Allegedly Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, asked her former husband, Trevor Engelson, to sign a "pregnancy contract" while they were still married, and we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first.
According to an anonymous "insider" who talked to the Daily Mail, the agreement—which has been neither confirmed nor denied by Kensington Palace—ordered Engelson to pay for a personal trainer and nutritionist if the couple were to ever have children so that Markle could stay in tip-top "celebrity shape."
The mysterious "insider" also said Markle knows that "heavy-weighted body types" run in her family and was terrified of putting on extra pounds.
"Anytime she puts on a bit of weight, it shows on her face, so she wanted to make sure she would be camera-ready very quickly," said the anonymous source.
The supposed insider later admitted that the “contract” might have just been a handwritten letter that she could hang over his head. Either way, the informant was adamant that Markle was a force to be reckoned with and that Engelson had no choice but to abide by her wishes.
While we might have to take this with a giant grain of salt, how great of an idea is this? A contract designed to help Mom squeeze back into her jeans after giving birth is genius, especially if there's a clause stating that Dad has to babysit while she's pumping iron at the gym.
According to the Daily Mail, pregnancy contracts already exist and are quite popular in the U.S., particularly in Los Angeles. Google, on the other hand, does not seem to agree. In fact, the only thing we could find online was a pre-pregnancy contract to make sure Mom isn't the only one taking care of the baby, cleaning the house and folding laundry after giving birth.
Still, it’s worth looking into, even if it just means revising a pre-pregnancy contract to include a personal trainer, nutritionist and some well-earned time off.
Thanks for the tip, Meghan's anonymous "close friend"! We can't wait to see what you come up with next.