Hmmmm. I have no doubt that they have split, just not so sure if the facts are right there. I would've thought Pam wouldn't have wanted to settle down, what with her lifestyle in a band.
I wish they didn't use that awful photo though.
I don't know, 32 is not all that young.
I know women who at that age for some reason nowadays reckon they are past it and better find someone quick to make babies + five yrs is a long time to be just dating!
That's of course true (: Still not convinced about this "friend" though.
"Elijah just didn't want to settle down," claims a friend
At least not with
a woman Pam. ;-P
Since I'm thinking this 'whatever-it-is' pretty much expired Summer/Fall of last year, it's possible this 'official' notice was leaked to the press by 'a friend' for a purpose. What that purpose could be is anybody's guess, but MY guess is Elijah seems to have been poking a Converse-clad shapely foot out of the closet in fits and starts all year and putting an official 'end' to the Pam scenario may help to tie up loose ends. I could be wrong - in fact I usually am.
Thank you, "friend of Elijah". Ergo PR woman.
"Elijah just didn't want to settle down," claims a friend of the American actor. "The last thing he wanted to do was hurt Pamela, but she's pretty cut up about the break-up."
a) you can't settle down with a PR beard, they're for PR.
b) Of course he can't settle down with a woman
One step closer out of the closet. You can go the rest, I'm sure.
Btw, what a god awful photo, omg.
It's also possible that after investing five years in the "relationship," Pam wanted a commitment (even if she was just going to be Mrs. Wood in name only), so Elijah quickly cut her loose. I think that makes sense because after five years of "dating," why not just keep things the way they were? To my mind, Pam must have wanted some kind of change that Elijah wasn't willing to make. As for Pam being broken up about the split, I can understand her not wanting to lose the visibility she got with Elijah, not to mention traveling all over with him.
Having a legal wife might help dispel any gay rumors and he'd be free to continue with any clandestine sexual activity, but I like the theory that he's slowly inching his way out of the closet. If he's going to concentrate on DJing and his record label and spend no time on screen, maybe he thinks being gay won't matter.
Edited at 2010-09-26 08:11 pm (UTC)
Probably from his press people.
Is it official then?
I guess it is seeing how Elijah already referred to her as "my then girlfriend" in a video interview some weeks ago.
He didn't want to settle down with her? After five years of being with her? Wonder why he only realised that need for freedom and refusal to settle down once Dom and Evi had split up...*scratches head*
One might think a man his age would have realised that sooner*lol* And not wanting to hurt her and therefore breaking up with her? Sure, that's not going to hurt her at all;)
This has now been post elswhere on LJ and I find it highly amusing how different the comments are from here. It's just so nonsensical to me that people actually saw a relationship that was leading to marraige!!?
Were we looking at the same photo's? Because that is all we had.
I know, it's bizarre isn't it? Well, perception is reality.
But I have to admit, the comments along the lines of "that's sad, I was sure they would get married" and "I'm surprised, they looked so happy together" just left me gobsmacked. But the kicker was some people observing that Elijah has seemed sad, without 'that spring in his step'. Puhleeze - the Elijah I've been seeing this year looks like someone whose doctor rang up to say "Well, it looks like I totally misdiagnosed the chronic disease that was sure to kill you eventually. My bad."
I'm shocked and puzzled.
"They always looked so in love, like one body and one soul"
Uhm what?? lol