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When Stephen Jackson left his fiancé after she didn't want to sign the prenup: "I was born at night but not last night"

Stephen Jackson's wedding day story is filled with many twists and turns.
Stephen Jackson once left his fiancé after she didn't want to sign the prenup

Stephen Jackson

Fame and fortune do a lot of good to the person who worked hard for it. But they also tend to change everyone involved. Just ask Stephen Jackson, who saw the love of his life unveil her true colors right before they were about to tie the knot.


Jackson related the crazy story of when he left his fiancé after she refused to sign the prenuptial agreement. Jackson is well-aware of his stature in society. He’s an NBA player who has amassed a good amount of fame and fortune. Signing a prenup wasn’t a personal nor an ego thing. He just wanted to protect the things he’s worked hard for.

“I take care of a lot of people. I’m never letting one woman control all the hard work I’ve done in my life. None of these m*****f***** was in the gym with me. So I told myself whoever I’m married to, they signing a prenup off top. It’s not even a second guess,” Jackson said, per WE THE CULTURE TV.

“I give it to her. When I give it to her, she shouldn’t be surprised by it because me and her sat down and agreed upon the prenup. We agreed. Listen to me y’all. We agreed on the prenup,” Jackson reiterated.

Jackson took her word and went on with planning the wedding. The one-time NBA champion said he spent around $400,000 on the big day. Jackson noticed that the woman had not signed the prenup agreement yet as they were planning. He didn’t make a fuss out of it, citing his love for the woman.

But then, things quickly unraveled on the wedding day itself. Jackson noticed that the woman somehow felt off about the pastor. He didn’t care about who was going to preside. All he wanted was to get married to the love of his life.

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"I was born at night but not last night"

However, his fiance’s bitter feelings about the pastor was the least of his concerns that day. It was Jackson’s fiance herself, and her refusal to sign the prenup.

“Once we get to that room, that’s when I really turn up," Jackson continued. "And this is why Stephon Marbury and Mike Bibby are my brothers, like my real brothers. We in the back room and the preacher come in with his assistant and my nanny come in with a spooked look on her face. She pulls me to the side and she like, ‘She still ain’t signed it.’ So, I said, ‘I ain’t getting married then.’ Steph was like, ‘She ain’t sign the prenup, what we even here for?’"

Though Jackson’s decision was prompt, the pain he felt lingered on for life. After calling the wedding off, tears started to flow from his eyes. Never in his wildest dreams did he think would he experience this type of betrayal.

“This is when she showed her true colors. So wedding off. Wedding’s off. We not doing it. We getting undressed. When we first get back to the room, I break down crying. Honest to God truth, I was hurt. I wanted to marry her, bruh. I break down crying for like twenty-thirty minutes. I’m hard down crying. I didn’t think a woman would take me to this point over a piece of paper. And we got a child together. I was honestly hurt. I was in there hard down crying,” Jackson said.

The story did not end with Jackson walking out of the venue while wiping his tears away. The woman wanted to talk to him, perhaps to further dissect the matter. After prodding from the woman’s friends, Jackson agreed.

“Everybody in the room was like f*ck that. I’m like, 'Aight I’ll go talk to her.' I get in the room, she still in her wedding dress. Soon as I get in the room, she hard down crying. ‘I’ll sign it. I’ll sign it.’

Stephen Jackson, WE THE CULTURE TV

This seemed the like makings of a happy ending. The woman, like any other woman about to get married, must have been overcome by the jitters. This ultimately prevented her from seeing the logic behind the prenuptial agreement. But this wasn’t a fairy tale or any type of fiction. Jackson knew that the woman’s fresh intent of inking the prenup was already stained by pressure and stress.

“Listen I was born at night but not last night," Stephen said. "Anytime anybody signs anything where they’re crying, under any type of stress, that shit can get thrown out. I was already told that by my folks so I was already on game. So the sh*t she tried, thinking I was going to buckle so it could get thrown out. No sweetheart. You chose your decision. Claim under distress, that’s what it’s called. Soon as we get to downstairs, Stephon Marbury was in the DJ booth. Guess what the first song they played. I’ll give y’all a second."

‘She give me money…’ [starts singing Kanye West’s Gold Digger]

"That sh*t was classic my n****," Jackson said.


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