Ain’t no big surprise. Pour me a drink, and I’ll tell you some lies. Oh, Neil Diamond, you had me with Shalom.
It seems every week another politician gets caught in a sex scandal and screws up his marriage. It started in 2008 with Elliot Spitzer hiring Emperors Club VIP escort Kristen (Ashley Dupré). In the past 60 days, we found out Arnold Schwarzenegger has a 10-year old illegitimate child with the housekeeper, John Edwards was indicted for allegedly using campaign funds to cover up the affair and pregnancy he had with his mistress Rielle Hunter while his wife was dying of cancer, and US Representative Anthony Weiner was caught with this pants down (but not his underpants) sending sexual photos and sexts to a woman in Seattle through his Twitter account and is now seeking sex rehabilitation to save face and try to save his career.
With so much sex scandal going on under the public eye, one can only imagine how much transpires in the private sector. Politicians are not alone in the scandals. Celebrities swap spouses as often as they trade in their luxury vehicles. Elizabeth Taylor had seven marriages, Zsa Zsa Gabor had nine, and J-Lo had three—and still has time to catch up to the divorcée divas of yesteryear. It seems marriage is not so sacred these days with roughly 40% of all marriages in the US ending in divorce.
With infidelity and divorce so prevalent, it’s important for women to protect themselves financially, which brings me to Kim Kardashian. While I can’t necessarily agree with her tactic of promoting her career with a sex tape, I applaud her for landing a $2 million engagement ring from her NBA fiancé Chris Humphries—especially since professional athletes are notorious for screwing around with their groupies. (Tiger Woods ring any bells?) Those L’Oreal commercials carried an important message: “Because I’m Worth It”. Maybe L’Oreal should be selling engagement rings. Smart women want jewelry. Why? Financial security. I don’t know if Kimmy is worth a $2 Mil rock, but in the event her marriage hits the skids, she’ll be able to turn that rock into some sizeable green (not that she needs it). Here are a few little trinkets she could buy if she cashed it in:
1. A stunning Spanish style 4-br, 3.5 bath 3,000 square foot Hollywood villa for $1,999,999
2. A brand new Bugati Veyron valued at $1.3M and have enough left over to buy anywhere from 2 to 120 Hermes Birkin Handbags (starting price $5300 ranging up to $280,000 for a diamond encrusted Crocodile edition)
3. 50 Nights at the Playboy Sky Villa at the Palms ($40,000/night)
4. 1673 pairs of Christian Louboutin Glittered Latticework Platforms ($1195ea)
5. Starbucks for life—400,000 lattes at $5 each. That’s 3 lattes a day for 73 years. She should lives so long!
Any way you slice it, she’s got herself covered with that ring. But then, what else do you get a woman whose net worth is $35 million?
First, they say they want you.
How they really need you.
Suddenly you find you’re out there, walking in a storm.
When they know they have you, then they really have you,
Nothing you can do or say, you’ve got to leave just get away
We all know the song…
Love on the Rocks, It ain’t no big surprise.
Just pour me a drink and I’ll tell you my lies.
Yesterday’s gone and now all I want is a smile….
And to cash in that 2 mil dollar ring!