Why do celebrity couples get married to each other when the odds are stacked up against them? From power struggles to jealousy, inflated egos to insecure hang-ups, many celebrity marriages do not have happy endings like a Hallmark movie. Here are four valuable lessons we can learn from some notable Hollywood divorces.
1. Clashing Egos
Certainly when a talented Actress wins an Oscar for Best Actress, her husband had better be damn secure if he is not in the limelight. Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet all got divorced after winning the acclaimed award. None of these women should be married to another celebrity who is insecure, jealous, egotistical, competitive and feels entitled to cheat when he is unsatisfied in their relationship. They need a proud, supportive, successful, sympathetic partner with high esteem who they respect.
2. Distance Detachment
Long distance relationships don’t make for successful marriages, especially when the celebrity’s sex life is unfulfilled. There is always ample temptation to cheat and when horny, even celebs don’t think about the disastrous consequences. Actress Demi Moor and Actor Ashton Kutcher’s marriage failed when he fell prey to infidelity, even though they dated for two years before they got married. Many people blame the 16-year age difference, but I think the worship of their mutual celebrity impacted the destruction of their relationship.
3. Opposites Don’t Last
Opposites may attract initially, but they don’t always make for a long lasting relationship, especially in the case of British Actor Russell Brand and American pop star, Katy Perry who were only married for 14-months. He was a recovered hard partying heroin and sex addict and she was an all American daughter of an ultra religious upbringing by Evangelists Church minsters. It didn’t take long before they both realized they had totally different lifestyles with different taste in different things. They didn’t even like each others friends and they didn’t want to live in the same country. Perhaps they should have discussed their differences before they wed.
4. Power Struggles
A recipe for an unhappy marriage is when one successful celebrity tries to dominate the other without their approval. This may be evident in the relationship between Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, an equally hot and talented couple that looked like the perfect family with their twins. Everyone was rooting for their marriage to work, but these two strong personalities may have found the constant struggle for power impacting their love life and even the raising of their children. Now they are competing as they have both moved on with younger lovers.
Watch me talk about J. Lo and Marc’s power struggle on Access Hollywood.