Not all that glitters is gold

It’s no secret that I am also a Colin Firth fan and, from afar, I always loved seeing his apparent rock solid marriage to his wife Livia.

In recent days, however, it has emerged that the marriage is not as rock solid as it seemed… The Firths have accused a former friend of Livia’s of stalking and yesterday an official statement was made. According to the statement the Firths had briefly separated in private and during that time, from the summer of 2015 till end of spring 2016, Livia apparently had an affair with the man who is allegedly now stalking them. Colin and Livia reunited again after that time.

I was scrolling back on blog here, to see where I was gushing over their marriage, like in this post in 2015  or in this post, when their marriage apparently was already very rocky. At the time when I posted pictures of them in Cannes in 2016, Livia was still in that affair, although it ended soon after. I always thought they looked happy and comfortable with each other, but this goes to show that not all that glitters is gold. People can look very happy together in public and be not so happy in private…

Every marriage has its ups and downs, I know that, but ultimately I always hope that most of the time couples are actually happy together. So yes, it breaks my heart reading all this. I don’t know why their marriage was rocky, I don’t know what their issues are (and I don’t need to know), but I do like that they seem to want to work at it. I do wish all the best for Colin and Livia and I hope they can come through this stronger than ever!

Colin Livia Firth march 2018

My life is not nearly as dramatic as all this but by golly, am I glad that it is not held up under a microscope like that…