Star: Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara live together but he’s probably cheating

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In January, just before the Golden Globes, we heard a very strange rumor: Rooney Mara had broken up with her long-time boyfriend Charlie McDowell and there was probably some overlap between the end of that relationship and the start of something with Joaquin Phoenix. Rooney and Joaquin have known each other for several years, but last year they were cast together in Mary Magdalene – she played Mary M. and he played Jesus, I sh-t you not – and apparently they fell in love/lust on the set. It seemed like an odd pairing to me. It still seems like an odd pairing to me! She’s the kind of person who describes herself as “aloof.” Joaquin is the kind of person who describes himself as “Frequency McGuilmarrow Hobgoblin Persnickity” Well, now Star Magazine claims that Rooney and Joaquin have moved in together, but Joaquin is probably fooling around on her.

‘Mary Magdalene’ costars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix may have moved in together after four months of dating, but a source suspects the actor, 42, is still seeing other girls behind Rooney’s back!

“Joaquin is a hippie who doesn’t believe in monogamy. He wouldn’t think twice about sleeping with someone else when they’re apart,” the insider tells Star. “Rooney would be devastated if she found out though. The fact that she relocated to LA to be Joaquin shows how invested she is in this, but it’s only going to end in tears.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Is Joaquin a hippie who doesn’t believe in monogamy? Or is he a douchebag who doesn’t believe in monogamy? There’s a difference, in my mind. A hippie who doesn’t believe in monogamy will say it upfront, no sneaking around, just “this is who am I, this is what I believe.” A douchebag who doesn’t believe in monogamy is just a guy who loves to cheat and mess around and be a douchebag. Of course, it’s also possible that we haven’t heard much about Rooney and Joaquin because they are completely and totally loved up. Who knows?

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  1. sondag says:

    I think they seem perfect for each other, both quirky, super talented and even sort of have a similar brooding mysterious look.

  2. minx says:

    lol at that top picture where she’s giving him the side eye.

  3. ctgirl says:

    He comes across as someone barely on this side of sanity.

    • KBeth says:

      He’s an odd bird, I’ve always gotten the impression he may suffer from mental illness…….seems beyond eccentric or quirky.

    • delphi says:

      I look at him and all I can think is “Jinx wouldn’t like this.”

  4. o says:

    She didn’t relocate to LA to be with him. She’s lived there for years. He looks like someone who doesn’t wash properly.

  5. Bettyrose says:

    Only in Hollywood would anyone look at that couple and think he’s the one caling the shots.

  6. Anya says:

    Such a weird pairing.

  7. Heat says:

    Given Joaquin’s upbringing, I’d lean more towards the ‘hippie’ side than anything (although he may be a douche as well).
    Perhaps Rooney is fully aware of his stance on monogamy, and shares his opinion on it.
    Or, he may not be cheating at all…this did come from Star, after all.

    • Tiffany says:

      And considering how their relationship started, yes, there are going to be rumors of infidelity. But why does it have to be Joaquin. We have seen that she is not above cheating herself.

  8. littlemissnaughty says:

    I used to have a massive crush on him but my god, he seems exhausting. I don’t even know why, he just does. Anyone who would participate in the god-awful mockumentary … no. Still a fantastic actor but as a person, I don’t know. He also looks a really hard 42, the years of alcoholism clearly left a mark.

    • Millenial says:

      I had a HUGE crush on him during the Inventing the Abbots-Gladiator years, but he really let himself go and now I wouldn’t tough it with a ten foot pole. Sucks, because you can see the handsome man in there (he has the same genes as River, after all), but he legit just doesn’t take care of himself. If a woman let herself go that bad, she wouldn’t have a job anywhere in HW.

    • Pamela says:

      I used to love him sooooo much. But rough living hasn’t been kind. And I agree with LMN, he DOES seem exhausting.

      They seem like a potentially good match though.

  9. Sam says:

    They look like brother and sister. Or father and daughter. Definitely look related.

  10. detritus says:

    A hippy who doesn’t do monogamy is like, its ok girl, go get yours, i don’t think the human creature is made for monogamy in the long haul and women tend to get bored sexually earlier.

    a douche who doesn’t do monogamy is like, men have sperms and those sperms are low energy to create and therefor i have this indelible urge to stick my ween in EVERYTHING! ps. don’t you dare go get yours because garble garble biological imperative twisted nonsense.

    I say Joaquin is more douche than not. I judge him by his Affleck friends.

  11. Kdlaf says:

    All I got from reading all this is that I love Rooney’s eye makeup in the last picture.

  12. QueenB says:

    Who says that she isnt fooling around too?

    • Kali says:

      Yes. I am tired of this word ‘cheating’. Maybe, just maybe, she is calling the shots here? Thanks USA for giving the world this concept of cheating. Moral Majority your legacy lives on.

      • detritus says:

        lol, the USA invented cheating?
        Sexual monogamy and adultery have been a crime for ages… what with in being enshrined among the ten commandments and such. What with the conservation of moral issues, I’d bet there are rules about monogamy and adultery in most religious texts. This isn’t a new thing.

  13. Kristen says:

    When all of that Casey Affleck stuff came out, I read the allegation reports and they definitely did not paint good ol’ Joaquin in the best light, either. I vote sexist douche bag.

    • Artemis says:

      Yup, Casey Affleck needs to be dragged at every opportunity yet Joaquin, his literal partner in crime, doesn’t get the same treatment. Joaquin is gross and most likely screwed up due to what happened in his childhood.

    • Parigo says:

      The woman who pressed charges against Casey said he and JP would have sex with randoms in ajoining hotel rooms. Given Casey was married to his own sister, that’s just gross. But now that Casey and Summer are divorced they don’t seem so tight anymore. Anyone have any dirt on that?

  14. flybaby says:

    He grew up in a cult known for it’s child molesting. I don’t know if that is the sort of thing you walk away from unscathed.

    • KungFuPanda says:

      He didn’t “grow up in a cult”. He has stated numerous times that his parents were involved before the bad stuff started happening as they believed that they were with peace loving, christian “like minded” people. They realised after only a few years what was beginning to happen and they fled. Joaquin was only about 4 years old when they left. So he didn’t grow up in a cult. He’s explained this. Don’t judge people when you haven’t got your facts straight.

  15. Sarah B says:

    “Doesn’t believe in monogamy” and “He wouldn’t think twice about sleeping with someone else when they’re apart” aren’t really the same concept. Basically it just means he has no impulse control.

    • Maisie says:

      Nah, it just means he’s exactly like every other man in Hollywood – why the expression “It’s just location” was coined. None of these guys are monogamous.

  16. blonde555 says:

    They look related but she looks as if she showers regularly at least.
    I used to love him, thought he was so hot. Not anymore. Something spiraled out of control, maybe drugs, alcohol etc did it but he doesn’t look like he has a long shelf life left.

  17. Dttimes2 says:

    I always get her and. Naomi rapace mixed up

  18. KungFuPanda says:

    Love him. Beautiful man, inside and out. He’s not weird, he’s just not a plastic superficial sheep like most people doing all the judging are. And I’m sure he showers daily. He wears clean clothes, he’s adorable. Stop being so nasty. What’s weird? Being humble and real and rejecting the bullshit that goes on in the world or making nasty ignorant judgement calls about people you know little about? The guy is vegan as he’s compassionate, he’s a beautiful soul, can’t say the same about most of you.