There’s something so refreshing about Justin Bieber’s unrestrained affection for Selena Gomez which was on plain view again at last night’s, August 7th, Teen Choice Awards.
If you watched the show last night you could clearly see the pair cuddling and nuzzling in the audience and now photos have been released of Justin Bieber, 17, leaning in and kissing Selena, 19, in their seats, not the least bit concerned about the cameras everywhere.
Isn’t it great to see a pair of celebrity lovebirds behaving just like any normal, non-Hollywood couple? Anyone who’s been in love knows that when you’re in those first few months and years of a happy relationship, you can’t keep your hands off each other. And that’s totally normal. Justin and Selena are doing what comes naturally — but not in an obnoxious, get-a-room way.
Isn’t it refreshing to see a Hollywood couple who’ve decided they aren’t going to pretend they aren’t a couple or who refuse to confirm that they’re dating, when it’s obvious that they are? Justin and Selena clearly want to enjoy their relationship and the limited time they have to be together- what with their demanding work schedules .Why waste time hiding their love?
Up until now, they’ve never even admitted to being a couple, let alone, held hands or kissed on a red carpet, at an awards show or at a movie premiere.
The one time Robert tried to put his arm around Kristen at the People’s Choice Awards 2011, as they walked up on stage, she actually pushed his hand away, in a much-discussed and analyzed move. Then again, they’ve never even kissed after winning the MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Award for the past two years. This year, they avoided the liplock by having Rob hilariously walk into the audience and kiss Taylor Lautner instead.
So why do R-Patz and K-Stew refuse to show their very obvious love and affection for each other? Is it simple shyness on Kristen’s part? After all Rob has seemed publicly ready to pretty much get down on his knees and ask her to get married — he looks that in love!
Or have the pair been counseled by PR advisors to keep their lovey dovey-ness out of the public eye to maintain their mystery? Or to keep their privacy?
I say — mystery shmystery! Kristen and Rob will only live once. And will only be young and in love with each other once. They should fully enjoy this time and their time together.
The hell with what “advisors” say. They aren’t Greta Garbo and this isn’t the era of celebrities living in some mystical “other” OZ world that fans just want to fantasize about.
No, today fans love their stars more when they are human, down-to-earth and friendly. Not hidden away and stuck up.
So Rob and Kristen, don’t feel pressured to hide your feelings and gestures of affection in public. Enjoy your time together. That doesn’t mean you need to indulge in a full-on PDA-fest. Nor, do you need to kiss and handhold if you really don’t feel comfortable doing it when you know cameras are around.
But I have a feeling that you wouldn’t mind feeling freed up to be your ” in-love” selves, wherever you are.
So take a lesson from Justin and Selena and the PDA-happy royals — Prince William and Kate Middleton and go for it!
You have our permission! What do you think Hollywoodlifers?
— Bonnie Fuller
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