Melissa is a graduate who likes nothing more than sweaty gym sessions, laughing uncontrollably, duvet days and Starbucks Frappacinos. A self-confessed chocoholic, her ambition is to combine her love of travelling and writing to become a travel journalist.
Melissa is losing faith in finding true love, thanks to the lack of loyalty shown by celebrity men.
John Terry, Ashley Cole, Tiger Woods, Vernon Kay, Mark Owen. What do all these people have in common? I'm sure you didn't even need a second to think about that one. I class these as a group of very irresponsible men. They have the fame, fortune, good looks, great careers, beautiful wives, but still they are not satisfied and feel the need to cheat. Maybe it's the thrill of the chase or the excitement of taking a risk, but that's no excuse.
You would be forgiven for thinking there wasn't a faithful man left in celeb land. You just can't turn on the TV or pick up a tabloid these days without seeing news of the latest celebrity cheating scandal. In the last few months we have heard stories of many big name celebrity men playing away from home - and not always the most obvious suspects.
Before his extensive indiscretions were revealed who would have had Tiger Woods down as a player? No one could have been more shocked than me to see my favourite childhood band member Mark Owen splashed across front pages of The Sun, with his numerous infidelities revealed. The same goes for Vernon Kay, who has admitted to sending racey texts to a Page 3 model. I could probably sit here for the best part of an hour listing all the celebrity affairs that have been revealed over the past year, but I'm sure you get where I'm going with this one.
It's not just the men who are at fault, it's the papers too. Editors often disregard the feelings of the people involved to dig as much dirt as possible. I start to lose interest and sympathy after seeing scandals like Ashley Cole's betrayal once again splashed across the news headlines. The tabloids were quick to make an 'oops he did it again' joke out of the scenario, just paving the way for men to think they can get away with this sort of behaviour. Why were tabloid newspapers and radio presenters making a joke out of it? I'd even go as far as blaming the press for making such an activity seem acceptable - after all many men aspire to be like such celebrities and, even though they may not admit it, will subconsciously copy their conduct. Sadly it seems like a lot of these celebrities are foolish enough to give them an opportunity to discover their misdemeanours.
"All this makes me wonder if these gorgeous women aren't good enough for their famous husbands or partners, then what luck do the rest of us have?"
What annoys me most is that cheating celebrity men stories are starting to become a novelty, and such role models are making cheating acceptable for the fans who follow them. Just the other day I heard a radio presenter boasting about a new iPhone app that allows you to set a text message delete timer, and what a shame it was that Vernon Kay hadn't discovered this sooner. Believe it or not TigerText is appropriately named after fallen angel Tiger Woods' text messages from other women provided proof of his unfaithfulness. I have also noticed how many of my male friends feel the need for more than one mobile phone, claiming that one is for 'business' and one for 'pleasure'. That just says it all doesn't it?
All this makes me wonder if these gorgeous women aren't good enough for their famous husbands or partners, then what luck do the rest of us have? When I keep hearing about all these new stories I feel it opens my eyes to just how much playing around must go on in the world. I have to admit when it comes to my own personal life I am now extremely wary of any guy that plays football, has two phones or a track record of bad behaviour.
It's ridiculous any men are being encouraged to delete their text messages before going home to their girlfriends or wives. I truly hope that plenty of guys out there can see the error in this ideal because, at the moment it feels as if nobody is truly trustworthy. Not two hours after writing this rant did I open The Sun to yet another scandalous (but somewhat predictable) headline 'Hubby's affair rocks Sandra Bullock'.
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