Rosie O'Donnell, who married Michelle Rounds in a small private ceremony in June, has a pre-nuptial agreement that reportedly includes a clause saying if her beautiful new bride cheats, then she gets nothing.
To me, that seems a bit harsh. But lawyers I reached out to say even non-celebrities make those kinds of stipulations in pre-nups all the time. Philly lawyer Lynne Gold-Bikin, a nationally-known family law expert, said, ""Insecure, isn't she? I've seen this in other pre-nups."
"(It) turns the ultimate battle into a war although, with celebs, there are so many reporters around, maybe cheating would be easy to prove," Gold-Bikin added.
These days, pre-nuptial agreements include anything from who gets the dog in the event of a split to how family finances will be divvied up.
"Pre-nups can include practically anything that the parties agree to," pointed out L.A.-based family law attorney David T. Pisarra. "It is a personal choice. While bringing up something as sensitive as cheating may be very awkward, there's no question it draws a line in the sand."
"I am actually seeing more cases of pre-nups that includes specific language around cheating as a stipulation for not receiving alimony or sharing assets. Most often by those who have been cheated on in a previous marriage," he added. "But when you're looking at the marriage contract as what it is, a contract, it appears that Rosie is not willing to take any chances."
According to the New York Post, the couple had been negotiating the pre-nup since getting engaged in December.