Hey There Sugar Mama! 15 Women Who Bring Home (Almost) All The Bacon
Gone are the days when a man provided all of the financial support for his wife and children. Now, studies are showing that increasing numbers of us women are actually earning more (sometimes way more) than our boyfriends and husbands. And like all shifting societal norms, Hollywood is keeping right up with the trend. So, viva la sugar mama!
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With a net worth of $2.7 billion, Oprah would be hard pressed to find a man that she wouldn’t be a sugar mama to. So why stress about it? Oprah has been happily partnered with Stedman Graham since 1986 and neither of the two seems to be complaining. Plus he’s still got his own ends — maybe not $2.7 billion worth — but he’s not hurting.
When 42-year old Mariah Carey (worth around $500 million) wed 32-year old Nick Cannon (worth $15 million), she not only branded herself a cougar, but a sugar mama as well.
It’s no secret that Kandi is the breadwinner in her relationship with Todd Tucker. Despite him having his own production company, it’s hard to top 20 years of earnings and multiple businesses.
Since landing a permanent spot on The View, Sherri Shepherd has experienced a come-up like no other. She’s scored movie roles, TV roles, award nominations, and book deals, pushing her net worth right on up to $10 million. Her husband Lamar Sally, a TV writer, doesn’t make nearly as much.
Britney Spears is one of Hollywood’s most prominent sugar mamas. With an estimated net worth of $200 million, the pop diva has made a habit of dating and marrying men who, financially, fall well below her income bracket.
Nene’s husband Gregg may have once been the Leakes family breadwinner, but now that Nene’s become a rich b**ch, I think it’s very clear that she’s bringing home all the bacon now.
For over 45 years, Dolly Parton has remained happily (and quietly) married to her husband Carl Dean, who before meeting Dolly owned his own asphalt laying business.
In 2011, Niecy Nash married Jay Tucker, an electrical engineer by trade. Not shabby but he probably isn’t keeping up with her Hollywood salary.
Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy may make a comfortable living as a pharmaceutical rep and real estate broker, but his yearly income still pales in comparison to hers. With the $100 million sale of SkinnyGirl Cocktail, sweetened with a nice sum of reality TV money, Bethenny is worth an estimated $25 million. That financial difference is rumored to have played a role in their recent split, as Jason somewhat resented Bethenny’s success.
Casper Smart’s net worth is peanuts compared to Jennifer Lopez’s ($250 million). Heck, everybody’s is!
Even without a cut of her father’s billion-dollar empire, Tori Spelling has supported her husband and children very well with a number of TV and movie roles, as well as some book deals.
Can we just assume that whatever job Phaedra alluded to Apollo having simply doesn’t exist? I’ve never even heard the man breathe a sound of employment. But, with a wife making attorney and reality TV money, I suppose he really doesn’t have to…
Since her and her husband’s bankruptcy in 2010, Teresa Giudice has been hustling hard writing cookbooks, formulating cocktails, and developing hair care products – proving that it definitely isn’t easy supporting a family all on one’s own.
The RHOA Season 3 storyline surrounding Cynthia was probably more about the financial support she provided Peter than her actual marriage to him, making her the clear breadwinner in their relationship.