January 3, 2017
I try not to concern myself with celebrity gossip. But so much of these stories remind me of my own turbulent relationships. I know nothing about the relationship between Brad and Angelina, other than what has been plastered all over social media. As you might expect, I am looking at these stories through the lense of personality disorders and dysfunctional relationships.
Whenever we see a fairy tale romance that is too good to be true, I know that it is too good to be true. We’ve seen that with Prince Charles and Lady Di, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills… The list goes on and on. Society is enamored with beautiful people in love… Narcissists sealing the deal. They want to believe it’s real. But I see a different side. I see subtle cues. I have learned through my own painful experience that picture perfect is far from that.
People who seek popularity and public notoriety are very good at putting up a facade. It should not surprise us that they will go to extraordinary steps to seek fame. When Brangelina adopted children from every corner of the world, it seemed like a kind and generous act. But I saw a series of carefully-staged events. I see someone who is trying to present herself as a world diplomat for peace.
The problem with this image is that it doesn’t fit with the other parts of Angelina’s personality. She has a darker side. You can see that in the roles that she chooses. She loves playing the woman who is seductive and deadly… The femme fatale. There was something very real about her unhinged performance in Girl Interrupted, and now the drama of Mr. and Mrs. Smith seems prophetic. Hell hath no fury like a trouble woman scorned.
Pitt learned that the hard way. As did Depp. The scent of a Man Hater is distinct. It leaves a trail. The trail starts off as a whirlwind romance, but always seems to end with the man being demonized… Punished for the sins of a father perhaps. Who knows. Maybe I’m projecting my own misery onto others. Maybe I am jaded. But there is something very familiar in all these relationships.
Amber Heard now has set her sights on Elon Musk and his billions. Musk has an eye for beautiful and dangerous things. He loves taking risks. He once bought a rare McClaren sports car that he later crashed and burned. He also hasn’t had too much luck with marriages. I think you can see where that relationship might go.
Update- Angelina has gone into silence, blocking all phone calls and texts from Brad. Where have we seen this move before?