These 5 celebrities all don’t like to put their lives on display for the public, especially when it comes to the romantic side of things. There is always so much speculation and countless rumors on who is dating who, so it’s no wonder they constantly feel pressure to have a perfect relationship if they’re in the spotlight. Some prefer to date people who aren’t famous so that the media won’t report on everything happening, while others are very careful about their relationships and will keep it a secret until they think the relationship can handle being in the spotlight, something which can often put a lot of pressure on a new couple.
Amanda found dating actor Ryan Phillippe difficult because everything was so public and she didn’t like the attention: “Dominic and I were together for such a long time so the coverage was always positive, but when you’ve started seeing someone and that person is really famous, it’s more of a story. When I was with Ryan, people followed me so much more, and that’s probably one of the reasons that I’m not looking to date someone who’s famous now. Although I think it’s easier to be in a relationship than be single, I just don’t know if I have the energy at the moment.”
Cheryl, who is currently dating her backup dancer says that being with someone who isn’t very famous has its perks because there isn’t so much focus on them:”Dating someone who’s not in the industry can be difficult but dating someone in the limelight has its own problems.Everything is intensified. If I fell in love with a binman I’d be happy but if I fell in love some really famous man I feel like that would belong to the media.”
Denise doesn’t like her relationships to be very public because she has her children to think about as well: “I think dating in general is hard when you’re in the public eye and when you have children – I don’t bring a lot of different men around my children. It (press attention) makes dating difficult – if you’re out in public with someone for dinner, the media are like, ‘Who is the mystery man, who are you dating?’ so it does get tricky, but it is what it is.”
Emma finds it hard to date because the media always presume she’s dating everyone she is seen hanging out with: “It’s difficult on my dating life because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look like I’ve had like, 6,000 boyfriends. What am I going to say? ‘No, I am not going to go because I don’t want to be photographed?”
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel try to keep their relationship quiet because they don’t want the media pressure changing their dynamic: We just genuinely love each other. We stay out of the spotlight as much as we can. So many times people are too in the spotlight, which puts too much pressure on things.”