Thursday, January 20, 2011
Celebrity Trend: Getting Pregnant Before Marriage!
This is how it's supposed to be: first comes love...then comes marriage...then comes a baby in a baby carriage!!! But in Hollywood, that's a different story. This is how things roll in Hollywood: first comes love? (supposedly)...then comes baby...then comes...hmmm let's see: maybe marriage, NOT likely though, OR break-up.
A lot of celebrity women have the independence and bank account to be a single mother, and that sure is a likely scene in Hollywood. They see someone they want to have a child with, and if that relationship lasts then great! but it's no biggy if they break-up because...they can find another one.
Though it's great to see many independent women not need a man in their lives, I'm also wondering what other message this sends. Where has the sanctity of marriage go? When did this evolution of a woman's independence change suddenly? How has it become so acceptable to not marry the man who's also the baby daddy?
I have seen in this new age that having a baby when your young (Teen Mom) or when you're not married is becoming somewhat glamorized in the media. Not only are there special shows about young moms, but so many of them! MTV now has Teen Mom 2 and related shows such as 16 And Pregnant. What is the real meaning behind these reality shows? Isn't it supposed to be a warning amongst viewers that what we watch is NOT a life we should want to bestow upon ourselves? Then there's Hollywood that has beautiful women pregnant: Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Ritchie, and Halle Berry. These women are successful and independent. Some are still with their baby daddy and others aren't.
Call me old fashioned but I'm all for love, marriage, and then baby. At least I know if this schedule didn't work out, I'll still be okay because it has become so acceptable ;)
You Just Do You, Imma Do Me