Since Whitney Houston's death, the singer's prenup with ex-husband Bobby Brown has been revealed. The couple signed the prenuptial agreement on July 17, 1992 before they got married, and it seems that perhaps the late singer did not trust him fully even from the beginning.
Because the two were divorced, any profits that come from the late singer's record-breaking sales wouldn't go to him anyway, but it is good to know that her estate was protected even when she was alive.
The Whitney Houston-Bobby Brown prenup banned him from accessing her will, and it also listed each singer's income. The details of the agreement said, ''Houston shall have the right to dispose of her Separate Property by Last Will and Testament in such manner as she may, in her own uncontrolled discretion deem proper."
Not only that, it also allowed that each party's future earnings would remain separate, so it seems that the late singer was well protected with that agreement. The prenup stated, ''All future earnings, income, and accumulations resulting from each of the party's respective personal activities, skills, efforts and work (including but not limited to each party's respective earnings, income and accumulations derived from recording contracts, movie contracts, other media contracts, concert tours, endorsements, personal appearances... shall remain separate.''
Also the prenup absolved Whitney from any legal responsiblity to provide maintenance to her former spouse upon divorce. The couple actually had a long marriage. It didn't end until 2006. However, it is good to know that they protected themselves in the case of a divorce.
Did Whitney Houston have a prenup because she did not trust Bobby Brown, or did she do it because that is what people do when they have substantial amounts of money?
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