Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are reportedly separating, according to Limelife. SJP is has decided to take the kids to live in Brooklyn, while Matthew will stay in their West Village townhouse. The couple, who have been married for 12 rumor-plagued years and have an almost five-year-old son and newborn twin daughters, have supposedly agreed to be bi-borough parents. But we find this kind of fishy.
First, they have newborns. Even parents who aren't getting along aren't crazy enough to try and shuttle month-old babies between two homes, and as a source acknowledges to Australia's The Age, "It would be a surprising decision to make so soon after the arrival of their twins. Having the babies born healthy and happy was a dream come true, so it's strange that they might have to spend some time apart at this stage."
Secondly, we just established that Matthew is staying home with the kids while Sarah shoots the Sex and the City sequel in the fall! And
our reporting is beyond reproach. Thirdly, the "mansion" that Sarah has supposedly bought from Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany (smells like movie stars!) in Brooklyn was revealed to have been bought by a couple of non-famous Google millionaires.
And finally, the reasons these anonymous sources give are kind of crap. Sarah wants her kids to grow up outside the Manhattan media spotlight? Sure, that's a good reason. We wouldn't want paparazzi following us to Magnolia Bakery either. But then there's this, according to that Aussie spy: "Matthew loves their townhouse in Manhattan because it's close to his work on Broadway. He's currently in negotiations to perform in an off-Broadway theatre production and it wouldn't make sense for him to commute into town every day for work."
Yes. Commuting. To Manhattan. What millions of Brooklynites, even famous ones like Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Adrian Grenier, do every day. We call shenanigans on this story.
Via Limelife. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.