Ruben Studdard’s divorce is being finalized and his soon to be ex-wife gets nothing.
Life size teddy bear and former ‘American Idol’ winner Ruben Studdard thought he found everlasting love when he met Zuri McCants at a Wal-Mart CD signing in 2006 and later married her in 2008. Apparently, he was wrong because the two ended up filing for divorce after three years of marriage last November, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. According to TMZ, even though Zuri signed a prenup before they were married, she attempted to cash out and get the judge to nullify the document, claiming Ruben pulled a fast one and used the peer-pressure tactic by presenting the prenup just days before the wedding.
Recently, the judge dropped down the gavel with a heavy ‘girl please’ and upheld the prenup, awarding Zuri damn near nothing. Ruben is a happy and lucky man because according to the final judgment, he didn’t have to pay any spousal support or alimony, and he gets to keep their home plus all his belongings –clothing, jewelry, pensions, royalties, and all his money. Wait, it’s not over … Zuri was even ordered to give Ruben back her blinged out engagement ring.
**cues Brandy and Monica’s ‘It All Belongs To Me’ **
In the end, Zuri basically gets what she came with plus her wedding dress, her photo albums, a 2006 BMW, and $10,000 property settlement, $2,000 for attorney’s fees, and her maiden name back.