Worst Luck Ever...
Some people are so unlucky in love....
Brittany Murphy and Factory Girl writer-executive producer Simon Monjack shocked friends, family and celebrity gossip readers in April by marrying after only four months of dating.
The couple skipped the proposal and honeymoon, exchanging Neil Lane rings in a surprise wedding in a private L.A. home with only their families present.
But now Britney's friends and family are growing concerned about her new man’s history before he swept Brittany Murphy, 29, off her feet.
Among his troubles: two warrants for his arrest in Virginia for alleged credit-card theft and fraud; an unpaid $6,087 legal bill, and a $502,910 judgment against him by a British investment firm.
Moreover, Us Weekly reports in its new issue that Monjack gave a former fiancée, British film producer Taira Rafiq, an engagement ring he had told her was a diamond but was, in fact, cubic zirconia.
“Taira tried to get in touch with Brittany Murphy to warn her,” a Rafiq pal says.
Simon Monjack also was jailed earlier this year for overstaying his visa, and Murphy had to bail him out when he faced deportation.
“Simon began pushing for marriage, since he was going to be deported,” says a source, adding that Murphy paid for her own engagement ring.
Simon Monjack’s response to the Us Weekly story:
“It is a real tragedy that success, greed, envy and celebrity are the motivation for attacking my family and character.”
Ah yes, the classic and oh-so-compelling Britney Spears defense. Blame the press. Suffice it to say, he uses the word “character” loosely.
The Hollywood Gossip can’t claim any first-hand knowledge of this shady man’s character, but we’ll continue reporting what we hear from fans as well as other celebrity gossip publications. Revelations like these may only be the beginning.
It's really a shame. You don't hear a lot about Brittany Murphy. She's a decent actress, I remember that she dated Ashton Kutcher a while back and a few other guys. She's been engaged a few times but it never worked out. She finally finds a guy that seems great, she rushes to the alter, and now look - it's all falling apart. She's not a partier, she doesn't run around and flash her stuff to the world, she's not out drinking and driving and leaving the scene of the accident, she just wants a guy.
I feel sad for her. It seems to me, that if she would have let this relationship run it's course, she would have found out about this guy before she ever got married. Thankfully she got a pre-nup. Why don't celebrities do background checks before they get married? It's not very romantic, but these days, I think it's necessary.