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Would You Want Your Mate to Have a High-Profile Job?

Would You Want Your Mate to Have a High-Profile Job?

Having a high-profile mate comes with tons of perks. For a first lady (or lad), these perks include having a platform to promote chosen causes, associating with powerful and presumably smart people, attending glamourous parties, and feeling like part of history. But with the perks come pressure.

As someone who knows first hand, Carla Bruni says she hopes her husband Nicolas Sarkozy does not seek reelection in 2012. France's first lady explained recently: "As a wife, I don't really want him to. Perhaps I am afraid he will let his health go. Perhaps I wish to live what time we have left in some peace?" That makes total sense to me, although, I couldn't imagine Michelle Obama saying something like that. I have a good feeling we'll see Michelle campaigning for Barack in 2012.

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fashionplate525 fashionplate525 5 years
It depends on what he was doing. As bryseana and others said, if it was something he loved and was passionate about, I would support him and it would be awesome to see him make a positive difference in the world, despite the pressures of being in the spotlight. But that being said, I DO like my privacy and it would take some adjusting!
chelseacbboyles chelseacbboyles 5 years
It would be cool to some extent however these days it seems like people in positions of power or positions of celebrity seem to use their "popularity" to bend the rules of society i.e. don't cheat on your wife or girlfriend...
jenni5 jenni5 5 years
Mo' money (and fame), mo' problems.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
I actually was just gonna write something similar to bryseana..I agree completely.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
I actually was just gonna write something similar to bryseana..I agree completely.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
Bryseana said it beautifully.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
Bryseana said it beautifully.
bryseana bryseana 5 years
If it was something he loved doing I wouldn't discourage him from it. I like privacy too, but the happiness of my partner is the most important thing.
bethinabox bethinabox 5 years
No way! I hate how everyone is concerned with the lives of people in the public eye. I would hate for me or my partner to be one of the people they're constantly watching... I like my privacy, thank you!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
it makes perfect sense to me, however i can't believe she said that in public...to think it or to say it to friends/family is one thing, but to say it out loud could hurt his reputation i'd think...it's just not something i expected to be said publicly, but i don't blame her! i chose no!
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