“I’ve had two bad marriages, and I don’t like to think of them as good mistakes. They were traumatizing to go through. You really feel like a failure when your marriage doesn’t work. But they did make me appreciate it when the perfect one came along… [Allen Ludden] was enthusiastic about everything. He was intellectually wonderful. He was silly. He was romantic. He knew how to court a lady. Eventually, he wouldn’t even say hello—he’d say, ‘Will you marry me?’ And I’d say, ‘No way!’ He was hosting the game show ‘Password’ in New York and I was living in California, and I said, ‘No way will I get married again.’ I kept saying no for a year… Even long after we were married, he’d call me up during the day and ask me out on a date. He’d barbecue a chicken. We’d have a glass of wine, put on a stack of records, and dance.”
—Betty White writes in Newsweek that she felt like a “failure” after getting divorced twice and had vowed never to do it again. Apparently, with her first husband she moved to a small town in Ohio where she was responsible for killing the chickens. Her second marriage broke down because he wanted her to stop working. Betty is proof positive that you always get another chance at love. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
“I think a lot of people are married to people they’re not romantic with anymore. I just didn’t ever marry anybody that I then had to get divorced from. We break up. We move on.”
—Cameron Diaz talks in the June issue of Elle UK about the concept of marriage, while promoting her new movie, “Bad Teacher,” which also happens to star her ex, Justin Timberlake. Cameron is starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to marriage. Back in June, she said she didn’t want to be with someone for 80 years, and preferred her relationships in five year increments.
Oh but that’s not all. After the jump, what Cameron has to say about marriage in the June issue of Maxim. Keep reading »
A new study found that it wasn’t beauty, fortune, or box office success that attracted movie stars to their mates. It was similar educational backgrounds. Researchers found that celebrities tended to marry partners who had the same amount of education as them. For example, neither Brad Pitt nor Angelina Jolie have a college degree and look how well things are going for them. Sure, they’re not married — at least we don’t think so — but they might as well be with that tribe of children. If landing a movie star is not on your “to-do” list, that’s OK too. Scientists speculate that these findings apply to us regular folks as well. We should be looking to marry someone who is our equal in the education department. If things don’t work out with me and Jason Segel, that means I’ll be looking for a man who has a college degree in theater. I’m so screwed. [Live Science] Keep reading »
One night, while six months pregnant, I woke to the sound of something crashing down the stairs. That something, I discovered, was my husband Jason, who lay sprawled on the floor like a limp marionette. At first, I was worried. Had he broken his neck? Was the father of my unborn child alive? But my next thought might strike some people as mean, although I can explain. It was: Good—serves him right. Keep reading »
With the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton just over two weeks away, Buckingham Palace is letting out daily updates of the impending nuptials. Few bits of news have proved as controversial as the announcement that the future king will forgo a wedding band after he’s married.That decision hasn’t been well received by the press or the public. Even those who take no interest in royalty have been drawn into a debate about the larger issue: should men wear wedding rings? Keep reading »