by Carson Abrir
Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper already have the lines for their break-up announcement.
“I would personally be very grateful for your support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or untrue conclusions. We hope to experience this transition as privately as possible,” Renee Zellweger said in a plea for privacy at the end of her very brief marriage to singer Kenny Chesney.
The Academy Award winning actress will no doubt deliver her lines with the warmth and vulnerability of Bridget Jones. When it comes to breaking up with Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger is far more likely to cast Bridget Jones for the part than Dorothy Boyd or Ruby Thewes, characters she famously brought to life in Jerry McGuire and Cold Mountain.
Cooper, 36, and Zellweger, 41, met in Vancouver five years ago during the filming of Case 39. The couple, two of Hollywood’s most down-to-earth celebrities, moved in together last fall.
The friendship portrayed in Case 39 followed Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper off the set. Zellweger and Cooper were regularly spotted supporting each other personally and professionally, sharing affections and laughter, and pursuing their Hollywood romance off the big screen.
“I can’t say enough about her,” Cooper said while promoting Case 39. “I just love her. I [loved] coming to work. I love acting with her. I can learn so much from her.”
Two years later, the couple may be teaching each other one of life’s most difficult lessons, that not every relationship is meant to lead to marriage. Many couples who move in together before knowing they’re committed to staying together have a hard time breaking up when they realize friendship and love does not always mean forever.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ll share the same advice for Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper – and anyone lucky enough to find yourself on a date with either — that I wrote about earlier this week in a post offering my favorite marriage education exercise to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
Building these five easy steps into your conversations will help you know before years of your life fly away if he or she is likely “the one” you want to wake up with for the rest of your life.