I know you’re probably rolling your eyes but I just can’t help it!! We all know I posted about cheating a while back. I’ll admit that was a rather judgey post on my part. I’m not sorry. I still feel very strongly that cheating is just wrong when divorce is a viable option. I want to clarify a couple of things though. I don’t consider it cheating if you’re waiting for a divorce to be finalized. Divorces take time and if people are truly unhappy and feel they’d be happier with someone else then I don’t think they should necessarily have to wait to move on. If the relationship has ended it has ended. Secondly, I have been cheated on and so I of course have a biased view, I don’t think that makes my view the wrong view but you’re welcome to disagree. I still say the person hurt when cheating comes in to play more often than not ends up being the person cheated on while the others involved are 100% responsible for their own feelings and if they thought they’d be hurt they should have kept it zipped up.
That leads me to today. Michelle McGee of course gave an exclusive interview to In Touch Weekly (suppose she did this one for free??) about her reaction to the Jesse James interview. http://www.intouchweekly.com/2010/05/in_touch_exclusivemichelle_bom.php Before I could write this post I had to go take a shower because I felt dirty just reading this BS. So because I know you care, here are my thoughts.
1. She just got caught in a big fat lie. She originally told In Touch that she didn’t know he was still in a relationship with Sandra Bullock. She said he led her to believe they were not staying married. Then she said he said his marriage was a sham, for publicity and that it was ending. She even went so far as to say the catalyst for her deciding to spill her guts was not for the pathetic amount of money she was paid but it was because she saw them together at the Oscars and realized she’d been duped. In this article she clearly says he went to great lengths to hide their relationship. So either she’s the dumbest person on the planet and didn’t realize having to hide probably meant he was lying, or she knew full well he was married and lying. I don’t necessarily think she’s dumb. I think she’s opportunistic and self centered but she doesn’t strike me as dumb. I do think she should have held out for more money. If she was going to cash in on ruining people’s lives why not shop around for someone who would most certainly pay more for the story?
2. Am I the only one who saw “me, me, me” in that article?? She’s pissed because he didn’t apologize to her for her embarrassment. WTF?? SHE went public, she sold the story, she let the cat out of the bag. Once again she fails to accept any responsibility for her own participation here. That just pissed me right off. She embarrassed herself by airing her dirty laundry for $5k. She’s not owed an apology for her embarrassment in my opinion. Plus I find it hard to believe she has the ability to actually feel embarrassment. She has a freaking tatoo on her forehead (not to mention other places I’m not typing because it just allows pervs to google me) and gets naked for a living. That to me says she has a pretty thick skin and is probably not easily embarrassed.
3. Did I mention this whole thing just makes me feel dirty?? I really think I need another shower. I hope she’s had herself deloused after all of this because I can’t imagine she truly feels clean here.
As for him, all I can say is UGH. I don’t feel like he truly is remorseful. If he is remorseful he sure didn’t convince me. Instead what I see is yet another person feeling sorry for themselves for a situation they caused. I also see him dodging his responsibility here, so he went to rehab to find some deep rooted trauma to blame his behavior on? I don’t know if his dad abused him or not, but what I do know is lots of people are abused and don’t use it as an excuse. I know it’s fairly common for abused people to become abusers of some kind or another and I feel for them I truly do, but there are just as many people out there who go on to be productive non-douchey members of society after they’ve been abused. I’m probably gonna get hate mail over those statements… To me his entire interview was one big cop out and a big pity party. He just didn’t ring sincere for me and frankly even if he had I would still think he’s a douche. I actually think Tiger Woods was way more honest and humble in his brief press conference and I am really not fond of him either. At least he admitted he had a sense of entitlement and was a jerk, he didn’t blame it on anyone or anything else. I would have had a lot more respect for Jesse if he’d done the same.
I feel sorry for his kids because they are now in the spotlight and know what their dad did and because they’ve lost someone who was apparently a very good influence in their lives. Divorce isn’t easy on anyone but for the kids it’s always worse. I feel very sorry for Sandra Bullock and not just because she was cheated on repeatedly, but because she’s a fiercely private individual who seems to take great care when inviting people in to her life and she trusted him to help her continue to live a private life and he shattered that trust. I hope she can heal, re-establish that privacy, continue to have some kind of calming influence in the life of his kids if she really does choose to, and most of all I hope against hope she didn’t let this whole fiasco steal a single moment of her happiness over her new role as a mother. THAT would truly be the biggest tragedy of this entire mess.