Ok, I'll admit it. While standing in line at the grocery store, I do parouse the magazine racks, ocassionally picking up "the paper" (as one of my dear friend's grandmothers endearingly calls "Star" magazine) in order to find out the latest hollywood gossip. Really, I like to consider myself more of a "People" or "Us Weekly" type, because I really don't actually believe stories until they re-appear in these all-so-reliable sources. I know I'm not the only person who does this because I also happen to have several friends who are "E-online" junkies. (That is SO much more embarrassing, right?)
So I must admit after all the craziness that has gone in my life in the past 2 weeks, I am STILL in shock over the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey breakup. How is it possible??? I have no idea why this trivial bit of news is so significant in my life. After all, it's not as if either of them has ever batted an eye at any drama in my life, so why should I give a crap? For some reason, the idea that a couple who made millions of dollars off the exploitation of their marriage, could get divorced is bothering me. They were selling the innocent idea of a perfect couple, the perfect marriage in a place (Hollywood) where this seems absolutely impossible to achieve. There was the show, Newlyweds, which none of us will admit to, but it was completely addicting (like watching a train wreck, but with big bouncy boobs thrown in for the boys to pay attention to). Not to mention Jessica's wedding guide, I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding, and countless duets of love songs performed by the couple (Ahem, Where you are?). I feel like I was personally lied to by Jessica and Nick. I realize how completely ridiculous this sounds, I mean, HELLO? it's Hollywood, they make a fortune misleading the public, it's what they're supposed to do. For some reason, I thought was under the impression that for a couple who made such a big deal out of their marriage and it's purity, they would actually HAVE to stick it out together, if nothing else, for the sake of keeping their word. And I'll admit again, that I had some what bought into the fact that they would be together for a long time, if not forever.
I know, I know, I should have paid more attention to the signs. She was WAY too hot for him, her career was out of control booming while his was stale-mate and he definitely had ego issues. There was definite reason for conflict.
But I still don't know the reason why the 2 broke up officially (from a REASONABLE source) because I can't seem to get all the way through an article in the grocery store express line before it's my turn check out.
I either need to take a speed reading class or start standing in the long line at the Randalls, because I will definitely NOT be actually buying "the paper" as an admission of the complete lack of depth I would have at that very moment.