Short-lived marriages in Hollywood are so frequent that publications have no problem whipping up reports and photo galleries on such unions in short time. In addition, it seems the public is quite cynical when it comes to divorce announcements.
When Kardashian announced her divorce, critics speculated that the TV star only went through with the lavish televised wedding for money. Kardashian denied those claims, however, insisting that she truly loved Humphries but that the pair had “irreconcilable differences.”
Only Kardashian and Humphries truly know what caused their marriage to fall apart so quickly, as is the case with O’Connor and Herridge. However, their cases do not help the perception that Hollywood, and celebrities in general have, perhaps unwittingly, given marriage a poor image.
The public may think celebrities are dropping spouses left and right simply because their lives are often on full display, but celebrity divorces do not occur any more frequently than regular divorces, according to those familiar with the trend. The truth is that Hollywood marriages are not based in reality (no pun intended). They are based in economic and social ladder climbing. Yes, it is easy to get hung up on look but when the make-up comes off and the living gets real, what do they have to hold on to?