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"Fame is the sum of the misunderstanding that gathers about a new name." - Rainer Maria Rilke
I've discovered NaBloPoMo through a2zmom and tempertemper77 (Thanks, guys!), and since I can't do NaNo, this sounds intriguing. :) Without a doubt, I've written less post-baby; perhaps this will get me moving in the other direction. I'm jumping in late, but I'll try to play catch-up for the days I missed.

A couple weeks ago a tabloid rag ran an article about an actor who supposedly cheated on his wife while she was pregnant with their second child. I don't read tabloids, and I don't consider them sources of accurate reporting and fact-checking. However, what I did find very interesting about the whole situation was some of the fan reaction I came across online.

Many fans insisted that the actor couldn't possibly have been unfaithful to his wife -- because he is a family man, because he is close to his parents, who are "good people," because HE is a "good man," etc. Who wants to believe that a person they admire could lie and cheat?

I am in no way claiming that the actor in question actually did cheat on his wife. But I know this: most of us don't know our favorite public figures. We admire them from a distance. We know what images they project. We know how they make us feel if they are actors or artists. We may even know when they were born, their favorite foods, and the names of their family pets.

The sum of all that still does not equal true knowledge of a person.

People we do know well and even love, may shock both us and themselves with what they can do, including being unfaithful. Standing on the outside of a relationship, we simply cannot know and understand precisely what occurs on the inside.

That holds true for our friends, relatives, and favorite celebrities.

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Who was the couple? I'm curious. Naughty me.

a_mistletoe is correct; the story was about David Boreanaz.

Wow. I really am out of it. I never heard a word about this, and I don't go to the grocery store each week, so I must have missed seeing that mag in the checkout line.

I don't know whether he did or didn't. I wonder about the logistics of living in LA, shooting a series in LA and carrying on with someone in NYC, but there are flights to and fro all day long every day. That's the only hole I see.

That being said, if he did do that, he's pretty naive and unaware of his celebrity if he thought he could keep it a secret. I hope he didn't because that would be such a terrible thing for his wife to have to endure. If he did, shame on him!

I'll still watch Bones because I know he's not Booth, and I know that the David I met at a fan event isn't him either. :shrugs:

I secretly hope it's not true. If it is, I really hope his wife gave him a swift kick and a punch in the nose, and then I hope they are able work things out from here on, if they so choose.

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