Every day in the news there seems to be another piece about a celebrity couple calling it quits. If you think about it, the breakups themselves no longer seem to be that unusual. It is those that were expecting those relationships to last that seem to be in for a surprise more often than not. Certainly, some celebrity couples, like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, put in the work and self-sacrifice to make their relationship last for the long haul. Unfortunately, however, many celebrities seem to never get it right – and when things fall apart, the story is on the front page of the newspaper. These are some of the most common basic reasons for these relationship failures.
# 1: Money
With so much of the stuff to spread around, who needs who in celebrity relationships? The average person may remark that money is not everything; however, it seems to be everything for some celebrity couples. Additionally, money makes it easier for celebrity couples to “get away” when their relationships are not working. It is easier for celebrities to split and start over than to stay and do the hard work of dealing with their relationship issues. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were the poster children for too much money, and too much of everything else.
# 2: Temptation
Everyone, even in the best relationships, gets tempted from time to time. However, the average person’s temptation is very different from those of celebrities. Many celebrities can have nearly anything – or anyone – they want simply by asking. Nonetheless, some celebrity inducements baffle the rest of us. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example, ran around on Maria Shriver with his former housekeeper. No, looks are not everything, but under the circumstances the decision to ruin his marriage still seemed peculiar.
# 3: Time
With demanding careers, celebrities are all over the place, literally. Months apart can create havoc in the most solid relationships. Add to that a dose of easy access to other good looking, rich people and you have a formula for disaster. This may be the reason Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston threw in the towel. Of course, reason # 2 was also an issue here, since the temptation provided by Angelina Jolie was a contributing factor to the breakup as well.
# 4: Looks
Unfortunately, in many cases, celebrities seem to make relationship choices based on appearances alone. However, it is not always a matter of being beautiful or handsome. With celebrities, it can sometimes be the complete opposite. Julia Roberts and Lyel Lovett caused a fuss, for example. Their relationship exhibited the typical “beauty and the beast” syndrome.
# 5: Age
It is easy to turn in a newer model for an older one, especially when you have access to so many readily available choices. Today, with cougars on the prowl, men are just as likely to be caught in the snare of an older woman’s charm as the reverse. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon had a good run. Nonetheless, Tim seems like the type of guy who prefers mature women. Hulk Hogan‘s ex-wife latched onto someone almost in diapers. Whether due to ego, boredom or other reasons, trading in an older spouse for a younger version seems equally common for both male and female celebrities.
Guest post contributed on behalf of the DatingWebsite.com.