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Should Celebrities Just Be Honest About Their Relationships?

Kate Hudson looked gorgeous at The Early Show this morning, and she also called in to chat with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. Of course, Ryan had to ask about her rumored relationship with Lance Armstrong. Kate giggled, but played it coy saying that talking about her personal life, "only causes more problems and more words taken out of context. Everything is always misconstrued." Do you agree with Kate, or should celebrities just be honest about their relationships?

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amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
My husband and I dated for almost 9 months before we really told anyone. My mom didn't even know how serious it was until he proposed to me. I didn't want to ginix it so I kept my mouth shut. Obviously we were seen together but we never put a name on it to anyone. They should have the freedom to keep it under the radar for as long as they want.
JessieSP JessieSP 9 years
Celebrities have a right to their privacy. They don't owe their fans or the general public anything, to the degree of telling all of their intimate details of their life or relationships. That's dangerous for a celebrity to do anyway. They deserve to have a private life of their own no matter what profession they're in. And if you're sane then you should have not problem with respecting that.
hills hills 9 years
no of corse they have the right to their privacy lol, and besides its more fun to speculate, spesh when they're being all mysterious
Louie Louie 9 years
I don't think they have any obligation at all to talk about their relationships or keep the public updated on what's going on with their lives. Just because they're in the public eye, they should tell us who they're bonking? I don't think so.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
No — They have the right to their privacy, and the media can go too far.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I'm split on this one. Of course it is their personal life and they have every right to keep it private, but it does seem more stressful to go to great lengths to hide it. After awhile and ten million times being asked, I'd sure as hell be like, yes we're fcking together!!! Haha.
roor roor 9 years
aah , it's more fun to speculate, and anyways they're allowed to talk about their relationships when they feel like it, it's already enough that they get photographed with the current boyf/girlf/whatever so they don't need to fill in the gaps for us... we'll do that ourselves ;)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
It's totally up to them to say something or not but not saying no means they are seeing each other, it's obvious. I think celebs should be able to be honest about some things but if they are just casual it's none of our business.
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
It's up to a celebrity how much they put themselves out there. If they're the attention-whore types, living in LA, eating at the Ivy, shopping at Kitson, then they're just asking for it. But you never hear about some celebs, and I think they are the more mature, self-contained ones. When's the last time we heard a juicy rumour about, say, Mark Ruffalo? He's one example of a fairly successful actor who keeps it strictly business, and I really appreciate that.
darlene darlene 9 years
I say they have a right to privacy
outofhere outofhere 9 years
I think a lot of you have made really good points on both sides of the argument. I really like czarinad's comments (#36) they perfectly echo my thoughts.
owanamom owanamom 9 years
sad to see her sleeping around. Pathetic to see this double standard folks and media. If a celeb is quiet they are criticized and all this lies are out and when they talk about it when ask by the media they are considered media whores.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
Salma Hayek told Oprah (I think) that if she has something special, and shares it with someone else, it is still special, but it loses something. Then when it goes person to person to person it loses more. I think that has so much truth to it, even beyond the celeb world. I don't talk about my marriage b/c that is ours, and even saying things to someone else starts me seeing things their way and changes it. I don't think celebs should have to either.
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
I think in some cases they should, but in the case of Kate and Lance, I agree with Silly3. A case where they should, for instance, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Have they EVER publicly admitted they were a couple? Obviously they got married, but to my knowledge neither of them have ever directly stated to the media, YES, we are in a relationship. When you choose to become a celebrity you KNOW what the life is like. If you want to be a private citizen, celebrity-hood is not for you. I say, just be honest if it's true, and ignore it if it's not.
melissabritt melissabritt 9 years
She loooooooooooooves the attention. Once she tells all TMZ & everyone else has no reason to follow her or give her the US Mag cover "Kate Does Walk of Shame from Lance's House"...if we know, it's not "news". Why would she tell? She wants the buzz.
czarinad czarinad 9 years
You know, I am divided on this issue. I don't believe celebrities owe their personal lives to the world, and I think the paps are invasive and some Internet sites (not this one!!) are absolutely cruel and why should celebs pander to that? On the other hand, they go into this business knowing what they are in for. They make money in dramatic disproportion to what they give to the world at large (I think doctors, teachers, police officers and sanitation workers-to name but a few-are of much greater use to society); that I don't think they have just cause to whine too much that they don't like losing their privacy. Along with the millions, the mansions, the cars, the clothes, etc., celebs must put up with the negative aspects as well. Moreover, most of them shamelessly use the press when it is convenient for them. They talk about their personal lives when promoting a movie. It is tough to put that genie back in the bottle
Jesi_Oh Jesi_Oh 9 years
I think Kate's point about things being misconstrued and taken out of context are really valid. And I think its hard enough having the 'relationship'' talk with a new guy, let alone if he heard you calling him your bf on the evening news!!!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I think they should confirm if something huge happens in their life, like if they get married or have a baby, because otherwise the paparazzi will be extremely intrusive (even more so than usual). They shouldn't need to tell the media who they are dating or other intimate details because that can only cause more stress on their relationship.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
I think if they said "Yes, I'm dating so and so and that's all I'm going to tell you" it would go a long way. They don't need to reveal how many times they had sex or if they're pregnant (No, I DON'T think celebs have to tells us they're PG until they're ready to, and if that's after the first trimester so be it, they're entitled to it.) but just a simple, "Yep, I dated john" is all they have to say.
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
there is a an important distinction btw celebs and actors, if you sell your story and babypictures etc to magazines then you're a celeb and has willingly invited the press into your life. If you cash in on lucrative endorsement deals, wear free designer gowns and gush about your family in womens mags then you also brought it on by yourself. Actresses like Cate Blanchett and such are respected and have managed to maintain their privacy but most are not able to do so and should therefore be looked upon as celebs/actors and not merely private actors
anya_t anya_t 9 years
BARF...she bugs...
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 9 years
I like hearing about the life of celebs, which is why I LOVE this site, but I don't like the direction the media have gone lately. It's getting vicious! I like seeing pix of Brangelina, John Mayer, and so on, but I don't know that I need to hear about EVERYTHING. Then it just starts to distract the public from their jobs.
Kitten98 Kitten98 9 years
I said maybe. I think if you're messing around with a bunch of different people, and you're a public person, it's just obvious. You're going to get asked questions, and you're either going to have to answer them, or if you don't comment, be prepared to have people draw their own concusions from the behavior they see from paparazzi photos of you without your comments to explain things. And I'm not saying she has an obligation to explain anything, either. It's just that if people form a certain opinion, it's based on the things that they see in the press, and she's not saying anything to dispel that.
popcorn19 popcorn19 9 years
People always speculate about celebrity's lives when they already know too much. Like LiLo, I feel that I already know soooo much about her personal life... I feel that I deserve to know more. But with like Rachel McAdams, let's say--I really don't know anything about her...and for that reason, I don't obsessively care.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 9 years
It's probably just a fling. I say leave them alone. Hudson's looking after her child and seems to be dedicated to him. I think after her divorce and Owen Wilson catastrophe, she's just looking for a bit of fun.
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