Strangely Sad (April 10, 2010)

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I know better than to get attached to celebrity couples. For one, most of what you see is not real (ahem! Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens). And secondly, it’s usually over before you have a chance to get used to it.

But once in awhile, two stars align and actually get me to care. This week, I was inexplicably saddened to learn of the breakup of Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, coupled for five years. They are both likable, funny people, and always seemed so loving and normal by celebrity standards.

Word is that Jim’s longtime battle with depression, which would often lead him to go AWOL for days at a time, took it’s toll on Jenny. I sympathize. I know from experience how hard it is to keep caring for someone who’s unreachable.