Last week, Sarah Jessica Parker took to Instagram to slam the National Enquirer for planning a story about her marriage to Matthew Broderick being in trouble. Despite the actress shutting down the false rumors, the tabloid ignored her and still ran the bogus report in its latest issue.
Last Thursday, Parker posted a screenshot on Instagram of an email she received from the publication, which requested a comment about a so-called "public screaming match" between her and Broderick in London. In its email, the magazine claimed to have learned from a "witness" that the spouses' fight "erupted" during dinner, and continued on the street where Parker supposedly got in Broderick's face for how much time he spends in London. The actor is currently overseas starring in the play The Starry Messenger.
The email was sent just days before the couple's 22nd wedding anniversary on May 19, prompting the actress to respond, "Just like clockwork. Over a decade of the same untrue, disgraceful nonsense." She referred to the Enquirer's planned article as "its annual best effort to fabricate and undermine" her marriage. She added, "There was no 'screaming match' as alleged in a restaurant or on the street, nor was there a confrontation as alleged about his time in London." Parker also made clear, "My children and I are enormously proud of the work he is doing."
The actress went on to speculate that the outlet would publish its phony story anyway, adding, "After much thought I have decided to share a typical letter of 'inquiry' from these people. As if the truth, a response or any comments from me or my publicist had any bearing on what they threaten to 'report.'"
Unfortunately, the actress's theory was correct since a headline in the latest issue of the magazine reads, "Unhappy Anniversary, Sarah & Matthew!" The accompanying article details a (nonexistent) fight that allegedly started with the spouses "arguing with each other over the table" at dinner. A supposed source is quoted as saying, "Sarah looked sad and strained and was being aggressive."
The alleged insider goes on to say Parker and Broderick took their "argument" to the street, where "they were talking about living apart and the amount of time Matthew was spending in London to do theater work." The misinformed "witness" adds, "While Matthew's off pursuing his artistic dreams, Sarah feels like she's left to try and hold the family and kids together. The strain is obviously starting to show."
As Parker herself already made clear, this alleged incident never occurred. In fact, she even added in her initial Instagram post, "Hey National Enquirer and your sister publications, why not celebrate a marriage of 22 years and relationship of 27 years? Because, despite your endless harassment and wasted ink, we are nearing 3 decades of love, commitment, respect, family and home." A few days later, Parker took to Instagram again to celebrate her anniversary with Broderick.
It's worth noting, Gossip Cop busted the publication last July for falsely claiming Parker and Broderick were "living separate lives" and headed for a split. The premise wasn't true last year, and it's no more accurate now, despite the tabloid ignoring a denial from the actual person at the center of the story.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.