Jennifer Lawrence Reveals What Caused Her Breakup With Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult

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jennifer lawrence nicholas houltShe may be the "It" Girl of the moment in Hollywood and an Oscar winner and Katniss freakin' Everdeen, but Jennifer Lawrence talked to Vogue this month about how she's really just "a normal girl and a human being," y'all. Okay, a famous one, who happens to get stalked sometimes, and also has fights with her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult over household cleaning supplies. Yup, ladies and gentlemen, famous actresses ... they're just like us!

If you recall, the two broke up recently, but are back on. It seems the interview was conducted while they were split up, and she confessed that one of the most common pitfalls of living together drove them apart ...

JLaw explained:

I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn't even see it coming. [Hoult] would never wring them out. We were in the kitchen once, and I picked up the sponge, and it was soapy and wet, and I was like, 'See? These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work.'

Haa ... Oh man. I could just see the very same scenario playing out between my husband and me, except I would be Nicholas and he'd be Jennifer. Yep, I'm the less neat freaky tidy one, and for better or worse, it's one of the challenges we face as a couple over and over again.

I'm actually embarassed to admit that in the past, I probably wouldn't do certain household chores without being prodded. But I've gotten better, I swear! Because my "domestic shortcomings" kept cropping up as a problem, I started to realize how much it matters to him. And I started trying to pay more attention to the little things I can do to get on the same page. But it takes work.

The truth is everything in a relationship takes work sometimes ... Especiall when one of you is neater than the other, causing tension to grow, and tempers to flare. But you learn. Compromise. Take turns. But most importantly, you change your worst habits if that's what it'll take to make your partner happier. That's just how it is. Sometimes, you've just gotta ask yourself: Would you rather be a slob but be alone? Idunthinkso!

Nicholas and Jennifer are back together, so we can only assume he's cleaned up his act. Or maybe Jen's gotten a bit more forgiving. Hopefully both. After all, navigating annoying but totally normal bumps in the road only serves to make a couple stronger. Perhaps it's because of that soapy, gross sponge that JLaw and her man will figure out how to make it work after all!

Do you and your partner have different cleaning habits/expectations? How do you make it work?

 

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nonmember avatar chuck

maybe hoult should just find someone who accepts him the way he is...soggy sponges and all. why should he change to please her? it will only get worse, hoult, get away from that crazy beotch while you still can! and take your soggy sponges with you!

SaphireH SaphireH

wtf seriously? run nicholas run as fast as you can

Irela... Ireland69

so she overreated but no one wants to live with a slob it gets tiring cleaning up after others

hexxuss hexxuss

2-way street.  No one wants to play mommy to an adult male (at least not 'normal' females).  For the guys who are searching out their "mommy wives/GFs", most of you are out of luck, or will be, for the others - it's pretty easy.  You make it dirty, you clean it, never procrastinate (unless you're sick, that's sort of a 'pass'), and talk about the expectations BEFORE they happen. ;-)  that last bit, communication?  That's usually the killer one.

Danny Sheppard

She was just giving a funny example of normal day to day life. Don't overanalyze it. She's a tremendous actress, one of the best of the young generation.

nonmember avatar Beatrice

Nothing to over-analyze...she comes across only as a shallow and silly young woman! Wish she would give an interview where she actually had something of interest to say (or something with just a bit of depth).

nonmember avatar Bianca

Are they living together now? Cause if they are, I don't think its going to work.They JUST got back together, they should wait to get married to do that. But as far as it goes with their relationship, I doubt it will last long. After all their a Hollywood couple, not only to mention their so on and off. But I wish the best for them anyways.

nonmember avatar HMS

Damn it! Why are they back together?! I wanted my improbable chance with Jennifer Lawrence!

nonmember avatar Lia

Yea...this relationship will NOT work. And don't think it's either of their faults, but if they can't through chores without it blowing up in their faces then how in the world do they plan to get through the rest of their lives?! And another thing, if living together drove them apart, then why (WHY?!) would they get married? That means living with someone forever (at least, according to he vows). I think they're both lovely people, but they are just those couples that can't work because they get sick of each other after a while. I don't know either of them, but that's just the way it's looking to me...

nonmember avatar mrmister

The sponge example is ridiculous. But it belies a very serious issue. When one partner is a slob and the other it not (or is an ultra neatnik), that spells big trouble. Believe me. I know. I am in that situation now (I am the neat one).

While I think complaining about a wrung-out sponge is insane, I would wager that a lot more was going on there. I'm sure there are lots of you out there who are just plain sick and tired of picking up dirty clothes, putting away shoes and coats, and sliding piles of "stuff" from one counter or table to another just to get to what you need. It become very irritating and tiresome when you can't walk into any room in the house to do something without have to clean up some mess left behind by your loving partner before you can do what you came in to do.

Over time, it makes everyday life a real drag for the neat person. After all, in THEIR world, everything is simple, clean, where it belongs, easy to find, and organized, because they left it that way. And they've got "somebody" going around messing it all up making everyday life hard.

Why would one partner do that to the other? The slobs in this world need to think about that and stop whining that "it doesn't bother them."

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