marry (someone) for (his or her) money

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marry (someone) for (his or her) money

To marry someone solely or primarily to have access to his or her personal wealth. Given the extreme age difference between them, a lot of people speculated that she was simply marrying Donald for his money. I think it's quite sad that people would marry for money rather than true love of their spouse.
See also: marry, money
References in classic literature ?
Nobody thought she'd marry him, but she did, and people said she married him for his money.
Another woman might have married him for his money.
The landlord chortled: "I thought his wife must've married him for his money.
They suspected she was a gold digger and only married him for his money.
The original book included a claim that the security officers who guarded Rushdie during the fatwa against him once locked him in a cupboard and went for a drink, and alleged that his former third wife, Elizabeth West, married him for his money.
When the couple announced their split, Sir Paul denied statements that his wife had married him for his money and said the parting was "amicable".
Heather has strongly denied she married him for his money, saying in May there was "not an ounce of truth in this".
Sir Paul has strongly denied that the animal rights campaigner and former model married him for his money.
But Sir Paul rejected suggestions that Heather Mills McCartney had married him for his money.
If Paul McCartney ever doubted Mills married him for his money (he was convinced she didn't) he must realise now what a 24-carat mug he's been.
PAUL McCartney has issued a statement denying that Heather Mills only married him for his money.
At first it seemed Dee only married him for his money, because she was so desperate to escape the poverty of the Philippines.
They are going to point fingers and say, `She has only married him for his money.
People may think I married him for his money, but they can think what they like.