The Business of Love: How Hollywood Relationships Can Benefit Celebs
Sometimes you get more than just a lifetime of happiness.
This article is being touted in extreme shipper circles as being evidence that Sam and Mac’s relationship are just for PR.
Yeah, misreading articles seem to be their specialties.
Some things that don’t make the article applicable to Sam and Mac:
- The article is referring to A-listers not C-list actors.
- The article doesn’t claim that these “business” romantic relationships aren’t “real”–just that the couple at least initially took that into account in getting together.
- The article claims that these kinds of relationships are often short-lived. Sam and Mac have been together almost a year now.
- The article suggests that these relationships are used to help publicize one or both actors’ projects. I have not seen Mac or Sam use the relationship to publicize anything. Heck, they didn’t even post BAFTA Scotland pictures of the two of them together on their own social media.
However, there is one part of this article that actually goes against the whole ES argument that TPTB want to hide Sam and Cait’s “love” to create more interest in the show bymaking Sam appear to be single:
We’ve ALL known for a long time that if Sam and Cait were really having a relationship it would be a PR goldmine for Starz/ Sony. PR teams encourage romantic leads to play up their flirty chemistry when they are “selling” the show. They would absolutely neve get them to try to hide their chemistry let alone a real life relationship with each other.
Furthermore, if the PR department wanted Sam to appear to be single, it makes no sense to set him up with an actress that he is reported to be dating now for about a year. Why substitute an “actual” long-term romantic relationship for a “fake” long-term romantic relationship. If they wanted Sam to “appear” to be single they would have paparazzi conveniently on hand to get photos of him out and about with a number of women.
None of it makes sense. But then again none of the ES have made sense about Sam and Cait for a long time.