Pop Culture: In Love With a Celebrity?

tom cruise and katieYesterday, I went to see the movie Oblivion with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, and as I sat in the theater watching an aging Tom Cruise, I couldn’t help but wonder what happened in his marriage to Katie Holmes. Of course we will probably never know the full story.

But what we do know that is documented in the press, is that Katie Holmes said she used to dream about marrying Tom Cruise, when she was younger, so you can imagine what it was like when this dream starting coming true.

I was reading some old articles from when they first got together and you could tell she was infatuated because she painted a picture of perfection. It was a fantasy realized. She got to finally get up close to the man who she had dreamed about marrying for years. This was the “perfect” love story. So of course when this starts happening, naturally she has to be in love right?

Most people will not have that experience. Not many people get close enough to marry their fantasy man, and even Katie Holmes didn’t marry her fantasy man. Fast forward many years later and we all saw it play out in the press. Katie Holmes made a great escape, seemingly running for her life.

I wish I could talk to Katie Holmes and hear what she has to say now about this celebrity that she wanted for years. I would love to know was it really love, or was she just infatuated with a handsome, rich and famous man. I bet she would say it was infatuation.

I’m sure Tom was greatly affected by her leaving, especially the way she left. It’s said he was blind-sided. After all this is the woman that he jumped on Oprah’s couch over! lol But Tom will do like most celebrity men in his age bracket. He’ll marry another beautiful woman half his age and life will go on.

There is a difference between infatuation and true love. I feel for men in the public eye. Many are fooled into thinking that these woman who say they love them really do. But often it’s about money and status, especially if the woman is poor.

I also believe a woman can really talk herself into believing she is in love with a man who is a celebrity. It happens all the time. After all spending hours analyzing his artistry on screen and studying his every move can get to a woman, especially one who is prone to fantasy instead of reality. Watching a man on a movie screen has a powerful effect. And then if she get’s a chance! Wow, that would be mind blowing and would send even the most stable woman into la-la land. lol

Yes, so many woman are “in love” with celebrities, but the reality of who the man is, is a whole different thing. I bet if you asked Katie, she would tell you she was infatuated. But we will never know.