Celebrity Breakup Prop Bets
There's one extra Schwarzenegger in the world – and will that fact be enough to terminate Arnold's marriage with Maria Shriver at some point in 2011?
Schwarzenegger, the former bodybuilder, action star, and California governor, revealed this week that 10 years ago he fathered a child with a household staff member. Schwarzenegger and Shriver had previously announced their separation.
So now will the couple end up divorcing in 2011? At Bovada the offered prop bet “Will Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver file for divorce in 2011?” has both YES and NO at -120 odds. The divorce seems inevitable; it's just the timing in question.
At Bovada you can get odds on other 2011 celebrity splits as well, with the offered prop bet “Who will be the next celebrity breakup in 2011?” The betting options:
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott 2/1
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes 5/2
Jessica Alba & Cash Warren 5/2
Sarah Palin & Todd Palin 5/1
Prince William & Kate Middleton 20/1
Spelling and McDermott, the 2/1 favorites, are wild cards on this wager. With their underwhelming acting careers they're only really famous for being famous at this point, so even a staged 'breakup' to grab some publicity can't be ruled out.
A Cruise/Holmes split might be wishful thinking by the tabloids, which would go into a frenzy with the news. Currently-pregnant Alba isn't likely to be back on the market in 2011, and while no one would blame Todd Palin for splitting from his wife it's unlikely he'd be allowed to leave with her still considering a presidential run.
And as for longshot William and Kate, they can't split up until all the wedding memorabilla has been sold out – and that should take years.