Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A-rod's wife asks for divorce. Marriage is tough enough, even without being a celeb.

Unless you live under a rock or don't have access to media, then you have heard about Alex Rodriguez's nasty divorce. Another celeb marriage biting the dust, yawn.

The Yankees slugger and his wife are divorcing over his alleged extra martial affairs. His wife Cynthia also claims that he has emotionally abandoned his family. The divorce preceding followed reports that the all star had dinner with Madonna.

Any divorce is bad and painful. But celeb divorces are considered the nastiest and most painful ones of all. Not only do they have the ugliness of breaking up a family, but many are doing it in the court of public opinion. And notably millions are at stake.

For any marriage to work, it takes a great deal of commitment and sacrifice. For a celeb marriage to work it almost takes superhero powers. Not only do they have to deal with their partners, they have many other obstacles that us average folks don't.

They have to deal with the glare of the media scrutiny and high profile careers. They deal with crazed fans, the photographers, and the pressure of keeping up the illusion of holding it together when things are falling apart. They also have more opportunities to cheat on their spouses. It's no wonder why so many celeb marriages fail.

Breakups are painful and they should be private. So the next you see a celeb couple, be thankful for not being one.

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