Ever since the advent of reality television, entertainment consumers have been hip to the artifice of reality. Before Real World, we earnestly believed that all relationships in Hollywood were fairytale and true, even if a husband's visits to bathhouses and backrooms were an open secret. More recently, we have become aware that sometimes, relationships are simply convenient. They hype a movie, a show, or the release of an album. They inject the product release with an irresistible element of human interest, because nothing is more interesting to us than love and sex.
But in this case, these relationships are more than just sham flings (Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco, ahem) to promote something. Well, technically they are promoting something: the male stud's alleged heterosexuality. For every person claiming that such and such an actor is gay, there are five people going: "But he has a girlfriend!" (As if that's any sort of excuse. I'd much rather eat chocolate than broccoli, but I force myself to eat broccoli because it's better than chocolate for my form, aka my career in this analogy). Moreso than speaking without a lisp, wearing a chunky watch, and not using makeup, having a girlfriend is the ultimate crowd-pleaser in terms of faking straight.
10 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
9 George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin-Clooney
8 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
7 Diddy and Cassie
6 Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough
5 Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon
4 Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
3 Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas
2 Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
1 50 Cent and Vivica A. Fox
Bet you didn't see this one coming! 50 Cent is the most macho man out there, just look at any of his music videos! According to his ex, the fabulous miss Vivica A. Fox, 50 Cent was "the pot calling the kettle black" after he blamed the season 2 ratings dip of Empire on "gay stuff". She then brought up an XXL cover that Fiddy did with Soulja Boy, where the elder rapper is wearing a headscarf and has a muscular arm around Soulja Boy's wiry, young frame. It does sort of smack of old school, young-boy older-man gayness, where the doe-eyed youth is courted by the established older man. Either way, both rappers fired back at Fox, essentially calling her an old, washed-up hag.
Sources: Jezebel, NYDailyNews, Gawker, DListed, UsMagazine
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