One of this week's tabloids claims Julia Roberts and Danny Moder were having marriage problems but they're "back on track" following a recent trip to Alaska. The story is made-up. Gossip Cop can correct it.
Earlier this month, the spouses of 16 years and their three kids went on a family getaway to Alaska. According to OK! the vacation was designed to save their relationship. A supposed source tells the magazine that Roberts "has a tendency to be a workaholic," which leaves her husband feeling neglected, so she agreed to take a break from work and go on a trip.
"They stayed in the most incredible chalet, where she knew they wouldn't be bothered and could reconnect as a family," says the alleged insider, who further contends that "going off the grid" strengthened their supposedly shaky marriage. The questionable tipster adds, "This is what they needed. It really made them appreciate what they have."
There's one major issue with the tabloid's phony story: Roberts and Moder were never having marriage problems. OK! has been pushing that bogus narrative for quite some time. Several months ago, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming Roberts was leaning on Richard Gere amid a supposed marriage crisis. Shortly before that, the outlet made up a story about Roberts losing weight over marriage problems. Prior to that, the publication wrongly maintained that Roberts had moved out of the home she shares with Moder.
Now that it's become clear the happy spouses are still together, the tabloid is trying to cover its tracks by insisting they "saved" their marriage. The magazine is using this tactic so it doesn't have to acknowledge it got the story wrong.
One month before their Alaska getaway, Roberts and Moder showed a ton of PDA at the Golden Globe Awards. Just a few months ago, Roberts gushed about Moder on Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop podcast. The actress said meeting her husband changed her life "in the most incredible, indescribable way," and added, "He truly, to this day, to this minute is just my favorite human."
The actress and her husband didn't fly to Alaska to fix nonexistent problems in their marriage. The spouses simply enjoyed a vacation with their kids. It's worth noting, Roberts told Harper's Bazaar in November 2018 that false tabloids stories about her relationship with Moder "can still hurt my feelings, because I'm so proud of my marriage." OK! consistently churns out these types of stories. This latest report surrounding the couple's recent trip is yet another one.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.