George Michael’s Ex-Girlfriend In The ‘Last Christmas’ Video — A Deceitful Companion And Brazen Re-gifter — Deserved To Be Ostracized From Their Shared Social Circle
You’ve been saving up for months. The diamond flower pendant you ordered finally arrives at the jeweler. He presents it to you, per your request, nestled just so in a little red box (she only wears red). After a blissful courtship, you’re ready to take things to the next level. It’s not just a Christmas gift — it’s a symbol of your deep connection and enduring hope for the future. She’ll love it.
A week later, at a remote mountaintop Airbnb, you and your sweetheart share a few romantic moments in the snow. Her stare, her smile … you know she’s the one. That night, beside the tree lovingly decorated by your group of friends, cuddled next to the fireplace crackling with warmth, you show her the gift and tell her how you really feel. She gleefully accepts and reciprocates. The moment is perfect.
The very next day, she re-gifts the diamond pendant to someone else, a man she actually loves, who happens to be one of your closest friends.
This was the horror George Michael faced in the iconic ‘Last Christmas’ video.
Take a moment to wrap your mind around this grave act of disloyalty. The woman in question didn't simply discard the pendant, nor did she return it to George Michael after having second thoughts about their relationship. No, she gave it to a different love interest entirely.
One might expect such blatant treachery to cause a rift within the friend group between those who have George Michael’s back and those who side with the new couple — not for any moral reasons, but mostly out of obligation because they’ve known them for longer.
Yet this does not occur! George Michael, presumably the most indispensable member of the group, suffered direct and intense embarrassment at the hands of one of their own. But just one year later, at the same Christmas gathering, it’s as if the diamond re-gifting (one could go so far as to classify it as a heist) and utter heartbreak never happened. With no support system to fall back on, George Michael is forced to hide his grief behind the new squeeze on his arm while the deceitful couple flaunts his romantic jewelry in broad daylight.
Just look at these cold-blooded demons straight out of the Contents page in an L.L. Bean catalog:
No matter what her actions say, the Red Woman is clearly boiling with jealousy on the inside. And why wouldn't she be? Her current boyfriend has zero aura. No glow. The guy is a moldy potato compared to George.
While the friends are well-aware of the former relationship between these two, it's unclear if they know the details of the Red Woman's heinous act of re-gifting George's pendant to his inferior rival. On day one, the mood of the party is joyous, save for this moment of tension between two former lovers:
You can see the regret in her eyes. Not for her choice of cardigan — which is another issue entirely — but for her shameful betrayal of George Michael, a man whose endless generosity and magnetic personality outshone even his breathtaking beauty. She knows that glorious brooch — as priceless as George Michael's love — is worthy of the red carpet at the Met Gala, but nonetheless she gave it to a geek with split ends. The moment is paralyzing. She can't let anyone know of her misgivings, so she seeks validation in the only person who will give it to her: Mr. Members' Only Outlet.
If there was ever a place for confrontation, the dinner table is it. George takes the high road though, even as the Red Woman and her new flame canoodle in full view with their matching outfits (hair included) and the diamond pin affixed to his lapel. George Michael would be within his rights to fling his champagne across the table and reveal the truth about the shiniest accessory in the room. But he refrains. Pouring out his true feelings backfired once, and he's hesitant to do it again. Once bitten and twice shy, after all.
Even with his new lover beside him, George can't peel his eyes away from the scoundrel wearing his re-gifted brooch. While the fury builds inside him, even George Michael must admit that the piece looks great, even on the lapel of his enemy.
If you were hoping the Red Woman would show some remorse, some indication that she's willing to meet George Michael in the middle on this dispute, you would be sorely mistaken. If anything, she seems to be delighting in George Michael's misery, confirming our suspicions that her soul is ice. She never deserved him or his brooch in the first place. One can only hope that next Christmas, George Michael's friends will recognize the witch in their midst. |ES|
* We know it's the other guy from Wham!, but play along.