Last week Star Magazine reported that Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber had split up sometime in November. Their evidence seemed to center around Naomi skipping the Golden Globes, where Liev was nominated for his work on Ray Donovan, and the couple selling their house in the Hamptons. However Naomi and Liev were papped out walking together just a couple of weeks ago and she’s been Instagramming photos with him and their kids. Plus they were working on a movie together in December and seemed friendly then too. If they split in November they’re hiding it remarkably well.
This week Star doubled down with a full length article about their reasons for breaking up. I really hope they’re just filling space and this isn’t true at all.
Insiders say the actress is fed up with his mercurial mood swings and terrible temper.
“Naomi realized she couldn’t live her life constantly treading on eggshells. She never knew what sort of mood he would be in, and the smallest thing would set him off,” says the source, adding that Liev has already moved out of the recently renovated Tribeca loft he shared with Naomi and their children, Alexander, 8, and Samuel, 7. “He is not an easy man to live with…”
Sources say Naomi called it quits just one week after they began shooting the boxing biopic The Bleeder in November…
The demands of juggling two careers has also taken a toll. Liev spends have the year shooting in L.A., and the bicoastal separation hasn’t been easy on the family…
The couple are, however, trying to put on a good face for their sons. Their reps have denied the split, and they spent the holidays in Naomi’s home country, Australia…
“It’s certainly not what Liev wants, but it shows how serious Naomi is about this split,” says the insider. “They’ll keep the breakup quiet for now, but it’s going to become obvious sooner or later. It’s a really sad situation because they were considered such a stable couple for so long.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Their reps have denied this but somehow Star has been running this story for two weeks, which suggests to me either that something is going on and Star has a halfway decent source or that Star is really scrapped for stories this week. Toss a coin I guess. I have my fingers crossed that they’re not splitting up. If so, I will be crying into some chocolate and wine. I really will! They’re my favorite celebrity couple.
And I don’t think Liev has a temper or is moody or whatever, I just think he’s a fabulous actor and he’s getting confused with his character on Ray Donovan.
Photo credit: WENN, FameFlynet and Instagram/Naomi Watts