We already knew that Mariah Carey is a bit of a diva (the woman bathes in diamonds, for crying out loud), so I guess it shouldn't come as a total shock that the prenup she was negotiating with her now-ex fianceé and fellow wealthy person, James Packer, was insane.
And apparently the negotiations did not go over well. Upon receiving a draft of the agreement from Packer's exec, Carey's team reportedly dismissed it as "tacky and insulting."
Not how I'd describe it. Let's take a look at some of the provisions, shall we? TMZ reports that these were some of the agreement's conditions:
Except for gifts between them for their engagement, wedding or on birthdays and anniversaries, no item of jewelry and/or personal adornment costing over $250,000 will be deemed a gift unless accompanied by, or promptly followed by, a writing specifically stating "This is my gift to you."
That one must make Valentine's Day fun. "Happy Valentine's Day, honey. Here's a necklace that costs five times more than some people's annual salaries. And as per our prenup, here is the notarized letter confirming that it is, in fact, a gift from me to you." That's fairytale love story material right there.
Let's see here. What other sweeping romantic gestures are in this prenup? Ah, here's one!
James shall provide the use of one private aircraft, of his selection, for Mariah's personal use, or that of her children and nannies only when James, in his sole discretion, determines it is appropriate to do so.
Translation: "I will let you and your bratty kids use one of my 73 private helicopters, but only the one I choose and only when I say it's okay." HOW IS THIS EVEN REAL?!
(Editor's note: 73 is a number the author made up. The amount of private helicopters James Packer actually owns remains unconfirmed.)
Now here's the big one. This was the condition that reportedly caused the biggest fight between our ill-fated lovers:
James will pay Mariah, and Mariah shall accept, $6 million dollars per year for each full year of marriage, up to a maximum of $30 million ... adjusted pro-rata on a weekly basis [$151,385 per week].
Apparently Carey rejected the dollar amount and claimed that Packer agreed to pay her $50 million if their marriage failed.
So this is what love is like for rich people.