When I was 15, like most girls my age I dreamed of becoming some sort of celebrity. And I'd be lying to you if I didn't occasionally have that fantasy now. But the difference these days is that I'd like to be a very low grade J-list celebrity as opposed to any sort of A,B, C or even D list celebrity. Over the last few days I've been reminded just why I've lowered the bar somewhat.
"I was with her yesterday, and Kris separately," the radio DJ said on air this morning, "Brian and I were giving Dannii a little cuddle."
Today the model tried to detract attention from reports surrounding his crumbling relationship with Minogue by tweeting: "How good is (English singer) Adele, really I mean she is unreal. And so down to earth... Jumped into my top 5 singers."
And finally, something sane;
ImageVideoKris Smith arrives at Perth Airport for the Myer Spring/Summer fashion shoot. Picture: Alex Coppel Source: Herald SunDannii and Kris romance on the rocksWatchCloseDannii and Kris romance on the rocksRadio jock Kyle Sandilands confirms Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith are going through “rocky times”Herald Sun30 May 2011CloseAdvertisementYour video will play following this advertisementPlay0:00 / 1:05ScrubbermuteScrubberShareFullscreen
I'm using Dannii Minouge as my example here. Her son, Ethan, was born almost 12 months ago now. Any parent will honestly tell you that the first twelve months of their child's life is often the hardest for their relationship. With the amount of work both Danni and her partner seem to do - based out of two very, very distance countries - it's really no wonder that her relationship might be suffering. It might have even been too much for the two of them. I know of many relationships that haven't survived the ultimate trial that parenthood brings.
Dannii has even made some less-than-crypitic comments on her twitter about how unhappy she is generally. Again, this has been reported in all the articles above as some sort of anomaly. Let me assure you it isn't. Open up a new tab, and go to your facebook News Feed. Go on, I'll wait . . .
I guarantee that at least one of your friends has a complaint about their spouse as their status (in fact, I'm might just go vent about my husband's sudden war against clean work clothes). Also I could point you in the direct of at least 4 Australian based parenting forums that have entire sections devoted to complaints about relationships.
Complaining about your partner isn't news. New parents struggling to communicate with each other while juggling little sleep, high profile careers and the small person reliant solely on them is also not news. Rumours and acceptable human behaviour should not be paraded as news.
I'm a firm believer that Celebrities are aware of the downsides when they sign up for their life in the spot. But I also believe in the line.
When exactly do we force the media to draw it?