I love this picture of Chris Martin. In it, he looks just as Whit did when we first met. I’ve got a very similar photo of Whit, but it didn’t scan well. I’m still puzzled by the marital choices some of these people make. Marrying Gwyneth Paltrow definitely lowered him in my estimation. I thought there was more depth to him than that, or maybe there’s more to her than initially meets the eye. I seriously love Coldplay, but not nearly as much as I did before he married her.
I remember being extremely disappointed when Dave Navarro married Carmen Electra. It became readily apparent that he was not at all the man I thought him to be. I knew Creed would crash and burn when I watched their Behind the Music. Did you see that southern belle Scott Stapp hitched himself to? I was never a Creed fan, but I knew then that he was a poseur to the first water.
Other people have gotten more interesting based on who they’ve hooked up with. I always thought Brad Pitt was vastly overrated. He just didn’t do anything for me, and I didn’t think much of his acting ability, though he did manage to upstage Tom Cruise in Interview With the Vampire. (Not that upstaging that headcase is particularly difficult.) Then I saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith and dude suddenly had a lot a more ooomph! I like him comedic, over-the-top roles. If you haven’t seen Inglourious Basterds, you’ve seriously missed out.
I think that happens in real life too. You think you know someone and then you meet their significant other and it’s like they’re living a double life. It makes you wonder which of their personas is real. It’s very odd.