November 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm , by Jennifer Castoro
As you may have heard, Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker’s marriage is the latest in the constant stream of celeb unions to bite the marital dust. Most of the time, we’re not too concerned about the state of Hollywood affairs, though they do make for good lunchtime/elliptical machine reading. But this latest casualty has us feeling a little bummed. Of course, celebrity marriages exist somewhere in the realm of hobbits and Cullins, where mythical “people” (who may or may not be real) live in huge gated houses with nannies and gobs of money that they spend all day counting, when not filming sequels or voiceovers to Applebee’s commercials. But to us, this marriage seemed at least a little bit more . . . normal. As with Courtney Cox and David Arquette, who seem to be in limbo, or Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, it’s sad to see the demise of a partnership that seemed to be a loving and mostly healthy one. If Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson or Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn call it quits, we might as well abandon the whole thing.
Of course, there are unique (and odd) pressures on high-profile couples that we normal folks can’t really appreciate. Personally, if I saw a photo of my guy with his arm around some starlet hussy, I’d probably get pretty peeved, too. And then there’s the point that no one else can truly understand the inner workings of another person’s marriage. Half the time it seems like couples who divorce have no idea what hit them, as if they took a nap and woke up spouseless, in court and craving cookies and a hug.
So tell us, what do you think about the latest celeb divorces? Do you feel for Eva and Courtney et al, (or Tony and David et al) or do you just not care at all? Are there any celeb marriages you’d be sad to see end?