Penélope Cruz, profiled tonight on CBS’ 60 Minutes, married boyfriend Javier Bardemtes earlier this week, just as Bristol Palin announced her wedding plans and Mel Gibson is reportedly ready to move to Australia to reconcile with his former wife. It has, to say the least, been a busy week for celebrity romances.
These are three celebrities of varying degrees that are among the most prominent in the news this week; and they are three very different people.
Cruz’s fame in many ways exceeds her artistic accomplishments. Her stunning looks and her past romance with sometime A-Lister Tom Cruise have raised her profile beyond what would normally be expected from an actress that was never classically trained. But, Cruz has slowly but steadily built her reputation as a very good, if not great, actress.
Cruz is rapidly becoming one of the more respected actresses in modern day Hollywood. She exhibits a timelessness that in no way diminishes her relevance and her beauty seems to only grow with age. Her interview tonight with 60 Minutes signifies how prominent she is. While she is not yet on the pantheon of great Hollywood actresses, Penelope Cruz has achieved a level of respect and fame that precious few reach.
On the other end of the age and respect spectrum, Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska govenor and Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, announced that she is planning to marry the father of her son. Palin and Levi Johnston, who recently posed nude for Playgirl Magazine, are tying the knot. As they do, rumors of a reality show swirl. Palin announced her plans to US Magazine, exclusively, for a reported $100,000.
Sarah Palin released a statement that was best described as ‘terse’.
Shortly after the news broke, Palin said, “We obviously want what is best for our children, but Bristol is ultimately in charge of determining what is best for her and her beautiful son. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice.”
Meanwhile, Mel Gibson is seemingly crazed. Recordings of Gibson’s rants were released this week that contain him yelling at girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, and threatening her with all sorts of bodily harm.
Gibson, it is said, is moving back to Australia to attempt reconciliation with his ex-wife, Robyn, who issued a written statement this week that Gibson never physically assaulted her during their relationship.
So Penelope Cruz and Bristol Palin revel in marital bliss as Mel Gibson attempts to rediscover his. It is clearly just another week in celebrity relationship news.
Source: Danielle Gusmaroli, “Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in secret wedding in Bahamas; https://www.mirror.co.uk