After six years together, three of them married, Miranda and Orlando announced that they’re splitting up.
Celebrity breakups happen every day of the week, but for some reason, this one makes me sad.
I’ve been trying to figure out why.
There is clearly nothing “relatable” about a supermodel and a superstar and their 2-year-old super baby — literally nothing.
But Miranda seems so otherworldly, so totally not part of my reality, that I didn’t even hate her for her do-it-all-ness and those breastfeeding in high heels pics.
I think I’ve been rooting for them in part because, like so many celebrity couples these days, they were upending the traditional order of things — i.e. getting pregnant and then getting married — and they seemed to be pulling it off so well. Maybe being conventional (like I am) is not the recipe for happiness? Maybe the linear path is for the foolish?
From the paparazzi shots (I know), they looked as if they spent a ton of time with their kid. Thumbs up to that. There they were taking Flynn to a Yankees game on Labor Day. They’d hit Central Park. Normal stuff.
In fact, even though they’ve apparently been separated for months, you would never have known it from the amount of times they’ve been snapped together as a family recently. Miranda just gave interviews about how “blown away” she was by Orlando’s performance in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.
Even their breakup statement came down on the gracious side. Said a rep, “Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as a family.”
So, okay. If they don’t seem too broken up about this, I guess I shouldn’t be. There’s always Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. Maybe I’ll start rooting for them.
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