Friday, March 28, 2014

Love in the age of consciously uncoupling

So Gwynnie and Chris are consciously uncoupled. While people think Gwyneth invented that term, there are many formerly married people who are still wonderful to each other.

Miranda and Orlando? They are the most consciously uncoupled exes ever.

Oh wait. There's also Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who are so involved in each other's lives, I think it's weird for whoever they're currently in a relationship with. Hilary Duff remains the Disney good girl so much so that even when she and Mike Comrie divorced, it was so nice and friendly, they're still dating, er, going out together as friends.

Let's see. Who else?

Oh, there's Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, who divorced because they said they were more best friends than hubby-and-wife, which supports my belief that you should never describe your spouse as your best friend—even if he is—as that immediately desexualizes your relationship. After all, everyone in Hollywood described Brad and Jen as best friends, hence Angelina's dismissal of that marriage: "It was clear he was with his best friend, someone he loves and respects."

On that note, Brad and Jen are still friends. Brad told W magazine that, "We still check in with each other. She was a big part of my life, and me hers. I don't see how there cannot be [that friendship]. That's life, man. That's life."

That's consciously uncoupled, man. That's consciously uncoupled.

While I don't subscribe to the GOOP bullshit that since we live longer lives now, marriage is no longer the relationship ideal, I do think it's admirable when two people who shared their lives can go on their separate ways and remain friends. That says a whole lot of good about them.

Sigh. Miranda and Orlando, please get back together!

UPDATE: Gwyneth and Chris are on a "break-up-moon" or a honeymoon after people split up. Again, they didn't invent it. Brad and Jen were famously (or infamously) making out in Anguilla the week they announced their split!

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  1. i love miranda and orlando and I hope they get back together too :)

  2. You are still into Hollywood stuff, very Ok! editor. And thanks to you I'm still grieving over gwyneth and chris break up. Talaga? There is such a thing as break-up-moon?! Ako na ang manang. I wonder what would be like during our children's time. :O

    1. I'm a Hollywood fan first. That's how I got the magazine job! =)

  3. Love your Hollywood insights, always! I still don't get it. Maybe I'm too old-fashioned. And like you, I'm still grieving about Gwyneth and Chris.

  4. Love Miranda. She is absolutely gorgeous and flawless in person. She's like someone who's been Photoshopped, but in real life!


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