Jessica Biel is arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world. She has a good job. She seems pretty down-to-earth, always being photographed hiking with her dogs in a baseball cap and whatnot. It's hard to believe that she would feel insecure about ... anything, never mind her relationship with fiance Justin Timberlake. But she is. Well, so they say she is. So they also say she went bat-crap crazy on his ass, threatening to cancel their wedding if he didn't cut ties with his former flame, Cameron Diaz.
So they say.
According to the rag mags, Biel recently flew down to Puerto Rico, after she heard about an interview Diaz recently gave, in which she said: "Justin and I had a journey together and still do. It changed, but I'm fine with that and so is he. I will always love the man in so many different ways."
See, supposedly, Jessica has never been thrilled with the relationship her fiance has with his ex. Word is, she didn't like it when the two filmed Bad Teacher together a few years ago, and for good reason. According to these same rag mags, Diaz still carries a torch for Timberlake and "would be waiting for him with open arms" were he to have second thoughts about the wedding.
Now, there is a slight chance that all of this is just a bunch of made up bull honky created to sell magazines, but it does lend itself to an interesting question: Should you stop being friends with your ex if it bothers your partner?
The short answer, in my non-professional opinion, is yes. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, but is your relationship with a former lover really worth the relationship you have with your current? It may be annoying, and require an awkward conversation (or mere dodging of phone calls?), but at the end of the day, it comes down to what's more important to you.
Most women don't like coming off as the "nagging" or "annoying" type in relationships, while most men don't like being perceived as "insecure." But sometimes it just happens. For no logical reason whatsoever. Jealousy is a completely nonsensical emotion. So why not make an uncomfy situation a little less uncomfy and just cut ties? Maybe not the most ideal of situations, but sometimes, in relationships, you have to be the bigger person.
Are you friends with your exes? Would you stop being if it bothered your partner?
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