Are celebrity relationships learning experiences for the rest of us?
Celebrity gossip is always something to learn from. Whether it be Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky emerging with their new fitness app, Centr, or the dynamic duo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith celebrating over 21 years of marriage and success, there are always couples in the public eye that we can learn from.
Many of these iconic partners reap the rewards of their hard work to become inspirations and role models for us to follow. While others make mistakes and show the world that we learn more from our shortcomings than our triumphs. Like the recent divorce between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
When it truly comes down to it, the relationship between two people is very private and internal, no one outside the two people involved can really know what the problems and factors of a breakup might be. Miley and Liam had been an ‘it’s complicated’ relationship for over 10 years before their eventual divorce in 2019. The couple have had a large following of fans that have been supportive, judgemental, encouraging, and gruesome when it came to the dynamic of their relationship.
But there may be something to learn from the two ending things after being together for so long. Throughout the process, both of these celebrities had many triumphs and victories that were accomplished and their personal growth as individuals and a couple was never in question. Liam became one of the love-interests in the world-famous series, The Hunger Games (2015) and later starred in the remake of Independence Day (2016). Whereas Miley continues to grow as a performing artist and has made consistent appearances over the years on The Late Night Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Saturday Night Live.
Maybe, the takeaway from this star-crossed romance is to embrace when a relationship ends or stops working, appreciating the growth and lessons that person allowed you to have, and being strong for yourself as you heal. Celebrity relationships get extensive attention from the media and they have to face scrutiny from the public eye through the good and bad times, causing some added pressure and judgement. But it is important to remember that through these publicly seen relationships should come no judgement, lots of reflection, and learning lessons for the future.