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’ Leslie and I aren’t dating anymore.’
I had the honour and sheer privilege of interviewing Michael Johns from American Idol fame for his latest EP, Love and Sex.
Now when I write my interviews, I’m usually good with removing myself and my own thoughts from the content and just write. However, this is probably one of my favourite interviews even though it is quite short because I really connected with what he knows about love and sex. At one point, I even cried writing this because it just got to me on so many levels. For someone else out there to understand these concepts of what love and sex are, is one of those things that you can only appreciate and know that you aren’t alone when you think it too.
Below is an excerpt from my Newsvine column where you can find the rest of the interview. I chose this part out of the interview because I felt it needed to be shown to readers who are in a position like this.
Johns answers straightforwardly how there are a billion things written about this but that basically, time plays a factor throughout the course of these motions. “I’ve had people I loved but it turned out to be lust or a craving, although at the time it was love. I have been in relationships where I was totally head over heels [but] you either grow older or apart. Then, as you do get older, you begin to look for what’s really a match,” he says, mentioning how it’s the little but huge things like family, sense of humor, world views, that thought lurks in and makes you wonder, “can I raise a family with this person?”
“When you’re in your 20s, you think you know but in most cases, [you] don’t. I think people who get married too young, often I’ve found end up unhappy. Now some of the lucky ones at any age get to be with their true soul mate – 25, 35, 65, it doesn’t matter what age. Unfortunately for most, they don’t. I think sometimes people are so scared to say [they’re] unhappy and stay in negative relationships for fear of hurting someone or being alone or [for] the kids. There’s no perfect road map. You just got to follow your heart and try and be the best person you can,” he stresses.
Be sure to read the rest of my interview with Michael Johns at my Newsvine column!
Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner in a scene from “The Great Sinner”, 1949.
Meredith Grey - Grey’s Anatomy (via quote-book)
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