Thursday, July 2, 2015

When your favorite celebrity couple divorces!

JLo is the only person on earth that is possibly happy after the Bennifer 2.0 split. Jen Garner and Ben Affleck were quite possibly my favorite celebrity couple. I believed they'd make it. I believed this because they seemed so normal in a plastic Hollywood world.

Something about Ben and Jen having three kiddos and running from soccer practice to bday parties in between coffee runs and red carpet commitments felt more down to earth than other couples. They'd already made it this far. Their longstanding 10-yr relationship and relatability made their coupling feel like I knew them personally. Somehow I wasn't alone in feeling this way.

With the announcement of their split the internet erupted with a collective "noooooooo." Even my husband expressed disappointment and he doesn't follow "celebridom" like I do. Yet, he knew this couple, and like his wife, he felt bad that another celebrity couple split. 

To me, this was the Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell of our generation. This was the couple that would be so down to earth, divorce wouldn't strike their union. Then again, Goldie and Kurt never actually married. They've nailed the magical formula -- the secret to no Hollywood divorce is no Hollywood marriage in the first place.

I was so bummed to hear these two split that I headed to lunch to literally sit alone, quietly eating my sadness. Oddly, I was feeling as though I knew these two and I wanted this split to be a hoax. But this wasn't a lie and no couple is ever immune from divorce and that's certainly the case with my favorite celebrity couple.

Are you rooting for a celebrity couple of your own? 

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