Topic: Charlene Wittstock
There’s no shortage of advice stating that exercise and a healthy lifestyle can increase your energy, libido and communication skills — all things that are essential for a happy marriage. So does that mean finding a partner who likes Pilates as much as you do is important for the success of your relationship? Of course not. (Thankfully; otherwise I’d also be forced to pretend I like golf.) But regardless of whether you enjoy the same physical activities as your partner, finding someone who is passionate about health and fitness in some way certainly helps. More
Earlier today, a friend tweeted a nice quote: “If you truly love someone, accept their past and leave it there.” Ha. Ha. I know this is the noble way to think and feel about a partner’s past, but in real life? I don’t know many women or men who truly feel this way. So when the media seized upon rumors about Charlene Wittstock‘s attempt to flee her pending wedding to Prince Albert of Monaco because she learned some unsavory details of his past, I thought: I’d be booking tickets home if I were her, too.
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Charlene Wittstock, the South African Olympic swimmer who’s set to marry Prince Albert of Monaco next week, is prepping for her wedding by not lifting weights. The already-slim former Olympic swimmer told Vogue that she’s laying off her regular exercise routine in anticipation of her inaugural debut as Princess:
In preparation for the perpetual camera-readiness expected of her as first lady of Monaco, she has cut out weight training and increased her stretching time to give her body a leaner line.
And thus more women were scared off of weight training.
In their article “Fit For a Princess,” Vogue is a lot more interested in Wittstock’s journey to find her “fashion feet” than how she maintains her figure, but in one fell sentence, they’ve managed to perpetuate bad stereotypes about weight training and physical fitness. In fact, the average woman needs more weight training to get a “leaner line,” and lots stretching is probably a good thing for any professional athlete, but most brides aren’t professional athletes, and don’t need to worry about looking bulky if they prep for their weddings in the weight room. More
I’ve always (silently) told myself that, should I ever have a wedding, I will definitely cut costs on the decorations, music, photography — even the dress — in favor of great food. I’m guessing Charlene Wittstock hardly had to bargain with her budget when planning her wedding to Prince Albert in Monaco next week, but she’s my kind of bride when it comes to catering: She’s hired celebrity chef Alain Ducasse (you may be familiar with one of his three Michelin triple-star restaurants) to prepare a multi-course gala dinner made with local, sustainable, ethical food. Would that I were one of Albert and Charlene’s 500 guests. More
Like he just did to Charlene Wittstock, his bride-to-be. The royal bastard! Wait, stay those tears. The happy couple actually moved the date up from July 9 to July 2, 2011, so that they could attend an International Olympic Committee … More
It’s a royal engagement at least four years in the making. It was just announced that Prince Albert II of Monaco is engaged to longtime girlfriend, Charlene Wittstock, who’s a former South African Olympic swimmer. The couple has a 20-year … More
The following was originally published on June 21, 2006: Wedding bells are a-ringing for Monaco’s Prince Albert II, as he’s rumored to marry South African swimmer, Charlene Wittstock. According to The Times of London: The palace has so far refused … More