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World’s most famous couple together again

Barbie, Blaine, KenYou’ll remember Valentine’s 2004.  It was the year that the world’s most famous celebrity couple split, a spokesperson saying that they were to ‘spend some quality time apart’.  But it was widely known that Barbie had dumped Ken – her lover of forty-three years – for Blaine, an Australian ‘boogie surf boarder’ she met on a trip to California.

But now, two years on, he’s back.  Ken has got back up, dusted himself down (with a little help from the Hollywood stylist Phillip Bloch), and the couple are said to be romantically involved once again.  A lot has changed for Ken in the last couple of years – he’s been off on a self-reflection trip around Europe and the far-east, and seems to have matured somewhat, preferring Norah Jones to his pop-filled past, and becoming a bit rougher around the edges, with ripped jeans and unkempt hair.  It’s all in sharp contrast to Blaine’s perfected, obsessive self-styling.

So the romance is back on, after a two-year separation.  But what’s become of Blaine?  Nobody seems to have any comment to make.  It seems this home-wrecker has gone into hiding for now, at least.  Perhaps he just couldn’t compete – after all, most of us would love to look like Barbie and Ken when we’re in our fifties – perhaps he was already starting to age.

Hmm… What am I doing with my life?

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