How disappointed we are in you! Not that we’re surprised — all kinds of famous, powerful and rich folk fall prey to the temptations of club owners, porn stars, waitresses and other fetching babes of both sexes. But what we’re really surprised by is your Swedish supermodel wife’s reaction.
No, we don’t know the real story — but we all have visions that evoke the great Sandra Oh scene in the movie Sideways. Remember? She finds out that her new beau is actually marrying someone else and so she beats the crap out of him with her motorcycle helmet?
Domestic violence is never acceptable, of course, but I think these rare moments of public female rage tap into a larger, mostly repressed undercurrent among women. It’s kind of like what we imagine might have happened in the Clinton, Edwards, or Sanford homes when those allegations surfaced.
So, we’re left with mixed emotions – we love watching the powerful and seemingly perfect screw up, but we’re also disappointed and then simultaneously grateful for the men & women we know who are loving and loyal spouses. Like Tonya Harding or OJ Simpson, Tiger (or “Cheetah” as some have been calling him) has managed to turn his own poor choices into a national conversation despite his best efforts. Go, Elin, go. We hope you find a way to refashion your life into a better one with or without your hubby.