Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the whole world is obsessed with the chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga after their performance together Sunday night at the Oscars.
-“Look at them! They’re so in love! They need to hook up like right now!”
-“Bradley- leave your girlfriend! You are meant to be with Gaga!”
-“The whole world wants you both together, so just do it already!”
Honestly, I’m disgusted by it.
Did you know that Bradley Cooper has been in a committed relationship for 4 years?
Did you know that he and his girlfriend Irina Shayk share a precious one year old daughter?
Have you seen them photographed together, strolling hand in hand as a beautiful family? Looking every bit the picture of perfection. They’re a stunning couple, seemingly very much in love.
Would you same people who are calling for him to leave his family, accept your own significant others walking away from you and your children because a group of strangers told them their chemistry with a co-worker was undeniable and they were meant to be together?
How would that make you feel?
To know that people were hoping for the demise of your relationship? The destruction of your family?
We women are so anti-infidelity when it personally affects us, but are condoning it when it involves two mega stars we fawn over on the big screen.
Don’t ever root for the destruction of a relationship and of a family, just because of some big screen fantasy you’ve played out into your head as real life.
We crucified Brad Pitt for leaving America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston.
Meg Ryan ruined her career by having an affair with Russell Crowe.
Why do Bradley and Gaga get a pass?
Let’s not condone cheating.
Let’s stop hoping for a fantasized movie relationship to become a reality.
A Star is Born was a great movie. The characters were believable. Their relationship was believable. But none of it is real. It’s just a fictionalized story shot on a Hollywood backlot.
A man pictured with his beautiful family…that’s real life. Let’s root for the longetivty of that relationship.
This post originally appeared at Today.com