Bridget Jones Back on the Singles Circuit

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9358634/

    Color me shocked... another celebrity marriage goes down the tubes, this time after only 4 months. And by having it annulled, they can claim (in a legal sense, anyway) that they were never really married.
     
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    I suppose that protects their assets
    I hated to read about it this morning, I like them both

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    How do celebrities meet people anyway? It must be more difficult...
     
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    That's an understatement, but I still like them both

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    yup - that's like 16 years in celebrity marriage years, which is...uh, pretty good. right?
     
  8. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's terrible. People who aren't absolutely certain that they want to get married and STAY married SHOULDN'T get married. It just cheapens the entire concept of marriage.
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Nah, gays are doing a fine job of that.


    Just kidding! hehe.
     
  10. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Man, don't do that white-on-white text thing...
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    No, it doesn't cheapen anything.

    Very few people get married with the a priori intent to divorce. However, society makes it trivially easy to get married (Las Vegas, for example) but very difficult/expensive to get divorced. Yet people get divorced anyway, often because they got married without thinking enough about it.

    if you want to make the concept of marriage mean more, make it difficult/expensive/time consuming to get married, and that way, only those who truly want to be married will do it.

    Also, of course, people change and grow in different directions (albeit rarely in four months or whatever), and so divorce offers people an option besides a lifetime with someone they no longer to wish to be with.
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    Wow, they couldn't even beat the last movie actress-country singer hookup (Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett), which lasted 21 months.
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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    More difficult to meet (and get to know) non-celebrities, perhaps, but probably as easy, if not easier, than meeting their available peers as it is for you or me.
     
  14. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Umm, that wasn't the last movie actress-country singer hookup. Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, for one; they've been married at least a couple of years now.
     
  15. emw macrumors G4

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    Brad who? :p

    Alright, you got me. Guess I should listen to more country music :eek:
     

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