“Keeping up with the Kardashians” star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott announced they are taking a break from their relationship last week. The pair said the split will not be permanent, but I’m not so sure. I was honestly surprised that the parents of Stormi lasted this long in the first place.
The relationship between Scott and Jenner has always been a point of confusion for me. She admitted she got pregnant one month of dating. After the birth of baby Stormi, they were constantly sparking marriage rumors. These very serious milestones in a relationship happened rapidly. This is not an indicator of a lasting, healthy relationship. With a woman who appears in two reality television shows and a man on a very popular world tour, the couple definitely had a difficult time finding privacy. It seemed that the relationship was based around the fame of the two and sustained by the birth of their daughter. On the basis of these significant factors, I never thought they had a strong connection.
As such influential and media-heavy individuals, celebrity couples instinctively date the only people who can understand their lifestyle, other celebrities. However, these couplings create an even bigger draw to the media, as the rest of the population is enamored with the idea that two such famous individuals can share a relationship, just like us normal people.
However, the question surrounding the reliability of celebrity couples arises: can these types of connections really last?
I’m still emotionally damaged from the divorce announcement of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. I was a fan of both “Parks and Recreation” and the “Scary Movie” films, so I naturally began to follow their relationship. For years, I idealized how in love they seemed during red carpet appearances and social media posts. When their split was announced, I was completely shocked. What hardened the blow was that it happened on my birthday. After their breakup, I became skeptical of these seemingly perfect celebrity couples. I do not believe that such media-heavy relationships are genuine.
Alena Smith, a USC sophomore, was particularly saddened by the split of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. She believes the stability of a superstar couple is possible. However, she does not think this is true for the majority.
“I would say that it depends on the personality (of the stars),” Smith said. “I honestly didn’t think that a couple like Miley and Liam could make it, they were just too crazy”.
Freshman Isabel Northington, agrees that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris had the most devastating breakup of all time, and is uncertain about the future of these beloved celebrity relationships:
“I’m not sure if they can last, to be honest,” Northington said. “I can’t think of many that do”.
I believe the pressures of fame and constant media attention make it hard for the preservation of genuine relationships. However, there are a few couple celebrity couples that have maintained their relationships through the test of time, such as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Maybe a high-profile long-lasting relationship is possible, only time will tell.