A new tabloid report claiming Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann's marriage is in trouble because she's a "flirt" is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story. The spouses of more than 20 years are going strong.
An article in this week's Life & Style, however, says the director and actress have hit a serious rough patch in their relationship because "their dynamic is off." An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Their marriage is less than ideal. It's not uncommon to see them in the corner arguing, or for them to be on separate sides of a room, upset with each other."
The main point of contention, according to the questionable source, is that whenever they go out, "Leslie gets a few drinks in her" and hits on other men. "She becomes a big flirt and Judd hates it," adds the supposed tipster. "Leslie wears the pants and can be mean to Judd. They fight, and they don't always make up."
The magazine's account of the couple's marriage is completely fabricated. It's possible this story was made up because Mann and Dakota Johnson jokingly flirted with a reporter in 2016 while promoting their movie How to Be Single. But when a video of the interview was later tweeted at the actress's husband along with the caption, "What would @JuddApatow say?" he responded, "Foursome!" It's clear the comedy director had a good sense of humor about the situation and wasn't remotely jealous.
Meanwhile, there's plenty of social media proof that the spouses have a very strong marriage. In March, Apatow wished his wife a happy birthday on Instagram, adding the caption, "I love you and will never let you go!" Shortly before that, the director shared a portrait of the two taken at the Oscars and labeled it, "Apatow-Mann Love." And in honor of Valentine's Day earlier this year, Apatow posted on Instagram an old photo of him carrying his wife on the beach, along with the caption, "Happy Valentines Day Leslie! I love you with all my heart and I will continue to carry you like this, as I do every day, forever."
As for the claim that the couple's "dynamic is off" and the actress is "mean" to her husband, Mann said in an interview with Los Angeles Confidential magazine last year that she and Apatow "have so much in common and we have a lot to talk about." She added, "We spend a lot of time together, and there's still no shortage of conversation." The publication further noted that the spouses still "get a kick out of making each other laugh." Perhaps Life & Style should flirt with telling the truth.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.