Do you remember how you felt when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their breakup? Shocking right?
How about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? Ouch.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale? Heartbreaking.
But Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, is a flat out gut punch. The couple has announced they are legally separating after 8 years of marriage. Can I have a moment please?
No one is happy when they hear that a couple is breaking up. It’s even tougher to swallow when you know children are involved….but these two. Oh my God, these two are different. We love these two. Both of them brilliant comedic actors in their own right. She has risen to the top in the TV world with her sitcom “Mom”…and he has become a bonafide movie star with movies like “Jurassic Park” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Everything seemed like it was fine. They seemed to be in love, and happy to talk about it.
But as much as we love it when married celebs gush about each other publicly…let’s be honest, it’s a red flag. I’ve always said, anyone who tries too hard to post selfies with their significant other, declare their love on a regular basis, or just generally gush about the most mundane things their partner does is probably trying too hard. Why do you have to convince me that you’re in love?
I remember watching Angelina Jolie drape herself all over Brad Pitt on the red carpet once…mugging for the cameras, and generally trying to convince everyone that they were in love…and it was awesome. I also remember thinking….”bullshit”. Why the sell job? Well it turns out, there was trouble in paradise….and a lot of it. And it’s a shame. It’s a shame that celebrities feel the need to portray the public image of perfection. No one is perfect, not even the beautiful people….and their relationships aren’t either.
So when we hear that another marriage has gone belly up….and you see headlines like “Love is dead” don’t believe it. Love isn’t dead…..your idealized version of what other people’s relationships should be.