Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tonight I was watching one of my mindless guilty pleasures, "Chelsea Lately," a late night celebrity gossip show combined with an actual "celebrity" interview. The quotations are necessary because of the caliber of guests who appear on the show, for example, tonight's guest is Roseanne Barr. See...quotations. Anyway. During the celebrity gossip roundtable, host Chelsea Handler started a discussion about Camille Grammer and her recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show. While talking to the radio show, Grammer expounded on private details about her relationship and marriage to actor, Kelsey Grammer. And by details, I really mean too much information. She willingly shared that her ex-husband has a propensity to wear women's clothing and a lack of interest in a physical relationship with her.
As much as this isn't uncommon, it hit me for some reason while watching this completely meaningless show. Why does a breakup automatically entitle people to share entirely too much information about their previous significant other? It's downright frightening! And celebrities aren't the only guilty parties! How many times have you seen ex-bashing on Facebook?
Maybe I'm idealistic and overly romantic. Maybe I don't know the true depth of a breakup because I haven't really had to experience one of my own. Thankfully. Maybe I don't know how a deep enough hurt can make the worst come out in a person. But, I hope that I'd be mature enough to keep my personal issues off the internet and respect the other person. Bashing them isn't going to make them come running back to me or change the situation. Move on, Camille and salvage whatever self-respect you may have left after your jaunt as a "real housewife."
Post-Post Writer's Note: Apparently, Goldie Hawn's ex, Bill Hudson is no better. Check it out.