Ahhh....what a handsome hunk of a man! Anyway, I got the idea for this post from one of Richard Armitage fan blogs that I enjoy visiting. Many fans seem to feel that Richard would keep having a girlfriend a secret to protect his privacy and not have to answer any questions. I love that Richard Armitage is a private person. That may seem strange since he has chosen a very public career. Some people may think that actors are not entitled to have their own private lives and should expect the public to pry. I don't think that at all. Acting is a career choice and at the end of the day I feel that actors are entitled to go home without the prying eyes of the public.
In Richard's case, there is much speculation about whether or not he is in a relationship. It really isn't anyone's business, but as a huge fan I can understand the interest by so many women. We really cannot help it...LOL After I saw Richard for the first time in BBC North & South I went online to find out more about him; including his marital status. A girl can dream can't she? :-)
Richard Armitage seems to be a very private person when it comes to talking about his personal life. I respect that and I do believe that is the best choice that he can make for himself. However, to me, not giving details about your relationship is not the same as pretending altogether that you are not in one. Does this mean that when Richard gets married he is going to also pretend that he isn't?
Why can't Richard have a girlfriend or wife and the two of them commence with their relationship like anyone else while Richard simply keeps details of it off limits. Richard Armitage is not the first handsome actor the world has ever known and will not be the last. Many male celebrities who have huge female fans the world over are in relationships. What makes Richard so different that he needs to hide away a girlfriend if he has one? If during an interview Richard is asked if he has a girlfriend and he does, what is wrong with him saying yes? I think it is a normal question to ask and does not constitute prying. Asking for details of your relationship is a whole other story and that is where I can understand RA would want to draw the line. But having a girlfriend is not a crime or a top secret event that needs to be hidden for the sake of privacy. Richard can have a relationship that people know about without inviting the world in. It is done all the time by other celebrities.
If Richard Armitage does have a girlfriend, I see no logical reason why he would feel the need to hide her or pretend that he does not have one. From my viewpoint it just ain't that serious.