What Would a Marriage Counselor Say?
Experts share their no-nonsense advice for 10 celebrity relationships gone wrong.
Sometimes the phrase “celebrity relationship” alone is somewhat of an oxymoron. Marriage is tough as it is, but throw in the pressures of Hollywood and, in most cases; it’s a recipe for disaster that rivals any movie script. Despite the glitz and glam of an A-lister’s image, “The most important thing is to not expect perfection,” says Beverly Hills psychotherapist Dr. Fran Walfish. “We are all flawed human beings and it’s important to acknowledge that and be accountable for our own flaws and errors.”
Here, we dissect ten celebrity relationships that went sour and what could have possibly been done to save them.
"So-called "cougars" or the older woman-younger man relationship have been on the rise, but let's get real, it's not likely they'll last long term," Kriger says. She believes that, in Kutcher's case, it was fun for a while but when the thrill was gone, they didn't have much in common to keep them blissfully in Holy Matrimony.
Not to mention, their every misstep was tracked and reported to anyone who would listen. "If every couple who ever had a bump in the road were put on the cover of every magazine in the world, we"d all be screwed," Miller says. While over-exposure could be to blame, Tessina says, there had to be signs they were growing apart that were likely ignored. Donaghue agrees: "I would tell these two to reminisce about what made them fall in love in the first place."