The late 2000's were most definitely the year of the celebrity baby. Suri, Shiloh, Violet, Harlow, Bronx, Apple........ the list is long and varied. The names ranged from the traditional - Grace Charlotte Prinz (daughter of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr) to the different - Satyana Denisof (daughter of Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof) to the downright wacky - Sparrow (son of Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden). I am not judging the names - simply pointing out that they are not the names that regular folks like you and I would give our children.
But that is so completely passe. Did you notice, that even this early in 2010, celebrity engagements seem to be the the new celebrity babies.
According to US Weekly Russel Brand and Katy Perry got engaged while on a romantical vacation in India. While no official confirmation has come from either of the 2 stars, the magazine claims that multiple sources have confirmed to them that they are betrothed. The two have had a quick courtship if it is true! They only started dating a few months ago but seem pretty happy.
Just before Christmas, country superstar Carrie Underwood got engaged to Mike Fisher from the Ottawa Senators. The notoriously press shy couple's engagement was inadvertently announced by one of Mikes friends to the Twitter world. Carrie's publicist has since confirmed the engagement. This couple is so low key, that there are only a handful of pics of them together. Underwood is quite a traditional small town girl. I suspect her wedding will be big big big... just like the massive rock she is sporting!
Finally, People.com is reporting that shock rocker Marilyn Manson popped the question to girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. Though the two have a tumultuous on again off again relationship and have only been back together for a shot while Manson supposedly proposed while performing on stage in Paris. While I personally don't get the attraction to Manson, Wood is not a silly girl. I like to think the True Blood star would not be hoodwinked by a slick line. Sigh. I was happy when I thought she was dating her co-star Alexander Skarsgard. They fight and break up every few months so we shall see what happens.
And don't even get me started on Miley Cyrus blabbing off how she can't wait to get married and have babies (her christian code for the sex). Does she think she is fooling anyone? Any teenage who knows how to work a pole like she did at the VMA's last year, certainly knows how to work poles of a different kind as well.
Statistically if all four of these couples tie the knot, half of them will end in divorce. But given they are all under the Hollyweird spotlight - I would up that to three out of four! At least. No matter how golden and perfectly suited they may seem. Remember Brad and Jen? THE Perfect couple. Yea, it was five years ago today they announced their split. Brad moved on to start a small country with Angie, while Jen is still trying to find a role that is not Rachel Greene.