Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on February 12th 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken were breaking up. The dolls had met on the set of their first television commercial together in 1961.
“This is an announcement we thought we’d never make,” said Barbie’s publicist, Ken Sunshine saying, “I will confirm that Ken and Barbie are going to go their separate ways.”
Barbie was holed up in her Dream House with friends and family, according to Sunshine, who also represents human Hollywood stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio’s. It wasn’t clear where Ken was staying.
Today’s YouTube video below brought to you by user name, (Paul Sapino) gives you Birdseye view how Ken turned on Barbie, and why it was announced on February 12th 2004. Why Barbie had to dump Ken.
A statement from the handsome male doll prepared a statement for the press conference saying, “Barbie and I decided to spend some time apart now Mattel designed her a new look, but I’m confident we will always remain friends.”
When asked about the catalyst for the split, rumors flew when Barbie starred in new musical movie called, “Barbie as the Prince and the Pauper,” having a romantic off screen romance with her costar.
Mr. Potato Head who was working in his new movie on the Toy Story saga caught a glimpse Barbie making out in an open box. Rumors flew like making French fries in a food face restaurant.
Ken, who was working on his sun tan for his next shot, got the full potato of news from his costars wife Miss’s Potato Head.
Ken asked local reporters to please respect their privacy, about Barbie’s affair in the open box.
After the news conference, Mattel Girls Division Vice President Julia Jensen dished that in the upcoming months “there may be a new blush in Barbie’s life.”
Their relationship unfolded much like any other Hollywood romance, though it lasted quite a bit longer. They fell madly in love and quickly became joined at the hip, as the saying goes. They even worked together on several projects. It was a fairytale, really. That is, until the unhappy ending.
Still others blamed the break on the fact that Barbie’s career and popularity continued to overshadow Ken’s. Then there were those who maintained that they were just a plastic couple from the beginning.
Ken’s publicist denied that the all-American doll guy felt overshadowed by his gorgeous doll gal.
Still, the question remains whether or not Barbie’s fame finally did come between the pair.
As we celebrate how on February 12th 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken were breaking up.
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