Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann are not getting divorced, despite a completely false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct the story. The spouses of more than 20 years simply aren’t headed for a split.
Reports emerged last week that Mann was spotted yelling at her husband outside of Katsuya in Los Angeles. The squabble reportedly resulted in the actress slamming the door of their car as they left the restaurant. The rift was all Life & Style needed to decide that Apatow and Mann’s marriage is “in serious trouble.”
A so-called “source” tells the magazine, “It’s a miracle that Judd and Leslie are still married. They fight all the time and have even talked about getting divorced.” The alleged insider adds, “I have no idea why or how those two are still together!”
The tabloid is taking what appeared to be a minor rift between a married couple and blowing the situation way out of proportion. In fact, Apatow himself poked fun at his argument with Mann after news of the yelling match made the rounds last week. “That was just the fight at Katsuya; you should have heard the rest of it at Pinkberry,” the comedy director joked when reached for a comment. If Apatow and his wife of 22 years were truly breaking up, it’s highly unlikely he’d make a quip about their fight.
Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who confirms that Life & Style‘s article is totally untrue. Married couples get into disagreements on occasion. The magazine is simply exploiting a minor issue.
It’s also worth noting, Apatow shared a sweet Instagram post in June in honor of his 22nd wedding anniversary. Along with a photo gallery of him and Mann over the years, the filmmaker wrote, “Happy 22nd Anniversary Leslie! I love you! I am so excited for the next 88 plus!” Apatow and Mann were very happily married as of four months ago. Spouses of more than two decades don’t tend to get divorced over a single fight at a restaurant.
Unfortunately, this wouldn’t be the first time Life & Style has attempted to break up the happy couple. In June 2018, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for falsely claiming Apatow and Mann’s marriage was in trouble because the actress constantly “flirts” with other men. Shortly after that, the tabloid’s sister publication, Star, made up an even more ridiculous story about Mann dumping Apatow because he has a “dad bod.” Both of those articles were ridiculous. As for this latest one, who here hasn’t seen a married couple battling it out at Pinkberry?
Coleman, Oli. “Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann seen in screaming fight in LA.” The New York Post, 15 Oct. 2019.
Apatow, Judd. “Happy 22nd Anniversary Leslie! I love you! I am so excited for the next 88 plus!” Instagram, 9 June 2019.
Shuster, Andrew. “Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann Marriage In Trouble Because She’s A ‘Flirt’?” Gossip Cop, 28 June 2018.
Shuster, Andrew. “Leslie Mann Dumping Judd Apatow Over His ‘Dad Bod’?” Gossip Cop, 19 Dec. 2018.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.