“I had a debate with my colleague, Lina, a few weeks back when I blogged that Ivana Trump was not Fab Over Fifty. Lina thought I was gratuitously negative. When the news came in yesterday that Ivana was thrown off a plane after reportedly flying into a rage and screaming foul-mouthed at a group of kids, I thought maybe I had won the debate (that’s my “baby self” gloating!)
Seriously, I’ve sometimes been peeved, too, when little kids are disrupting my plane ride. Why can’t their parents control them better? I ask myself, but A.) I know better than to curse out loud on a plane, or anywhere in public B.) I’ve learned how to control my emotions a little better than that. C.) I’m fully aware the disruption won’t/can’t go on forever. What would Ivana have done if they were her kids?
Unhappiness can manifest itself in all sorts of ways, anger to depression, behaving crazily to illegally. When many women are in intensely painful labor, for example, they start cursing at their husbands and doctors, not to mention at their unborn children. As someone who has been through God-awful labor, I excuse every one of these women (I actually didn’t curse, but ordered my husband to throw me out the window).
I’m only a backseat psychologist, but I have had enough experiences in my FOF life to believe that Ivana Trump is one unhappy woman. FOF women know that money, influence, jewels, furs, facelifts, four husbands and multiple homes aren’t the stuff of joy and contentment. Why doesn’t Ivana know that and why doesn’t she seek help so she can, at last, be fabulous too?
Or at least charter a private plane when she’s in a bad mood.
P.S. I think the real reason I’ve blogged about Ivana is because I’m endlessly fascinated by celebrity arrogance.