The wedding news even brought a smile to this opinion columnist’s face and made what some last year called my poisoned heart leap with joy. OK, that’s an exaggeration. My heart didn’t leap so much as warm at the news.
Okay, good to know. She then acknowledged the blowback she received from last year’s column, claiming she was only looking out for them and their best interests, and saying:
While it would be arrogant to imagine my column influenced the couple’s decision to postpone their wedding, they did indeed delay, giving them a chance to evaluate their hopes and dreams for a positive future.
It’s a future they now face legally bound to one another, yet hopefully with greater maturity for having taken an extra year to cool their heels, evaluate Franklin’s health needs and work on his recovery, and without eager supporters with vested interests elevating his anxieties.
Mate, are you sure you’re not taking partial credit for their decision to postpone the wedding? Because it sort of low-key sounds like that’s exactly what you’re doing.
It would seem, in the end, Mr and Mrs Franklin chose not to sell their wedding to the highest bidder and kept the intimate details of their romantic day private — privacy being something they have learnt to cherish.
Buddy and Jesinta’s relationship is the idealised celebrity union. Their beauty, fame and popularity make our celebrity economy tick.
As a result, as media, we too are invested in it. We should want their relationship to be a success. I know I do. Congratulations, Buddy and Jesinta.