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I have a special brand of anger in my heart for people who publicly announce that they are ending relationships before having a heart to heart with their partners. In fact, I have an entire type of anger set aside for people who are unable to sit down and talk with their partners about any problems period, but perhaps expecting that level of communication is asking too much.

All I know is that since the late ’90s, when Matt Damon dated Minnie Driver and she found out that their relationship was over only after he made the announcement on The Oprah Winfrey Show, I have been unable to tolerate any of Damon’s movies or public appearances (random, I know…but I still hate him for that). So now I’m going to add Deion Sanders to the list of people who, even when caught in the corner of my eye in passing, are doing too much just by existing — Pilar Sanders learned that he was leaving her only after reading it on TMZ.com. Like anyone would be, she admits having been “heartbroken and surprised.”

My walls aren’t plastered with Deion Sanders posters or anything but I did watch the couple’s reality show Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love once or twice. It was Pilar, with her dedication to fitness and flyness, that gave that show heft, not Deion who seemed a bit immature and needed to get over himself; I’m not completely surprised that he’d be the type to pull such a gargantuan jerk move. But I’m sure that there are people without reality shows who do this as well, and I can’t imagine a relationship that I’d put my all into deteriorating so badly that my partner is communicating his needs to everyone else but me. The very thought of that kind of betrayal and embarrassment is chilling.

Your thoughts, Clutchettes?

 

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