Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Celebrity gossip bores me, but there's been one Hollywood marriage I've always marveled at--Chad Lowe and Hilary Swank. When they married 8 years ago, they were both relatively unknown TV actors. Since then, Hilary has won two (!) Oscars while Chad is still best known as Rob's brother.

In fact, I marveled when they made it past the first Oscar. But now the inevitable has happened, and they've separated. No reason has been given, but who are they kidding.


Blogger AnnArborGuy said...

What is amazing to me is that the relationships are so routinely shallow that everyone assumes that the career trajectory of each is a good measure of the health of that relationship.

5:51 PM, January 10, 2006  
Blogger LAGuy said...

Fair or not, it's a common thing throughout the world that women marry up. This phenomenon is rarely demonstrated so starkly as in Hollywood, when the women's career suddenly takes off (or his flounders) and her marriage can't take it.

I exaggerate a bit, perhaps, but this really does happen, and often enough to chart. Whenever I think about it, I'm reminded of the Jay Leno joke about how John Hinckley, after shooting Reagan, met a woman who'd been arrested for murdering someone and they married. The marriage was in trouble, though, since it's always tough when the woman is more successful than the man.

6:43 PM, January 10, 2006  

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