Hollywood, Please Stop Renewing Your Vows
Ramona Singer and her husband Mario are doing it on next week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Vicki Gunvalson did it at the end of last season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Heidi Klum and Seal do it every year. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did it to celebrate their second wedding anniversary. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are doing it to downplay rumors that their marriage is on the rocks. What am I talking about? More and more celebrity couples — from A-list to D-list — are making headlines by renewing their wedding vows and it’s gotten completely out of control. Really, Mariah and Nick? These two just got married two years ago and they already need a reminder of the promises they made at their first wedding. Heidi Klum and Seal’s yearly themed vow renewal takes them over the edge of adorable and into obnoxious. And listen up, Tori and Dean — you two started off on a shady note, what with Dean being married with a baby on the way, and renewing your vows isn’t going to change that or make your boring show any more interesting.
I know there have always been people who renewed their vows, usually choosing a major milestone in their relationship to do so — say, a 20-year wedding anniversary — and I can see the romance in that. But renewing your vows, throwing yourself a second wedding, just because, is so incredibly wasteful and transparent. I mean, if you want to re-declare your love to someone, by all means, go for it, but do you need to wear another white dress and have a crew of attendants and onlookers to do it? Why the desire for all that attention again? Why not just roll over in bed one morning, gaze into your partner’s eyes and say, “I love you more than ever. Thank you for being such an incredible husband/wife. I can’t wait to keep doing this for another 20 years.”
Have any of you ever renewed your wedding vows? Would you? Or do you think this trend is as ridiculous as I do?