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Celebrity Divorce

Why Do Celebrity Marriages Seem to Always Fail?

Not too long ago, millions of viewers tuned in to see Tom Cruise jump up and down on Oprah’s couch, professing his love for former teen icon Katie Holmes. A few years before that, rocker Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were married and on the road to conquer the world. However, Cruise and Holmes eventually split and now Martin and Paltrow are calling it quits after 10 years of marriage. The timing couldn’t be worse as Coldplay was in the middle of a world tour. However, like most cases, there is no perfect timing for a divorce.

High-Profile Celebrity Divorces

Cruise, Holmes, Martin, and Paltrow, are on the large list of many other celebrities who have married and were divorced. Can anyone say Kim K.? So why if celebrities have it all (money, fortune, and fame) are they not immune to divorce?

The Price of Fame

The main culprit for any celebrity couple’s divorce is fame. Usually, when two famous celebrities decide to tie the knot, neither wants to compromise their career for their relationship. As each spouse’s schedule fills up with interviews, shoots, travel schedules, and more, the more time they spend apart to focus on their own career. As each celebrity spouse spends time away from each other, they grow apart. Relationships, especially marriages demand time, but it is impossible when one spouse is filming a movie for three months in Iceland, while the other is shooting a TV series in California. All marriages require time and consistency. Staying in love demands more than the occasional date night to catch up on things.

Finding Purpose In a High-Profile Marriage

When a celebrity couple has everything they could ask for, how do they find the culture of their relationship? Marriages need a sense of meaning, a purpose, whether it to build a career or family together. When celebrities marry each other, things come easily, making it easy for them to indulge, leading to either not needing each other to be happy. Individuals should feel like they could not or would not want to live without their spouse. Separation can turn into divorce as celebrities decide they can live happy without the other in their lives.

You may watch TV and see recently married celebrity couples happy and smiling at the camera, but give the marriage a few months and they may be heading straight for divorce.

Posted January 23, 2015
by: MFL Team

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