Another major problem can be fans who take their devotion a bit too far. Having people be flirtatious or throw themselves at your romantic partner because they are a celebrity is tough.
Many people dream of dating a celebrity. Unfortunately, most people are also so scared of rejection that they won’t even consider asking a celebrity on a date. Although you might be rejected, you’ll never know unless you try.
Celebrities can successfully date ordinary people as long as they’re both aware they will be publicly scrutinized and that their lives may be dictated by the celebrity’s appearance and production schedule. It’s easy for resentments to emerge unless expectations on both sides are clearly set.
Often times, people in the entertainment industry do not have great boundaries and that can be challenging for someone who is not used to it. Another major problem can be fans who take their devotion a bit too far. Having people be flirtatious or throw themselves at your romantic partner because they are a celebrity is tough. It takes a very secure person to date a celebrity and be able to handle that.
And of course, the tabloid’s obsession with a new couple doesn’t help. When you enter the fishbowl with them, it means tabloids are ready to write about you and say mean things and your relationship is under a microscope. I’ve had celebrities in my practice and on my show who have shared stories about the tabloids planting untrue stories about them cheating on their partner or spouse. All of these can be especially challenging for someone who did not choose the industry for themselves.
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