Prince William has popped the question to Kate Middleton. The news of Prince William’s engagement has sparked massive public attention. As reported by Celebrity Circuit, the felicitous announcement was tweeted by the royal home, the Clarence House. Interestingly enough, the 84-year-old Queen of England tweeted back her congratulations. It seems that British Royalty is becoming quite familiar with Twitter. Likewise, Twitter is full of tweets about the engagement. It appears that this will be yet another celebrity engagement that will be in the media spotlight. Will the media play nice this time around?
Megan Fox is one celebrity whom the media have not been very nice to. Fox and Brian Austin Green have been on again and off again many times. The two met in 2004 and were engaged in 2006. The first time the engagement was called off, it was not “shocking” to the public. After all, the media had reported all of the so-called blowouts and troubles of the couple. Yet, in March of 2009, there were speculations of the couple getting back together. Then, in June of 2010, the couple got engaged for a second time. Shortly after, they made it official by tying the knot in Hawaii. Like many celebrity weddings, publications immediately began wondering how long the marriage would last.
ABC news even wrote an article titled Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green: Can a Sex Symbol Stay Happy With a ’90s Holdover? The article explores how the marriage will work when Fox is a “Porsche” and Green is a “Pinto.” When regular people get married, people don’t immediately start asking how long their marriage will last. This is something we ask of celebrities due to rumors and past track records of short-lived marriages. So far, I have not heard much gossip about a marriage on the rocks. However, it has only been a few months. Perhaps Fox and Austin will live happily ever after.
Initially, it seems that Kate Middleton is getting much more positive press than Megan Fox. In Five Things You Need to Know About Prince William’s Fiancée Kate Middleton, it mentions that Middleton is a “keeper,” from a “hard working family” and “down to earth.”
Overall, it appears that the secret to staying out of the media’s scrutiny is to live a low-key life. Keeping out of the spotlight is a good way to have a chance at marital bliss. However, once in the spotlight, it is hard to get out. Since Prince William and his entire family has been a focus for media frenzy for so long, it may be hard to fly under the radar. Of course, once one “tweets” an engagement, there is no stopping the social media and paparazzi craze. Indeed, once in, it’s hard to get out.
Melissa Castellanos Prince William Engagement Announced on Twitter Celebrity Circuit cbsnews.com
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Cristina Gibson Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green Back Together? Eonline.com
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Are Married! usmagazine.com
Sheila Marikar Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green: Can a Sex Symbol Stay Happy With a ’90s Holdover? Abcnews.go.com
Marianne Garvey Five Things You Need to Know About Prince William’s Fiancée Kate Middleton eonline