Anorak | Beyond Her Ken

Beyond Her Ken

by | 13th, February 2004

‘THERE are some couples who are just meant to be together – Jack and Vera, Simon Groom and Goldie, George and Mildred, George and Tony, George and Asda and, of course, Barbie and Ken.

The bed was an emptier place without Ken

But appearances can be deceptive and this morning the Mail announces the sad news that Barbie and Ken are to go their separate ways after 43 years together.

The paper suggests that the split may have been instituted by “the world’s most popular blonde” because of commitment issues – she had been waiting since 1961 for Ken top pop the question.

However, there has been speculation that there may be a new man in Barbie’s life – an Australian boogie-boarder by the name of Blaine.

The couple’s business manager Russell Arons would only say: “Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end.”

But we at Anorak hear that the couple have been drifting apart for years and the relationship has been a sham for the past decade.

Some sources say that the trigger for most of the couple’s rows has been Barbie’s drinking and addiction to prescription drugs, although others blame Ken’s faltering career.

However, it could be purely a question of numbers. American psychologist Professor John Gottman says he can predict the outcome of relationships with 94% accuracy.

He calculates that couples who argue more than 20% of the time have not got a hope of making things work.

“A lot of couples don’t know how to connect or how to

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