Did ya hear the news?
“We’re not getting married.”
What a kill joy.
Actually, it was a joint decision. The couple isn’t going to tie the knot until marriage is legal for everyone, namely gay couples.
The two join a growing list of celebrity couples who have made similar ‘we’re waiting until gay couples can marry’ decrees. I believe the first was Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend. But they broke up in 2010 after nine years of dating…so it kinda became a moot point.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have also declared that they will not get hitched until gay marriage is legal. It is a strong public show of support for the gay community from two very public personalities, so kudos to them.
But this tiny little cynical voice deep down inside of me wonders — is that the real story? Is gay marriage the only reason that these couples are choosing to stay single? Or is it just a very good excuse to have a longer engagement…and keep their options open a bit longer?
They know as well as we how long — or should I say short — marriages are amid the stifling scrutiny of the paparazzi. If adopting a popular cause that they truly believe in gives them a bit more breathing room before they take the leap…
Who can blame them?