Her court-side presence was the envy of every aspiring Sugar Baby, but the saga of V. Stiviano is one that’s ending in tragedy.
It’s the fear of every spoiled Sugar Baby: having to give back all the perks. The truth is that V and Donald were in a romantic relationship, whether or not they admit that to his wife. Then why is she responsible for returning the gifts he gave her?
For most would-be Sugar seekers, this would never be the case. In this particular instance, the items and money were gifted while Sterling was still legally and financially bound to his wife, meaning everything he gave Stiviano was only half his to give.
While this is cause for concern in the Sugar Bowl, you shouldn’t be worried about your own Sugaring. V and Donald had a major falling out, namely when that racist little snippet hit the media, costing Sterling his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. As long as a Sugar Baby doesn’t cause damages resulting in million dollar losses, she should be in the clear.
It’s apparent that Donald was not on Stiviano’s side in this matter, likely because the recording she may or may not have leaked cost him his livelihood. There is one way for both parties in a mutually beneficial relationship to avoid a debacle like this one. Making sure that you never negatively affect one another in a Sugar relationship is the most important thing you can do to end on good terms. It’s mutually beneficial for a reason, and when one side isn’t benefitting, the relationship is sure to end in a trail of Dior mascara covered tears.
“The truth is that everything that I have, you’ve given me from your heart without me begging or asking or throwing myself all over you,” Stiviano said. Regardless of the nature of their arrangement and the vengeance of his wife, this point holds true, yet she is still indebted.
In this case, there’s not much that could have been done since in the eyes of the law, everything Sterling gave Stiviano was not entirely his. Our advice? Tread lightly when dating a high caliber (and potentially married) man, and be sure to never piss off his wife. Perhaps a recording of Donald expressing his undying affection for V would have been a better leak than the one that ruined Sterling’s less than sterling reputation.