Posted by Sarah T. on January 16, 2006, at 0:17:08
There's a reason that PEOPLE magazine has such staying power. How long has it been around? Thirty or forty years? And there's a reason that so many doctors have PEOPLE magazine in their office waiting rooms. Reading about celebrities' lives and problems distracts us from our own.
So, has anyone noticed how many celebrities are suddenly pregnant out-of-wedlock? What's going on? Rachel Weitz, Angelina Jolie and Katie Holmes, to name just a few. And what about Jennifer Garner? Are she and Ben Affleck married yet? Is Nicole Kidman pregnant, too? I don't think couples have to get married in order to be good parents, but there's something about the commitment inherent in marriage that makes it seem as if it might give the children more security or the illusion of security (I think it was Helen Keller who said that security is mostly an illusion).
What's going on? Are the women in these relationships so eager to have children before it's too late that they're using their dates du jour as studs?