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22nd Jul '17 1:00:45 AM LaughingGiraffe
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* Very few instances of this trope can claim to have caused a constitutional crisis and a king's abdication, but this is exactly what happened in Britain with [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King Edward VIII]] and his wife Wallis Simpson. When Simpson met the then-Prince of Wales, she was ''(a)'' American, ''(b)'' had already been divorced once, and ''(c)'' already married to her ''second'' husband, whom she would divorce to marry Edward. And the Church of England at the time did not permit divorceés to marry if their spouse was still alive. People in the know about her feared that she was a GoldDigger, [[ReallyGetsAround had more lovers]] no one knew about, and could divorce Edward while he was King. The general public in Britain didn't learn about her until after he was crowned. In the end, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin threatened that the entire government would resign if the king married her; he responded by abdicating in order to marry her. The couple fled to France, and Wallis received a ton of hate mail. The royal family refused to grant her the style "Her Royal Highness", even though she was entitled to it by marriage. History vindicated the abdication (if only because Edward turned out to be a Nazi sympathizer, and his brother and successor George VI was a very popular king), but Wallis remains a controversial figure in history to this day.

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* Very few instances of this trope can claim to have caused a constitutional crisis and a king's abdication, but this is exactly what happened in Britain with [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King Edward VIII]] and his wife Wallis Simpson. When Simpson met the then-Prince of Wales, she was ''(a)'' American, ''(b)'' had already been divorced once, and ''(c)'' already married to her ''second'' husband, whom she would divorce to marry Edward. And the Church of England at the time did not permit divorceés to marry if their spouse was still alive. People in the know about her feared that she was a GoldDigger, [[ReallyGetsAround had more lovers]] no one knew about, and could divorce Edward while he was King. The general public in Britain didn't learn about her until after his father died and he was crowned. became king. In the end, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin threatened that the entire government would resign if the king married her; he responded by abdicating in order to marry her.her and as a result, was never formally crowned. The couple fled to France, and Wallis received a ton of hate mail. The royal family refused to grant her the style "Her Royal Highness", even though she was entitled to it by marriage. History vindicated the abdication (if only because Edward turned out to be a Nazi sympathizer, and his brother and successor George VI was a very popular king), but Wallis remains a controversial figure in history to this day.
10th Jul '17 7:27:30 AM MCanter89
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'''Barry:''' Yeah, thatís 'cause you only date band-breaker-uppers.

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'''Barry:''' Yeah, thatís 'cause ícause you only date band-breaker-uppers.
10th Jul '17 7:25:09 AM MCanter89
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'''Barry:''' Yeah, that's 'cause you only date band-breaker-uppers.

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'''Barry:''' Yeah, that's thatís 'cause you only date band-breaker-uppers.



* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Music/YokoOno, widow of Music/TheBeatlesí Music/JohnLennon. Sheís [[{{Misblamed}} frequently blamed]] for breaking up the Beatles; fans and the media accuse her of monopolizing Johnís attention, influencing his music and opinions, and just upsetting group dynamics. It is known that John would routinely bring her to recording sessions (in violation of the bandís longstanding ďno girlfriends in the studioĒ rule), and he cited her as a big inspiration to his work. The other Beatles, for their part, donít specifically blame her for the breakup, or at least donít consider her scheming or malicious; they instead blame it on the group drifting apart musically and personally for some time. Yoko just happened to be there when it all imploded (although they do maintain that she wasnít the easiest person to get along with, which may not have been entirely helpful either).

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Music/YokoOno, widow of Music/TheBeatlesí Music/JohnLennon. Sheís [[{{Misblamed}} frequently blamed]] for breaking up the Beatles; fans and the media accuse her of monopolizing Johnís attention, influencing his music and opinions, and just upsetting group dynamics. It is known that John would routinely bring her to recording sessions (in violation of the bandís longstanding ďno girlfriends in the studioĒ rule), and he cited her as a big inspiration to his work. The other Beatles, for their part, donít specifically blame her for the breakup, or at least donít consider her scheming or malicious; they instead blame it on the group drifting apart musically and personally for some time. Yoko just happened to be there when it all imploded (although they do maintain that she wasnít the easiest person to get along with, which may not have been entirely helpful helpful, either).



** Music/PaulMcCartneyís first wife Linda Eastman got a lot of flak from fans. From the start, they compared her unfavorably with Paulís previous girlfriend, the upper-class and ladylike Jane Asher. The hatred intensified when Paul invited her to join his post-Beatles band Music/{{Wings}}; she was a photographer, not a musician, and by her own admission wasnít very good. Persistent rumors suggest she was so bad that they would just turn off her microphone during recording sessions. But she and Paul were HappilyMarried for 29 years before her death from cancer, and her struggle with the disease (and Paulís return to his solo career) [[IllGirl endeared her more]] to the public.
** Paulís second wife Heather Mills was not so lucky. She was behind early for being a ReplacementScrappy, Paul having met and married her not long after Linda died. She wasnít as nice a person as Linda either; in particular, the public was put off by her [[AnimalWrongsGroup extreme and confrontational approach to animal rights]]. And she and Paul broke up very publicly and messily; she didnít endear herself to the public after that either. Some fans claim that she was even worse than Yoko.

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** Music/PaulMcCartneyís first wife wife, Linda Eastman Eastman, got a lot of flak from fans. From the start, they compared her unfavorably with Paulís previous girlfriend, the upper-class and ladylike Jane Asher. The hatred intensified when Paul invited her to join his post-Beatles band Music/{{Wings}}; she was a photographer, not a musician, and by her own admission wasnít very good. Persistent rumors suggest she was so bad that they would just turn off her microphone during recording sessions. But she and Paul were HappilyMarried for 29 years before her death from cancer, and her struggle with the disease (and Paulís return to his solo career) [[IllGirl endeared her more]] to the public.
** Paulís second wife wife, Heather Mills Mills, was not so lucky. She was behind early for being a ReplacementScrappy, Paul having met and married her not long after Linda died. She wasnít as nice a person as Linda Linda, either; in particular, the public was put off by her [[AnimalWrongsGroup extreme and confrontational approach to animal rights]]. And she and Paul broke up very publicly and messily; she didnít endear herself to the public after that that, either. Some fans claim that she was even worse than Yoko.



* Music/CourtneyLove, widow of Music/{{Nirvana}} frontman Music/KurtCobain, is a particularly famous example. Fans blame her for Cobainís untimely death; conspiracy theorists go so far as to suggest she caused it or ordered it. It is known that Cobain killed himself after a long battle with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction; he even tried to name an album ďI Hate Myself and I Want to DieĒ. He even left a suicide note, which fans claim was either forged or just a rationalization for quitting the band. Some claim that she introduced him to his destructive habits (ignoring that he was well on the way to addiction before they met), or that she tried to induce a fatal overdose (ignoring that sheís on record as [[http://archive.alternativenation.net/10-reasons-why-kurt-cobain-wasnt-murdered/ having saved him from several such overdoses]]). It didnít help that Kurtís family and bandmates didnít like her, she made several enemies among other musicians, and she called Kurt an asshole after his death (though she called him an asshole for killing himself and anger ''is'' a [[HowDareYouDieOnMe natural stage of grief]]). Fans still havenít forgiven her, booing her when she tried to make a speech on Nirvanaís induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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* Music/CourtneyLove, widow of Music/{{Nirvana}} frontman Music/KurtCobain, is a particularly famous example. Fans blame her for Cobainís untimely death; conspiracy theorists go so far as to suggest she caused it or ordered it. It is known that Cobain killed himself after a long battle with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction; he even tried to name an album ďI Hate Myself and I Want to DieĒ. He even left a suicide note, which fans claim was either forged or just a rationalization for quitting the band. Some claim that she introduced him to his destructive habits (ignoring that he was had been well on the way to addiction before they met), met) or that she tried to induce a fatal overdose (ignoring that sheís on record as [[http://archive.alternativenation.net/10-reasons-why-kurt-cobain-wasnt-murdered/ having saved him from several such overdoses]]). It didnít help that Kurtís family and bandmates didnít like her, she made several enemies among other musicians, and she called Kurt an asshole after his death (though she called him an asshole for killing himself himself, and anger ''is'' a [[HowDareYouDieOnMe natural stage of grief]]). Fans still havenít forgiven her, booing her when she tried to make a speech on Nirvanaís induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
25th Jun '17 11:35:47 PM Monsund
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** In Yoko Okino's introduction story, its revealed when she became an Idol, her manager blackmailed her boyfriend in to breaking up with her for fear of a boyfriend hurting her popularity.
23rd Jun '17 3:41:10 AM Himbeergeist
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* Maike Kohl-Richter, second wife and widow of former German chancellor [[UsefulNotes/TheChancellorsOfGermany Helmut Kohl]] has often been accused of (further) isolating him from his family members and political friends and, more recently, hijacking control over his legacy. The fact that she was [[MayDecemberRomance 34 years his junior]] and he was already dealing with major physical and mental ramifications of aging by the time they got married isn't helping.
14th Jun '17 4:21:41 AM DesertDragon
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Itís most prevalent among musicians, followed by actors and athletes. Most of the time (but not always), the hatred is entirely undeserved and just goes to show [[FanDumb how obsessed and delusional fans can be]]. At its worst, it amounts to an invasion of the celebrityís privacy; after all, even famous people are entitled to pursue romantic relationships without seeking the approval of others.

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Itís most prevalent among musicians, followed by actors and athletes. Most of the time (but not always), the hatred is entirely undeserved and just goes to show [[FanDumb how obsessed and delusional fans can be]]. At its worst, it amounts to an invasion of the celebrityís privacy; after all, even famous people are human beings entitled to pursue romantic relationships without seeking the approval of others.
as they please.
14th Jun '17 4:20:59 AM DesertDragon
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* Music/CourtneyLove, widow of Music/{{Nirvana}} frontman Music/KurtCobain, is a particularly famous example. Fans blame her for Cobainís untimely death; conspiracy theorists go so far as to suggest she caused it or ordered it. It is known that Cobain killed himself after a long battle with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction; he even tried to name an album ďI Hate Myself and I Want to DieĒ. He even left a suicide note, which fans claim was either forged or just a rationalization for quitting the band. Some claim that she introduced him to his destructive habits (ignoring that he was well on the way to addiction before they met), or that she tried to induce a fatal overdose (ignoring that sheís on record as [[http://archive.alternativenation.net/10-reasons-why-kurt-cobain-wasnt-murdered/ having saved him from several such overdoses]]). It didnít help that Kurtís family and bandmates didnít like her, she made several enemies among other musicians, and she called Kurt an asshole after his death (although that might be a [[HowDareYouDieOnMe natural reaction to his suicide]]). Fans still havenít forgiven her, booing her when she tried to make a speech on Nirvanaís induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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* Music/CourtneyLove, widow of Music/{{Nirvana}} frontman Music/KurtCobain, is a particularly famous example. Fans blame her for Cobainís untimely death; conspiracy theorists go so far as to suggest she caused it or ordered it. It is known that Cobain killed himself after a long battle with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction; he even tried to name an album ďI Hate Myself and I Want to DieĒ. He even left a suicide note, which fans claim was either forged or just a rationalization for quitting the band. Some claim that she introduced him to his destructive habits (ignoring that he was well on the way to addiction before they met), or that she tried to induce a fatal overdose (ignoring that sheís on record as [[http://archive.alternativenation.net/10-reasons-why-kurt-cobain-wasnt-murdered/ having saved him from several such overdoses]]). It didnít help that Kurtís family and bandmates didnít like her, she made several enemies among other musicians, and she called Kurt an asshole after his death (although that might be (though she called him an asshole for killing himself and anger ''is'' a [[HowDareYouDieOnMe natural reaction to his suicide]]).stage of grief]]). Fans still havenít forgiven her, booing her when she tried to make a speech on Nirvanaís induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
14th Jun '17 4:20:59 AM DesertDragon
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14th Jun '17 4:17:05 AM DesertDragon
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Itís most prevalent among musicians, followed by actors and athletes. Most of the time (but not always), the hatred is entirely undeserved and just goes to show [[FanDumb how stupid and delusional fans can be]]. At its worst, it amounts to an invasion of the celebrityís privacy; after all, even famous people are entitled to pursue relationships with almost anyone they want.

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Itís most prevalent among musicians, followed by actors and athletes. Most of the time (but not always), the hatred is entirely undeserved and just goes to show [[FanDumb how stupid obsessed and delusional fans can be]]. At its worst, it amounts to an invasion of the celebrityís privacy; after all, even famous people are entitled to pursue romantic relationships with almost anyone they want.
without seeking the approval of others.
13th Jun '17 10:07:47 AM Lymantria
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* Creator/DavidDuchovnyís marriage to Creator/TeaLeoni is much reviled by fans of ''Series/TheXFiles''. The (relatively) saner ones claim that Duchovny, wanting to be closer to his wife, forced the shooting location to move from [[HereThereBeLions Vancouver]] to [[SoCalization Los Angeles]], shifting the tone of the show somewhat. The truly crazy ones [[DieForOurShip hate her for interfering with their preferred ship]]: Duchovny [[ActorShipping with his co-star]] Creator/GillianAnderson. At their height, the crazy ones had message boards and hatelistings suggesting that Leoni ďtrickedĒ Duchovny into marrying her, that Leoniís children were not Duchovnyís (but Andersonís were), and that Leoni had massive amounts of plastic surgery ([[BeautyEqualsGoodness this apparently making her evil]]). Leoni, oddly, took it all in stride, practically [[ShipperOnDeck shipping her husband with Anderson]] herself! It was supposedly her idea that Scully be naked when Mulder carries her out of the spacecraft in the first movie, and she claimed that she was openly cheering them on during the AlmostKiss scene (which makes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4T2_eWbTc this outtake]] even more hilarious).

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* Creator/DavidDuchovnyís marriage to Creator/TeaLeoni is much reviled by fans of ''Series/TheXFiles''. The (relatively) saner ones claim that Duchovny, wanting to be closer to his wife, forced the shooting location to move from [[HereThereBeLions Vancouver]] Vancouver to [[SoCalization Los Angeles]], shifting the tone of the show somewhat. The truly crazy ones [[DieForOurShip hate her for interfering with their preferred ship]]: Duchovny [[ActorShipping with his co-star]] Creator/GillianAnderson. At their height, the crazy ones had message boards and hatelistings suggesting that Leoni ďtrickedĒ Duchovny into marrying her, that Leoniís children were not Duchovnyís (but Andersonís were), and that Leoni had massive amounts of plastic surgery ([[BeautyEqualsGoodness this apparently making her evil]]). Leoni, oddly, took it all in stride, practically [[ShipperOnDeck shipping her husband with Anderson]] herself! It was supposedly her idea that Scully be naked when Mulder carries her out of the spacecraft in the first movie, and she claimed that she was openly cheering them on during the AlmostKiss scene (which makes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4T2_eWbTc this outtake]] even more hilarious).
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