Brad, Jen break-up causes curiosity

By Katie McNulty
February 3, 2005

Shawn Rice

When news broke that Hollywood’s hottest couple, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had formally split I was shocked. This was a celebrity couple that many people around the world were cheering for.

Besides being absolutely beautiful, both Aniston and Pitt were well respected people in Hollywood. It was very rare that you came across something negative written about either of them in the tabloids. They were known individually for their work in television and film and known together as one of Hollywood’s A-list couples. They managed to keep their private life out of the public eye and leave people with the idea that everything was perfect. Whether you saw a picture of them in a magazine or watched them walk down the red carpet together, you could not help but believe they were madly in love.

When news broke of the spilt, I couldn’t help but feel sad. I said to myself, “If they can’t make it than who can?”

I was so curious as to what went wrong in their relationship. I became obsessed with wanting answers.

But why? I did not know Brad and Jennifer personally. Basically what happened in their relationship was none of my business.

Our society and the media has made it ok for people to pry into the business of celebrities. We seem to forget that actors play characters and different roles in television and in the movies. The characters these actors play on television and in the movies are different from the people they are in everyday life.

I also thought about the statement, “If they can not make it than who can?” How shallow is that?

First of all, this is Hollywood. These people are professional actors. Of course they can make things appear to be perfect. They are getting paid big bucks to do it. Their lives are totally different than the lives of the everyday person.

Marriage is hard work when you are not in the public eye and I can imagine it is even tougher being a celebrity. Brad and Jennifer both had to spend months apart while they focused on their individual careers. As a college student I know how easy it is for long distant relationships to fall apart.

Entertainment news gives us something to talk about with friends, however we should not center our lives around it.

Posted to the web by Cecelia Francisco

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