Boom! Singer Robin Thicke and his wife of eight years, actress
Paula Patton, have called it quits. According to the couple’s statement, they’ve
“amicably” agreed to separate. Robin was photographed as recently as a month ago smooching a
gal that was not his wife. And who can
forget that photo of Robin and a “fan” taken in front of a mirror revealing his
hand hiking north of her skirt-line (which was already short to begin
with)? Sure, the statement says the
couple’s split was friendly and mutual, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist
to figure out that Paula got tired of being twerked around.
Truth be told, it’s rare that a celeb divorce is a surprise
at all. Famous folks may like to act
like they're not all about instant gratification, but they seem to all get married and divorced in droves. So if you’re following along, it’s pretty easy to tell when your favorite
celebrity couple is going to “mutually”
Here’s what to look for:
1.Previous reports of a bad reputation. Sure, we all like to think love
conquers all. And it usually does. It just doesn’t conquer the desire to sleep
with people you aren’t married to, like your hot young co-star.
2.Tabloid stories of big fights that turn out to be true. Every couple fights. Every couple does not
fight in public, with TMZ filming it.
3.Doing a movie with a super-hot co-star. It’s a recipe for disaster. Who can resist
Angelina or J.Lo? No one, that’s who.
4.Photographed often with a gorgeous co-star or backup dancer. If you see lots of photos of your favorite
celeb hanging out with his or her new bestie who happens to be gorgeous and of
the opposite sex, consider yourself warned. The end is near.
5. DUI or other booze- or drug-related arrest. I’m not saying we married people are
boring. I am saying that if a married person is sauced at 4 a.m. or gets arrested
with a keg in his or her car, he or she is probably not at home with the
6.Taking a break. After the DUI and the photograph with the
co-star, it’s no surprise the couple makes a statement that they are “on a
break.” Breaks usually mean broken, and
that’s a sign of the end.
7.No wedding ring. Carol Burnett used to pull on her ear at
the end of her show as a sign to her mom. Married celebs take off their wedding
ring as a sign to their fans. That sign says, “Single!”
8.Newfound friendship with Sean Penn or Josh Brolin. Good actors, bad influences.