Sex

Are celebs to blame for our disastrous love lives?

We read about them every day, tweet about them, buy clothes to look like them – but is our obsession with celebrities meaning we are prepping ourselves for a great fall?

We read about them every day, tweet about them, buy clothes to look like them - but is our obsession with celebrities meaning we are prepping ourselves for a great fall? Are they running our gossip columns, fashion trends, and now our love lives? It seems so… A recent survey suggested that more and more people are looking at the way celebrities run their lives -and then striving to copy it. After all, they have fame, fortune and fab wardrobes, so why shouldn't we want to be like them? But look at their relationship past and that's when everything starts to turn sour. Cheating footballer husbands? Check (hello, Cheryl Cole). Bad boy obsessions (Jenifer Aniston), marriage wreckers (Angelina Jolie), domestic violence victims (Rhianna) - the list is endless. Which got me thinking - are celebrities' attitudes to love and relationships making us think that certain behaviour is acceptable? A friend of mine recently got back together with her bloke after he cheated on her (and she walked in to catch him in the act!) with another woman. When I asked her why she'd taken him back she commented on how Demi Moore has forgiven Ashton Kutcher for his womanizing ways and now they seem happier than ever (until recently - eek!). Another friend who recently suffered a horrendous break up, has just announced she has met a new man and is contemplating marriage (just two months later!). Her reasoning? If celebs can split, recover, find new love and remarry in little over six months, why can't she? And to top it all off, today I picked up a newspaper which ran with the headline 'We have sex 12 times a day." Sure enough it was a D-list celeb spouting this news, but it made me think. What sort of a message is this giving to people? My man picked up said newspaper and gave me an odd look - "12 times a day? God, we're a bit behind aren't we?" To which, I had to point out we are not a celeb couple trying to sell newspapers. So, Cosmo girlies, next time you read about a celeb whose made up, broken up and made up again (due to numerous sex sessions in the bedroom) take it from me: celeb life and real life are two very different things - and I know which one I'd rather be living.