I guess you can say that this week can be considered “Celeb Divorce Week!” Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosedale called it splits along with Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, and now Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy too? Although I don’t know if Kermit and the pig were ever officially married but with all these Celeb power couples calling it quits has me thinking: Is marriage even worth it?
I remember having lunch at Purans in Los Feliz almost ten years ago with my cousin Cesi (who was visiting from Italy) and my BFF Dennis. Cesi wanted to see Celebs.
Earlier in the week while we were having bagels at Noah’s in Burbank, we witnessed a sweaty Mario Lopez hugging a basketball ordering a plain bagel and cream cheese. That was back in the days when he must have been still eating carbs! After Cesi screamed out “Bay Side High” causing Mario to run off before she could snap a celebrity photo, she was not satisfied.
We were the only ones sitting in the deserted Pruans until we saw light bulbs flashing outside accompanied by a mob of people. We saw the restaurant manager run to the door and through came a pregnant Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosedale. They sat two tables away from us, and seemed very much in love. I couldn’t help staring at her amazing red lips while Cesi was squealing like a baby pig wanting to take a picture of the Celeb couple.
Sad to see them all break up, but why get married anyway? Is it even worth it?
I mean if Kermit and Miss Piggy can’t even make it last, what hope is there for the rest of us?
“Marriage is totally not worth it any more!”
That’s what my mother’s long time friend sputtered out to me in the organic produce section of Trader Joe’s when I ran into her and we suddenly started talking about dating. She’s in her mid fifties, a divorcee, and kept stating that no one respects the marriage commitment anymore.
“True,” I agreed. Having gone through a divorce myself.
So, why do it?
I guess no contract is set in stone anymore. Hell, even in business someone can dissolve that piece of paper in an instant.
But the romantic in me still believes that if you really love a person and can commit to making it work for just a little while, maybe that’s all you really needed together!
Let’s face it, till death do us part, is a long time! And there are Billions of people on this planet! So are we meant to only be with one person forever?