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 their 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 ?
"Put the case that the child grew up, and was married for money. That the mother was still living.
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont married for money, as did just about everyone else in her set.
I also married for money and we are still together."
I also married for money. And we are still together."
Summary: Children married for money, robbed of educational, professional opportunities
It's not about saying that people will get married or stay married for money, but about encouraging commitment and giving extra help for families.
As Charles' young wife, Beatrice, Julia Specht makes a vibrant heroine, one who admits she married for money, and yet shows her resilience in her attempts to bring his killer to justice.
She told the boy that his parents had died because they'd caught germs off him, and that if he didn't stop living with Max (who she only married for money and then tried to kill) he'd die, too.
When I suggested it was insulting to suggest Paul McCartney must have been married for money because he was not attractive enough to be married for love, the sound of raised eyebrows could be heard down the phone.
Gabrielle (Longoria) is a former model who married for money and is finding that late at night (and even in the afternoon) the big ol' house gets pretty lonely.
Some people no doubt do get married for money, if millions of pounds are involved, but surely no one decides to take the plunge because they've heard that a new obscure tax clause will make them pounds 30 a month better off if they do.
There's the football hero, Thurmond Stottle, whose glory days are over and who is now reduced to pumping gas; there's his old flame, Nellie Bess Powers Clark, who married for money (a chiropractor) but still carries a torch for Thurmond; there's Royce Landon Jr., the sadistic, be-Stetsoned sheriff who's got a grudge against Thurmond and aims to nail him on a felony; and there's Gus Gilbert, owner of the dingy bar where the play takes place and a bottomless well of sadder-but-wiser advice.
I also married for money. And we are still together." Later we filmed a second meeting, this time between our investigator and an Indian man from Bedford hoping to marry in exchange for money.
Nia's character married her vicar husband, Tudur, played by Ryland Teifi, for love, one of the other couples married for money and the third for sex.