There’s something in the air of late, and it sure ain’t love.
I’ve been chronicling the sad events on my Facebook page: Couple after celebrity couple calling it quits, even though the holidays are just around the corner.
Is there some kind of tax incentive to ending things before year’s end? A public relations advantage to starting the new year with a clean relationship slate? More product endorsements available to single stars?
I for one am shocked and truly saddened.
When you look like Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson, don’t other problems lessen in importance as soon as you glimpse your partner in the mirror? Or does looking that good simply give you too many other options with too many other people who are equally good looking to remain faithful to just one?
While I never thought Scarlett was funny enough for Ryan — sorry, I’m not big enough of a person to keep that opinion to myself — I wanted the relationship to succeed because Ryan did. (I love him that much.) I hate that it failed.
Same thing for my other favorite Ryan — Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams. I have loved them as a couple ever since The Notebook. Sure, they broke up a while back, but then they got back together — showed that they were really working on things, ya know?
But then they broke up for good. Now she’s dating Michael Sheen, who is a brilliant actor (and a better Tony Blair than Tony Blair himself).
But she’ll always be Ryan’s gal in my mind.
And let’s not forget Zach Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, Disney’s dynamic duo, who also called it quits this week. Let’s face it — they’re young. I have actually been expecting that one for a while. And Zach’s star has been rising so much faster, it’s no wonder Vanessa is being left behind.
But seriously, folks, these celebs need to start putting in the work. If Natalie Portman is willing to study ballet for a year to earn an Oscar for “Black Swan,” and Christian Bale will starve himself down to skin and bones for “The Machinist” and “The Fighter”…
…can’t actors put just a little more effort into their own love lives?
Maybe if we come up with an award…