Are Blake Lively and Julia Stiles the women behind Ryan Reyolds’ and Michael C. Hall’s divorces? The rumor mill is all abuzz with whisperers of these actors being led astray, but is there any proof that cheating came into play?
Well, according to The Hollywood Gossip, Julia Stiles might just be the girl “behind” Michael C. Hall’s divorce from Jennifer Carpenter. The actor reportedly was fixated on Julia Stiles’ backside at a recent event, seeming to be perfectly fine finding himself as a newly single guy (however, as many women will attest, a guy checking out another woman is not a rare occurrence, and a man can’t possibly be cheating with everyone on which his wandering eyes land).
Michael C. Hall and ex Jennifer Carpenter play brother and sister on the hit show about a serial killer with a heart of gold, “Dexter”, and it’s on that set that they met. However, it’s also on the set of “Dexter” that Michael C. Hall crossed paths with Julia Stiles, who had a recurring role during the fifth season of the show.
But, lucky for him, Michael C. Hall isn’t the only male celebrity in the midst of a breakup being accused of possibly cheating on his ex, so he’s been sharing headline space with an A-list actor and his woman with the “wow” factor. There’s been speculation that wholesome, honey-haired Ryan Reynolds might have been cheating on his blonde bombshell of a wife, Scarlett Johansson, with another flaxen-haired female, his “Green Lantern” costar Blake Lively. However, if there’s any truth to these rumors, the Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively hookup was a short-lived one; she’s reportedly moved on to another Ryan, “Blue Valentine” star Ryan Gosling.
So why all the rumors of these high-profile guys cheating? Well, seeing the likes of Tiger Woods and Jesse James make headlines for their philandering seemingly has had the effect of making any male in the midst of a breakup seem suspect for involvement in a cheating scandal, and celebrity watchers are always going to look for connections to those closest to celebrities going through breakups, which are in this case comely costars Blake Lively and Julia Stiles.
But why did these guys break up with their lovely leading ladies if not in favor of a fresh female face? Well, in Michael C. Hall’s case, it’s always possible that his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year put a strain on his relationship, or perhaps it was actually the added stress of working together that tore the two apart (watch out, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer!). And with Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson, it seems that their work schedules may have gotten in the way of working on keeping their relationship strong (this seems to be a common problem in Hollywood). Whatever the case, it’s unfair to judge these guys so soon simply because we’re used to seeing cheaters in the headlines. But there is one interesting juicy bit about Ryan Reynolds’ split that’s greatly intriguing: he’s reportedly reached out to an ex for comfort in the past few months. So could it be Alanis Morissette? I don’t know, but reaching out to the woman who wrote “You Oughta Know” after a breakup definitely doesn’t seem like the best next move.