Cupid's Pulse Article: Find Out Why Ellen Barkin Called Off Celebrity Engagement to Ben EmmersonCupid's Pulse Article: Find Out Why Ellen Barkin Called Off Celebrity Engagement to Ben Emmerson

By Maggie Manfredi

No more wedding bells! According to, celebrity couple Ellen Barkin and Ben Emmerson have called it quits on their celebrity engagement. A source said, “Ellen got swept up in the whole idea of Ben — marrying a British lawyer, moving to London, living that life. Also, the idea of meeting him at George’s wedding was so romantic.” The celebrity engagement was only a few weeks at the end of a very quick relationship that started at George Clooney’s celebrity wedding. The Sea of Love actress ended it and returned the ring to the human rights lawyer.

Even celebrity engagements don’t always end in a celebrity marriage. What are some ways to know it’s time to call off your engagement?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Celebrity couple Barkin and Emmerson got swept up in lust. But the only way for the ring to stay is if there is true love. Cupid has some tips on how to know it’s time to call off the wedding plans:

1. Picture your future: The best way to know if this engagement is built to last is by looking to your future together. Do you see yourselves growing old together, possibly children, living the “what’s mine is yours” life. If you can’t see past the short term, it might be time to say goodbye.

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2. Understand your differences: Your love will not be exactly the same as you; hopefully they challenge you, surprise you and excite you. But some differences are game changers. For example: do you both want to have kids? Do you plan on living in the same place? Asking these questions will help you know if it is meant to be.

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3. Don’t make excuses: If something just doesn’t feel right don’t make excuses. There are going to be bumps along the road and every relationship has its ups and downs, but if you don’t see it working out move on like Barkin. Take the time you need then get back out there, Mr. Right is out there!

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