Tuesday, September 20, 2016
BRANGELINA GONE WITH THE WIND TO SPLITSVILLE?
Icheoku says is there anyone out there who convincingly believes that marriage works or is it a mere societal imposition on people to keep them in bondage of misery and always struggling to be freed? What exactly is the demon afflicting marriage or is the demon itself hiding in plain sight in marriage itself? It is always one story after another, especially of couples who seemingly have a perfect marriage only to later surprise people with their announcement of gone their separate ways?
Icheoku like every other commentator can only second guess the root causes of the trouble with marriage, as no one can with specificity and assured certainty zero them down to exactitudes. To say that the latest travel to the land of Splitsville by the Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was surprising is indeed not true. What is rather surprising is that they lasted as long as they did, nearly, twelve years together. Icheoku says either parties could readily score anyone of the opposite sex they desired, both are good looking, famous and rich, the right resume for any single and available. So short of a burning love for each other, nothing else would explain their longevity in matrimony thus far, all things considered and their very high profile life taken into view too.
Icheoku says irrespective of which party pulled the out-lever, the fact of the matter is that Angelina and Brad loved or tolerated each other long enough for anyone to conclude that they tried. So whatever it is that finally did them in was one such of a helluva issue that had neither a remedy nor an alternative. Many a man would not accept an Angelina Jolie with so many weird interests and a lifestyle steeped in near mythology, both as a wife and mother of his children, her feminine beauty notwithstanding. It takes a really good loving man to marry a woman who once had a veal of blood pendant of a love; who tattoos her body like it is going out of fashion; whose love for strangeness is indeed unnerving; who adopts children left, right and center from everywhere and who not too long ago had health scare leading to double mastectomy; flies airplanes and is busily engaged 24/7.
What time does she actually have for Brad Pitt, working full time, both as an A-List actress, United Nations ambassador and mother to so many children from diverse backgrounds. Icheoku admits that Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, but there is more expectations in a wife other than just how pleasant to the eyes she may be. However, the fault might not just be solely Angelina's as Brad, like every other human being, is not infallible. So far they are not telling what exactly finally broke the camel's back and until then, Icheoku is not in a position to say with certainty who did what resulting in the divorce; but the above observations are merely what their name say - observations. Between them, they have gone through some marriages before: Brad was previously married to Jennifer Aniston and Angelina to two men prior, Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Icheoku says like with every other failed marriage of the past, ego and selfishness likely played their usual pivotal roles in the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce. The feeling and acting out like "am better than the other party; am the reason for the season of the marriage and without me the other guy amounts to nothing attitude" is usually the bummer, marriage killer. The "me, me and more me, take it or leave it, my way or the hit the road Jack highway," attitude, that spells doom and seals the fate of marriage and many other relationships possibly played a role here too. As always, the victim-party, would stoically take all that are being shoved down the throat until he or she cannot take it anymore. Like one woman once explained, a working marriage is one lived like a dog and dog owner, where party A dictates everything and party B merely says 'Yes Honey"; begging the question for how long would anyone party continue to robotically answer this "Yes Honey?"
Most times, many parties are left wondering why 'did I get married;' which one woman explains is the reason why some people cry on their wedding day, rehearsing what awaits them going forward - a life lived in agony, sorrow and tears and sometimes even blood. Icheoku does not hold anything against anyone who cannot take the heat anymore and decides to bolt away. A divorce is still a far better option than a homicide; and spousal homicides are increasingly becoming a way out of many bad marriages. But is it worth it? Life will go on and just like both parties moved on from their previous marriages, they will similarly survive this current divorce and will move on to some other person, if they so desire. Until then, Icheoku says what Mr & Mrs Smith put together, something terrible has put asunder; and the only one possibly now laughing must be Jennifer Aniston, the other woman who was once left by Brad for Angelina. Icheoku wishes Angelina and Brad best of luck in their future dealings.