Say It Ain't So, Heidi and Seal

I scared the crap out of Chris this morning because I woke up, went on Twitter, and GASPED as I read that Heidi “The Body” Klum is probably going to be filing for divorce from her husband Seal. To me, Heidi and Seal are the perfect couple. They have huge, fun Halloween parties. They renew their vows every year on their anniversary. He adopted her daughter from a previous relationship. They even sing duets at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, proving that you can be both attractive and talented. Or at least so attractive that people overlook the fact that you aren’t that great of a singer (I’m talking about her, not him).

HOW COULD THIS BE!?

I’m trying not to get disheartened about love and marriage, but it seems like every time you open a magazine or go online there is another divorce announcement. I know celebrities live in an alternative universe. They are not a fair and accurate representation of love and marriage. But still. What is going on!?

This is part of the reason why I find it so interesting when everyone and their mom asks why Chris and I aren’t engaged yet. 1.) We’re 23 years old. We are young 2.) There is no law that says you either have to get engaged or break up. 3.) I also feel like there should be more emphasis on actually working on a relationship as opposed to getting all jazzed up (yeah, I said jazzed up) about a ring and floral arrangements. It’s so easy to get caught up in dresses and invitations that you forget to work on important issues that strengthen your relationship. When I get married, I’m pretty sure it will be the best day of my life. I will have a great dress. There will be cupcakes, or maybe a cookie cake. We will have a great party. But I will also be sure that my relationship is getting plenty of attention as I’m planning for all of these fun things, and after I’m married too.

I’m not saying that this is why Heidi and Seal’s marriage went south. Maybe they spent every night talking things over and spending time together. Obviously I have no idea what went on in their marriage. But, in general, I think there is too much focus on the actual wedding and the piece of jewelry that comes with it and not enough focus on the relationship/marriage that is a product of the wedding. Shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” don’t help. Weddings are fun! They should be! But it’s also important to realize that you’re not just signing up for a fancy party. It’s a big commitment that you’re celebrating.

Work, kids, health issues, financial stuff, these types of things can complicate things. For celebrities, you also have to factor in doing a lot of long-distance, paparazzi stalking you, “sources” who are spreading rumors about your marriage, egos, and a lot of money (there’s a song called “Mo Money, Mo Problems” for a reason).

Marriage does not appear to be easy. Being married to a celebrity appears to be even more difficult (although it has its perks). Two celebrities being married appears to be even more difficult (again it has its perks).

I’m hoping that this rumor is just that…a rumor. Remember when everyone thought Will and Jada were splitting up? But if it is true, it’s a reminder that even the most seemingly-perfect relationships need maintenance and attention.

What do you think about Heidi and Seal possibly splitting up? Also, who would have thought Khloe and Lamar would have outlasted everybody? It’s a crazy, crazy world. 

 *UPDATE: It’s true. Nooooo. But check out this preview of Seal talking to Ellen DeGeneres. Could the guy be any classier? The way he talks about her and the fact that he still wears his ring. Wow. It almost makes me think that she initiated the split, but who knows. Either way, I thought he handled the whole thing beautifully. I’m sure it was painful to talk about, but I thought he did a great job and it was smart to be out in front of it instead of letting the tabloids dictate the story.*

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