Let’s see what Vikki Zeigler can do in half an hour to end divorce disputes over their stuff. She’s in New Jersey to help Jacques Theraube and Mira Tzur with the last three items of stuff they are fighting over: a Parisian apartment, Mira’s wedding ring and a wooden Budda head. He’s rich and she is a former model. You know, the usual. Jacques seems surprised that his trophy wife is a narcissist. Now suddenly he has forgotten how to write the check.
Vikki goes to meet with Jacques and Mira first to figure out the emotions behind the divorce. Basically, Jacques was paying and Mira didn’t put out. Jacques says he went to Paris and picked out the apartment and Mira just showed up at closing. Mira wants half the equity in the condo (sale price of home was $400k), there is an engagement ring worth $100k, I was confused how that was even an issue, but Vikki points out that the ring was purchased after they were married and is therefore subject to distribution. Take note ladies, don’t walk down the aisle until you receive the ring, otherwise it is half his! The third object is a Budda head statue that Jacques picked out in Thailand. He made a special stand or something for Budda. Value is $10K-$15K according to them. They both want the statue for sentimental reasons, supposedly. I’m not sure either of these two are capable of sentiment.
Vikki calls in some appraisers. First of up is the D flawless canary yellow diamond engagement set with a GIA certificate. Next up is Budda, who is not really a statue but a piece of a wood beam from a Buddist temple they found on their honeymoon in Thailand. The appraiser thinks that the carving appears to be newer. I suppose the apartment in Paris will be easy, the wife just wants money. She will get half the equity not half the value, at least that is my guess. I predict he gets the Budda and the apartment and she gets the ring.
The appraisers value the ring at $60k (resale value) and the Budda at $800.
Vicki gives Jacques the apartment and he must give her half the equity. Mira gets the ring and she must give Jacques 20% of the resale value ($12K). And now for Budda. Vikki says that Jacques gets the Budda and gives Mira a first class one week trip to Thailand so she can go buy her own Budda. Vikki just said, “At the end of the day.” And Mira says “At the end of the day.” Can we get a ban on that phrase on Bravo please?
I like this show, I wish it was an hour.