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The Starring In Your Own Life Lesson: How Not To Marry A Millionaire

August 24, 2009

Ryan Jenkins, Millionaire, Murderer

Ryan Jenkins, Millionaire, Murderer

You don’t have to go any further than the titles of some popular movies and television shows to get proof of our fascination and desire for millionaires.

There’s the movie, How to Marry a Millionaire. There was the TV show, Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?.

Perhaps the tragic and gruesome circumstances behind VH1’s Megan Wants A Millionaire will teach a Starring in Your Own Life Lesson, namely, it’s not how much he has in the bank, it’s how much he values you.

Backstory
Ryan Jenkins was one of Megan’s millionaire suitors. After he was eliminated from the show, he ended up marrying model Jasmine Fiore. There’s no happily ever after ending here.

Yesterday his body was found in a hotel British Columbia, Canada. At this point Canadian police believe he committed suicide. Jenkins was on the run after being charged with Jasmine’s murder.

At first, I’m sure Jasmine’s girlfriends and perhaps she herself thought she found a catch. That was before he was charged with hitting her.

Two years ago Jenkins convicted of assaulting a woman in his native Calgary.

Jasmine left Jenkins. Their marriage was annulled.

I’m hearing a lot of criticism of what a bad job VH1 did in researching the background of Jenkins.

Perhaps we can all look at the way we vet the people in our lives. Does money trump kindness?

Starring in Your Own Life Lesson
Maybe it’s the knight in shining armor character in fairy tales that makes the possibility of finding a millionaire so enchanting.

My reality has been quite different. During the course of my life, it has just so happened that I’ve rolled with a few millionaires.

Some were funny. Some were really smart. Some were striking. It just so happened that they had a million dollars or more. And as it happens I’ve found that people with less money have tended to be much more generous.

Mother always said judge a man, by the content of his heart.

I’m hearing a lot of criticism of what a bad job VH1 did in researching the background of Jenkins.

Perhaps we can all look at the way we vet the people in our lives.

Although I’m not sure that anyone wants to hear my pitch for, How to Meet A Really Good Guy.

Too Bad.


The Starring in Your Own Life Lesson

It’s not how much he has in the bank, it’s how much he values you.

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