Its no secret that I'm obsessed with celebrity
weddings. I like to see what people with money
to burn will spend to put on a party that trumps
every wedding known to man. They call in the top
wedding and celebrity stylists, they fly in flowers
by the plane load. Top chefs pack their saute pans
and fly to remote areas to cook for the masses.
Lets not forget the fashion stylists, makeup artists
and general go-fers who do all the grunt work to
make them look better than the average person.
Do they do it for publicity?
Do they do it for ego?
Do they do it to jump start a stagnant career?
Do they do it for love?
Does love and commitment even fit into the equation?
This weeks head smacker is Eddie Murphy and
Tracy Edmonds. Married symbolically, the marriage lasted
two weeks. The lavish south seas symbolic ceremony wasn't
legally binding. Gossip is swirling that Eddie screamed at her in front
of witnesses before the wedding cake was digested.
"After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly
decided that we will forgo having a legal ceremony as it is
not necessary to define our relationship further," said a
statement on behalf of both Murphy and Edmonds issued by
star publicist Arnold Robinson two weeks after the deed
"While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was
representative of our deep love, friendship and respect
that we have for one another on a spiritual level,
we have decided to remain friends," they said in their statement.
Doesn't this make you want to puke? Come on....what's the
thinking here? All I can think of is all the wasted cash.
And hurt feelings. One has to have very hurt feelings.
Do any of these marriages have a chance? Maybe they need
to get their face out of the clouds and put their feet
back on the ground. Marriage isn't a lavish party,
its a lifelong commitment. Its not a reason for a press release,
its not a reason to have your party blasted all over the
supermarket tabloids. To quote Dr. Phil, "Its time to get real."