8 Celebrity Couples Who’ve Let Fear Run Their Relationshipsby HowAboutWe on April 02, 2013
This week on The Date Report, we’re exploring an issue plaguing people everywhere: FOBU – the Fear of Breaking Up. Learn what it is and how to recognize signs you have it, and share your thoughts with us on twitter: tweet #FOBU or #BadReasonsToStayTogether @howaboutwe.
FOBU doesn’t just afflict the average guy and gal; it also permeates the lives of celebrities. Here are a few couples, past and present that have had, or are still having, a serious case of FOBU.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Is Kim letting her FOBU get the best of her despite Kanye’s seeming lack of interest in their relationship?
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller
Sheen threatened his wife with a knife on Christmas Day in 2009, yet the couple continued to wax their relationship on and off. Codependency, or FOBU?
Pete Doherty and Kate Moss
Their on-again, off-again romance was a tabloid staple for years, but Doherty and Moss just couldn’t seem to quit one another. According to some reports, Moss, now very married, still drunk dials Doherty on occasion.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
This is a couple that clearly can’t stand one another the majority of the time. Yet they must stay together for the sheer terror of never finding someone else to tolerate them.
Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson
The former actor and his teenage bride made such a spectacle with their marriage that they must fear losing all relevance if they break it off.
Rihanna and Chris Brown
Talk about the ultimate FOBU. Rihanna probably has the most clinical FOBU we have ever seen.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
It’s hard to let go of your first love. That’s why this teen dream couple kept things going much longer than they probably should have.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
He has publically admitted that he dated her just to become famous on reality television. Yet this pair is very obviously terrified to call it quits.
Now Tell Us Your Story
We’re collecting FOBU stories, and we’d love to hear yours. Tweet us @howaboutwe with the hashtag #FOBU or #BadReasonsToStayTogether, or leave a comment below. Prefer to be anonymous? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.