Hollywood breakups becoming a fad?

First, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they were splitting up.

Shortly after, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert called it quits.

Then Gwen Stefani filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale.

As if that weren't enough, Reba McEntire and her husband of 26 years, Narvel Blackstock, also ended their marriage.

It seems breakups are all the rage now in Hollywood.

I presume that between shows, concerts, filming, and traveling, celebrities' busy schedules put an immense strain on their marriages. I could also see the more jealous types bristling at all the attention their partners might get from doting fans.

Not helping matters is the fact that infidelity in the industry remains rampant.  Affleck and Shelton allegedly had affairs that ultimately led their respective marriages to crash and burn.

Another culprit might very well be the media. These days, virtually everything a celebrity does is put under a microscope. Whether one is spotted hanging with a friend or playing blackjack at the casino, the media tries to blow it out of proportion in an effort to snag higher ratings.

Although people might think that celebrities are to be envied for their massive bank accounts and fame, I most certainly do not want to be in their shoes. In fact, I'll gladly pass on being chased after by the paparazzi and having my privacy encroached upon at all hours of the day.

Life is all about compromise. Fame usually comes at a price. Would you rather live more modestly yet enjoy a sense of privacy, or be a millionaire whose face appears in the tabloids daily. I'd take the former!

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