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To Date or Not to Date a Celebrity?

When it comes to dating, some celebrities prefer to be with other stars, while others end up settling down with the not-so-famous. We’ve seen A-list couples like Jay-z and Beyonce make it last, while Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri’s relationship eventually failed. On the flip side, LL Cool J and his lesser-known wife are still together, but Dwayne Wade eventually divorced his former high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn. So what are the pros and cons of a celeb dating a fellow celeb, or dating a regular person? Let’s take a look inside their relationships.

Dating Another celeb
When a celebrity decides to date someone of similar status, the two of them generally can relate since they share a similar lifestyle and hectic schedule. Other pros include that he or she may not be intimidated by groupies and is used to being in the spotlight. But when two famous people become an item, problems can also arise- there might be pressure to compete with one another, a busy schedule could result in scheduling conflicts when you want to spend time with each other and the public’s scrutiny of your relationship could cause false rumors to develop. Take a cue from Jay and B to stay together: speak less about your significant other and keep your private life as private as possible.

Dating a Non-celeb
If a celebrity chooses to date a non-celebrity, there might be a desire for a bit of normalcy to a high-profile life, he or she might prefer to not share the spotlight with his or her significant other, or he or she may want to be with someone they’ve known prior to becoming famous. Whatever the reason, it could prove to be beneficial to one in this type of relationship. Nonetheless, this type of relationship also has its cons. A non-celeb may not be as comfortable with the irregular hours and constant attention from fans and media, and he or she may not be trusting. To stay on good terms, show your significant other why he or she is the most important person in your world, and remember, honesty is the best policy. —— By: Crystal Tate

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