New Celebrity Dating Trend: Getting Fake Marriedby Scott Alden on October 31, 2011
The institution of marriage is under attack.
Just weeks after publicly admitting that they are actually dating, Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson admitted that they’re actually married. Sort of. It was an accident.
Pattinson told reporters at a recent press conference that the wedding scene in “Breaking Dawn” was “technically” the real thing.
“The wedding scene’s funny because we used a real priest. So technically we are already married because he did all the things you would do in a normal ceremony,” joked Pattinson.
Although the couple is not legally married, they are, in fact married according to the church. Because a real priest conducted the ceremony. In a vampire movie for teenagers. Whoops.
In opposite news, it appears that the most recent Kardashian wedding was actually on purpose. Like really on purpose.
According to Necole Bitchie Blog, sources are claiming not only that the marriage was arranged by E! (Well, duh.), but that Kris Humphries wasn’t the network’s first choice:
“A-listers such as Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were already taken and NFL prospects were slim so the producers set their sights on the New York Knicks. An E! network rep allegedly approached New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, and asked if he would be interested in going on a date with Kim for a featured segment on the show, but although Dan was interested in meeting Kim, he wasn’t interested in doing reality TV. They eventually approached New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries who was down for the cause, and soon after Kim began to attend all of his games. As the first season of ‘Khloe and Lamar’ wrapped, it was announced that Kim would be getting married.”
Now, TMZ is reporting that Kardashian has made plans to file for divorce just two months after the ceremony, citing “irreconcilable differences” (read: “never liked each other all that much to begin with”).
So… celebs can get married anytime they want to (or don’t want to) on set, with the cameras rolling, for our entertainment (and a hefty paycheck!) but regular people who actually want to get married still can’t in most states because they are the same sex?
How about we propose some new laws about marriage? Let’s start with: No one can get married unless they A) mean to and B) actually like each other. Does that seem fair?