A few years ago, I was going through a bunch of my stuff and I came across a ring an ex-boyfriend had given me. It was silver with what I thought were little diamonds in it. It was a perfectly fine ring, really. Not something I wore after we broke up, a) because that would be weird, and B) because it really wasn't that cute. So, I did what any cash-strapped 20-something would do: I took it to the pawn shop. And didn't get boo for it. So, now, it still sits in some dusty jewelry box somewhere in my closet. What a waste.
See, this is the one way Jessica Biel and I differ. She, after breaking up with Justin Timberlake, is giving away all her loot from him to friends, assistants, you name it. What an ingenious idea! Kind of like a garage sale of the broken-hearted. Except at this garage sale, everything is free. And there are $9,000 Rolexes!
According to the Pulitzer winning Star magazine, print addition:
It’s good to be Jessica Biel’s friend! Since splitting from Justin Timberlake after four years together, the actress is unloading all the love gifts he bought her during their relationship, says an insider. She gave a $9,000 Rolex watch to her assistant and a $10,000 diamond bracelet and a one-carat diamond earrings to her producing partner.
That is the best idea from a celebrity since Gwyneth Paltrow decided to write a cookbook! Who's with me? I mean, celebs have everything. Why not share the love a bit? As someone who was an assistant in Hollywood for a long time, I can attest to the fact that when the little people get swag, it's way more appreciated.
And it's actually just a great idea in general. Why not give away your stuff from an ex to your friends if you're no longer going to use or wear it? What do you care? You've moved on! (You have moved on, right?) Hey, you know what's an awesome idea? If you and a bunch of your friends got together and all swapped "ex stuff"! Everyone would leave with something new and shiny! Can I come? Warning: All I have is a rusty silver ring and Boston Celtics shirt.
I say right on to Jessica. Not only is she moving on from JT, she's showering non-famous, non-filthy rich people with all sorts of expensive goodies instead of letting them collect dust in her dresser. I just hope none of them are like me a few years ago, though. 'Cause I woulda been taking that stuff to the pawn shop!
What do you think of Jessica Biel giving away her stuff from Justin?
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