February 15th, 2010

The Terrys’ PDA: Too Much, Too Soon

Yeah, we’re not ready for this.

We’re actually relieved that we have no chance at being able to afford the photos. (This one is via/copyright Metro.co.uk)

Watching the Toni & John Public Paparazzi-arranged Photo Call of Heavy Petting Show has caused us to reflect on how the Beckhams handled their first public appearance after the Rebecca Loos fiasco.

They also chose a very public, very pre-arranged media scrum, but their acting coaches weren’t able to get anywhere near as good a performance from them. Victoria was gripping David’s hand tighter than an Hermes Birkin. He gave her piggy back rides. It was kind of awkward, to say the least.

Btw, the company that owns the Courchevel chalet where the Beckham’s “presented” their show of unity at has gone bust… kind of like our ability to mock a situation that now seems un-mockable. If Toni wants to stand by her man, that’s her business. But the heavy-handed constant stream of photos showing their high-dose PDA is too much.

Let’s hope Cheryl Cole and Rebecca Ferdinand’s strategies are better than this.

The Terrys deny that the photos are a PR-stunt, and John has publically thanked the Chelsea fans for their support.

Link: What John Terry’s Reunion… Says About Britain.

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53 Responses to “The Terrys’ PDA: Too Much, Too Soon”

  1. ChristinaLPF says:

    i really love john terry and his wife and i am nobody to judge either one of them all i wish for them is to have a hapy marriage specially for Georgie and summer they deserve loving and caring parents

  2. Stefanni says:

    Never be Wag.

  3. Stefanni says:

    All Wags* has its price, and HE is a very rich man.

    " That's it

    There's no way

    It's over, good luck

    I've nothing left to say

    It's only words

    And what l feel

    Won’t change." Vanessa da Mata and Ben Harper

    *Wag in Brazil is synonymous of dependent woman, trifiling woman, blind woman, stupid woman. Never Be Wag.

  4. MissU Paolo says:

    I am sorry-*that* is not love. That is either a woman obssessed or in deep denial who has lost her identity in "her" man. He doesn't respect her, how could he love her??? Their definition of "love" is way different than mine (which may be why I'm divorced, heh). For the sake of the marriage/kids, you might forgive (never forget) an infidelity but not the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc…If I am being judgemental, well sorry-don't hold your PDA's in public where you might be photographed to try & sway public opinion. Lay low and then come out when all furor has died like "typical" people do..but what am I saying.This is far from typical.

    *Her* parents were there too? Wow. The whole thing is dysfunction with a capital "D". Loved the comments telling people to "leave them alone, they are in love". Yeah right. If she'd have been caught cheating on him??? Totally different story. Do I ever feel for those kids.

  5. Lenses says:

    It would have been too much for the kids if the family had split up. Let's hope their lives aren't ruined, at least.

  6. Moys says:

    Good luck to her. Though, we teach people how to treat us. She's taught John that he will always be welcomed back into this marriage, not matter what he does, even if he gets his mistress pregnant. They've been together for a long time and I'm sure she really believes in marriage and family. I have a feeling that she fears that if she ends the marriage she will have nothing left, her primary role is that of a WAG and mum. She will lose her profile and her sense of importance, seeing as she doesn't really have a career of her own. I feel pity for her and wish she wasn't so spineless. If you're gonna take him back at least make him suffer for it, all he had to do was hop on a plane.

  7. Lorelei says:

    The only person I felt sorry for in the whole episode was Mrs. Terry. What consenting adults get up to is their business, and Perroncel & Bridge had split so have no sympathy for him. What makes me sick is the holier-than-thou attitude shown by the public when approximately between 25-33% of people have affairs. And that’s just the ones who admit it. This has been one of the biggest ever arguments for a privacy law. Toni & the kids involved are the ones who have and will suffer from this media feeding frenzy. Would like to see the private lives of the reporters involved spread over the world’s press and internet. Would probably make far juicier reading than the JT-Perroncel non-story.

  8. Anya says:

    She took him back – her business. Remember that we don't know everything, maybe she's not an angel either.

    One thing surprises me – I don't know if any of you have been cheated – even when you forgive your boyfriend, give him second chance, blah blah blah – after finding out about cheating, you don't want to be touched by your man for a while. Simply because you "smell" the other one on him. You get a kind of phobia – every time he texts, goes to the bathroom, talks on the phone or looks out the window – you think that he's dealing with her.

    And Toni does not have a problem making out with him two weeks after the news broke.

  9. tammyv says:

    The look on her face coming back from the airport… that is a lot of smug for you know everyone on planet earth thinking you are an idiot

  10. Ella II says:

    They might have an open relationship. Maybe she really doesn't care as long as she gets hers. Many people feel that way and many people live that way. We shouldn't be so quick to judge as we have no idea what their unofficial deal might be.

    Side note: the bubbas are lush.

  11. Kristen (Mrs. Sebast says:

    There are no words to describe this…only a very hard palm to the face.

  12. jax says:

    I agree with TFO – I can’t understand women anymore either! The ‘pass the sick bag’ photos have left me incredulous… Even if Toni had no intention of leaving JT, you’d think she would at least have shown a modicum of self-respect by throwing a mini strop, going without her ring and making him sweat and beg forgiveness for a while a la Elen. I understand she wants to keep her family toghether, but what sort of message is she sending to her daughter – it’s fine for a man to behave how he wishes because we love him anyway?! No thanks, this is 2010 not 1710.

  13. JT playing a bit of footy for the cameras in Dubai, WITH the Sun reporter taking part himself, should be proof enough of the weird sycophantic relationship the Terrys are enjoying with that tabloid at the moment.


    The hair-tossling of one young English lad is particularly cringeworthy.

  14. Feel a bit sick. It's her choice to take him back obviously but c'mon… have some self-respect.

  15. Redgirl says:

    The poster suggesting they didn't know the lenses were on them is being wilfully naive. Toni has been at that location all week and has seen the resulting pix in the newspapers every day. As for the 'kiss' – it's pr for him but she seems to be slavishly devoted to him. I say this not just through the filter of tabloid gossip, tho' only friend of a friend feedback. To be honest I don't think she does much in her life without running it by him first for his okay. She'd never go against him.

  16. nisa says:

    you guys made it clear so i wont add up anything (Ella’s and Snowys-spot on!) lets just hope for the best with this couple,for the sake of the children

  17. Pamela says:

    Its obvious this is a PR move that has been played out by them to make believe that everything is ok. I cant understan how she keeps standing behind him after knowing that not only did he have an affair but he also got the mistress PREGNANT!!

  18. laz says:

    to Toni’s point of view, I realize that that she and Terry were childhood sweethearts and have been together for 10 yrs, which is a huge investment of time that she’s put in so she may see it as reckless to throw it all away like that. However imo cheating is unacceptable (the only times that cheating may be understandable at a push is if the person in question was under the influence not by their own choice (e.g… unknowingly drugged – not drunk as each person should know when they should stop drinking before they do something that they regret) or perhaps if there are long term mistakes within a relationship and the party that ends up cheating does so as there partner is never around/hard to or unwilling to communicate with them to try and solve their relationship problems so cheating is a bit of a ‘cry for help’ so to speak – still unacceptable but could be understood) and though in todays relationship culture cheating is unacceptable, if a person is capable of cheating once they are capable of cheating again in the future (the only time perhaps you could regard someone cheating for the first time as a slip is if it’s the first time the guilty party stepped out of line in a 10+ yr relationship as that would suggest more of stupid mistake rather than a serial cheater.
    However how many time now has terry cheated on toni now – 5-6 times? and even worse he doesn’t even seem to show any remorse for his actions. I realise that it would be difficult for toni to conclude that a 10+ yr relationship would be best ended, esp with 2 children with the guy, but if she really thinks that this is the last of his cheating, abet a pretty big fluke she will find herself upset again at some point – all that terry has learnt from this is do a better job in the future in covering up his infidelities.
    Apart from still being in love with the guy, is it worth being with a guy because they earn around £10m a year (which ends up around £4-5m after tax and ni not to mention general bills) – even with a divorce because of his his actions within the cause of his relationship she’d have a much more comfortable financial situation than most of us will have in our lifetime. I know that 90%-95% of wags are in it for the money and the public attention but before now i didn’t think that toni terry was one of them and if i was right to begin with i hope she falls out of love with him asap as she will likely continue getting her heart broken in the coming years!

  19. Lilly says:

    The most cringe worthy photos since…well…ever! She is so so stupid and to think I felt sorry for her for a split second.

  20. aristeia says:

    Um, okay. Whatever works for them. :x

  21. snowy says:

    The couple of photos where she is (or at least appears to be) staring up at him in unqualified adoration are really uncomfortable viewing. Who knows what goes on behind any person’s front door, but it’s hard to imagine that for all the millions she lives a happy life.

  22. Lucy says:

    She is an absolute idiot, someone who publicaly humilliates you doesn´t deserve to be forgiven

  23. Kelley says:

    Category: WTF Files … spot on.

  24. Ella says:

    Here's what I'm feeling about this:

    - I'm embarrassed FOR her. She is obviously shameless and has zero self esteem, but this is plain old humiliating. The pics are actually hard to look at.

    - I'm feeling bad that their kids will grow up with such an unhealthy relationship as their example of marriage.

    - I am so disgusted by these staged, horribly obvious photos that I feel like these two truly deserve eachother.

  25. HiL says:

    i really don’t know what to think about her, i try not to judge her because we don’t know all the facts and what is going on between them.
    i’m just happy for their kids!

  26. kil says:

    So this what love does to one brain eat it out!

  27. Riya (Come on you Reds!) says:

    Well she’s an idiot.

  28. carly says:

    This is not helping my digestion this evening. :S

    And is this sort of thing better for their children? That they grow up with their parents together but having a relationship that lacks faithfulness and honesty?

    Children easily pick up on the energy of their parents, regardless of the front they put on – they'll easily pick up on resentment and pain. So all in all, no, this might not be the best thing for those poor kids.

  29. Jensen says:

    oh my gosh i cant believe shes this pathetic

  30. tammyv says:

    (Yo', man) Yo'

    (Open up, man) What do you want, man?

    (My girl just caught me) You let her catch you?

    (I don't know how I let this happen) With who?

    (The girl next door, you know) Man

    (I don't know what to do) Say it wasn't you


    Gonna tell her that I'm sorry

    For the pain that I've caused

    I've been listening to your reasoning

    It makes no sense at all

    We should tell her that I'm sorry

    For the pain that I've caused

    You may think that you're a player

    But you're completely lost

    –Pretty much sums it up for me

  31. Missy Manchester says:

    Who knows? Perhaps Toni's motto is: Love in public, fight in private.

    I have come to terms with the fact that Toni will never get rid of JT so my only advice now to her is: Get tested. Often.

  32. Lamps' babe says:

    I don't get this one…if she divorced him she would surely get tons of money and keep her lifestyle,so if she is still with him there must be some other reason..love?I can understand it,but he has made a fool of her…c'mon…all the magazines have been talking about how my husband had a relationship with another woman,got her pregnant,get rid of the child,paid her money to keep her mouth shut and now?I'm in Dubai cuddling and kissing him??I would be disgusted…

    • Missy Manchester says:

      It's not just the $$$ that keeps high-profile couples together. It's the STATUS. Ivana Trump, Marla Maples…etc. etc. …all got a decent paycheque for their marriage to Donald Trump…but they're not in the limelight anymore. They're inconsequential and/or irrelevant (according to the media).

      I would imagine some of these women would find it hard to give up the feeling/sense of importance being with a famous man. Which leads me to my next question…Why hasn't Cheryl dumped Ashley yet? She has fame. She has $$$. She doesn't need him…for anything. Maybe she just doesn't want to "fail" at anything.

      My brain hurts.

      • Tina says:

        She hasn't left him yet, because everytime he does something stupid, or a girl says he has, she gets pity and publicity. She nailed the X Factor deal around the time his first affair came out, she got attention for the Celeb Climb for Comic Relief around the time he got "arrested", and now, she'll win a brit because of the pity vote. She doesn't need his money or his name, but she does need him for the public sympathy. Otherwise she's just a barely dressed, less talented member of a pop group. Because, lets face it, if she weren't "cute" (personally, I don't think any part of the woman is real, so she can't be cute, she's manufactured), or married to a dunce, she'd be as forgettable as Nicola or Sarah.

        • AlyssaR says:

          Why so bitter about Cheryl? U Mad?

          • Tina says:

            I’m not bitter, I just can’t stand how she throws her husband under the preverbal bus, so she gets the attention. You don’t think she knew about the cameras outside of the hospital? She was in full hair and make up when she exited the hospital last week, and she played up looking glum in the car. If she really were upset and horrified by his actions, she would have A) covered her face and B) used a back exit, like most celebs do when they are exiting a hospital. She plays the victim because it pays well, and I’m tired of “pitying” such a “strong and capable woman”. She’s just as big a snake as him.

            • Lamps' babe says:

              Well,after all these affairs coming up it looks to me that the wiser one has been Elen leaving Frank,’cos it looks like they are all the same,John,Ashley,Rio,Beckham with Loos,and so goes on…

  33. Erin says:

    Disgusted. And I wish Toni would grow a spine.

  34. Tina says:

    These photos, you can tell by their quality, were taken from a far distance with a telephoto lens. I don't think they did this for show either, if they wanted to make a public announcement, they'd sell the photos, and make a profit too. They newspapers have been fabricating quotes by her as well, why get close enough for an interview with them, but not close enough to get a good photo?

    • Elin says:

      Their hotel was surrounded by dozens of paparazzi, so doubt it

      • Tina says:

        But, that doesn’t mean they are doing this for the cameras. Any photos of them seem to be from a far away distance. No respectable resort is going to allow a film crew to run around snapping away, disturbing the peace. The England hotel in Germany had press too, but any photos of the WAGs there were taken over fences and from hundreds of feet up. Any photo taken from close range (within 20 feet, so they know they’re there) would make the photos crystal clear, these aren’t.

        And, if they wanted to show they world they were in love and together, they’d make a fortune off of it going to OK! and Hello! Not to The Sun and Daily Mail, who tried to ruin their marriage in the first place.

        • Doesn’t John Terry have a deal with The Sun?

          • InkyB says:

            It was promoted as the England Captain to write about the World Cup. I think he's done a couple of pieces, but I don't know whether that deal will still stand now.

            • Tina says:

              Has he actually written anything? I haven't seen anything when I googled and stuff.

              • InkyB says:

                There appears to be nothing of it on the net, but I have seen a hard copy of The Sun with a piece by him at least once.

                • Tina says:

                  They may have cut ties with him after his alleged affair, and removed any trace of their agreement. He may have had a morality clause in his contract, and with the affair, broke it allowing them an out.

          • tammyv says:

            Yes and if you notice… it was the paper that they gave their statement of endless love to as well

            • Tina says:

              But, think of it this way, IF they really gave that statement to them (and it's not a recycled quote from their spread they did over the summer), why don't they have better photos of the couple? If they got close enough for a statement, why are they using grainy distance shots?

          • Tina says:

            I think he signed on to write a football column (which he’s yet to do), but that’s completely different than exploiting his family. I highly doubt he’d allow photos of his kids on holiday to be splashed all over the worlds papers.

  35. I've given up trying to understand women.