Blogging Baby Laughs: lessons from Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston didn't want to let kids ruin her career. Now she's alone and her ex-hubbie is shacking up with Angelina Jolie, who's so excited to have a family that she adopted two children before her coup de Brad Pitt's grace: getting pregnant.
What did we learn in this sordid celebrity love triangle?
Well, obviously. Putting family first is the road to eternal happiness. And pregnancy, man, it always wins.
Maybe you think I'm a bit off my rocker. After all, aren't children supposed to be bad for careers? And we all know that the worst thing you can do to a bad relationship is to add children. Maybe the conventional wisdom, here? Maybe it's wrong. After Jennifer picked career over family, she flushed her relationship with eternal master-of-hunkocity, Brad Pitt, to end up skittering around from sort-of-hot man to barely recognizable name like a flat stone skipping across a calm lake. Meanwhile, all the tabloids can wonder about her: is she pregnant? is she pregnant? come on, guys, that's the cause in this Hollywood experiment. Not only that: her movies aren't even doing that well. Some might say, tanking. Some might even say, Jen, it sucks to be you.
And why? 'cause no baby in your belly, lady.
Just look at all those other examples of actresses avec kids succeeding, getting the guy, having the life everyone wants to emulate. Gwyneth Paltrow. Jennifer Garner. Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham. Reese Witherspoon. (Ok, maybe NOT Reese Witherspoon.) J.K. Rowling. Even Aniston's best Friend, Courtney Cox-Arquette. She hyphenated her name and just look what happened.
Britney knew it. She found a guy she liked and stole him away from his pregnant woman with promises of her own pregnancy.
But there's hope, Jen! If Britney can do, you can, too. My advice: go after your man. Throw caution, and your career, to the winds. Get pregnant by Brad, and maybe, before little mr/miss spawn of jolie-and-pitt is even born, you'll have him back and get your happy, pregnancy-swollen face on the cover of People. We miss the happy face, Jen.
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