And You Said It Wouldn't Last

It looks like Star Jones Reynolds is dropping her third name, three-and-a-half years after her marriage to investment banker Al Reynolds.

The gossip wheels are turning, with the whispers of, "I told you he was gay!" running rampant. Star is asking that her privacy be respected.

Lots of luck with that request. It's hard to expect people to leave you alone when you insist on putting yourself in the spotlight. Remember how she shared all the details of that circus of a wedding (doing plenty of name dropping along the way to give the product manufacturers publicity) with the world. Do you really think people will keep their noses out of your divorce, Star?

But hey, at least you look great, even if you lost the weight for him.

7 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I can barely work up a tsk, tsk for this mess. I mean talk about anti-climatic. this is one of those dang what took them so long moments that every body and their momma saw coming probably as soon as he introduced himself to her at that Alica Keys concert. (And yes I still remember the story of how they met because Lord knows she told it enough times when she was on the view...) Oh well...

Gwyneth

Patricia W. said...

LOL Gwyneth! I remember the story of how they met too. And I don't think I need to know all that.

I like Star in general--or at least I did when she was on The View, before the wedding debaucle--but she messed up this time.

Bettye, I don't think she lost the weight for him. I've seen interviews where she's talked about a few health scares she had. She might have taken it to the extreme though because she doesn't look good right now to me.

Anonymous said...

I liked Star, too. I feel bad for her. She obviously made a lot of mistakes--inviting the public in her personal life and choosing the wrong man. I wish her well. I hope she lands on her feet.--Reon

bettye griffin said...

Gwyneth, I actually missed the story of how they met . . . but I'll pass (smile).

Patricia, thanks for clarifying about Star's reasons for losing the weight. I do think that while her figure looks good, her face has become a little haggard, like maybe she lost the weight too fast. Now, Queen Latifah looks fabulous these days (and that's a girl who knows how to keep the public out of her personal business), dropping weight slowly.

Reon, I hope I didn't come off as unfeeling. I do sympathize with Star's plight, and I'm sure she'll land right side up. But it's not going to be easy for her. I know most celebrities abhor the thoughtless intrusion of the press into their private lives, but most don't invite the press in for a birdseat view. It's hard to turn off the publicity machine once you turn it on.

Lori said...

Really, I think she was more interested in the wedding and the "idea" of being married than the actual relationship. Still, I wish her the best and hope the experience has changed her for the better.

Anonymous said...

Very true about the publicity machine. It just seems she's had such bad luck. (Many will say she brought it on herself.) Got kicked off "The View." Had her CourtTV/Tru TV show canned. Then the stuff with Al. A slew of bad judgment calls, people snickering and saying, "We told you so!" I just feel sorry for her. I know a lot of people didn't like her showy style, but before the romance/wedding-fiasco and bypass secret she came off pretty well on "The View." She always contributed intelligent comments on various topics -especially in the areas of law and politics. She wasn't just dufus comic relief. Thank God Whoopi is taking up the slack or I wouldn't watch anymore --R

bettye griffin said...

Nicely summed up, Lori. I've heard others also say they believe she mostly liked the idea of being a bride and somebody's wife, and that it didn't much matter who played the part of the groom/husband.

Reon, I agree. It's just hard to recall the good stuff; unfortunately, it's the bad that tends to stick.