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This weekend, Reese Witherspoon and her Hollywood agent BF tied the knot, which got me thinking: Can two celebrities actually make a marriage work?
Reese and Ryan Phillippe divorced in 2006 after two kids and 7 years of marriage. And this just starts a long list of failed famous relationships: Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, etc.
These splits are understandable because, most of the time, these famous relationships are doomed from the beginning. Not only do you have movies that keep you apart for months at a time, but there can be jealousy, competition and fans throwing themselves at you all the time (which is not good for anyone's relationship).
I think Reese is onto something. If you are famous, you should find someone who understands your profession, but doesn't do it. This includes agents, manager, publicists, entertainment lawyers, CEOs, directors, producers, news correspondents and Greek shipping/oil heirs.
So if you are famous, single and actually want to build a relationship that works, don't look to date your co-stars…just ask them to set you up with their agent.
Ashlan Gorse joined E! News in May 2008 as a correspondent and fill-in anchor, covering everything from red carpet premieres to breaking news. Before joining E! News, Ashlan was the host of E! News Now.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism with a BA in broadcasting and a minor in music, Ashlan began her professional career in the exclusive NBC Page Program in NYC. Working on shows like Saturday Night Live, the Today show and Conan O'Brien only fueled her love for all things entertainment.
Ashlan then climbed her way up at Access Hollywood in Manhattan, going from production assistant to field producer before continuing on to MSNBC as a reporter and segment producer for its weekend entertainment shows, Hot List and At the Movies. Her Southern charm led her to be a coach for MTV's Made.
In 2006, she moved to Los Angeles as the editor at large for Life & Style magazine and has since appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, the Today show, The CBS Early Show, CNN, TV Guide and The Insider as a pop-culture and gossip guru.
Ashlan has become a permanent fixture on the red carpet, covering the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys. She has interviewed such Hollywood luminaries as Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr. and many more.
When she's not obsessing over celebrity culture, Ashlan loves fashion, sweet tea and stilettos.