Monday, October 11, 2010

Crystal Knock


So Crystal Bowersox, who you may remember was hands-down the best thing on the last season of American Idol, got married yesterday. To a musician named Brian Walker. A musician who, by the way, isn't the same guy America watched sit in the audience and cheer for her all throughout her rise to the show's finals earlier this year.

Look, I don't pretend to know a whole lot about this girl's love life, and she's of course entitled to do whatever she wants. But why does it really rub me the wrong way that the poor schlub who backed her when she was a nobody gets dumped the minute she becomes a somebody (she reportedly broke up with him the night of the season finale) and the new guy winds up marrying her within a few months of officially getting together with her?

Damn, I'm jaded these days.

22 comments:

Amy said...

That does sound fishy, BUT how do we know that "poor schlub" wasn't a hanger-on douchebag just waiting for her to make it big?

I'm not a huge fan of meet then marry a month or six later, but the truth is, we don't know the story.

Fred said...

She either "traded up" which some women are known to do (Fatter wallet, nicer car, bigger dick) or the guy was a complete douchebag and she traded up for the right reasons. Its certainly easy to see the worst in people when it comes to these situations but maybe its not the case?

On top of all that, I'd never even heard of this woman before your mention and I'm only responding because I'm bored as hell at work :)

Chez said...

Like I implied: I tend to see the worst when it comes to relationships these days.

John Foley said...

She always struck me as incredibly smug and self-righteous during the competition. One could argue that this was just the editing process at work, and to some extent I'm sure that's true, but let's also remember that the makers of this show pretty obviously wanted her to make the finals. This is the same girl who claimed her music was going to heal the city of Toledo.

kanye said...

I've never watched more than a few passing minutes of American Idol, so it's odd that I know this: The original boyfriend dumped her. At least that's the way that she told it that night.

Who knows for sure.

Anonymous said...

Getting married in under a year is rather doomed to failure. Impulse rarely generates success, no matter the area of life.

Chez said...

You may very well be right, Kanye. I know that a couple of the articles I've seen on this over the past couple of days say that she broke up with him.

I can't believe I'm even talking about this. I'm truly wounded, apparently.

Fred said...

Chez, we all have triggers for certain things and it makes sense that it would strike a chord with you. I dont think anybody is finding fault with you by any means.

Hell, I could fill at least a year's worth of blogging with my reactions to certain things along those lines. Its part of the reason why I'm happily single and will most likely stay that way.

Chez said...

I don't know how happy I am, but I'm absolutely single out of necessity and will likely stay that way for awhile.

slouchmonkey said...

"Bitches, man."

Alanna said...

Great. Just what I needed to read as I watch the exact same thing unfold in my life in the inverse only my ex is not famous (outside of his own head).

Whoever wrote "Impulse rarely generates success, no matter the area of life." just made me feel a lot better though, thank you.

Le Penseur said...

If it really went down like that, i.e., that she dumped him because she was now 'somebody' and he was therefore no longer good enough for her, then I would say that he is better off. Now he has opportunity to hook up with a woman who actually HAS character as opposed to one who is just really good at faking it. Also, he'll now be more careful who he gives his heart to in the future. As for you Chez, you have to remember there are good women out there, not just the openly bad and the secretly bad.

Chez said...

Let me know when somebody figures out how to spot the secretly bad.

Le Penseur said...

You just have to pay attention; if it's all an act, sooner or later the mask will slip.

Jeremy said...

I never heard of her before this. But a quick Yahoo search turned up a story stating that she and the hubby had been friends for years before they became romantic post-breakup with the last boyfriend.

Stephen said...

"This is the same girl who claimed her music was going to heal the city of Toledo."

Are you healed yet Toledo? Well? We're waiting???????

Hang in there Chez...I echo your sentiment...it sucks but it's necessary. Next time you're up let's get the girls together for a play date.

Amanda said...

I think both of these are also applicable, in addition to "Bitches, man."

"The rain on my car is a baptism, the new me, Ice Man, Power Chez, my assault on the world begins now."

or

"I got a question. If you guys know so much about women, how come you're here at like, the Gas 'n' Sip on a Saturday night, completely alone, drinking beers with no women anywhere?
-Conscious choice, man."

Alanna said...

Men are not incapable of ruining a woman's heart, either, you know. Even if the woman "ends it".

Mary said...

From what I can recall, she was living with the former BF for some time and had a kid with him. She had mentioned on the show, that she was waiting for him to "man up" and pop the question, and he indicated he did not want to make the commitment, so she dumped him.

Now here is my part to help all of us have faith in relationships again...it is the most sensual video I've seen since Chris Isaak's Wicked Games. http://tinyurl.com/25mzm7l

Chez said...

Yes, Seal, yes, we get it -- you're fucking Heidi Klum. Good for you.

Anonymous said...

I can think of 20 different scenarios where Crystal isn't the bitch here but I find it hard to believe any of them. And I'm fairly happy in my relationship so I think it has more to do with her than you Chez.

Liz in Austin said...

I just broke up with my ex 2 weeks ago and I'm still upset by it. I didn't want to do it, but some things are just non-negotiables and can't be ignored. All I keep thinking is, why? Why did he have to be such a bone-head? He totally had me but blew it because of lies.

(Women can certainly be bone-heads too, btw.)