Star: Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber broke up, will keep it amicable for kids

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Star Magazine is reporting that my favorite couple, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, split up back in November and that they’re “trying to keep things as amicable and normal as possible for the boys.” Naomi and Liev have been together for over ten years and have two sons together. If this report is true I’m really sad, but just read it and take it for what it’s worth:

A source tells Star that the King Kong actress, 47, quietly called it quits with the father of her children back in November after 10 years together. “Simply put, Naomi and Liev grew apart,” reveals the insider. “And they’ve decided it’s best for everyone to go their separate ways.” While reps for the pair deny the split, Naomi did not accompany the Ray Donovan star, 48, to the Golcen Globes on Jan. 10 – and in December, the couple put their Hamptons hideaway on the market. “They’re trying to keep things as amicable as possible for the boys,” says the source, noting how the proud parents, who just finished filming the boxing biopic The Bleeder, took Samuel, 7, and Alexander, 8, on a recent family vacation to Australia. “Their main focus right now is making sure their sons are okay.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Ok so Star’s evidence seems to be that Naomi didn’t go to the Globes with Liev and that they’re selling their house in the Hamptons. Maybe they don’t want to go to the Hamptons anymore because they’re sick of the place. Maybe Naomi didn’t go to the Globes because she was busy working or had to stay home with the kids. Their reps denied it! Here’s my evidence that Naomi and Liev are still together – she Instagrams photos of him all the time. They just went on vacation to Sydney for the holidays and she posted a nice pic with him a week ago. They were papped out together looking cute and matchy in their winter jackets just last week. (Those photos are below.) They didn’t break up in November! Why do you have to be so specific with the lies, Star?

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Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts Out For A Bicycle Ride In NYC

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  1. lilacflowers says:

    If this is true, it is very sad. More carnage from 2015 the year of divorce.

    • Liv says:

      Weren’t there rumors that he cheated on her a few years ago? That said I don’t believe Star. She’s still posting pictures of them and I doubt that she would do that if they were separated. At least not that many.

      • Canadian Becks says:

        There was much talk that he was seriously infatuated with Scarlett Johansson when they did a play together. He publicly gushed over her, and I think really raised more than a few eyebrows.

        As the wife, I think this would be very, very hurtful, regardless whether he cheated or not.

      • Kitten says:

        @Liv-I hope you’re right. I LOVE these two, separately and together. Sigh.

      • RhoSue says:

        I saw that show. Scarlett seriously gushed all over Liev. It as embarrassing!

      • ell says:

        i know there are rumours he cheated, but the scarlett thing, isn’t it part of promoting your film/play? you always hear actors gushing about each other, i doubt it’s always true.

      • Lizzie McGuire says:

        I thought it was official but it’s only Star, I was about to run to the snow & cry nooo! But until they go to People & say it’s over, I’ll be in the corner in denial.

      • Hadleyb says:

        There has been rumors about him for years — similar to Ben Affleck. I think they will eventually break up but I am not sure if they actually did right now.

        She might be holding on for dear life like Jen.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      I agree I hope this isn’t true as well, and might I add, I think they have the most beautiful children.

    • Intuitive says:

      I really hope not as I love her. The DM still reckon they’re a couple, so let’s hope its wild speculation…

    • BJ says:

      Star broke the “news” this week that Olivia Wilde is pregnant again. That turned out to be total BS. So there is hope that this is BS too.

      Sadly in other hand I read rumors on Blind Item sites, that Liev is often cheated and cheating on Naomi. If that’s true, that’s another sad example how most men cannot be faithful, even if the wife in question is a really awesome woman like Naomi Watts.

  2. Neelyo says:

    I’m rarely invested in celebrity couples but I hope it’s not true because I like them. And besides, those family photos are adorable.

  3. karen says:

    I really hope this isn’t true. I like both of them so much. Those kids are adorable, they looks so much like their mama.

  4. Maya says:

    Noooo – I love this couple, my second favourite couple in Hollywood…

    • Canadian Becks says:

      Oooooo now I have to ask, who’s your favourite?

      • Kitten says:

        Either you’re joking around, or you don’t comment here much. lol

      • Jegede says:

        @Kitten – You owe me a keyboard!!!!!!!!!

      • Canadian Becks says:

        Hey kitten, is your comment meant to make me feel “stupid” for not knowing?

      • Little Darling says:

        @C Becks, nah I think Kitten must just know Maya a bit better than we do! I post here all of the time and have for years, but I have no idea who Maya loves. (: I actually confused her with Naya, another poster.

      • Kitten says:

        @Canadian Becks-No not at all! It’s just that Maya is well-known around here for her love of the Jolie-Pitts.
        I wasn’t trying to be jerky to you or Maya, it just struck me as funny, that’s all.

        @Jegede-LMAO! ;) Sorry about that, friend.

      • Jegede says:

        @CanadianBecks –
        I don’t think Kitten meant anything like that. She’s not bashing you or Maya.

        But its kinda like asking:
        “How does the NY Post feel about Hilary Clinton?”

        For some of us here the question – to that poster – is ironic and funny. LOL
        But no malice intended to either of you.

  5. What's inside says:

    Beautiful children.

  6. tracking says:

    Yeah, Star. Enough said.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Hopefully not true. It’s Star, so chances are it’s not.
    I’m surprised to see her with an instagram account , sharing family photos. I always thought she was much more private than that.

    • Mia V. says:

      Her Instagram isn’t showy at all and those are family pictures, but nothing super private like other stars.

  8. Lucy says:

    *inserts gif of Kathy Bates in AHS saying LIEEEEEEES*

  9. SusanneToo says:

    Hopefully, it’s just the Star being the Star.

  10. roses says:

    Tabloids are full of crab and people need to start calling them out for some of the crap they put out. Naoimi & Liev just completed thier film together so just something else made up.

  11. alice says:

    It is true that Star is not the most reliable source and the receipts are confutable to say the least. But I do remember a weird pap pic of Liev from last summer leaving a LA night club with a very vulgar dressed girl that was weird to put it mildly. He looked clearly intoxicated and was with another actor that I don’t remember his name but I remember thinking “the company you keep…”

  12. fiona says:

    I’ve lost faith in celebrity couples. None of them seem to last. So depressing :( Always seems to happen when the woman begins to lose their youthful looks as well. Naomi is gorgeous to me of course, I do not think she’s any less beautiful due to a few extra years. However why is this always the case? I hope it has nothing to do with that typical mid life crisis thing men seem to do -especially in hollywood. Like Johnny depp and the thousands of others before him.

  13. fashionista says:

    I used to live in the same nyc neighborhood as them and always delighted in how content and close and normal they were. Gorgeous yes, but so normal, piled on that bike or him walking the kids to school with the little one on his big, broad shoulders. I really really hope this is a load of crap.

  14. Elisabeth says:

    their body language says different…I think it’s bullshit

  15. Mgsota says:


  16. Dangles says:

    Hearing about the Hamptons always reminds me of George Costanza.

    • Chrissy says:

      “You’ve have to see the BayBeeeee!” and “God, I love Hampton’s tomatoes…” HAHA
      Sorry, it’s been a long week but I love Seinfeld. Still watch it almost everyday…

      • frivolity says:

        Even if you’ve seen the episodes hundreds of times and can recite the dialogue by heart, it sill never fails, does it? ;)

      • abomb says:

        I still watch it everyday too, and get excited when it comes on, despite viewing every episode at least 10-15 times if not more. ;)

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        Hahaha Christie! Is that also the shrinkage episode?

  17. Lou says:

    He always looks quite stern and intimidating but seeing him with his family has made him much more attractive to me – he seems like a goofball. I hope they haven’t split…. has she always posted photos of him? If its a new thing it could sway me towards a split because it seems to be that when celebs are together they never post pics for privacy but once a they split it’s like a sudden burst of pics to portray a happy divorce. Even Gwyneth posts about her baby daddy – unheard of when they were actually married!!

  18. Minxx says:

    I hope it’s not true!!! I love them together, Naomi is one of my favorites – so nice, down to earth and natural. I got a bit worried when I saw Liev alone at the GGs, they typically go together to those things. I remember reading that when they became a couple they bought two separate condos next to each other and joined them – if this is the case, physical separation into two adjacent flats will not be hard on the kids. But I still hope them splitting is a load of BS.

  19. ell says:

    i’m skeptical, because if all was going well why is some mag saying they’ve split. there have been rumours of him cheating for years, maybe she grew tired of it.

  20. jc126 says:

    I hope it’s not true.
    What cute kids and what an adorable koala!!

  21. IrishEyes says:

    He is such a sexy man.

  22. Bobafelty says:

    She should have dumped him like 8 mistresses ago

  23. JenniferJustice says:

    Please don’t be true. I really like them as a couple. And please, ScarJo? Sorry, but she isn’t even close to the same league as Naomi. I don’t beleive it.

  24. FingerBinger says:

    I can see them coparenting even if they’re not together. Those boys are Naomi’s mini me’s.

  25. Armenthrowup says:

    More than prepared to console him if true, he’s my forever dong :D But, seriously, hope it isn’t true! Lovely family :D (BG had a blind about a couple breaking up – most people thought it was JJ and DK but could he mean these two?) :(

  26. Cerulean Skygirl says:

    I don’t think “growing apart” should ever be grounds for a divorce. I could understand reasons like abuse, infidelity, or addictions – however, if two people find themselves “drifting apart” then they should either go for counseling or try to find a way to grow back together. Marriages are HARD work. I read a quote recently that I love. It says something like, “There’s no such thing as a perfect couple. A successful marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.” Most Hollywood couples merely get bored and think they can find someone “better” than their current spouse. They never will. A long term marriage will ALWAYS have ups and downs, and if these people (not necessarily Liev and Naomi) want to bail out when the going gets tough, well… then they’re quitters. Divorces should be much harder to get, and then maybe some couples wouldn’t be in such a hurry to rush into marriages (Kartrashian, Cuoco, Cruise, etc.) [PS - sorry for getting on my soap box. I'll step down now].

    • ell says:

      “I don’t think “growing apart” should ever be grounds for a divorce.”

      but of course, let’s force people together whenever they don’t want to smh.

    • alice says:

      maybe that’s why they are NOT married? Specially in Hollywood, spending long times apart, kissing other people as part of the job, and also the way they condoned themselves to “feel” things and let themselves go with the excuse of the character development, ehem… well I think there was time ago an engagement announcement, a planned wedding and at some point one of them hit the brakes, backpedaled, and they went on just as partners. Anyway I think it takes an extraordinary love story to make it work in Hollywood. The Newman/Woodward kind of extraordinary.

    • thelazylioness says:

      I agree Skygirl. Let’s face it, if you give up on one relationship because you’ve grown apart, then it’s likely your next one will have the same ending and so on and so on.

  27. holly hobby says:

    My heart nearly stopped when I read that caption! I wanted to scream NO! I’m glad its’ not true. Those photos show a happy family.

  28. BobaFelt says:

    there have been stories for years about how when he’s out of town filming, he goes to the bars and hooks up with randos. And I really like both of them as actors, as a couple, and their personalities. I just don’t understand why she stuck around trying to make it work when he’s acted checked out for so long (besides the kids. they both seem really into being good parents).

  29. maggie says:

    They look like a nice family. He’s so unattractive to me though.

  30. Ange says:

    She calls herself an Aussie but can’t even spell Taronga Zoo correctly. Tsk Tsk.

  31. Camille says:

    I’m not a Liev fan, but I do like Naomi and it would be sad to see another couple with kids in HW split up, so I hope this isn’t true.

  32. Debutante says:

    Hmmm….so Liev is back on the market ? That is one sexy man..
    Sorry to all who love them as a couple. A girl can dream though, can’t I ?

  33. Alys says:

    Hi people, lemme just say, I have been a devoted fan on Naomi’s ever since Mulholland Drive. I once ran a fan site of hers and still post about her and follow many sites on her (I check on them daily; please don’t call me obsessed but you can, sigh…)

    What I want to say is, I have been having a bad feeling about their relationship lately. I was an avid fan of Naomi’s even before she knew/dated Heath Ledger. I had a strong feeling when they broke up. I had a strong feeling when she got more involved with Liev, moved more to New York and I also knew she’d have children when she did. I know her MO, so to say.

    For the past few years, every Jan they family goes back to Los Angeles for awhile. Her not accompanying him to the Golden Globes is fishy. There have been rumors before, but I have got a feeling this time. Trust me: when she was pregnant for the second time I knew. I thought, her photos are different, she’s not out as much. She’s probably preggers. And she was.

  34. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I hope hope this isn’t true…I suppose I won’t be surprised if it is though :(
    The nice pics give me pause, but doesn’t the new celeb w/kids break-up guidebook state that you must be seen w/ex and children on outings, looking trés happy?