Is Felicity Huffman's marriage to William H. Macy "falling apart" as she faces prison time for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal? That's the story in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
Macy didn't accompany his wife to court on May 13 when she pleaded guilty to the fraud charges against her for paying $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT scores boosted. The actor's absence was enough for In Touch to decided the couple is headed for a split. A supposed source tells the magazine, "William not being there clearly spells trouble for the marriage." The alleged insider further contends Huffman will be all "alone" while facing the possibility of being sent to prison.
Just last month, however, Macy's rep told us on the record that he and Huffman aren't headed for a divorce over her legal troubles. People magazine, a much more reputable publication than In Touch, similarly noted Huffman and Macy "remain united" following her guilty plea. It's also worth noting, Huffman and her husband were photographed holding hands while arriving at a Los Angeles courthouse in March.
Gossip Cop has reached out to the actor's spokesperson for more information about why he wasn't able to attend his wife's most recent court appearance, but the reason has nothing to do with the state of their marriage. Earlier this month, in fact, Huffman and Macy were photographed hiking together in Los Angeles. The spouses of more than 20 years aren't headed for a split.
Back in March, Gossip Cop busted In Touch's sister publication, Life & Style, for falsely claiming Huffman and Macy were getting a divorce over the college admissions cheating scandal. The premise wasn't true two months ago, and it's no more accurate now that there have been new developments in the case. Last month, we called out the magazine's other sister outlet, the National Enquirer, for wrongly reporting Macy was divorcing Huffman following her guilty plea in the scandal.
Earlier this month, Gossip Cop also debunked a Star article claiming Macy was putting his acting career on hold to save his marriage. That story was provably untrue. In addition to the actor's relationship with his wife not being in trouble, Macy is gearing up to start shooting the 10th season of his Showtime series "Shameless." Huffman's husband has been supporting her amid the controversy. These countless stories alleging otherwise aren't accurate.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.