I normally don’t care about celebrity scandals because … well … why would I? I am never shocked when a marriage falls apart or when someone cheats with a co-star, but I must say this “Robsten” cheating scandal got to me, so now I am going to deconstruct it for the rest of you who also probably don’t give a crap about it, either.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had been dating for three years, and they never once talked about their relationship, or even really confirmed that they were together. They seemingly had figured out how to be young and coy and a celebrity, to boot. Then pictures surfaced of Kristen and her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, in car behaving badly. Um, very badly.
Rupert Sanders is a forty-one year-old married man and father of two. It comes as no surprise that he would want to hook up with a twenty-two year-old starlet. That’s a given. However, it is extremely strange to me that a twenty-two year-old, multi-millionaire starlet with (according to People magazine) a very attractive boyfriend would want to hook up with a forty-one year-old father of two. Who is not so very attractive.
Look, I’m not a saint—I’ve had my fair share of bad life decisions, and I’ve also been twenty-two. When you’re that young and getting a lot of attention you can get swept up in it, but I have never understood purposefully hurting that many people. Sanders’ wife played Kristen’s mother in the film and two months before these pictures surfaced Kristen had taken Sanders’ eldest daughter out for ice cream. This is where I start to have a problem.
Like I said, I understand being twenty-two and getting caught up in a moment. I can even understand getting into an affair when you don’t know who you’re hurting. I can let you use the “out of sight, out of mind” defense. “I never met his wife; she wasn’t a real …
If you happen to follow Evil Beet Gossip as well as Zelda Lily (and to those of you who do, kudos to you for taking it all with a grain of salt, ha!), you probably noticed an interesting conversation sparked by one of the recent posts concerning actress Sarah Jessica Parker and some comments she made about her husband, Matthew Broderick. When interviewed about Broderick and their marriage, Sarah had this to say:
“I think that’s healthy and I think it’s realistic. Some people have it down to 20 minutes a week. Other unfortunate people have it down to 20 minutes per hour.”
What Sarah’s referring to is the fact that she, herself, “hates” her husband for twenty minutes a day, and claims that those figures are actually pretty good in comparison to … well, I don’t know who, exactly, she’s comparing herself to, but if what she says is true, I’d hate to meet those who “hate” their spouses for larger blocks of time on a higher frequency.
What’s also interesting is that many of the commenters – some quite different from those we have here on Zelda Lily – supported Sarah’s comments and claimed that they, too, “hate” their partners for significant periods of time weekly or daily. To me, this came …
The jokes about a politician named Weiner Tweeting pics of his package all over cyberspace practically write themselves, and, yeah, it’s funny as hell. The underlying issue of the Weiner fiasco is not so funny, however.
Perhaps the biggest (I’m sorry, the puns are just unavoidable here, so bare bear with me) argument in favor of Weiner’s actions going beyond jerking off to Playboy pictorials is exemplified by his initial …
2010 brought many highly publicized celebrity divorces. For instance, Jesse James and Sandra Bullock, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, and Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman to name just a few. The one thing nearly all these break-ups had in common? The women were the ones calling it quits.
Not surprisingly, the National Marriage Project suggests that two-thirds of divorces are initiated by women. It appears that the wives are the ones taking the initiative to call off marriages that are no longer working.
The question is—why are women the ones to throw in the towel? Is it because men are more resistant to change, women are more aware of when enough is enough, or is it because …