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SPLITSVILLE: Happily Forever After Or For 72 Days?!

Filed under : Entertainment, Lifestyle

From Our Lifestyle Guest Blogger: Karabo Motsai

If only *gorgeousness* could guarantee a lifetime of happiness, then many marriages would not fail.

Unfortunately, however that’s not the case. It’s easy to say, *I do* but living up to *til death to we part* proves to be the most difficult thing, it seems.

People spend alot of their time planning their wedding day. Working out the minute details of their grand day. No shade here but often times, they neglect what comes after….the “Happily Ever After” part. I guess it’s just *Fairy Tales* huh, since lately people have been divorcing and only a few master the formula to a long and happily marriage.

Demi Moore

Scarlett Johansson

Tea Leoni

Celebrities on the other hand…oh dear, where do I start; Kim Kardashian, I mean Demi Moore, Scarlett Johansson, David Duchovny & his wife of 14 years, Tea Leoni, Arnold Schwarzenegger….you get the picture… They spend millions (US$10 million in Kim Kardashian’s case) on the flowers, the venue, and the dress but ultimately they end up getting married for like 5 minutes or 72 days *not pointing fingers here*…What’s up with that?

On the shortest celebrity marriages’ list is:

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore who only married for a day when she was like 19 hopefully she learnt her lesson.

Mario Lopez and his wife split two weeks after their wedding even though they dated for six long years, apparently cheating ruined it all.

Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra got an annulment 9 days later and got back together but divorced once more 6 months later.

Cher, Britney Spears… the list goes on, which proves that marriage is not child’s play. Fame or riches have nothing to do with it.

Britney Spears

Recently in Hollywood there has been trouble in paradise for celebs who are getting divorced toping the list is Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphreys less than two months? Really?! What a dud!

At the moment on the gossip magazines is Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s split. I must say, I saw that one coming…infidelity on his part & the constant whispers of her wanting more *as in open marriage. Spreading the “love” with other girls but you ain’t heard that from me/us*

Mzalebs(mzansi *South African* celebs) who have divorced recently are:

Azania Ndoro

The gorgeous MetroFM, DJ Azania Ndoro, award winning Gospel singer, Deborah Frasier are among many others. Nevertheless more celebs just keep tying that “loose knot”. In South Africa R&B singer, Loyiso Bala; South African Preacher & Evangelist and business-woman, Zanele Mbokazi; and National rugby player, Odwa Ndungane recently tied the knot.

Zanele Mbokazi

Recently engaged are:

  • Gospel Queen Rebecca Malope
  • Singer Danny K.

In Hollywood the newly weds are:

  • KISS rocker, Gene Simmons
  • Nick Lachey (Jessica Simpson’s ex husband)
  • Model, Kate Moss
  • Not forgetting THE Royal Wedding, Prince William & Kate Middleton
  • Reese Witherspoon (She was previously married to Ryan Phillippe and recently got married to Jim Toth) and
  • Shania Twain (second marriage to Frederic Thiebaud. Shania’s first husband, Robert Lange, allegedly left Twain for Thiebauld’s wife back in 2008)

Sharing the rest of your life with someone is not easy. Since it is about two people and not one, COMPROMISE is the formula for marriage for both partners.

Kim Kardashian

Remember that you should treat your partner the same way you would like to be treated, be honest and communicate anything on your mind. It’s important to keep the romance and spark alive by doing special things together. Being spontaneous can bring that fun back into your lives. Spontaneity takes concerted effort but it ensures that you do not take each other for granted and it does not have to involve lots of money. But most importantly, spend as much time as possible together, whenever you both are free to ensure that you do not grow apart.

Last word of advice, DO NOT CHEAT! That is a deal breaker for most people…

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