No. 7 on that internet list of Signs Your Engagement is in Trouble: “she refuses to hold your hand in public.”
Okay, I made that one up, but there was an awkward and perhaps telling moment on today’s Morning Joe. When Joe Scarborough went to hold the hand of Mika Brzezinski–his long-time fiancée–Mika pulled away, saying:
“Don’t. Don’t do that! Not on the air! Not on the air! What are you doing?”
Since being quiet is a near-impossibility for the loquacious Scarborough, Mika’s hand should be safe for awhile.
Note: the moment came as Mika mentioned that during Joe’s recent absence from the show, “we did lots of fighting over issues.” Joe denied it: “no we did not.” But Mika insisted, “yeah, we did.”
Wait a second! No. 4 on that list: “lots of fighting over issues.”