Kandi Burruss defends harsh marriage pre-nup: ‘I refuse to pay spousal support’
Kandi Buruss is defending her harsh pre-nup agreement in her marriage to Todd Tucker, which became a trending topic on social media after viewers tuned in for the most recent episode of her hit show, Kandi’s Wedding.
As we saw on Sunday’s night’s episode, Todd refused to sign the pre-nup the night before the wedding.
In Part 2 of her interview with theGrio.com’s Chris Witherspoon, Kandi discusses her pre-nup and reveals details of what she and Todd ultimately agreed upon.
“You don’t get to see it a lot… where a woman is in financially better off than the husband,” Kandi said. “You have to protect yourself.”
“Y’all know how divorce happens out of the blue to people that we thought we couldn’t believe they got divorced. So you have to be ready for a mad day. People can work things out and talk about how we wanted things to be when we’re on the same page, but when we get mad people want to hurt each other. How they want to hurt you? In your pocket. You not gonna be goin for mine.”
Kandi said that whatever money she and Todd make over the course of their marriage she has no problem dividing, if they were to divorce.
“I feel like we should work together to make money together. The things that I’m trying to protect are the things that I had going into the marriage, meaning: Bedroom Kandi, my music, my stores, my properties and different things that I had going into the marriage.”
Kandi says she is using other celebrity divorces as a model for her pre-nup.
“I’m not paying spousal support, oh no,” she says. “I’m seeing too much going on right now. Halle Berry’s paying $20,000 a month in child support, and then poor Sherri [Shepherd], she had a pre-nup and now [her husband, John Sally] is coming after her [for spousal support]. They’ve only been married a few years. Are you kidding me?”
Tune in to see Kandi and Todd’s larger-than-life Coming to America-themed wedding ceremony on Kandi’s Wedding, Sunday July 6 at 8/7c on Bravo.
Follow Chris Witherspoon on Twitter at @WitherspoonC .