone in their house has reason to fear murder ... but she says it's her.
The "Why Did I Get Married?" star just filed legal docs, claiming hubby Keith Douglas flies into jealous rages, calling her a "f***ing d**e" and accusing her of sleeping with other women. She says, "When he's in a rage, I feel that he is capable of killing me."
We broke the story ... Douglas has similar concerns, saying Smith flies into booze-fueled rages and threatens to kill him, warning him to "not fall asleep or something will happen."
Douglas got a restraining order last week, requiring Smith to stay an absurd 2 yards away from him while they're in the house together ... but we're told Douglas has since moved out.
Smith says she'll call a bunch of celebs in their divorce case to validate her claims of abuse, including Tisha Campbell Martin and Elizabeth Rohm.
Smith says in her docs she's friends with Michael Jace -- "The Shield" actor who allegedly shot and killed his wife -- and says she told her husband she was worried she'd end up like Jace's wife.
Both deny the allegations the others have made. Fortunately, they didn't have kids together.
I Got the Dog and Faberge Egg
... My Ex Gets Squat
11/10/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Weir's ex believes the judge in his divorce case screwed the pooch ... because Johnny has been awarded full custody of their tiny little dog.
And there's more in the bad news department for Victor Voronov ... he doesn't get to keep the $20,000 Faberge egg that was a big bone of contention in their nasty divorce.
We found out Johnny and Victor quietly went to court late last week and the judge laid down the law over some precious items. The Japanese Chin, Tema, was the biggest source of heartache. Victor sobbed back in March, as he watched Weir scoop Tema up and remove her from their home.
The judge also gave Johnny's lawyer permission to sell their wedding rings and the pricey egg to cover legal fees.
Johnny threw a crying fit over the egg -- which led to a 6-hour standoff at their storage facility.
Victor also got shut down in his attempt to get more spousal support, so all he gets is a grand a month.
Why do we think this fight's not over?
It's All So Confusing
11/7/2014 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner clearly has a strange emotional attachment to his wedding ring.
A ponytailed Bruce stepped out for coffee Thursday afternoon in Calabasas ... and we couldn't help but notice he was wearing a wedding band.
His marriage to Kris is over and out -- they've already agreed on the money split. He has some sort of new relationship/friendship with Kris' best friend, and she's clearly moved on because she's full-on dating Corey Gamble.
Bruce is a complicated guy.
Still Workin' On My Fitness
... Without Khloe
11/6/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
His NBA career is likely over ... but Lamar Odom is still working out hard -- possibly preparing his body to reenter the dating pool.
With his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian having moved on to French Montana ... Odom has been spotted working out at an L.A. gym and running along the beach in the last few weeks.
As we previously reported, Lamar has been putting off finalizing the divorce ... but maybe the fact he's tuning up his body is a sign that he's finally ready to rebound.
Fun Fact -- today's Lamar's birthday. Happy 35th!
My Ex-Wife's Filing for Divorce
... From Ex-NFL Star
11/6/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Will Smith's 1st wife is punching her 2nd ticket for the divorce train ... Sheree Fletcher has filed court docs to end her marriage to ex-NFL star Terrell Fletcher ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Sheree -- who was married to Will from 1992-95 (their son Trey appeared in the "Just the Two of Us" video") -- has been married to Fletcher since 2007 ... but they separated back in July.
Now, according to court docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... Sheree wants to pull the plug on the marriage for good, citing irreconcilable differences.
Sheree is gunning for spousal support ... though she doesn't specify how much she wants.
As for Terrell -- he spent 7 years as a running back with the San Diego Chargers ... and now he's a pastor, though he sometimes appears on "Hollywood Exes" with Sheree ... who is one of the stars of the VH1 reality show.
Defends 'Star Trek' Buddy
in Bizarre, Unprompted Rant
11/5/2014 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
No one asked Bill Nye about his "Star Trek" pal's messy divorce ... or about Nye's ongoing battle with his former fiancée -- but the Science Guy couldn't wait to tell us all about it.
You'll recall ... Nye ended up in the middle of "Star Trek Voyager" star Robert Picardo's divorce -- because Picardo's estranged wife Linda claimed he and Nye were having an affair.
Nye himself has been fighting with his former flame, Blair Tindall, over $57,000 she owes him stemming from their split in 2006.
Well, according to Nye ... there's been a major development in this war of exes.
Hint: it's bad news for the fellas, but Bill was dying to spill the beans, anyway.
Here's Why I Bought 'Call of Duty'
At Kate's Garage Sale
11/4/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Gosselin has spared himself the humiliation of buying his video games back from his ex-wife at her garage sale ... by playing a serious mind game on himself.
We got Jon arriving at LAX Monday and he was quick to say ... the money he shelled out at Kate Gosselin's yard sale to retrieve his "Call of Duty" game was NOT payment ... it was a charitable donation.
Kate was raising money for an animal rescue group. So Jon helped the dogs, and got doody in return.
Ex-NFL Star Jason Sehorn
Separates From Angie Harmon
11/3/2014 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL star Jason Sehorn has separated from his wife Angie Harmon after 13 years of marriage.
Sehorn and Harmon have three daughters together (11, 9, 5).
The couple got engaged on "The Tonight Show" back in 1998. They were married in 2001.
According to reports, Jason has been living in North Carolina and working as an analyst for ESPNU -- while Harmon was staying in L.A. with their daughters. She currently stars on the TNT drama "Rizzoli & Isles."
Sehorn has been married once before to former CNN correspondent Whitney Casey.
Rebounding Is Better
... 2 Chicks At a Time
11/3/2014 6:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He's single (kinda) ... and now it's clear Matt Barnes is lookin' to mingle -- because the NBA star was chattin' it up with TWO ladies outside Greystone this weekend.
As we previously reported, the L.A. Clippers star recently separated from his wife Gloria Govan -- and though the "Basketball Wives: LA" star claims there's a shot at reconciliation, we're hearing it just ain't so.
Fast forward to Sunday night/Monday morning ... and it's pretty clear Barnes is looking to move on.
Unless Matt was just looking to make some new platonic friends at 3 A.M.
Between IRS and My Wife
I Choose Taxes
11/2/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Terrence Howard has a strange bedfellow ... the IRS, who he'd rather be in bed with than his ex-wife.
Howard is using his massive tax debt to torpedo his wife's bid to squeeze money out of him.
He owes the feds $1.2 million ... and the State of California $156K. So the nerve, he says in new court docs, of ex-wife Michelle Ghent to demand nearly a half a million bucks in back spousal support and legal costs.
Howard says in the docs he paid her $2,000 this month ... which is all he can afford.
We'll see if the blood/turnip argument works.