Why is it that many celebrities succeed at everything else except love and marriage? They work their head off to make a lifetime career or term for themselves yet they fail at keeping their relationship working.
When news broke of the split between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, fans of the couple were heartbroken and mourned the conclusion of the love affair that seemed like love story from the Disney movie. Several days, later news broke that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes had separated.
A dual heartbreak in just one single week.
On the 8th of August, Sonia Morales announced the state separation between her and Ik Ogbonna – this is after rumours and speculations that lasted for approximately a year. The marriage only lasted about four years.
InfidelityInfidelity is one of the top reasons why many marriages (celebrity or regular) fail.
It’s almost difficult to stay faithful when you have an endless number of admirers dying to be with you. There is always an opportunity to cheat. Celebrities are under intense pressure, they are surrounded by fame and money and some of the most beautiful people – not many can resist that.
Time ApartCelebrity couples often spend lots of time apart from each other; at project locations, events. They are engrossed in different projects that make them spend less time with each other. It’s quite hard staying in love with someone who is unavailable, physically and emotionally.
Emotion can be feeble. It’s easy for them to slip out of feeling for their partner and develop affection for someone else – especially some new attention.
You know what they say about “out of sight, is out of mind”?
Ego / JealousyCelebrities are used to being the centre of attention. Some prioritize their importance or need above that of their partner.
Jealousy can also creep in when one partner is more successful than the other (especially if they are on the same career path). One is getting all the love and endorsement, while the other is barely scratching the surface.
Burned Out AttractionLike we regular folks, celebs are humans too. We are susceptible to strong emotions and dive headfirst, we go deep before we realize what we are doing.
Many dive into marriage after a few good moments together thinking it’s till death do us part. They are so deep in love without checking to see if they are compatible. They think the initial rush is all it takes to stay in love – they burn out quickly. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson got engaged almost immediately after their first date – they broke up in less than five months.
We must admit that celebs have a lot of people around and in their lives – mostly mere fans or workers – who don’t know them beyond their status. They are humans too and crave real human interaction beyond the screen, the glitz and glamour.
And when they meet with someone who connects with them on that level, the attraction is instant. But does it last? Linda Ikeji fell for Jeremi who didn’t know who she was – and that was a turn on for her.
We all admire couples like Will and Jada Smith; Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva… but do we know what goes on behind the scenes?
This goes to show that every relationship, celebrities or not, needs effort from both parties to make it work.