The amazing Amelia Earhart – the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight — is a feminist icon for many reasons, so I suppose it should come as no surprise that she had an incredibly modern view of marriage for the early 1900s. Earhart, who disappeared during a flight in 1937, wrote the above prenuptial letter to her future husband George Putnam, expressing her weariness of the institution itself, and then laying out her expectations for such a union which include a willingness to be monogam-ish well before Dan Savage coined the term, and a need for privacy and respect for her career aspirations. Very cool. [Feministing]
Jessica Biel may have finally gotten ladies man Justin Timberlake to commit, but she’s no dummy — along with the rock on her finger, Jessica is apparently locking Justin into a prenup that he’d be stupid to break. According to Radar, Jessica will get at least $500K if Justin ever cheats on her — an insurance policy that is no doubt related to rumors that he’s strayed a few times throughout their relationship. Apparently, Jessica isn’t 100 percent trusting of J.Tim just yet, so she wants a few cheat-free years of wedded bliss before she’ll pop out any babies — especially since “Jessica figures if she gets fat during pregnancy, he’ll cheat again.” How … romantic. Call me crazy, but $500K seems a little low, no? I mean, Justin is a huge star with a LOT of money in the bank. I would have gone for $1 million per! [Radar]
In the grand scheme of celeb prenups, Jessica’s cheating clause is pretty tame. Celebrities are masters of manipulating prenuptial agreements to cater to their lifestyles. Here are a few of the weirdest stipulations.
Music legend Phil Spector, who’s currently in prison for murdering actress Lana Clarkson, once sent a missive to Hollywood lawyer Marvin Mitchelson outlining his idea of the ideal prenup. Suffice to say, a sharer he isn’t. Check out the prenup after the jump. (Don’t sign Lamar’s if it looks like this one, Khloe!) Keep reading »