Opinion: Celebs, Keep Your Divorce Drama Off Social Media

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If you’re telling people in interviews about your sex life with Mariah, why be surprised when they gossip about the day you’re no longer bedding her?

In my mind, Mariah Carey is handling her divorce the way a traditional star of her ilk would: Keeping quiet to the public while knocking over chandeliers in a pinot grigio-induced rage. Or maybe she’s too busy teaching Monroe how to hit high notes to focus on the fallout of her marriage. Whatever she’s doing, though, she’s not on Twitter discussing it like her estranged husband, Nick Cannon. Nick recently took to Twitter last week to respond to apparent misquotes from him. Among the many, many tweets he wrote in response to recent reports, Nick declared: “During this challenging time for me and my family it saddens me that the media can be such evil bottom feeders… Because my family & I haven’t been forthcoming with personal information, people are quick to paint negative pictures and spread rumours… For the record I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage.” If you’re telling people in interviews about your sex life with Mariah, why be surprised when they gossip about the day you’re no longer bedding her? The same goes for you revealing the famous women you’ve had sex with before you got married – which is rumored to be a partially responsible for their marital strife. I respect a celebrity’s right to privacy and understand that people’s insatiable need to know a stranger’s business must be exhausting. However, when you’ve opened the door to your private life with members of the press, you shouldn’t be surprised that many of them aim to kick it back open. Now, compare Nick Cannon’s actions with someone like Paula Patton, who has yet to utter a single word about her marriage to Robin Thicke ending, despite Thicke making an entire album about it and promoting said album by saying even more to anyone who prevents him with a live microphone. Patton has been left alone largely because she’s made herself unavailable. Then there’s Beyoncé, who has addressed rumors with Instagram uploads of her with her family. As for “Elevator Gate,” you got a cheeky line in a remix to the song and that was that. Lastly, there’s Mariah, who when met with invasive questions about her marriage on the street, simply says, “It’s too hot to talk.” Who knows what happened in the Carey-Cannon home, but one thing is for certain: Nick missed some very key lessons on how to deal with media from his wife, the old pro. Michael Arceneaux hails from Houston, lives in Harlem, and praises Beyoncé’s name wherever he goes. Follow him @youngsinick. Photo Credit: Getty Images