After a string of relationship breakdowns in Hollywood, Cosmo’s News and Entertainment Editor Morgan Reardon is having a moment...
Guys, I’m harbouring a broken heart RN. Icecream won’t fix it, nor will a bottle of prosecco – believe me, I’ve tried. But before you start sending me good vibes and virtual hugs, I must confess the root of my heartbreak isn’t exactly my own to feel. No, it’s not my relationship that’s in tatters, it’s Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s.
The genetically blessed duo, who brought one of my alltime favourite f licks Step Up to life, announced they were calling it quits last month after eight years of marriage.
But it’s not just this split that’s got me down in the dumps. TBH, I still haven’t recovered from the brutal blow that was the 2017 breakup of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris.
That one was a real kick in the guts. Why? Because they seemed so damn happy. I curse both couples for posting such loving, partnerappreciation posts on social media just weeks before they announced their separations, pretty much telling me and the whole world that love is officially dead.
And before you roll your eyes at me, I’m not alone in my misery. The entire Cosmo office went into meltdown mode when Khloé Kardashian’s basketballer beau Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on her – not once, but twice according to news outlets. We watched, in collective horror, as footage of him kissing another woman splashed across our screens.
Despite not actually knowing Khloé IRL, we feel a connection with her because her personal life has played out in front of the cameras. If I sound overly passionate and invested in these relationships, that’s because I absolutely am.
And while I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, I did just want to check with a medical professional that I’m justified in my feelings. According to psychologist Madonna Hirning, I’m not crazy.
‘We put [celebrities] on pedestals and look for bits of their life that we can relate to and aspire to. We think, “If they have things together in this crazy world, then maybe I can too.” So if they can’t make it work when they appear to have the perfect life, that makes us wonder what hope there is for us.’
Which is probably why team Cosmo is stinging so hard over Khloé’s situation. We’ve all experienced heartbreak in one form or another just like her, and we want her to have a fairytale ending as much as we want one for ourselves. So what’s the solution? Watch less reality TV and movies – yeah, that’s a no from me. So I guess there is no cure for this one. Excuse me while I bingewatch Khloé & Lamar with a box of tissues.
‘We look for bits of their life that we can relate to’
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