• @rila well, or she could blow this in his face, then wait after a while and dump his a$$ xD destroy his career, got her revenge, and still divorcing him :)
  • If the rumours are true about her exposing the affair deliberately, then she's foolish to believe that by ruining the third party's future she will win her husband back and it will be a happy ending. Now she ends up with a spouse who only returned out of obligation to save his own reputation, not out of genuine guilt and remorse for his misbehaviour. If she just quietly separated or divorced it would have been a better revenge; karma will hit jac eventually as that man will find another gal soon enough
  • @rila I can’t remember how long it took my son to walk but I have the video of his first day walking. I’m sure Grace is desperate for her baby to beat all of our kids though...
  • @orchid123 But my brother was heavier and the same height as me as a baby and he walked at around 10 months while I was over a year old when I started walking... The talking was reversed though, he wasn’t talking until almost 2 i think...
  • @rila If it wasn’t for Anita Mui, Andy would have been a nobody a lot time ago. A limited singer, no looks and can’t act.
  • @megamiaow @diana80 Both of you spoke my mind; an invasion of privacy like these photos is completely unnecessary and unwarranted. Personally, I think that the consequences of her actions on her career and reputation is fitting “punishment” and whether or not Kenneth reconciles with her is up to him. However, I think both he and Sammi should just walk away and not look back. As for Andy, what he committed was despicable too, yet I’m not seeing the same level of criticism/judgment/anger directed towards him. Maybe it’s just me, but I suspect his career and reputation will recover eventually solely because his wife forgave him. I honestly think that its absurd that everyone has to give him a break now, like what the hell why support a singer who has zero respect for marriage and family? Where’s the credibility when he’s releasing all those romantic ballads? He was basically not only lying to this wife but also to all his supporters who believed in this “devoted, faithful guy in love with sammi for 20+years” fraud. I was probably only one of the minority but I thought it was absolutely horrible how he just threw his ex girlfriend under the bus and basically called her a rebound or a fling and the relationship was merely a stopgap. Like he had no choice but to date her while waiting for sammi because he is a “man with needs”. Wtf. He had no respect for females; he either said all that to win back sammi and get publicity or he actually was a player and just used his ex to satisfy “needs”. Either way, it was sickening and nauseating.
  • @rila it all depend on the parents, that’s why I said it’s presumptuous to think the kids will have pressure. If the parents keep going on about how the kid’s name is after a famous person, want the kid to pursue the career, pressuring the kids to do everything in order to achieve it, and forgo the kid interest, it is very bad, but it says more about the parents than the name. If a parent picks the name because it’s from one of their idols, have a nice sound to it, while let the kids do whatever, reassuring the kids they can do whatever, then naming kids after a famous person isn’t bad. It’s all about the parents, not the kid. One of your examples, Albert Einstein, unless the kid is name Albert Einstein, naming him Albert isn’t bad because Albert is an old English name (also a royal one at that). I think your caution to naming a kid so and so is way too cautious, and looking at the surface rather than the root. I know some kids are born mentally vulnerable, but that means even the slightest thing would trigger them off, while nothing the parents do can help them. I believe in nurture rather than silly thing like how you should name your child.
  • @littlefish I know that all names originate from at least one person (unless you invent new ones and i do know a family who did) but it’s a different story when you are named after a SPECIFIC contemporary person who is still alive or was alive in this century. For example, my name is biblical but because that part of history was ages ago and way before my lifetime I don’t feel any connection whatsoever besides the general idea that my name has a religious meaning and the hope that I live a virtuous and ethical life. However, I do think it has some impact on the child when it’s for instance, naming them after Celine Dion or Albert Einstein or Wayne Gretzky. Emotionally vulnerable kids would feel some pressure to live up to the name or assume that their parents only want them to pursue a certain career. It enforces this mentality that parents will only love and support them if they follow their parents’ wishes and anything else would disappoint them and jeopardize their relationship. Obviously this scenario doesn’t apply to all kids, but it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to your children. Parents will evidently and naturally have expectations, but I refuse to believe that these should contribute to any mental health issue or deny kids the freedom to forge their own paths. That’s my take. As for being Ruco’s fan, I admit several years ago I admired his acting, but I already ceased to like him for several reasons. I actually liked Grace alot more but also stopped after she started dating Kevin.
  • @rila Uhm, many names are basically famous name, or shall I say many common names are once upon a time belong to a famous person, or a convicted criminal! Just because the inspiration might be from a sport legend or a war hero, doesn’t mean the parents expect or force their child to go their idol’s route of life, that’s presumption at best. But let’s me guess you are ruco’s fan, and so he gets a free pass, but Kevin and grace aren’t! Also news flash, all parents have some sort of expectations on their kids, no parents has zero!
  • @passingby2 I’m on the same page as you, I was angry at both guilty parties initially but as soon as he blamed it on alcohol I was super pissed. Scoundrel, own up to it, don’t use the age old excuse of intoxication. Plenty of people get drunk and don’t cheat on their spouses. And if he honestly had promised divorce or the real deal to jac, then she was foolish and naive to fall for it, wait for him to actually divorce before being with him. Why let him have his cake and eat it too? If somebody really loves you, why would they still hang on to their wife? I would never understand why his wife could forgive him; he can’t even take full responsibility for his actions and has to use alcohol as a shield.
  • Congratulations! Why the heck is there all this negativity and criticism over a baby’s name under news about a new life??? It’s disappointing and exasperating that the negativity and judgment aren’t being directed towards the individuals who are actually perpetuating immoral and unprincipled values by their life choices. Quinta is a unique and wonderful name imo; it’s easy to pronounce and also not too popular. My opinion with baby names is that find one that’s not too common, but nonetheless not too weird or with crazy spelling or difficult pronunciation. It’s all about balance. You want your child not to experience bullying or discrimination due to a strange name that’s hard to say or spell and you don’t want them running out of time on tests or exams because you gotta fill out all the bubbles for each letter of the name on multiple choices tests ( in North America at least). However, you also don’t want them finding out that there’s three other people with the same name in their class or at the office because it becomes an issue when you don’t know who someone is talking to when they only say the first name. There’s also this feeling of constant comparison and it’s not healthy for those who are not confident or averse to competition. I speak from experience because I have a biblical name that’s not too common and there are days when I get tired of spelling it out or hear strangers mispronounce it half the time (i gave up a long time ago correcting others). Yet when I found out there was another high school classmate with the same name, it was rather annoying at first because there’s obviously gonna be confusion when we’re both in the same class. As for Rafael and other names that are bestowed due to a role model or celebrity or personal hero, I think it’s rather unfair to force your child to grow up and live under somebody else’s shadow and name for the rest of their lives. It may be your idol or hero, but not necessarily theirs and they got every right to have a life that’s all their own and not have to adhere to the values and ideals of another person. If you like that person so much, name your pet after them, but not another human being. At least their child can always choose to change names after a certain age, so it’s not irrevocable.
  • @rila I hope not as Kenneth and Jacqueline do not seem too serious and their relationship cannot be compared to Andy and Sammi’s marriage. Kenneth deserves way better than that cheap cheater.
  • @coralie @rila Love in a marriage does tend to get more and more platonic over time. Romantic fireworks disappear and like Coralie says other priorities take precedence. But in Sammis situation with religion being such a massive influence, who knows how she is valuing her marriage.
  • @rila when it comes to relationships, there's no one-size fits all approach. your convictions are strong and i commend that. i don't condone cheating or extramarital affairs, but things can happen and maybe it's forgivable. people's priorities and needs change as they age, too. maybe love and faithfulness used to be someone's top goal, but over time other priorities take place, like their kids, health, finances or career. and love, too, can transform from burning love to comfortable companionship. i used to argue a lot with older folks on other forums, like those "ask prudence" columns. what i've noticed is that cheating is universally abhored, but the older they are, the less likely they are to advise divorce as the first option. they always suggest counseling first. and myself as well...at this point in my life, i have no tolerance for extramarital affairs. but i can't say how i'll feel about this in a decade or two. as of now, though, i can say that while i don't like cheating, i can understand the reason why someone would accept their spouse back even after cheating.
  • @coralie I know you’re not condoning this type of conduct either, just that I want to make the point that as soon as someone cheats, a marriage is no longer a marriage in the real sense. There are conventional boundaries for marriage so I think that when those lines are crossed, that family is not intact anymore so I can’t empathize with cheaters, no matter what their motivations are.
  • @coralie Maybe I’m too sensitive, but love is very important for me, it’s even more valuable than money or friendship. I draw my line at adultery; you can lie, you can gamble, you can use drugs, you can be a workaholic etc. and I would still be willing to work at the marriage and give you second chances but as soon as you break the trust and have a physical or emotional affair, that’s the end of the road. What you’re describing is loving one person, then seeking another person to fulfill physical or emotional needs in a romantic context. That’s also called an open relationship or having flings or one night stands. If someone thinks that’s acceptable behaviour, then good for them, keep doing whatever they’re doing. Everyone has their own preferences, but please stay away from marriage. Goddamn it, dont ruin marriage and true love for people who believe in it. You don’t get to have it both ways. Either choose unconditional and faithful love or choose to experience love with different people at the same time. Marriage is in sickness and in health, but if your husband gets erectile dysfunction, you ditch him and find a new boyfriend? Marriage is about sacrifice and understanding, and putting their needs above your own needs. At least that’s what it’s supposed to be.
  • @rila sometimes it can't be worked even if spoken about. for example, some partners refuse to have marital relations when they're older and lose the energy, but they can be good partners + parents otherwise. the spouse might bring the issue up and discuss it, but at a certain point, talking about it becomes exhausting if no action's taken. rather than lose an otherwise good partner, they seek another person to fulfil their needs. it is cowardly and disrespectful, but they don't want to divorce or separate and lose that family. another example could be couples who have workaholic partners. lots of couples divorce (like doctors) because they have no time for each other. even after discussing for eons, there's still no change because they both are required to work. however, they could still love each other very much, just that circumstances prevent them from putting each other first. so then what? maybe each person finds another person to fulfill their needs while keeping the family intact. i'm not saying any of this is right. putting blame on the cheating party is correct, but it's not the full picture. it is cowardly & disrespectful, but they might have their reasons for doing something like this. we're not in their shoes, so can't say what's going on.
  • Wonder if kenneth decides to forgive jacqueline, would there be any support for him? He’s just giving her a second chance too.
  • @coralie If the relationship was deteriorating and falling apart, then the person who was considering cheating should have had the courage and the honesty to speak up and suggest separation or a way to fix the issue. As a spouse you have the duty and responsibility to remain faithful in good times and bad; its in the goddamn vow when you marry. You dont just start looking for a temporary distraction or escape to forget the problems or the stress at home. That’s the cowardly and selfish and abhorrent path to take. Yes, both parties may have flaws but you don’t just give up without even trying to talk it through. Cheating essentially means you have no regard for your marriage anymore because wouldn’t you even consider for a fleeting moment your partner’s feelings or how you would feel if they cheated on you? They cheat because they stopped caring already. Another note is that if he wasn’t caught, it definitely would have continued for who knows how long. He wouldn’t have owned up to it and he would have never apologized and acted all sorry. If the husband confessed his guilt of his own accord, then at least demonstrates regret and sorrow over his transgression. This presscon apology was all forced and staged to alleviate the backlash, he had no choice but to come clean.
  • @diana80 that’s the infuriating aspect for me, how women are judged so differently when it comes to adultery. The home wrecker is always blamed the most and yes, she is at fault too but in legal terms it’s the husband who should take most of the consequences. Yet in reality, the wife naturally and obviously would be biased and rather believe that her husband was “seduced” which was what andy implied when he said he gave in to his physical urges. So then the focus shifts to the female who is labelled a whore, slut etc. for the rest of her life. How the hell is that not sexism??? Guys blame it on hormones, like hello, you still have a brain and a conscience. If a cheating woman made a similar excuse, no one would accept her bs.
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