One of this week's tabloids claims Julia Roberts and Danny Moder's marriage is at an "all-time low" amid alleged nonstop fights over various issues. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story. The actress isn't headed for a divorce, despite the claim otherwise.
This past Labor Day weekend, Roberts attended the annual Malibu Chili Cook-off along with her three children, niece Emma Roberts and the latter's boyfriend Evan Peters. Moder wasn't in attendance at the event, which has caused Life & Style to jump to the conclusion that the actress's marriage is in trouble. An alleged insider tells the magazine "Julia and Danny have been fighting nonstop lately. The marriage is now at an all-time low. It's reached a crisis point."
The outlet's supposed source adds, "Julia suffered a meltdown so great following a recent clash with Danny that she was tearfully telling friends she feels like her marriage is over." The magazine, however, fails to provide any real specifics of the alleged issues between the two. It's simply stated that they're having disagreements over their careers, "her controlling ways and their different approaches to parenting."
The tabloid's questionable insider adds, "He feels bitter when she's off working because it leaves him at home with all the responsibilities and little time for his career. But when she's back home, the demands begin and the fights get out of control. Danny feels smothered and emasculated." What are these "demands" the actress is supposedly making? The publication doesn't say. Still, the seemingly made-up source continues, "He's just over all of their knock-down, drag-out fights. Those close to Julia are scared their marriage is going to end in divorce."
None of this is true. The magazine points to Moder not being at the Malibu Chili Cook-off as some sort of proof that the couple's marriage is in trouble. Only, two days after the event, Roberts posted an Instagram photo of the two hugging on the beach. The actress wrote in a caption, "Oh Summer, thank you! You made us happy and brave. We embraced every moment of sun drenched JOY #familytime."
As for the claim that the actress constantly leaves her husband with the kids while she's away working, Us Weekly recently published an article dedicated to Roberts and Moder's "solid, loving marriage." In the piece, it's noted that they've both "scaled back on work projects to spend more time with their children, as their top priority is always family."
And earlier this week, Roberts called her husband "an awesome human being" during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. She added, "We have so much fun." The actress also spoke about sharing the Instagram photo mentioned above. "We were lying in bed. I go to him, 'Can I post this picture?' 'Cause that's a weird question. New to my lexicon. And he was like, 'Okay,'" Roberts explained. It's clear the spouses of 16 years are still going strong.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.