I hate the term gold-digger. Particularly when used to describe a young woman who is with a rich old guy. If you decide that she’s only with him because of his money, then you have to accept that he’s only with her because of her youth/beauty. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. But no, that bit always get ignored when the chance to bitch about women comes up.
Anyway. Check out this bullshit on the Daily Telegraph website:
WHEN Nigel Page won a whopping $93 million, among the world’s largest single lottery winners, he was pictured celebrating alongside his equally ecstatic girlfriend.
But Justine Laycock’s name was not on the cheque for winning the EuroMillions lottery jackpot in February because the couple were not married.
Now, two months on, Miss Laycock has become Mrs Page, ensuring she would be entitled to a larger share of her husband’s fortune and the $78,000-a-week interest it accrues should they part, The Daily Mail newspaper in the UK reports.
So, we have a couple who have been together for eight years, getting married after a lottery win. Not that surprising.
Asked if they had married to guarantee Mrs Page, 41, a share of the jackpot, her father said: “I have no idea.”
Legal experts told The Daily Mail that by marrying, Mrs Page had hugely increased her chances of receiving a slice of her husband’s fortune should they part. It is the largest lotto win in the UK.
“If a couple enjoys a long-term marriage rather than cohabiting, the partner is more likely to be entitled to an equal share of their combined assets. If an individual dies without leaving a will, their assets are automatically awarded to their husband or wife,” Evonnie Chan, a barrister specialising in family law, told The Daily Mail.
“This is not the case for cohabitees.”
So, rather than admit they have no story, the Daily Mail has used the opportunity to imply that, a) she only married him so she could get her filthy gold-digging hands on his money, and b) that makes her the smartest woman in the world because women don’t have any other way of securing their financial future. I’m surprised they didn’t say “Schemey bitch only hooked up with him eight years ago because she knew he’d win the lottery”.