There’s an epidemic of euphemisms out there. We’ll call it Paltrowitis.
You’ll remember that a couple of months ago, actress Gwyneth Paltrow referred to her separation from singer Chris Martin as a “conscious uncoupling.” Ever since, it seems like famous splitters have been using some very odd terminology to describe their partings of the ways.
The latest is singer-songwriter Jewel, who last week referred to her split from rodeo star hubby Ty Murray as a “thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves.”
Here’s a gift hint in case you’re attending a celebrity wedding any time soon: a Thesaurus. Coming up with inventive ways to describe their divorce will get more difficult as we go – so a little help couldn’t hurt.