Whachu Talkin Bout?

gary_coleman.jpgWho doesn’t remember Different Strokes and the line, “Whachu talkin bout, Willis?” made famous by young Gary Coleman. Now Coleman is 40 years old and has everyone asking that same question of him. It was recently revealed that Coleman was married in the summer of 2007. August 28, to be exact. The woman that he married is Shannon Price.

There are a total of two things romantic about this marriage. The first is that it is a first romance for Coleman. People Magazine reports Coleman as saying,

“I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone. I wasn’t saving myself, she just happened to be the one.”

The second faint scent of romance comes when you find out that they were married on an isolated mountaintop. Coleman also says,

“Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us. That was all that was there. There was nobody else.”

But is there anything else truly romantic about this marriage? None that I can see. First off, she’s almost half his age, being only 22 years old. Secondly, and probably most importantly, he’s abusive. PeopleMagazine reports her as saying,

“He lets his anger conquer him sometimes. … He throws things around, and sometimes he throws it in my direction. I don’t like the violence.”

She also hovers above him, standing tall at 5’7″ and towering over his 4’8″ stature. And lastly in this surprising news is the fact that she proposed to him. I’m all for women taking charge but with everything else, that just seems too much.

Price and Coleman met on the set of a movie last summer and apparently, didn’t know each other too long before they wed. And why the secrecy? Price wanted to be her own person and not rely on her husband’s fame. She currently handles all of Coleman’s items on E-Bay, which makes Coleman very proud. He told Inside Edition, “She’s a great eBay-er. She’s a fabulous eBay-er. I hope she gets famous for that.” Let’s see,I don’t think I know any “famous” E-Bayers…

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