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Julia Roberts is not leaning on ex-boyfriend Jason Patric amid supposed marriage problems with Danny Moder, despite a false tabloid report. There's zero truth to the story. Gossip Cop can bust it.

According to NW, Roberts has secretly reconnected with Patric nearly 30 years after their brief romance in the early '90s. An alleged "insider" is quoted as saying, "Julia and Jason reach out to each other to check in. Interestingly it seems to be whenever Julia is unhappy in her life or relationship." The supposed source further contends that Moder is upset about the reunion because Roberts and Patric "share a bond dating back to the shock series of events in the '90s."

The tabloid is referring to events of nearly 30 years ago when Roberts was set to marry Kiefer Sutherland, but jetted off to Ireland with Patric just days before the wedding. The pair ended their relationship around a year later, and Roberts went on to date a few more high-profile men before settling down with Moder. The two have been married for 17 years and share three children together. The unreliable outlet, however, suggests history could repeat itself as Roberts grows close to Patric again.

The outlet's "source" claims the exes have shared a "deep affection" that's lasted almost three decades, despite only being together for a year. "Danny is jealous of the connection they've kept alive all these years - and the fact that Jason is pretty much a stranger to him is unnerving," adds the seemingly imaginary insider. "Julia's never introduced them and that sets alarm bells ringing with Danny. He wishes Jason would be a man and step up and say, 'This isn't cool,' to Julia - but Jason probably wouldn't dare undermine her either."

Gossip Cop should immediately note that there's zero indication Roberts and Patric have remained close over the years. The tabloid's article is totally random. Still, we ran the story by Patric's spokesperson, who tells it's "completely inaccurate as well as offensive to Jason Patric and to the relationship of Julia Roberts and Danny Moder." Patric's rep, who's qualified to speak on his behalf, confirms he hasn't been in touch with Roberts for years, and adds, "We categorically deny this absurd and offensive story."

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time NW has arbitrarily connected Roberts to someone other than her husband. Earlier this year, the outlet falsely claimed Roberts and Brad Pitt were having a secret affair. That story was also a complete fabrication.

In August, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for attacking the actress's relationship yet again, alleging Roberts was getting plastic surgery to save her marriage. The story was laughable. In addition to Roberts' marriage being intact, she's long been outspoken against plastic surgery.

Roberts and Moder have been happily married for almost two decades, but the tabloids frequently attempt to break them up. It doesn't seem to matter that Roberts frequently posts loving messages to her husband on social media, including for their anniversary earlier this summer. This latest article involving the actress's decades-old romance with Patric is baseless and was concocted out of thin air.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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