Ladies & Gentlemen, it's official: Hollywood-types are no better than the rest of us. It's sometimes comforting to see that a fat bank account & jet-setting lifestyle still aren't enough to temper the eventual fade of a once-blossoming love. Some of these break-ups are no surprise but you have to wonder sometimes if the Hollywood set feels all the vows of marriage are just great dialogue at the time & that they really 'nailed' their wedding like they're filming a scene. Even though the institution of marriage has been taking a lot of flack in the past 20 years, I think to the under-40 crowd it's become like buying a car or a jet-ski; a bit of commitment but you can always take it back if you don't like it. It's not like you're stuck with it FOREVER. I would postulate that there is nothing sexier than commitment. You've got to work at it to keep it interesting & keep your partner enthused. Showing you have perseverence & the desire to fully finish what you start is a far better quality than someone who is as fickle as Veruca Salt (the character, not the crappy chick band) who's lookin' for the next Flavor Of The Month.
That being typed, here's who's on the outs & rumored to be on the outs in the past 30 days. The impetus for this post being news of Seal & Heidi Klum's seperation as they seemed THE ultimate Hollywood power couple.
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore (well not too long ago...)
Russell Brand & Katy Perry
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge - 16 days of marriage. That even beats the marriage of
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
Kobe & Vanessa Bryant - mainly cuz NBA icon Kobe has no problem scoring in any 'arena'
Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard - after nearly 30 YEARS
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard
January Jones and Jason Sudeikis
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
And even Aretha Franklin just called off her wedding although supposedly because she & her boo were "moving too fast". Judging from the above picture, I can't imagine Aretha moving quickly for ANYTHING lately.
KEEP IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!