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Is Julia Roberts in "divorce agony"? A new tabloid cover story claims "marriage drama" with husband Danny Moder is "taking a toll on her health." Gossip Cop, however, can bust the untrue report.

NW claims "fans were stunned when Hollywood's golden girl stepped out looking extremely gaunt and stressed in LA recently." It's alleged "pals" believe Roberts' "weight loss is a direct result of her and Danny's marriage reaching a crisis point." A so-called "expert," who has never met the Oscar winner, guesses that "she weighs about 46kg [101 pounds], which is very skinny for someone of her height." Based solely on photos, this person maintains, "She's not taking care of herself and is spreading herself too thin."

It's unclear how this untraceable "expert" would know Roberts is "spreading herself too thin." And it's unfair to judge whether she's "taking care of herself" based only on paparazzi snapshots. But the magazine goes on to insist that Roberts and Moder's "inner circle are now bracing themselves for an imminent divorce announcement." An alleged "insider" insists, "Friends think they could divorce soon."

What's supposedly the problem? "Julia's career is red-hot again and that has been a big source of contention for her and Danny," claims the supposed tipster. It's asserted that with Roberts busy with her professional life, Moder is at home with their children and "miserable" that he's not working. In turn, Roberts is said to be "afraid" that when the cinematographer does go away on projects, he may "stray," since their relationship was kickstarted by working on The Mexican together.

"She worries karma could be coming her way," alleges an unnamed "source," while the outlet's similarly anonymous "insider" adds, "They still care about each other. But they're realizing their problems are too great to overcome." The publication also speculates the actress had "already moved out" of their home, based on a debunked OK! report that falsely claimed Roberts and Moder were on the verge of divorce.

In busting that piece a few days ago, Gossip Cop pointed to proof from the star herself that the marriage is still going strong: On September 4, Roberts posted on Instagram a photo of herself and Moder hugging. She used the hashtag "#familytime" in the caption, writing, "Oh Summer, thank you! You made us happy and brave. We embraced every moment of sun drenched JOY." Readers should put way more stock in Roberts' post than the untraceable "insiders" and "sources" cited by the gossip media.

As for her appearance, Roberts was as radiant as ever when she promoted her new TV show in late July. And in August, Roberts did errands in a tank top that showed off her muscular arms, one day after she and Moder stepped out together for coffee. And while the aforementioned "concerned source" quoted in the NW story declares "she hasn't been this skinny in years," photos of Roberts through the years actually show she has always had a thin frame. In other words, there's no reason to be "concerned," and given that her relationship with Moder is fine, she obviously isn't suffering from any "divorce agony."

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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