But it also shined a light on an issue that's been slowly coming to the surface: Was Brangelina the last true Power Couple?Now there will always be powerful couples in Hollywood.), Gwyneth Paltrowand Chris Martin, and Katie Holmesand Tom Cruise, among others.It was a time when most huge stars flocked to other huge stars—before there was Tinder, one simply made the Hollywood party rounds or asked her people to talk to his people.The Power and Control Wheel is a tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can use power and control to manipulate a relationship.Click on a spoke of the wheel to learn more about one of the forms of abuse, including examples and red flags. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication / program / exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.It made for seamless A-lister stalking, because all of the biggest and brightest were, basically living together. Slowly, those couples and their collective power status began to erode.(That is of course to say nothing of their individual star power).
There are constantly new couples cropping up in Tinseltown, but none has been quite so simultaneously A-list, and there certainly hasn't been a Movement like there used to be. We don't wish ill on any of these A-listers and their romantic endeavors, but it was starting to feel like an exclusive clique with no room for anyone else.
Back in the early aughts musicians fell firmly below actors in the ladder of influence, but not anymore.