Demi & Ashton: Did Their Twitter PDA Cause Their Cheating Scandal?

When the tabloids recently claimed that Ashton Kutcher was cheating on Demi Moore, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Aren't Kutcher and Moore, married for five years, the most in-love couple in Hollywood? That's certainly the impression they've given -- not only in interviews and on the red carpet, but in a constant stream of lovey-dovey Twitter messages and Twitpics. Now naysayers are wondering: Will oversharing online be the death of their relationship?

The logic goes like this: Because Moore, 47, and Kutcher, 32, can't shut up about their amazing love life, people (and tabloids) are scrutinizing their relationship closely, looking for cracks. They're also creating an online idea of their marriage that's so perfect, no real marriage could possibly measure up. And furthermore: Some people find their PDA annoying, and hoping for them to split up, which means that Demi and Ashton might be setting themselves up for a fall.

Is this fair?

Not really. We imagine that the Kutcher-Moore marriage would be under close scrutiny no matter what, given their 15-year age difference. However, the scandal does raise questions about how many private details celebrities should share with their fans. It's very easy to put something out there on the Internet, and nearly impossible to take it back. Let's say a celebrity relationship has been extremely well-documented on Twitter and in the press, but then the couple breaks up. Their fans, who believe they've been privy to all the details, will feel they deserve to know exactly what happened. And meanwhile, the entire trajectory of the relationship is out there for anybody to see.

Here's another thought: How long before a celebrity gets caught cheating because some high-school kid notices two tweets that don't add up? It could happen. There are plenty of reasons why it may be in celebs' best interests to express their affection in private, rather than online.

Another way to express that affection: They can make a music video, like Heidi Klum and Seal. The video for Seal's song "Secret," unveiled on Wednesday, is a black-and-white montage of the singer crooning while making out with his wife of five years. (Watch the slightly-not-safe-for-work video below.)



Klum and Seal are another couple who love to flaunt their relationship, renewing their vows every year and dressing in matching costumes on Halloween. But Klum isn't really a tweeter ("How do I use this thing! Seal is just laughing at me," says one of the few messages on her feed), and Seal seems very aware of the public eye. "The haters will have a field day on this one," he wrote before the new video was released. Sounds like he's smart enough to laugh at the haters -- and keep some details of his relationship to himself.

Do you think celebs who flaunt their relationships are asking for trouble? Chime in below!

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