Oct 15, 2010

A Look at Showbiz Break-Ups

Yes, everyone loves to talk about it.  Celebrities and their failing marriages.  It's nothing new.  Very few celebrities seem to be able to stay married to the same partner for a lifetime.  Those that do stay together longest are either staying out of the spotlight (hence able to keep their private lives PRIVATE) or not legally married (like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell).  What's up with that?!

I thought I'd take a look back at some of the popular celebrity break-ups (sorry if I didn't pick out any of your faves to include in here).  I noticed familiar patterns about their public appearances just before their break-up announcements.  You can just tell they're not happy together.  It's so visible in their body language

Look at Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman in the picture above.  They're both pre-occupied with their texting phones instead of paying attention to each other or with their surroundings.  I didn't include them here but a lot of the pictures I've seen of them together do not look like a very happy couple - even when they first got married.  Why is it that I hardly ever see Jordan Bratman smile?  You'd think that he'd show how happy he was being married to a woman that millions of young men would gladly trade places with him for.

Even my favorite young actress, Reese Witherspoon has had her share of unhappy public relationships.  Her marriage to Ryan Phillipe didn't last despite having such beautiful children together.  In the picture above, you can see how they're both looking away from each other.  It's like there was something more interesting to look at in their opposite directions.  

I think that my favorite female musical performer of all time, Madonna, may have had a lot of soul-searching in her life (which included a failed first marriage to Sean Penn) before she settled down with Guy Ritchie.  It seemed finally that she had the perfect showbiz marriage for awhile.  Guy was protective of her (kind of like Sean Penn was) but not so anti-papparazzi (unlike Sean Penn was) enough to punch someone for holding a camera in front of the couple.  Yet you could tell in their pictures (like the one above) that something just wasn't going right.  When you see even a camera-loving star like Madonna looking like she doesn't want to be out in public and her partner not even loosening up to smile a bit, it kinda makes you wonder just how happy they are together.

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