Published Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 | 11:19 a.m.
Updated Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 | 2:38 p.m.
They’ve been seen breakfasting at IHOP, kissing at LAX and enjoying intimate dinners across the city: Criss Angel and Holly Madison have become the highest profile couple in Las Vegas.
The pair denied their romance early on but over the last month the relationship shifted into high gear – and in a very public way. They went from saying they were no more than “good friends” who were “just having fun” to admitting they were dating, to Madison saying, on Nov. 6, that she was in love with the bad boy magician.
After a month of publicly holding hands and acting lovey-dovey for eager paps who’ve been all-too-happy to snap photos of their repeated public displays of affection, the couple have officially arrived as a bonafide celebrity couple.
While Angel has yet to divorce his first wife, JoAnn Sarantakos, and Madison just recently moved out of the Playboy mansion after splitting with Hugh Hefner, the two appear dedicated to their budding relationship.
Madison has effectively juggled work with pleasure, flying between Vegas and L.A. on a weekly basis to make sure she and her new man can spend time together. The 28-year-old has also sat through several performances of Angel’s much-beleaguered Cirque du Soleil show, “Believe,” and faithfully sang its praises to the press.
Meantime, Angel has hardly been seen outside of his theater while Madison has been out of town. It appears that the 40-year-old former playboy is settling down and opting for a new, lower profile.
While some may have wondered if the two would last, it would appear that the magic might actually have some staying power. This leaves us with one burning question: What, oh what, should we call them?
All celebrity power couples have a singular moniker, after all, so why would Angel and Madison not be afforded the same treatment?
We’ve had Brangelina and Bennifer; we now must choose the name to bestow upon the first couple of the Luxor.
Cast your vote or suggest one of your own.