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February 09, 2004

Barbie vs Ken

The Romance is Over

CNN: After 43 years of togetherness, Barbie and Ken have split up. The couple's "business manager," Russell Arons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, said that Barbie and Ken "feel it's time to spend some quality time -- apart." "Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end," said Arons, who quickly added that the duo "will remain friends."

Barbie -- the most popular fashion doll in the world, according to toy maker Mattel -- met Ken on the set of a TV commercial in 1961, and they have been inseparable ever since. The separation may be partially due to Ken's reluctance to getting married. Another possible factor is Barbie's career. The doll who was "born" Barbie Millicent Roberts in 1959 has been everything from a rock star to military medic, and she's currently marketed in more than 150 countries.

Personally I think Ken is coming out of the closet.

[Stolen from Dusting My Brain.]

Posted by Peskie at February 9, 2004 12:00 PM