Last week, news broke that Mariah Carey and her billionaire fiancé James Packer had called it quits. This is not an ordinary break-up as Miss Carey is charging her ex $50m for inconvenience amongst other things. Mariah believes that James cost her millions of dollars when he convinced her to move from New York to LA, uprooting her entire life so he could be near his children. The singer also claims that the businessman made financial promises to her.
Unfortunately, in South Africa you can't really charge someone for inconvenience but we thought we'd put together this list (in case the law changes) of the things you should have when charging your ex for inconvenience.
You helped pay for his car
If you’ve helped him pay for his car, you’re certainly entitled to an inconvenience fee. But one the other hand, if he couldn’t afford his own ride, there’s a good chance that you might not get anything.
You helped him with start his company
You definitely deserve something if you worked for him, especially if his company did well during that time.
He stayed at your place rent-free
We all do stupid things when we're in love, like giving people a roof over their heads. Charge him, honey!
You took care of his child(ren)
If you found yourself trying to prove that you were the caring and nurturing type, watching his children while he was away, you certainly deserve a couple of coins for that.
You paid for him to attend school
We've heard a similar story on Bonang's show feature, #AskAMan. A lot of us women do this when we're in love.
You supported him when he didn't have a job
Even though you thought you were being a ride or die, which is great, it's not easy supporting a man emotionally and financially.
Bought him clothes
We love it when out partners look as good as us, but if you were the one swiping away to buy him expensive suits and sneakers, you must ask for your money back.