NY Times 'Vows' Story: Carol Anne Riddell, John Partilla Cheaters Who Wed?Michelle Lamar
The New York Times has caused a stir with a controversial story of two married parents who left their spouses for each other, written up in the Wedding column “Vows”. The newspaper (and newly married couple Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla) are taking heat in the media because of the story. Some are calling the story “revisionist history” but I just think it’s TACKY.
Is adultery really no big deal? I understand that it happens but since when do affairs and cheating spouses need to be glorified? The New York Times “Vows” article reads more like a bad romance novel.
Dig, if you will, one excerpt from NY Times profile of Carole Anne Riddell and John Partilla:
Ms. Riddell said she remembered crying in the shower, asking: “Why am I being punished? Why did someone throw him in my path when I can’t have him?”
Excuse me while I gag. The story paints a very cheery picture of two people who broke up two families but “everything is fine” now? I didn’t buy it when I read the article and I’m not surprised by the reaction of Ms. Riddell’s ex-husband, who spoke to Forbes about the story.
Bob Ennis, former husband of Carol Anne Riddell, weighed in on the NY Times story in Forbes:
Although his ex-wife said she and her new husband volunteered to tell their story to the “Vows” column partly “for our kids’ sakes,” Ennis says he is angry primarily because of the effect he sees this episode having on those same kids. “You could easily try to brush this off as a kind of self-evidence, a self-serving act by a couple of narcissistic people who for whatever reason have a need to try to persuade people, except for the fact that there are lots of children involved,” he says. “These kids watch TV, they read newspapers a little bit and certainly they surf the internet.”
Carol Anne Riddell, John Partilla cheated on their spouses and broke up their families. Do they have to talk it up in the New York Freakin’ Times? I’m beyond sad for the children involved because it’s not fair to them.
Talk to me! What do you think about The New York Times “Vows” story about Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla?