With the recent unholy union between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West completed, as well as Solange's elevator massacre of Jay-Z, the nuptials of incredibly famous people are currently in question. Now, one sports book encourages you to gamble on their potential misfortunes!
In Bovada's Celebrity Props section, five celebrity divorce props are listed, featuring KimYe, The Carters, and more. The question in all five: will one member of the couple file for divorce by December 31, 2015? Let's break them down, shall we?
Kim and Kanye
Odds: Yes (+500), No (-1000)
This has value play written all over it, folks. Getting five to one odds on a split between these two divas seems just too good to be true.
Let's not forget that Kim's last marriage didn't even last three months, and that was to a guy content to share minutes with Andray Blatche, not one of the most egomaniacal humans on the planet. Betting against KimYe lasting a year and a half at +500 is a steal.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Odds: Yes (+150), No (-200)
Will HOV and Bey have a partition driven between them in the next 18 months? Not likely. If the Solange attack wasn't enough to put a dent in their
multi-album collaboration undying love, nothing will. There is no way that Blue Ivy Carter is going to spend the rest of her childhood eating caviar puree at a different house every weekend. Well, okay, that's not true, but she'll be doing so with her parents still happily(?) married.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Odds: Yes (+600), No (-1000)
These two have been married for six years now. I was a freshman in college when Mariah and Eminem were putting out dueling diss tracks. Nick and Mariah have twins. Short of some serious Wild'n Out, there's no way they're going to split.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Odds: Yes (+300), No (-500)
Yo, both of these people are over 40 years old. For some reason I thought that they were Bennifer, only to Google it and find out that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were Bennifer. I felt kind of dumb about it for a bit, but I was only 12 when Bennifer was a thing, so I think that's a legitimate excuse.
Anyway, since these two old people are so old, they're probably all settled down. They aren't splittin' up.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Odds: Yes (+1600), No (-10000)
Full disclosure: I'm not a big movie guy, so I had no idea who Rita Wilson was without looking her up. The fact that I know her as 'the mom from Jingle All the Way' is probably pretty dumb, but that's fine.
So, yeah, Tom Hanks is married to the mom from Jingle All the Way! Scoreboard, Ted!
My childhood aside, the odds seem pretty skewed towards these two staying together. Probably not something worth betting on at all given what the numbers look like but, then again, none of this is worth betting on by anyone ever.
I just hope that Tom Hanks isn't a TurboMan in bed.