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Commentary: Eva and Lance’s Hollywood Breakup



Source: www.Essence.com

by Dr. Michelle

So many of us have dreamed of a Hollywood romance. Fantasizing about a life filled with global jet-setting, red carpet events, designer shopping sprees and parties with A-listers. The recent breakup of Eva Marcille and Lance Gross proves once again that fame, fortune and beauty do not guarantee love, marriage or long-term commitment. Just five months before their wedding, Marcille and Gross have broken things off. Despite the appearance of a glamorous life, celebrity romances aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. The constant travel, public scrutiny, dating competition, lack of privacy and professional demands magnify the challenges celebrities face when trying to find love. They have all the same problems that most people do, and then some. In Marcille and Gross’s case, and for other famous superstar couples like Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian, who also recently ended their relationship, youth is yet another factor that makes settling down unlikely. The never-ending dating options makes marriage even less likely to happen and to last.

It’s so easy to look at celebrity relationships and wish your relationship were a Hollywood romance when in reality celebrities have a significantly higher divorce rate than everyone else. We should be looking at our own parents and grandparents as our relationship role models, not the folks whose relationships are sometimes a publicity stunt, matchmaking for sales and ratings.

Yet quietly, we often sit back and wish for the celebrity lifestyle, thinking our humble lives lack the glitz and glamour we read about. We forget the amazing little things we may experience each day that bring us closer to true love and happiness. Your man may not be a movie star, but if he makes you the star in the story of his life isn’t that what it’s really about? Often a happy marriage is the one thing celebrities don’t have. Despite all the things money can buy, a loving, committed marriage is not one of them. Let these superstar relationships be an example that marriage is a commitment that requires time and a serious lifelong level of dedication. That time and attention is the one luxury often unavailable to most celebrities. Just when you thought they had everything, take time today to be thankful for the special hard-earned relationships that are uniquely yours. You may have never thought so until now, but maybe your grass is greener after all.

2 responses to “Commentary: Eva and Lance’s Hollywood Breakup”

  1. i totally agree…..i know that what i am about to say isn’t always true for everybody but i think if yu both have the fame and fortune then yu don’t mix as well as if my husband is in the nfl or a singer/rapper and i’m a lawyer or school teacher

  2. I totally agree but i also think that if me and my husband are both singers/rappers etc we will always be like well i make this or i make that..but if he’s a singer and i’m a school teacher it’s more chance3s that we reaally love each other and are not just together for the money

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