I've just been reading 'The Sun' online. The front page today is all about Madonna and Guy Ritchie's divorce. It's sad and painful when people divorce and it staggers me that any newspaper would write about it in all its gory details. (says she who has just been reading it all!) Nobody knows what happened in their marriage apart from those two people - and even then their accounts will differ as they saw the same thing but through different eyes - with a different perspective and coming from a different viewpoint. What business is it of anyone else's (apart from perhaps Fiona Shackelton - and my, my - it really is her business £££) whether or not he is tight with the cash, she is a control freak, or whatever it is that they're reporting at the moment? When people do something with their talent and as a result end up in the public eye (whether they courted that publicity or not - let's not have that heated debate) should the sadder events in their lives really be discussed and explored by all and sundry? How would you feel if it were your divorce? Nobody really knows what goes on between two people in a marriage behind closed doors and it seems so sad to me that the end of a relationship that at some point was filled with love and honour and great joy - should be the discussion of millions who have probably made all the same mistakes themselves.
Perhaps it's time for more reporting restrictions - but then we are in the realms of another issue entirely. I don't know - what do you think?