Barbie dumps Ken

Barbie and Ken are splitsville.

The couple’s “business manager,” Russell Arons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, said that Barbie and Ken “feel it’s time to spend some quality time — apart.”

“Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end,” said Arons, who quickly added that the duo “will remain friends.”

Barbie met Ken in 1961 on the set of a TV commercial. But now she’s been linked to Blaine, an Australian boogie boarder.

Arons hinted Wednesday that the separation may be partially due to Ken’s reluctance to getting married. All those bridal Barbie dolls in toy chests around the globe are really just examples of Barbie’s wishful thinking, she explained.

Perhaps this will free Ken to come out of the closet. Or to date Liza Minelli.

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  1. He’s gay. I knew it.

  2. He’s splitting from her? The thoughts that come to mind hearken back to when Richard Gere divorced Cindy Crawford. He has to be gay.

  3. Can you feel the love? Can’t ya just feel the love?

    This was a real day-brightener. Thanks, Ms. J.


  4. Poor taste in men, leaving metrosexual Ken for what we surfers call a “speed bump.”

  5. Jack Tanner says:

    If Barbie’s single she can be expecting a little attention from me. She’s got it all going on. Easy on the eyes and easy on the ears.

  6. Sign of the times: she dumps him, makes vague allusion to unhappiness, he hangs around like a lost puppy dog. He tries to be her friend, she uses his jeep… oh wait a minute its pink – it must be her’s… or?

    Hm… dunno…

  7. Don’t ask, don’t tell

  8. Barbie is a modern woman who needs to expand her horizons. Perhaps, Barbie should have traded Ken in for Christi or Becky and Ken can even fall into the arms of Steve that way she or he could follow or even set society’s trend on bisexuality exceptance. I think that would have been a more socially challenging stand of the “norm,” especially with the leagalization of homosexual marriages. Barbie has always challenged the hegemonic notions set by the moral majority in power. She is a woman who has done a great number of things before actual woman achieved them ; has her own material objects ; and was a feminist before it was the popular point of view. She needs to follower her bestfriend Midge daring to get pregnant by her husband, of what ten years now. Midge and Derek set the senerio of the heterosexual family, just maybe Barbie can set the one for another type. If we look at Barbie history she has already set the scene for many diverse families an older sister who raises her three sisters with no parents or a mother to her friends . Barbie is a leader and well who really needs another guy who looks like a macho Ken.

  9. lol that is soo funny! omg they are platic dolls! Still, i guess it matters because everybody knows about Barbie and the company must have gotten a lot of publicity for this lol.

  10. Chris Lane says:

    oohhh! Barbie pick me, pick me! i’m a 200lb, football playing, hunk of plastic. so, since we’re alike in the last aspect, PICK ME!

  11. Most people haven’t done their research. Ken and Barbie were named after creator, Ruth Handler’s two children, Barbara and Ken. There’s no way they could ever have married; it would have been incest. Ken was merely a boy-toy, someone for Barbie to be seen with, not a man to be taken seriously. Many experts believe Ken was never quite right because his “bump” was not realistic enough. Barbie had her breasts but Ken’s “bump” just couldn’t measure up. Fiction writers and social scientisrs hypothesize that Ken is probably gay.