Hollywood’s Young Brides
Thank you for the upbeat story about Hollywood’s young married couples. I met my husband at 15, married him at 20, and we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary this summer. Marriages can work no matter what age you are as long as you always make sure you have your priorities in check.
Lori Tennyson, Topeka, Kans.
I got my PEOPLE yesterday, and the cover struck home. Last October I found out my oldest son had asked his girlfriend to marry him this December. He will be 20 and she is just 19. He told me he really didn’t want to hear the “you’re-too-young, why-don’t-you-wait speech.” But after Sept. 11, we’ve all realized that life is too short. I wish him and his bride-to-be the best, as I do all the young Hollywood brides.
Karen Molden, Xenia, Ohio
Although the stars in your story may be a tad young, at least they are getting married. I’d much rather read about them than all the stars having children without benefit of marriage. I applaud them for doing the right thing and presenting a much better role model for my teenage daughters.
Toni Henderson, Baton Rouge, La.
I’ve got 2006 in the pool. That’s my pick for the date by which all of the couples profiled in your cover story will be divorced.
Mike Brand, Tallahassee, Fla.
I was 19 and he was 20 when we married. We’re about to celebrate our 19th anniversary. Even at a young age, when two people marry for the right reasons it’s a wonderful journey!
Linda A. Marino, West Milford, N.J.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
After so many rumors about a possible breakup I’m glad to see that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick proved the media wrong. Just because Sarah forgot to mention Matthew’s name during an acceptance speech doesn’t mean that she didn’t go home and thank him in her own way. I wish them luck and the joy that this child will bring.
Vera Vidakovic, Windsor, Ont.
Who cares that Sarah Jessica Parker is pregnant, is sick every morning and can’t show up for work? She is like every other woman in this world who has been pregnant. To devote four pages of your magazine to this topic is totally ridiculous.
Victoria Arrick, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Being among the chosen few who were able to get a ticket to one of Paul McCartney’s two Chicago concerts was the thrill of a lifetime. The man was nonstop energy, and his voice sounded as good as it has ever been. Yes, he had tribute songs for both John and George. He also played a slew of Beatles and Wings songs and three solo songs from his newest collection, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Keep rockin’, Paul. We’ll still need you when you’re 64, and then some!
Becky Dosien Johnson, Mt. Zion, Ill.
I saw the Beatles for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show and knew right then and there that they would be around forever. Over the years, Paul McCartney has amassed a fortune: a billion dollars, according to your article. If Paul enjoys playing concerts for his fans so much, why the $350 ticket price? He surely doesn’t need the money.
Ken Marshall, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Robert Tulloch and James Parker
It amazed me to see two former classmates in your magazine. I saw them every day, we hung out during lunch and shared the same friends. It’s sad to know that two intelligent people, who had such a future, will probably live the rest of their lives in prison.
Casi Gleason, Georges Mills, N.H.
I was pleased to see John Walsh and the World Society for the Protection of Animals getting long-overdue recognition for their work rescuing animals from harrowing situations. His dedication and courage are nothing short of heroic.
Maria Scarfone, Hingham, Mass.
All I can say is, “God bless John Walsh and his team.” They are the epitome of courage and decency. As overwhelming as these animals’ plight seems, Walsh brings hope to them, to us and to the idea of true human compassion.
Leah Jones, via e-mail
My heart ached when I first heard about the plight of Marjan the lion. Knowing that there is someone doing something to comfort these animals is wonderful. I thank PEOPLE for taking the time to report a story like this. Those of us who respect animals can breathe a sigh of relief.
Cherie Dewar, Poway, Calif.