Marriage will never be a walk in the park, but being in the spotlight can definitely put extra pressure on a couple because what is supposed to remain private can become public news. These 5 celebrities have opened up on if they believe fame can change a marriage and what they believe makes it work when two people are mega famous.
Speaking on her marriage, Angelina believes it can only work when you’re open to going through rough patches together: “When something happens in your life that’s a dramatic thing, you either pull together or you go into your own. So many times, people divorce very quickly. To me, if this film has a message, it’s that you have to try to weather the storm together no matter what. And that’s a beautiful thing.”
Carrie thinks her marriage works because her husband understands fame: “The drawback is that we can go weeks without seeing each other. But he’s the only guy I’ve never had to worry about. Any guy I’ve ever dated, there would always be that doubt: ‘He didn’t answer his phone. What’s he doing? It’s late.’ I’m not the crazy-girlfriend type, but there was a little voice in the back of my head. I don’t have to worry about Mike. I don’t think twice. He’s going out? I don’t care; it doesn’t bother me. I don’t bat an eye.”
Dennis says being in the spotlight puts extra pressure on a couple: “It’s hard for two actors to be together. Take the travelling, for instance. It winds up being a long distance relationship all the time, because one’s working here and one’s working there, or one’s staying at home and one’s off some place else. Your partner has to live with the best and the worst part of you, and they’re affected by it.”
Kate has been through a few marriages but doesn’t believe fame has had anything to do with it: “I know lots of people who are not in the public eye who have gone through several marriages, I really do, and it’s just those are the cards that life dealt me. I didn’t plan on its being that way . And f— me, it hasn’t been easy, you know.”
Speaking on being marriage to actor Daniel Craig, Rachel says they’re able to maintain what they have by keeping everything as private as possible: “He’s just too famous. It would be a betrayal. You have to protect your marriage. When you’re young, you tell your girlfriends everything. One of the great pleasures of not being an adolescent is that you don’t have to share everything. When you’re married, that door closes. The audience goes, and you’re in your own life.”
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