Selena, come clean! What does it take to admit happily to the world that you are dating Justin?
Listen, Selena Gomez, I understand that you are not alone on the celebrity front, trying to keep you relationship under the radar, but you’re NOT fooling anybody!
You’ve been photographed holding hands with Justin Bieber, you were caught kissing at the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. You dressed in his favorite color purple at the LA premier of his hit film Never Say Never. You’ve visited him on his tour in Malaysia, stayed with him for a romantic weekend at the St. Regis Hotel in Orange County, Calif., and been seen going for romantic walks on the beach in Venice, Calif.
So why do you persist in pretending that you aren’t involved? You recently refused to confirm your coupledom on an appearance on the Ellen Show.
Now, you’ve just told Seventeen magazine that you “didn’t know” if you’ve ever been in love. And you clearly told the mag that you wouldn’t talk about Justin because there was no mention of him. Hmm!
Now, Selena, your silence on your relationship is typical of many celebrity couples. Ever since screen icons Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy kept their love affair unconfirmed for decades, stars and their publicists have persisted in believing that stars should go so far as to lie about and deny a relationship, rather than fess up.
Brad and Angelina insisted they were “just friends” for months before photographs of the couple on vacation with her son Maddox outed the pair.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson denied for months that they were romantically involved. When asked, they pulled out that favorite Hollywood response: “We’re just friends!” Only when they were photographed holding hands was the romance “officially” confirmed.
Susan Sarandon — who at 63 is 32 years older than Jonathan Bricklin, the ping-pong impresario who is a partner in the NYC club Spin — wouldn’t own up to any relationship with him.
Then there’s Annalynne McCord and Kellan Lutz, Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova, Justin Timberlake and ALL his girlfriends, Madonna and her boytoys, and now Vampire Diaries stars, adorable Nina Dobrev and hunky Ian Somerhalder — they’re all “just friends!”
Then there’s Prince William and his new wife, Kate Middleton. For years, the pair kept the world wondering — were they or weren’t they dating?
Now, in their case, I understand that there was a serious reason to keep their love under wraps. The British paparazzi hounded his mother Princess Diana and he needed to spare Kate, who had no royal bodyguards.
But in the world of non-royal celebrities, it seems to me to be a silly exercise to deny and deny and deny a relationship that’s real.
In this age of fans posting their photos and sightings on Twitter and Facebook, there’s no way to keep a real romance hidden from the public. Couples are always outed.
So, Selena and you other romance deniers — Why lie? It’s wrong. And it’s pointless. People know the truth. You don’t have to reveal intimate details about your love life if you don’t want to. The press and fans can respect that.
Just don’t make yourselves look silly by denying the truth. It always comes out!
Do you agree Hollywoodlifers? Or do stars have a right to lie about their love — no matter what?