Love Is­land’s win­ners lose at real life

Sunday Mirror - - KHAN SAIRA -

I wasn’t a bit sur­prised that Love Is­land’s Dani Dyer and Jack Fin­cham have split up. Did any­one re­ally think it would last? Love Is­land may be a highly pop­u­lar re­al­ity show – but the whole con­cept could not be fur­ther from re­al­ity.

It’s a dat­ing game set in La-La land – and doubt­less there are many wide-eyed 20-year-olds out there who could con­vince them­selves they were in “love” with some­one they’d known a few weeks if win­ning meant a mon­eyspin­ning me­dia ca­reer.

Ap­par­ently, the split is down to “busy” sched­ules.

Well, if they think “busy” is be­ing a celeb for six months while young and child­less is a strain on their re­la­tion­ship, maybe they should try a dif­fer­ent sort of re­al­ity show.

Spend­ing your life wor­ry­ing about pay­ing the bills, rais­ing the kids and keep­ing your ca­reer go­ing is real life. And stay­ing to­gether in spite of all that is real love. What a wed­ding the world wit­nessed this week be­tween Bol­ly­wood and Hol­ly­wood star Priyanka Chopra and Amer­i­can singer Nick Jonas.

Their three-day nup­tials in Ra­jasthan in­volved a Chris­tian mar­riage fol­lowed by a tra­di­tional Hindu wed­ding. There was even a cricket match be­tween the two fam­i­lies! The bride wore red and white out­fits to re­spect both cul­tures. And there were 1,000 guests at the main re­cep­tion, in­clud­ing the In­dian Prime Minister.

Ev­ery stage was cap­tured on so­cial me­dia and soon be­came a global event with mil­lions fol­low­ing de­vel­op­ments.

Makes me won­der now just what I imag­ined was so stress­ful about my wed­ding, with a pal­try 120 guests.


TV’s Dani and Jack

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