What went wrong? Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth made headlines when they announced they were divorcing after 11 years of marriage, but a friend of the couple reveals this was no surprise to their inner circle. Nothing nefarious was going on – the insider says this was just a case of Reese wanting MORE and Jim wanting LESS- of Hollywood! Reese’s career is red hot as both an actress AND a producer, thanks to Big Little Lies and The Morning Show. She’s far busier now than when she first met Jim. For his part, Jim’s career as an agent is no longer his top priority and he wanted to enjoy his golden years away from Hollywood. Friends have watched Reese and Jim growing apart for a few years and the couple finally admitted they just want different things.
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA Reese and Jim in happier times, watching son play soccer
Bette Midler and her husband Martin von Haselberg are separating, but only for the sake of his art. According to an insider, their marriage is rock solid, but Martin (who is a performance artist) demands complete silence when he’s working on his art and -let’s face it – chatterbox Bette is anything but quiet. With Bette’s approval, Martin has been looking for a pied a terre in West Hollywood, California, (not far from their LA home) so he can escape his noisy domicile and work on his art, and occasionally sleep there.
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA – Bette Midler with husband Martin von Haselberg, and daughter Sophie
Robin Wright and her comparatively new and younger husband (married summer of 2018) Clement Giraudet, were rarely seen out together until Covid-19 arrived, and now they are active and outside every day. Clement is the VIP relations manager for Saint Laurent and since celebrities have stopped borrowing designer clothes for the duration, Clement has a lot of free time. He’s spending it exercising outdoors with Robin. They ride bikes, walk their dog, and stroll around the west side daily – without benefit of masks or gloves. We wonder if Robin is as exhausted as their dog appears to be in this photo from yesterday…
Emily Ratajkowski and her husband Sebastian Bear-McCord are in New York with their dog Colombo, and grabbed some New York pizza they’ve been missing since they moved to Echo Park in LA. They finally vacated the Manhattan loft they didn’t pay rent on for two years and the landlord sued them for $250,000 for damages. Sebastian was one of the producers of Adam Sandler’s successful film Uncut Gems, so it looks like the landlord might finally get his money.
Here’s a bit of encouragement for guys with average looks. Gorgeous starlet Emily Ratajkowski and her barely presentable husband Sebastian Bear-McClard turned up at the premier of Uncut Gems and she’s dressed UP and he’s dressed way DOWN. You might wonder “What does she see in HIM? “ Well, he IS an “independent movie producer,” according to Emily, but he’s also a scofflaw. He hasn’t paid rent for his NY loft for almost three years and owes around $165,000 to his landlord. He avoids eviction by hiding behind a Loft Law meant to protect low income families. (Other tenants in his building are very annoyed that he gets away with this.) In other words, he considers himself an “artist” and feels he shouldn’t have to pay rent. Emily defends him, insisting he’s “not that wealthy,” but he’s listed as a producer on Uncut Gems so he’s far from a starving artist…
It’s been a tough year for Mira Sorvino, but we’re pleased to see the Oscar winner working again and looking happy with her husband Chris Backus. Her acting career was irrevocably damaged by Harvey Weinstein when he blackballed her in Hollywood for not being “cooperative” sexually. In 2004 she married 14 years younger actor/screenwriter Chris, and they now have two boys and two girls. Mira and Chris costarred in the movie Drowning and they appeared together at the premier at the Rome Film Festival.
After last night’s glamorous appearance at the Met Gala, Serena Williams spent the day in Manhattan with her doting husband Alexis Ohanian and their cute 20 month old daughter Alexis Jr. They did a little shopping and took a walk in Central park. Thanks in part to her helpful husband, Serena has been able to actively pursue her tennis career without ever spending a full day away from their little girl.
Rachel Brosnahan’s husband really got into the spirit of the GLAAD Media Awards.The Marvelous Mrs Maisel star looks a bit doubtful, but hubby looks delighted with himself in the red chiffon gown he wore under his evening jacket. Rachel is an advocate for the LGBTQ community and GLAAD recognizes inclusive members of the media. We didn’t realize that Rachel’s husband, actor Jason Ralph, had such a sense of humor about himself that he can enjoy wearing a dress. It’s nice to see a guy not obsessed with his masculinity.
How Celine Dion managed to carry on and perform with her husband Rene Angelil slowly dying is a mystery. We have to give her a lot of credit. Apparently Celine didn’t tell their 3 sons that their father was terminally ill. When doctors gave him the bad news he insisted Celine return to work after she took off a year to care for him. His doctors didn’t expect Rene to survive until Christmas but he did. Celine arranged to have a lavish Christmas celebration for the family. She’s been performing in Las Vegas since September, dreading this awful moment. Rene, 73, died today. It must be something of a relief at this point. We feel for her.
Ivana Trump and her 23 years younger ex-husband Rossano Rubicondi seem to have kissed and made up. They married in 2008 and divorced less than a year later, claiming they each wanted to live in different cities. They have reunited several times, although the Italian wanna-be actor was rumored to have married someone else in Italy. Last year he expressed a desire to become a lounge singer. (Above, the lovebirds in New York)