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Was Paris and Benji's Relationship Just a PR Stunt?

Benji Madden kept himself busy on the phone and hanging out with friends in LA yesterday as news broke that he and Paris Hilton had split. There was always speculation he was just a part of Paris's love for publicity, but their relationship lasted much longer than any of us had expected. So now that's over — do you think Paris and Benji's relationship was just a PR stunt?


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lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 8 years
i agree with people saying 'she was envious of what nicole and joel have' but i also think that all hollywood hookups are random so i didn't think this was much different. i also...and god ill prolly get criticized for this: but just cause their public persona is one thing--she and he could really have been a match in their public persona. i hate paris and the attention whore she is--but i think that she puts on one face for the paps/media and would like to think she has another when she's in private
artsyfartsy artsyfartsy 8 years
I remember when Good Charlotte's song "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" came out and seeing who Benji and Joel ended up dating, it seemed kinda ironic (especially Benji and Paris). I had thought the song was about people like her, but I guess love is blind...or maybe it was just a publicity thing. :P
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
Paris thinks she's ahead of PR but sorry NO. People are smart these days, unless you have something to offer (talent), people will question why are you in the papers?
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 8 years
Sophie Monk is beautiful they were supposed to be engaged too!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I agree with Jacqui. I think that Paris saw the life that Nicole has now and she wanted the same thing - I mean, isn't it coincidental that Paris and Benji hooked up shortly after Harlow was born? I think Paris just isn't ready to settle down and have babies like she claims she is. And Benji just wanted to get some tail. P.S. Isn't it funny that before Paris he dated Sophie Monk, who portrayed Paris in Date Movie? How ironic. He must have a thing for blondes. I don't know what they see in him.
Jacqui Jacqui 8 years
I think that Paris wanted what Nicole was having and thought it would be fairytale perfect if she dated the other one. It didn't work out. Just shoes that she's dumb and full of idle fantasies. Stupid girl. And yeah, Nicole sh*ts all over Paris and always has.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Kiki, what are you doing here? Busted! :rotfl: I was going to say that I think it wasn't just for PR, because if it had been, they would have gone out on double dates with the brother and Nicole. Then they would have gotten even more attention. But what the heck do I know, everything is fake now a days. To the previous poster, NIcole has more credibility that Paris. She became known because of Paris, but I think people have more respect for her and P knows it. Remember, she's in on the joke. :rotfl:
joannn joannn 8 years
Why do people keep thinking Paris is trying to "weasel back into Nicole's life". I despise Paris, but like it or not, she is much more popular and well known than Richie is. Just because that woman had a child, does not make her more popular nowadays
aras8218 aras8218 8 years
Isn't it ironic that these pic's are the cutest I've ever scene of him?
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
I think it's really funny that the people that think it was real gave it more votes than those that don't, yet the only people that are commenting are the ones that think it was fake.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
Exactly. Like the kind of male attention she probably got from that dude from the Hills who she apparently spent an hour in a toilet cubicle with back in August. Maybe she was just telling him all about Benji and how they were going to settle down and have kids. And then she gave him crabs as a souvenir.
acyl acyl 8 years
Agree with Kiki--I think part of her (and maybe Benji too) wanted to have some of what Nicole and Joel had. I was suprised she and Nicole weren't seen together more. I think Paris really liked Benji but she's probably bored with him and needs different male attention.
ediebaby ediebaby 8 years
Duh! That chick has issues.
missorange missorange 8 years
why don't you guys have kevin jonas interview for the 21 sexiest man i just heard about it last night on access hollywood paris hilton the world knows about the hiltons already they don't know about kevin jonas i like DR. phil. miss orange
mendo mendo 8 years
I think they really cared about each other but it just didn't work out.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I actually saw them at DisneyWorld together once and they seemed to be very much a couple and although there were a lot of ordinary people snapping away, there were no paps so I think it was real.
darlene darlene 8 years
don't care
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
thanks Lisa :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
maybe...i don't know if i care enough to spend that much time thinking about it. really - what publicity would they try to get from it? she is who she is...and his band does well enough that it doesn't really matter who either are dating right?
ivanka ivanka 8 years
Benji you are free!! she is b#tch b#tch b#tch :)
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
I agree with Jude and lisa! But I also think there may have been an element of her trying to weasel her way back into Nicole's life, even though Nicole seems to have genuinely matured and become a decent person and now clearly wants nothing to do with her skanky pal. I mean, how could they be dating twin brothers for months and still never be seen together? Anyway, she obviously has accepted that her plan failed and now she's moving on.
lisa101 lisa101 8 years
martinirossi you avi is soo funny
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
but who really cares about these two anyway? Its not like they were going to get married or anything.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I guess it was a pretty low number. I was trying to give her credit for being at least partly human ;)
mar mar 8 years
Paris Hilton is the biggest attention wh*re- EVER.
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