Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton are not on the verge of splitting. A suspicious claim about the couple's marriage surfaced this week, but Gossip Cop can debunk the allegation. In fact, a rep for the Oscar winner exclusively tells us the divorce speculation is "garbage."

"THE NEXT SPLIT?" reads a headline from Naughty Gossip, which contends, "A new report says that Cate Blanchett's marriage may be DOOMED." Tellingly, the sketchy webloid does not name the report to which it is supposedly referring. And a Google search indicates that nothing with such a contention has been published recently. Still, the site alleges, "Insiders say Cate and her husband have been leading 'separate lives" and barely see each other."

One so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "It's almost like he doesn't exist anymore." Adds the outlet, "Cate's hubby was also photographed last year getting 'very close' to a female friend. NOT good." You know what's actually not good? Half-baked stories like this one.

It is true that Upton was photographed with another actress, Harriet Dyer, in October of 2016, but the pictures were taken at a social gathering with other people. There was no lasting impact on his marriage. In fact, Blanchett and Upton were subsequently seen engaging in PDA on multiple occasions. It also true that the couple sometimes spends time apart. This is a consequence of their stage and film careers, which often require them to be in different places. Of course, that's the case for virtually every couple working in show business. It is not a sign that their nearly 20-year marriage is suddenly now "doomed."

In other words, Naughty Gossip doesn't have any solid evidence to back up its speculation that Blanchett and Upton will be the "next split" of the celebrity world. To top it off, Blanchett's spokesperson completely dismissed the claim to Gossip Cop, calling it "garbage." And, by the way, the above picture of the couple smiling together was just taken on Sunday.

While this is the first time Gossip Cop has had to bust a report concerning the actress' marriage, it is not the first time she's been the subject of bad dish. Nearly a year ago, we refuted untrue claims about a feud between Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. And this past March, Star ridiculously accused Blanchett of being mean to the cast and crew of the Broadway play, The Present, which Upton adapted. At this point, Gossip Cop wouldn't blame her if she wanted to be mean to the tabloids and webloids of the gossip world.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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