Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Marked For Death (Of Their Relationship)
Posted by Clem Bastow on June 25, 2008
Not long after they actually tied the knot, the bets are already being placed on whether or not Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will break up. Not only that, but they’ll break up within six months! Hold onto your butts! So sayeth Life & Style Weekly, via BANG! Showbiz, via The Age (is your head spinning yet?):
The source told Life and Style Weekly magazine: “I give the marriage six months, tops. I can’t see it lasting.
“Nick does whatever Mariah wants him to – he’s like her puppy. It seems like he spends more time in the stores with Mariah’s credit card than he does with Mariah herself.
“Mariah’s assistants and friends call him ‘Whipped Nick’ behind his back.
They have little respect for him because he won’t stand up for himself.”
Stand up for himself against what – his wife who wants to spoil him rotten? God save the poor dude.
It strikes me that there are many subtle things at play here beyond the simple drive for gossip magazine sales, most glaringly the fact that Mariah is older than Nick (eleven years older, shock horror!), and the fact that Mariah is more successful than Nick. And whether or not he really is spending more time in the stores with her credit card than with her (everyone conveniently likes to forget that men can be gold diggers, too), it seems the media is still veerrry uncomfortable with the traditional relationship/gender roles (read: powerful older dude pulls hot trophy wife) being turned on their heads.
On top of that, could we all agree not to use the term “pussy whipped”, or any of its variants from now on (this includes making the whip-crack sound vocal sound effect), please?