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Surprised TomKat are Divorcing? 5 Reasons Why Celebrity Marriages Are Hard to Make Work

why celebrity marriages don't work (via Babble.com)Every time the news goes a-buzz with the latest celebrity marriage, along with it always comes the talk of “how long will it last?” People place their bets and watch, waiting for the divorce news to happen.

Today with the announcement that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, there are a lot of people shouting “it’s about time” and “we’re not surprised” even though the pair has been together for 5 years. Divorce seems to be more expected amongst our celebrity pairings than a happy marriage — and really if you look at celebrity marriages, most do end with signing of divorce papers and fights over prenups and child custody.

Click to read the 5 big reasons why celebrity marriages seem to end in divorce more times than not:

1) So much work pressure:

Celebrities have hectic work schedules and when they’re in the middle of a season, a movie or recording an album they are often away from home and at work for 16+ hours a day and it can continue that way for months. The stress of the job and all that come with that has to take a toll.

2) Long distances:

Some celebrities have to be on location for a movie shoot, or travel across the globe for tours and games — often the spouse is not along for the ride. The long distance may not make the heart grow fonder, but may be more an “out of sight, out of mind” situation.

3) Big ego:

If a celebrity marries another celebrity, their egos may collide in a fight that just can’t be won. Who makes more money? Who is in the press more? Who gets more perks? If only one of the partners is famous, that can hurt more as the attention is always on the other which can’t always feel good.

4) Temptation:

Big celebrities means big crushes and groupies around everywhere. It can be hard to have to compete for the attention of your spouse when there are so many other people vying for their attention.

5) Gossip-mill insecurities:

One week it’s a “was he cheating” and the next week “look who she was talking to all night”. Having the gossip-mill around your relationship constantly has to play some part in the demise.

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