Is Julia Roberts leaving husband Danny Moder for George Clooney? That's the ridiculous claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story.
According to the National Enquirer, the actress and her husband of 16 years are headed for a $245 million divorce. The unreliable magazine doesn't provide any details about the supposed issues between the spouses, but claims they're living "separate lives" and could be headed for a custody battle over their three kids.
The outlet further contends that Roberts has turned to her longtime friend and Ocean's Eleven co-star amid her alleged marital problems. "George has always given Julia a shoulder to cry on," a so-called "insider" tells the tabloid. "He was the first person she ran to when she decided to leave [her husband]."
The supposed source goes on to say that Clooney has made himself extra available to Roberts because his own marriage to wife Amal is in trouble. "They've been having problems that have even led them to stay in separate bedrooms at times," adds the questionable tipster. "George is happy to lean on Julia to help him navigate his marriage woes. And given her ongoing troubles with Danny, she's in a position to give him advice." From there, the seemingly phony source speculates that a romance could develop between Roberts and Clooney once their respective splits become official.
In reality, neither star is having marriage problems. In fact, Us Weekly recently dedicated an article to Roberts and Moder's "PDA-filled night" at the Golden Globes. The happy spouses were spotted kissing at their table during the awards ceremony this past Sunday. Following the event, Roberts shared an Instagram photo of her and Moder sharing a kiss in their car after picking up burgers from In-N-Out. The actress captioned the image, "Fun Night W My Fella."
Meanwhile, Clooney and his wife enjoyed a date night at the United Nations gala in New York City last month. The happy spouses were even joined by the actor's parents during their outing. The idea they're on the verge of a breakup is similarly baseless.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the Enquirer has attempted to create a sordid affair between the two movie stars. Back in 2016, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming that Roberts and Clooney were cheating on their respective spouses with each other. The magazine also has a habit of alleging that a famous actor is coming between the actress and her husband. Gossip Cop previously busted the magazine for falsely claiming Roberts and Moder were getting a divorce over her Pretty Woman co-star, Richard Gere. This latest report is more fiction from the unreliable outlet.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.