“I love you, I love you. Now, let’s get divorced.”

Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do. I was distraught to hear the news this morning that J Lo and Marc Anthony are divorcing. What is this world coming to? Just a few weeks ago, they were practically having sex on the set of American Idol and we couldn’t think of two greater people to idolize. So beautiful. So talented. So successful.  So in love. Such adorable children, romping on the beach in those Gucci ads. I thought I’d faint when she looked adoringly into his eyes, the man she repeatedly told us she loved with all her heart. He looked back into hers, the woman he knew he’d marry the moment he laid eyes on her.

We wanted to believe it all. If we can’t have it all, surely two such incredible people deserve to. What could have  gone awry? Is she still in love with Ben Affleck? Has he fallen for Jennifer Aniston? Does she want to join The Peace Corps while he wants to move to Malibu? Does he want to send the kids to private school, but she insists on  public? Or maybe, just maybe, they’re really just figments of our imagination and this perfect pair never existed in the first place.

But what about those marriage vows they renewed, not once, but twice ? Don’t tell me they weren’t real. I will be inconsolable.

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7 Responses to ““I love you, I love you. Now, let’s get divorced.””

  1. eleanore says:

    I was a little disappointed when I heard they’d broken up, but not altogether surprised. If I recall correctly, they got married under some pretty messy circumstances. He had a brutal and nasty divorce from his wife, including a paternity charge with someone else, I believe. (says a little about his character to me or, at least, misinformation on how to behave in a marriage) and I think he and J-Lo started their relationship while he was still married. Not saying this means they should’ve broken up or that any of this was related…but it was a kinda funky start, in my opinion.

    The Spinsterlicious Life

  2. Duchesse says:

    My Dad always used to say, “You never know what happens when the shades are pulled.”

  3. geri says:

    Hi Ursula.

    I wrote this completely tongue in cheek, but for some reason, everyone who commented thought I was being sincere. I think these two people are jerks, talented though they may be.


  4. Ursula says:

    I think you are naive. When the initial glow of love wears thin what keeps a marriage going is friendship, respect, children and things you have in common. A successful marriage is HARD WORK. But that is for us regular folk. The rich and famous live by different rules. They are so busy keeping careers afloat they don’t have the time or patience to put in all that effort. Divorce is painful. You lose your spouse, his family, and some of your friends…they do take sides after all. And if you have children sometimes you lose them too. Most people would rather live with compromise than forfeit all that. But famous people don’t even lose their fans. By tomorrow we’ll all be looking at who Jennifer Lopez will be seeing next. Does true love exist? Don’t be foolish…divorce statistics tell the real story.

  5. Susan says:

    I thought as you did. But. I sort of steel myself for these things. Every time I hear the love love love stuff, I cannot help it. A little voice says, “Well, it’s probably over soon.” Not w/these two did I think it but others. Sometimes, there are breakups when one partner is still on the front cover of a national magazine. Ever notice that? Or shortly after. It’s all very sad.

  6. Marsha Calhoun says:

    If you have to renew your marriage vows, does that mean you didn’t mean them the first time? It reminds me of the idea that you can say anything over and over and eventually someone (most people?) will believe it is true.

  7. sharon Segal says:

    Hi Geri,I agree with you. What went wrong? They seemed to have it all ! I know many who are married over forty years and still going strong.Why does marriage work for some and not others. ? It just proves that money don’t buy you love ! They certainly have a lot. Stay well. Sharon


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