As a poet Jennifer Lopez once written, love costs nothing. But this summer, her love life has been everything.
Next a break with former baseball player Alex RodriguezLopez has shown a masterful understanding of the art of bouncing, being captured by paparazzi with her ex-boyfriend. Ben affleck.
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Along with highly represented pairs such as Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles other Tom Holland and Zendaya, Ben and Jen 2.0 are the celebrity story of the summer, which makes the pages of People and the appearance on Instagram stories of the beloved gossip account Deux Moi; It’s worth noting that none of the aforementioned duos have made official comments on their status.
Media and public interest in celebrity couples is nothing new.
Before Olivia and Harry existed, there were Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Before Jay Z other Beyoncé, there was Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Fascination is as old as fame itself. However, arguably we have never needed the trivial breath of air more than we do now.
“I think a lot of people are so desperate to feel like everything is back to normal and what is more normal than worrying about the celebrity,” said Cooper Lawrence, host of the pop culture podcast ‘Cooper And Anthony Show’ and author of The cult of celebrity.
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“For the last 18 months or so we’ve had to focus on our health, our families, the CDC, vaccinations, who gets / who doesn’t – life has been really serious. It felt really indulgent and almost irresponsible for some. level – to focus on celebrities and the people they are dating. “
Now, Lawrence said, “I think for the first time, a lot of us are vaccinated, people are getting out, it is summer and people are ready to move on, on many levels.”
At the beginning of the pandemic last year, The New York Times He pointed out that the world order had complicated our relationship with celebrities.
“Among the social impacts of the coronavirus it is his rapid dismantling of the cult of celebrity, “wrote Amanda Hess.
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“Celebrities are ambassadors for meritocracy; they represent America’s quest for wealth through talent, charm, and hard work. But the dream of class mobility dissipates when society crashes, the economy stagnates, the bill death increases and everyone’s future freezes inside their own crowded apartment or palatial mansion. “
But as weeks of isolation turned into another year of navigating life through screens, we sought the connection where we could, even in celebrity social media accounts.
“That brought us a little closer to them … now we really have a more pronounced relationship with celebrity couples,” Lawrence said.
In particular, he said, those that are both aspirational and inspiring.
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“It makes us feel like there is hope, you know. If I divorce or break up with someone, maybe there is someone in my past who is right for me and worth a look at,” he said.
She added, “I think that’s what’s important and the most important message here: that it’s not about celebrities, it’s about us.”
In other words, it’s perfect, it’s passion, it’s setting us free.
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