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12 people share the creepy reality of famous couples with the 'perfect love story.'

12 people share the creepy reality of famous couples with the 'perfect love story.'


Other people's lives always appear far more glossy than they really are, particularly if they're celebrities living in the public eye.

The idea of the 'perfect couple' with the 'perfect love story' is etched into our brains from countless rom coms, romantic novels, and media renderings of real-life love stories.

Even the most genuinely loving couple can feel like their story and reality doesn't match up to the fairytale or 'power couple' images being sold to us. So it can be helpful to look past the PR and take stock of what's acually real.

In a popular Ask Reddit thread, people shared examples of couples portrayed as having the “perfect love story” whose reality was far creepier than shown.

1. From CorgiMonsoon:

Obviously, we know a whole lot more now, hindsight and all, but people definitely talked about Prince/King Charles and Diana that way when they first got married.

2. From zieglertron2000:

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. I’m always intrigued by how people (including their granddaughter) try to paint it as this whirlwind romance, but there’s clearly a lot of emotional abuse from both sides to go along with the alcoholism.

3. From jadedragon1997:

Elvis and Priscilla. She was only 14.

4. From sadwer:

There are still Joker+Harley memes out there, or at least I have one Facebook friend (really a couple's account) reposting them every now and then. I don't know them well enough to call them out on it, but it annoys me every time.

5. From rupret1:

Not famous people, but my youth pastor (Darren) married my classmate (Brittany) after we graduated. Darren was our youth pastor from 6-12th grade. A bunch of kids from our church went to the same college out of town.

They would see Darren there frequently on the weekends and always be confused why he was in town but hadn’t told anyone. Turns out he was there visiting Brittany.

They got engaged our sophomore year of college and married right after we graduated. At the wedding they went on and on about how their kiss at the wedding would be their first. I’m not sure if anyone believed that, I know I never did.

They’ve got four kids now and he’s a pastor at a big church in Louisiana and I see social media everyone praising them like they are the model of marriage and family. Still grosses me out to think about it.

6. From alfombraroja:

Albert of Monaco to his wife Charlene. She was basically kidnapped after trying to escape twice from her wedding, they stole her passport away. The poor woman was crying the whole wedding.

That story was all around the news and newspapers back then. They spent days talking about that on tv, probably there are newspapers around with the news.

Coincidentally, when Charlene tried to escape, press had announced Albert had two illegitimate children, which was a total surprise, because everyone thought he was gay.

7. From kindcrow:

The president of France and his wife: Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron. Brigitte is 24 years older than Macron and his former high school teacher--her daughter was in his class at school.

They met during a theater workshop that she was giving when he was a 15-year-old student and she was a 39-year-old married teacher.

His parents initially attempted to separate the couple by sending him away to Paris to finish the final year of his schooling, but she left her husband and three children and followed him to Paris. They eventually married in 2007.

8. From SomeInternetGuitar:

Latin American rural grandparents. You'd be surprised how often the 50 year anniversary of some lovely abuelos in a random Mexican rural village started with what basically amounts to parent-consented kidnapping and rape of a minor.

In rural Mexico it was scary common for men to just kidnap teenage girls to take as wives, often with parental consent (and often in exchange of farm goods or hard cash).

Nowadays it doesn't happen as commonly, save for some indigenous tribes in Oaxaca, but entire families were born from kidnapped brides.

In light of the recent feminist movement in Mexico, these accusations were brought to light, exposing just how many people's families hid this in plain sight, often portraying the abuelitos (grandparents) of the family as loving couples with old-timey heart warming love stories, when reality is often closer to a horror story.

Edit: Apparently I'm racist now...even though I'm Mexican.. Western professional offendees strike again.

9. From shoshanna_in_japan:

Beyonce and Jay Z, they are a power couple that everyone ships even especially because they worked past infidelity. I feel like, objectively, she is a grown woman who can make her own choices.

But as someone who grew up in a household where majorly disrespectful things were forgiven always for the sake of staying together, I do not like it on a gut level.

10. From OP:

Celine Dion and her late husband Renee met when she was 12 and he was 36, and she’s never been with any other man in her life apparently. She even chooses to stay faithful to him after he died to this day.

I get some people become couples where there is quite a major age difference, but if you knew someone going all the way back to whenever they were a kid. That’s just weird and disturbing.

11. From Loves_me_tacos125:

Megan Fox and MGK did some weird vampire type sh*t with each others blood, got engaged, broke up and now she’s following only 3 celebrities on her insta and none of them are him so there’s that, I guess.

12. From Exhausted_Monkey26:

Used to be Ned and Ariel Fulmer...think we all know how that one went up in a dumpster fire. And hindsight is 20/20...something always seemed off about how Ned spoke of Ariel and their relationship/family.

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