A discussion on celebrity relationships

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Celebrity relationships are something that everyone talks about regardless of what age bracket you fall in.

Everyone always seems to know what’s going on with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their on-again off-again relationship, my dad even started a conversation with me about Miley Cyrus and her relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

With their faces plastered everywhere we see, it’s easy to forget that celebrities are real people who feel emotions that are identical to ours.

It is especially easy to forget when these celebrities play love interests in TV shows or movies that we put time into watching. People love the relationships that form out of celebrities working together because their characters might have great chemistry, the show was written well or even because the two celebrities are just both attractive so it makes sense why they would end up together eventually.

About a month ago I was scrolling through twitter and saw an article that kind of stuck out to me titled “Tom Holland secretly dating someone and it’s not Zendaya” (And yes my heart did break just a little bit, because my dream of marrying Tom Holland just disappeared before my very eyes).

With their faces plastered everywhere we see, it’s easy to forget that celebrities are real people who feel emotions that are identical to ours.

Then it got me thinking, why is it that when actors have characters that date, people want the actors to date in real life?

And then I realized it’s not just actors — its every celebrity. Musicians are constantly getting shipped with other musicians, just look at Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello after they released the song senorita.

When it was reported that Scott Moir was not going to be dating his long-time skating partner Tessa Virtue, people were devastated. Sure, sometimes celebrities have such amazing on-screen chemistry that all you want for them is to be together in real life.

You want to be able to manifest a fantasy into a reality.

Kind of like Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse and their onscreen chemistry as Jughead and Betty turning into real life romance.

Life is not always like that yet people still love to get involved in the personal lives of celebrities, almost to the point of forgetting that they are human beings.

Actors live in a world where it is there job to be believable in whatever role it is that they are portraying.

So, if Peter Parker needs to look like he is in love with MJ, you can bet that Tom Holland and Zendaya are going to try to make that as convincing as they possibly can.

The cost of this for them though, is that people will eventually start “shipping” them in real life, and have their relationship brought up constantly in interviews.

Actors live in a world where it is there job to be believable in whatever role it is that they are portraying.

And I am no expert on what being in the public eye and what being “shipped” does to a friendship, but I can’t help but think back to my days as a hardcore One Direction fan and remember how being shipped affected Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson’s relationship.

They were best friends who used to always joke around with each other in interviews or just during everyday life.

But as the rumours of them dating grew bigger and bigger, the less friendly they seemed to be with one another.

They started having to be separated in interviews and it looked like that they bond they once shared stopped being there, as most of their focus was on making it seem like they had no chemistry.

I guess the point that I am trying to say is that celebrities are people too, and they have their own feelings.

They are going to date whoever they want, and they should not be forced into relationships with people that they work with.

Just think about how if you had people in your life trying to force a relationship with one of your good friends onto you.

The way that you would act around that person might change, or you get upset with the person who is pushing the relationship onto you.

Celebrities should be able to live their lives like we do every day, and not have to worry about how a friendship might be portrayed by the media and the fans who claim to love them.

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