Thursday, August 11, 2005

Not always a girl's best friend


Ok., this really bothers me:

ALI LANDRY GETS ENGAGED
Sexy actress Ali Landry is hoping for better marriage luck the second time around, after getting engaged to director Alejandro Monteverde. Landry dumped her first husband, former "Saved by the Bell" star Mario Lopez, last year, after just two weeks of marriage. Landry has decided to give love another try after recently accepting Monteverde's marriage proposal in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, after 10 months of dating. She says of her 1920s Edwardian-style round-cut diamond, "It's huge! I'm so happy!" The pair plan to walk down the aisle in the spring.

Ali Landry did not have a good time last summer. She married Mario and then found out he’d cheated on her with a stripper at his bachelor party.

I read way too much US Weekly and People. There it is.

So let me clarify that I am glad to hear she’s found new happiness and love. But it bothers me that her ring is the focal point of that happiness. If huge diamond rings are all it takes to make her happy, then she should have bought one for herself instead of waiting for a guy. I guess I’m just tired of how ring-focused our culture has become. Whenever people get engaged, especially celebrities, it’s all about the ring. Symbols are an important part of major life transitions like marriage, but it’s sad to see all the emphasis placed on the external stuff. Maybe if people paid more attention to the relationship instead of the ring and the wedding, there would be fewer divorces.

6 comments:

Celebrity Pro said...

I don't think it was just the ring that caught Ali Landry's eye...

There was also a house...
...and a car...
..and...and...

:)

Ashtanga Renate said...

I wish it were not part of our culture.

Have you heard of baby baubles(sp?)? My sister-in-law has already informed her husband that with every child she bears, he must bestown upon her another ring of engagement quality. All the other women in our circle knew about this tradition but me. Fear not, feminism is not dead!

Ashtanga Renate said...
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Ashtanga Renate said...

Yes, I'm retarded.

Moxie said...
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Moxie said...

There's actually a term for that?