Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Celebrity couple flashback: Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland

How is it possible that Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland were able to sport matching blonde mullets, but weren't able to make their relationship work? I was super into these two as a couple. He had that cool intense bravado thing going and she seemed to eat it all up. They met on the set of Flatliners and got engaged shortly thereafter. If they had married in 1990 as planned and stayed married, these two kids would have just celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary.

So, what happened?

What always happens with celebrity relationships. A cheap stripper got involved! Julia left Sutherland after he allegedly had an affair with a stripper. He denied any sort of wrong doing and claimed he and the stripper just liked to play pool together. Right. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that one....

But this BLOW OFF gets even dishier. Julia totally ran off to Europe with Jason Patric-- Kiefer's best friend (and Lost Boys co-star. Talk about life imitating art) on the day she was supposed to marry Kiefer! Damn. I was about ten years old when this shit went down, but I was as celeb obsessed as I am now and I followed it all very closely. If that happened today, TMZ would be all over it. Do you think if these three ran into each other at an awards show today it would still be awkward? Can someone please arrange that? Then Julia shocked the world even more when she married Lyle Lovett three years later. This was all pre-internet, so I don't think anyone even had a clue they were dating until their wedding pics were printed in People.

Anyway. Here's the trailer for Flatliners. I kid you not, I used to run around elementary school saying "today is a good day to die." They should so make a sequel to this movie!

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