We would love to think that anyone who marries does so for love. But it's not always that simple, especially in the world of celebs who may look at marriage as a business deal versus a lifetime connection. Some pairings just seem way too strange and have us scratching our heads as to how and why two people got together. Was it the money or the prospective "come up" that made their partner look more appealing?We're not ones to judge, but check out 7 couples we suspect married for money.
Though her marriage to Kris Humphries lasted less than a season, some reports estimated Kim K. made up to $20 million in endorsements and TV deals for her oh so sacred wedding day. Not bad for a 72 day marriage. Is there anything Kimmy won't do for cash?
Anna Nicole Smith
When the late Anna Nicole Smith married oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall, it was clearly a case of younger woman marrying older man (62 years older!) in hopes of inheriting his coins. Marshall died thirteen months after the marriage but Smith never saw a penny of his reported $1.6 billion estate before her untimely death in 2007.
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kim used Kris to further fatten her pockets and so did Kris. Did you know who this marginal basketball player was before Kim got her claws in him? Do you know who he is now and are his pockets probably a bit fatter? 'Nuff said!
-Patrice J. Williams