This is a brilliant article, Sarah! What's worse is typically when we see celebrities behave in this way, we seem to lean on exception, putting them on a pedestal or believing their world permits this behaviour as part of their "performance".

I've seen many comments along the lines of "Oh there they go again, these crazy famous people!..." and when I initially saw the news about this, my first instinct was the same. But very sharply followed by a raised eyebrow and disbelief. In no world is this okay and it's clearly going to impress on younger audiences that this is what love is, playing into the misinformed belief that love isn't real unless there's drama and suffering. So toxic.

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Amanda O'Shaughnessy

Amanda O'Shaughnessy

Communications Manager and Writer based in London. Tackling womanhood, empowerment and mental health with a background in beauty and wellness.

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