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View Poll Results: What level of fame for your spouse are you comfortable with?
Famous forever - I want to be in the history books too! 2 11.76%
Internationally famous - famously in most or all of the world 0 0%
Nationally famous - famous in the country 1 5.88%
Regionally famous - famous within the state/province 0 0%
Locally famous - famous within the city 2 11.76%
Not famous - I want my spouse all to myself!!! 12 70.59%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Would you like your spouse to be famous? Really famous? Or not too famous or not famous at all? What's your comfort level?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:34 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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I don't know that I would ever want a famous spouse in any sort of way, that might make having a private life/having a relationship more difficult than I would prefer (not that I wouldn't try if the right person came around.)
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm figuring that one can be famous in certain professional circles or communities and be completely unknown outside of it. So even if one was very famous within their respective profession or community I don't think it would be too much of problem. It would be like work. You can go home after work and the pressure of your fame would be 'off'. This I can accept - who wouldn't want to be with someone who was really good at what they do and/or passionate about it? Life would be good, I think.

Fame becomes a problem when it's overwhelming and/or is an interference in daily life. That level of fame seems to be largely restricted to the entertainment industry and really only for those in the highest reaches of that industry. Life would be like a cage in that case because of the level of scrutiny and she could never really turn the pressure 'off'. Not to mention I'd be wondering all of the time while were in public whether she was the real person or the performer.

I'm only okay with entertainment-based fame if it was low key. I don't want the media hounding us and seeing myself on The National Enquirer or people badgering us in the restaurant.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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If it goes to their head (and I think it does for most people because they can't handle fame when it comes to relationships (think hollywood divorce), it's too much. I couldn't handle being with someone famous, I don't think.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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I've been with a semi-famous lady, but it was casual. My take.....Wouldn't ever want to be famous myself (have had chances to be more than I am but turned them down). Nore would I want that in a partner. Enjoy my privacy, thanks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Fame has never appealed. I don't see any advantages to being famous. I am the kind of person who loves to blend in the background so having a famous Husband would really not be my cup of tea. I want to be able to have a life as I chose not to have cameras constantly shoved under my nose . I cannot even imagine how dreadful if would be never to be able to truly be yourself, constantly having to watch yourself, not trusting anyone....

The world of celebrities to me is my idea of hell on earth. I can understand why people might want wealth but why they want fame is beyond me. I suppose some people need to feel the attention and the adulation from the public. As far as I am concerned the more inconspicuous the better.

In public ( and private) my idea of heaven is a good book and a dark corner . Not really suited for the celebrity lifestyle...
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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I was "locally famous" for a while a decade or so ago, and my wife hated it so much. She thought it was awesome the first few times we would go places and people knew who I was, then she started to hate it.

Thankfully, for both of us, it ran its course. Now, I just get frequent stares from people as if to say "Hey, don't I know you from somewhere?", but random people don't actually stop to talk to me anymore.

I have lots of truly world-famous cousins, though, and their spouses eat it up like candy. It's annoying to be somewhere with my cousins or in their own freakin' yard and people drive by just to get a look at them--to me, they are just human beings with their own real issues like everyone else.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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I don't care.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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If that fame comes with extreme wealth and it doesn't come with any slutty conditions like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton or being infamous, then I woudn't mind. All depends on what she is famous for...if it's art, music, fashion, literature etc., why not? If it's for politics, porn, or some other scandalous reason, then no.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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I simply do not care. Because then you are wanting your spouse to be a status symbol, rather than a flesh-and-bones person.

Having known a couple of famous people, it's a serious pain in the ass. One actress I have known for years (Yes, you would immediately recognize her name. She's from my hometown. When she comes to visit, it's no big deal) said the worst part is not being able to even go to on freaking errands without being stalked. She was once in a Walgreens in LA buying Tampax when people started taking photos of her with their mobile phones. Who the heck would want that?
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