Do you celebrate Black Valentine's Day? You know, where we get all snarky about love and roses and hearts and complain that Valentine's Day is a torture device of the greeting card company? To be fair, I'm not really snarky about love - how could I be, I got flowers today from The Boy!
But I am snarky about celebrities, and their ridiculous, epic love lives.
Take, for example, Seal and Heidi Klum. They just broke up. Did you see it coming?
|The former lovebirds, from here.|
Honestly, they were one of the most annoyingly saccharine couples in recent memory. They smooched on the red carpet. They spouted love advice to anyone who would listen. They renewed their vows every. damn. anniversary. It was A LOT....of love. So I was a little surprised to hear that they had broken up after seven years of marriage. Yes, they were annoying and engaged in some grossly cutesy PDA. But didn't you kind of want their wacky marriage to work?
It seems like every day there's a new notice of a celebrity breakup. I always feel let down by good celebrity couples gone bad (or bust).
And this constant disappointment sometimes makes me a bit panicky about marriage in general. It seems like everyone is breaking up these days, right? Now, I don't ascribe to the "if it happens to JLO it can happen to me" mantra, but when it comes to things you might have in common with a celebrity, divorce ranks just a little under breathing oxygen and having hair.
But let's remember a few facts: Celebrities get divorced at a staggering rate of 70-80%. Normal humans are closer to the 50% mark.