Anyone who remembers the infamous 72 day marriage between Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian remembers also probably the jokes which came after it. #ThingsThatLastLongerThanAKardashianWedding anyone?
But if you really dissect celebrity marriages and look past the reason given to all of us namely “irreconcilable differences” you find that many of these unions which are overly hyped, overly televised, and overly quick (before they are in divorce court of course) they all have very common denominators.
For starters both parties within the marriage are famous. Most celebrities are used to having things their way or no way. They are used to having personal assistance, plenty of fans and even social media at their beck and call. When you have two people with egos the size of Mount Rushmore you’re bound to run into issues.
Add this with the fact that most celebrities have obligations whether it be film, television, media, or charity events which require their attention. By month six, (if the marriage lasts so long) you’re looking at two people who’ve become virtual strangers and only get maybe a couple days free every 3-4 months to spend time together. Spending time with your spouse is a big factor in long-term success of a marriage when a celebrity’s time is divided that leaves room for growing away instead of together.
This brings me to my next and final point, celebrities are also surrounded by a lot of equally good-looking and equally famous co-stars. Who remembers what caused Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston to split up? I seem to recall a very popular costar called Angelina Jolie being the culprit. when celebrities are in situations where for months at a time they are acting or working closely with another celebrity which they are expected to either perform with or have a romantic relationship in the film with it’s very easy for these actors and actresses to get swept up in their roles and also mistakingly believe they are actually in love with their coworker. The distance which was already mentioned in the above paragraph before this is amplified when someone else is there to fill in the gap.
Irreconcilable differences in my opinion is just a very nice way to say ‘well we didn’t think things through and we don’t have the time or the energy with our schedules to commit the way we should to each other’.
Who was your favorite celebrity power a couple that broke up and broke your heart? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to tune in next week.