×
 

Remember me Reset Password

Save Customer ID

Celebrity Marriage Prop Bets

Posted by BetOnline Team on 3/28/2017 3:45:23 PM

Romantic relationships and marriage are a big deal for anyone and that’s not different when you’re constantly in the public eye. It can add a ‘degree of difficulty’ to maintaining a happy and harmonious union. It can also be a significant ‘publicity upside’ to keep ‘his’ and ‘her’ name prominent in the media. Depending on the circumstances, it can be a huge boost to one or both careers or sometimes cause ‘collateral damage’. Like the broader realm of humanity there are good relationships and bad relationships among celebrities but there’s a higher degree of complexity when both have to be concerned about maintaining their ‘personal brand’.

None of this is new. Despite the many liabilities of the mainstream media—even the tabloid media—the situation is much healthier now than in what was considered the ‘golden era’ of celebrity-dom. In mid-20th century Hollywood it was expected that actors and actresses would maintain a healthy, stable yet non-threatening romantic relationship and preferably marriage. More specifically, it was expected that they’d give that appearance regardless of the true circumstances. If a relationship didn’t fit that criteria the studio powers that be would often ‘arrange’ a relationship between an actress and a single actor of a commensurate level.

This is nothing compared to what celebrities in certain demographics would go through. If you were a ‘teen heartthrob’ type you had to maintain a veneer that you were ‘available’ since the perception was that the lovelorn members of the opposite gender wouldn’t buy tickets and records if they knew otherwise. There have always been plenty of celebrities that had to keep same gender relationships on the ‘QT’ while cultivating the appearance of a phony relationship or even marriage with a ‘publicly acceptable’ member of the opposite sex.

In this regard, modern celebrities have it better. There are certainly some in relationships ‘for career purposes’ of one type or another but typically that is their own decision and not the dictum from atop a hierarchical power structure. Even though there’s plenty of things manipulated by (and for) the media it’s evident that the public gets a more realistic look at celebrity romance than ever before.

And what’s more romantic than putting a quantitative measure of probability on relationships and major events within them? Below are the betting odds on an assortment of celebrity marriage props released by our Sportsbook:

CELEBRITY MARRIAGE PROPOSITION ODDS

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

Will Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +750
No: -900

Will Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +300
No: -450

Reynolds and Lively seem genuinely happy together. Lively had the couple’s second daughter in September 2016 so it’s doubtful that she’ll go for ‘the hat trick’ anytime soon.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +250
No: -300

Will Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +900
No: -1250

Jada and Will have one of the more unusual and ultimately confusing relationships among celebrities. There have been allegations that it’s a ‘marriage of convenience’ a la Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, innuendo that they have an open marriage and countless other bizarre reports. They’ve definitely had marital issues and have confirmed they’ve gone to couples counseling. They do a good job of keeping things together and giving the right appearances but who knows where they’re really at as a couple. They have two kids, the youngest born in 2000. This and the couple’s confusing relationship make another pregnancy unlikely anytime soon.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Will Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +500
No: -750

Will Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +900
No: -1250

Hanks and Wilson had a prototypical marriage for 28 years before the National Enquirer reported the two were getting a divorce. The couple denied it and actually got an apology and retraction from the tabloid paper. The couple have two children together and Wilson has two kids from a previous relationship. Doubtful they’re looking for more.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Will John Legend and Chrissy Teigen separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +1200
No: -1500

Will John Legend and Chrissy Teigen announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +400
No: -450

By all accounts Legend and Teigen have one of the strongest celebrity relationships. Teigen had the couple’s first child in April 2016. Another kid wouldn’t be surprising though the fact that their baby daughter was conceived through in vitro fertilization makes it a bit tougher call.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +250
No: -300

Will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +1250
No: -1500

Who knows what the real relationship status is between these two. Within the span of 48 hours the media was alternately reporting that a divorce might be forthcoming and that they ‘feel stronger in their marriage’. They arguably get more career mileage out of their relationship than any celebrity couple so for that reason if nothing else a divorce is unlikely. Kids are even more unlikely.

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton

Will Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +1250
No: -1500

Will Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +450
No: -500

William and Kate’s marriage is the only one in this list that would require permission from a sovereign (aka Queen Elizabeth) to end. It’s not out of the question since by all accounts both the Queen and the British public attitudes toward royal divorces have mellowed considerably over the past decade or so. Keep in mind that speculating on the status of royal family marriages is a cottage industry in Great Britain which likely explains why separate media sources have reported the couple as ‘so in love’ and ‘on the rocks’ within 48 hours. Historically, a baby is the first response to discord within a royal relationship.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Will Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +450
No: -500

Will Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +450
No: -500

Another completely inscrutable celebrity relationship. There have been plenty of reports that the two are on the verge of divorce despite having a child in late 2015.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Will Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +750
No: -900

Will Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +750
No: -900

Kidman and Urban may have one of the most ‘normal’ marriages in Hollywood. They’re seen arguing and have issues from time to time but it looks like ‘normal couple’ stuff. Ultimately, they seem very happy together which explains why they’ve been married for over a decade. They have two daughters together and Kidman is also mother to a pair of adult children from her marriage to Tom Cruise. Plus she’s 49 making it doubtful she’ll be looking to have more.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Will Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +1250
No: -1500

Will Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +250
No: -300

There’s nothing to suggest that Tatum and Dewan are anything other than happily married as they close in on eight years together. They had a daughter in 2013 and with both in their mid 30’s another kid wouldn’t surprise.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

Will Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes separate or divorce before 12/31/17?

Yes: +1250
No: -1500

Will Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes announce that she’s pregnant before 12/31/17?

Yes: +450
No: -600

Nothing to suggest that there are issues in the Gosling/Mendes marriages. They’ve got two kids already but with both in their mid 30’s the timing is right for a third.


Did you enjoy this article?

Email this to a friend Print it
*

↑ Back to page content
↑ Back to top