Back to tonight’s episode - I can’t tell you how glad I am that Rob and Amber didn’t come in first. I know everyone was rooting against them, but I was rooting against them for a unique reason. My reason is that I’m so completely over the “Romber” nickname that has been given to this couple. I feared that a win on yet another reality series may push these kids into their 19th minute of fame, clutching tightly to their ridiculous nickname. Let’s all take a moment to hope that without a victory “Romber” does not have the momentum to survive.
Honestly I don’t think I can take another one of these nicknames. Why are they catching on now? Like everything on this planet that has outstayed its welcome this trend can be traced back to J Lo. When she was dating Ben Affleck the two of them became “Bennifer”. Whyyyyy? It’s not like celebrity gossip columnists spend any time on actual research or interviewing actual sources, you’d think they’d have plenty of time to type those extra three letters and a space instead of combining these two names. Recently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie became “Brangelina” in some very high quality publication. Brangelina? That sounds like some sort of prescription ointment for seniors to help keep them regular. Lovely. "Caution: This product may cause you to lose letters of your name. Do not use if you currently have a name, a letter or even a symbol."