Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 6:52 AM
The length to which some celebrity couples go to make a public spectacle of their private lives never ceases to amaze me. But it’s only on very rare occasions that I find the tabloid fodder they provide worthy of comment.
Such was the case with Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher – who seemed to be tweeting every hour on the hour about the mundane goings on in their trendy, cougar marriage. Here are some prescient excerpts from previous commentaries:
What makes their spectacle so sad, if not pathetic, is the fact that it’s the older and presumably more mature Demi who has been twittering like a teenager gushing about her first crush.
But the lady doth profess too much, methinks. And nothing is more embarrassing in this respect than the pictures she’s been tweeting, showing off her surgically enhanced body – as if to show all of the twenty-somethings out there that they really have to be on their game to steal her man…
But I doubt Ashton will still be around when she’s 50 years old. Fool.
(Married fools…, The iPINIONS Journal, September 23, 2010)
Even though Ashton has enough self-respect to avoid sending out more plainly dishonest tweets about his fidelity to her, Demi showed that she has absolutely none by going with him on a camping trip last weekend, which was designed by their Kabbalah spiritual advisors as a retreat for marriage counseling.
But one does not have to be a soothsayer to predict how successful this counseling will be when most of the pictures from their outing show Demi pitching their tent, starting their fire, and cooking their food all while Ashton was just sitting on his ass smoking cigarettes and drinking beers….
(Demi: old fool in love, The iPINIONS Journal, October 12, 2011)
Well the inevitable came on Thursday when the 49-year-old Demi issued the following statement:
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life. This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation.
(CNN November 17, 2011)
I almost feel sorry for her. But given the way she flaunted and actually profited from her marriage, her plea for compassion and privacy only incites indignation.
Anyway, I’m sure Demi’s twenty-something daughter will appreciate the prospect of her acting her age again….