Is Josh Brolin cheating on Diane Lane with his costar Marley Shelton?

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*Note: These are not the photos being referenced to in The Enquirer story. This is a photo of Josh, Marley Shelton and Quentin Tarantino from 2007, when they were promoting Grindhouse.*

I never really know what to think about Josh Brolin. He seems like he’s one of those work-hard-and-party-even-harder kind of dudes. I loved him in several films, and I do think he’s a crazy-talented actor. But in interviews, he sometimes seems… I don’t even know. I can’t put my finger on it. He doesn’t come across as arrogant, just cavalier, maybe? He also seems like he’s probably a high-functioning alcoholic. He just has that vibe to me, but I could totally be wrong. Anyway, this week’s Enquirer is trying to start a rumor about Josh cheating on his wife Diane Lane – with his friend and frequent costar Marley Shelton. Now, this isn’t the first rumor about Josh’s wandering eye. Allegedly, at this time last year, he hooked up with some chick in New Orleans, and Diane later “forgave” him. This time the “affair” seems based on a set of photos the Enquirer has of Josh and Marley having coffee and then hugging and kissing each other as they said goodbye. That’s it. Seriously.

Oscar-nominated Milk star Josh Brolin has been photographed in what looks like a steamy lip lock with a sexy actress – who isn’t his wife Diane Lane!

Brolin, 42, kissed and hugged 36-year-old married beauty Marley Shelton after a coffee date in Santa Monica on April 28.

“Josh and Marley sat at an outside table for at least 30 minutes, sipping coffee and talking animatedly together. Josh was not wearing his wedding ring,” said the witness. “As they walked away, Marley reached out to put her arm around Josh’s shoulder. A moment later, they kissed full on the lips and she pulled him close with her free hand.”

“When they parted, she walked to her car. It had a baby seat in the back and a stroller in the trunk.”

Marley has costarred with Brolin in three films – Women In Trouble, W, and Grindhouse. She has an 8-month-old daughter with her husband of nine years, producer Beau Flynn.

Just two days after cozying up to Brolin, Marley was arrested on suspicion of DUI. She was released on $5,000 bail after being pulled over in Hollywood around 10:30 p.m. and reportedly failing a field sobriety test. But Brolin’s rep Liz Mahoney insists nothing improper happened between Marley and her client.

“Josh and Marley are dear, dear friends. They’ve done three movies together and this was just an embrace between old friends,” she told The Enquirer.

Brolin’s marriage to Diane, 45, has been stormy. Just four months after they wed in 2004, he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery after Diane called the police. The charge was later dropped.

He and Diane were last photographed together on April 10 while walking their dog in Venice. Recently, she was in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, while Brolin was in NYC for the Tribeca Film Festival.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

Should Josh get a pass, considering the story seems totally vague and random, based solely on two friends going out for coffee? Probably. I looked at the photos, and while it seemed slightly weird that Marley and Josh kissed on the lips, it wasn’t a sexy kiss at all. It just looked like two friends saying goodbye in the street, and giving each a quick peck. But has Josh earned this pass? Eh. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was screwing around on Diane in general (and for that, he’s a pig), but I just don’t think in this one insistence he was carrying on an elicit coffee-meeting affair.

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  1. canadianchick says:

    Where there’s multiple sources of smoke, there’s likely some fire. Diane should kick him to the curb, he sounds like a d*ck. Weird how Marley looks like Diane in her younger days. Also Marley may not get Mother of the Year award for the dui with baby gear in the backseat, hope her husband kicks her to the curb too. I don’t kiss my male friends on the mouth and I’d slaughter my husband if he kissed female colleagues or friends on the mouth.

  2. lucy2 says:

    If you’re cheating, would you get all cozy outside in Santa Monica, where everyone can see you? I kind of doubt it. A kiss on the lips does seem inappropriate for male/female friends who are both married, but who knows.

    I like Josh Brolin as an actor, I’m impressed with the direction he’s taken his career. However, it sounds like he and Diane have a rocky relationship. Hopefully they can make it work somehow, and if not, go their separate ways before something bad or some huge scandal happens.

  3. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Brolin is a woman beater and scum. Why Lane has stayed with him is beyond me. He is average looking at best and not much of an actor, IMO.

  4. YT says:

    The article sounds like a bunch of nothing as a basis for a “story”. He may or may not be cheating (hope not), but this article is nothing more than BS.

  5. Snarf says:

    It’s an well known industry secret that Josh Brolin and Diane Lane have an open marriage.

    Occasionaly, someone sees one or the other with someone else and the cheating rumours start to fly.

  6. Ophelia says:

    Ugh I can’t stand him. I always remember that whole thing mentioned above, where he beat her after they got married. She’s gorgeous, she should find someone better. And why doesn’t Diane Lane age?!?!
    Also, I *hate* how every tabloid magazine says the phrase “lip lock”. Seriously, I don’t know why, but it might be the least appealing way to describe a kiss. Barring “swapping spit” and “tonsil hockey”. Those three are enough to make kissing seem kind of gross.

  7. meme says:

    I’m going with they have an open marriage and a very volatile one. It seems to work for them.

  8. anon says:

    Diane Lane *does age, it’s called little tweaks..all actors get them starting late 20s even it seems…anything she has had done is VERY subtle though. Prob. the minimum. She has good bone structure too so that really helps with the ‘aging’. She’s 45 so not terribly ‘aged’ yet anyway:)

    I think all of those impressions of Brolin are dead on. He seems like he has a real cold streak…not a good egg. I much prefer his dad in looks and demeanor- more old world class and less coarse.

  9. Joan says:

    It would surprise me that Marley would embark on having an affair such a short time after giving birth. Her baby is only about 8 months old. Then again, she was recently arrested for a DUI — hopefully her baby was not in the car. Geez ….

    Diane is lovely and I have no idea why she would agree to an open marriage. I don’t think she had the same “agreement” when she was married to Christophe Lambert, who too had a wandering eye. Even though Josh is great-looking, I would never stand to share him.

  10. Maritza says:

    His father got all the good looks in the family. Marley Shelton looks like Heather Graham.

  11. Tia C says:

    Sounds like a whole buncha nothing to me. If in fact they do have an open marriage, it’s even LESS of a big deal. I never did understand why she was with him, he looks so rough around the edges. Not my type. I really like her and I wish them well, whatever may or may not be going on!

  12. TG says:

    Diane is so gorgeous – I hope she doesn’t put up with an open marriage.

  13. carrie says:

    it may be an open marriage and all Diane Lane may want he’s low-key in his affairs

  14. Taya says:

    Watch in a few months, Josh will be giving out a public apology and then going to sex rehab with the other cheaters.

  15. a says:

    she looks like a young diane lang (down to the jawline)… some guys do that, cheat with a younger looking version of who they fell in love with. i don’t understand it at all.

  16. nelly says:

    The photos were very explicit. They kissed each other on the mouth. Period. I don’t care if it was a amicable kiss between work collegues or not. It’s just inappropriate for a married man to kiss another woman in public.
    Also, this is not the first time that Josh has cheated on Diane. Everybody who followed their marriage knows that the guy is a jerk. He cheats, he drinks and maybe, probably (…don’t have sure)beats her wife.
    I just hope Diane wake up some day and kick this a…hole away from her life! She’s a beautiful lady and deserves so much better. I also think that their lifes are taking two different directions.
    She has proved all the sucess and stardom she deserves. Hollywood life is really not her thing anymore.
    In another hand, Josh is just refreshing his carreer. After a lot of years participating in low budget and crappy movies, he’s getting the recognization he wanted for so long.
    I doubt this marriage will last. It’s just a matter of time before Diane file for divorce. There’s no respect between them, even if they have an open marriage. When you loose respect for someone, love also goes away…

  17. girl says:

    I have no idea what these people are like in real life but in that last pic of MS, her boobs look terrible.

  18. Ashley says:

    I love Diane Lane. Josh Brolin was good as Bush in W, but hasn’t most of his work been straight to DVDs or b-list? He’s not nearly attractive enough or that good of an actor to treat Diane the way he does. The woman is a goddess.

    And I agree there’s something about him, maybe not arrogrance, smugness? I don’t know it’s just something…

  19. Meimei says:

    “Diane is so gorgeous – I hope she doesn’t put up with an open marriage.”

    Why? I mean, it’s not my cup of tea, but is that a reason for her not to like it? Women are also capable of having multiple affairs at the same time and enjoy it. Heck, she might’ve been the one who suggested having an open relationship.

  20. Slymm27 says:

    Hmmn! What’s with all these stories of cheating men? Maybe the institution called marriage should bcome extinct, and there should no longer be such a thing as a monogamous relationship. We should al just f#*k around and live like animals. How splendid will that be?

  21. Anj says:

    I always Thought Brolin was a big d*ckhead.

    Always wondered why such a beautiful and intelligent girl like diana choose a monkey like him.

  22. k* says:

    okay, people who cannot fathom open relationships.. just because YOU wouldn’t like it doesn’t mean you have any reason to feel sorry for those of us who are in such a relationship. frankly, i don’t see what you all think is so wonderful about monogamy- every day you read about another person who couldn’t keep it in their pants.

  23. Kim says:

    He would have to be the stupidest man alive- Diane is beautiful and so talented. She should be Maxim #1 pick of hot Hollywood women! That said i always was kind of bummed she marrie dhim because he has a very bad reputation.

  24. Jennifer says:

    It is simply idiotic to bash open relationships vs monogomy. The point is, ppl are monogomous bc they love eachother or they are raising a family together. If you cant do it, then dont and DONT pretend you are something you are not based on an image you want the public to have of you that is simply untrue. There are flaws in both monogamy and “open” relationships. But the same can be said about open relationships. I challenge you to name one or more than one that has either worked, been lie free, or not resulted in a messed up child. Your turn you moron.

  25. For Sooth? says:

    I can’t get on board with him. When I look at him I smell dirt. Usually when that happens something occurs within a few months to prove me right. One time it happened to me in a restaurant. The waitress that waited on us was cute and sweet but she “creeped” me out. I just kept smelling moist dirt when she waited on us. Then when I walked out of the restaurant we passed by another waitress that smelled like wet leaves and moist dirt. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Two weeks later they were both killed in a car crash along with another co-worker. It’s not always death, it sometimes turns out to be an arrest or some other tragedy, but it’s mostly death. So take it for what it’s worth, maybe less than two cents, and NO cup of coffee.

  26. melina says:

    I agree he seems like a douche and she’s unbelievable beautiful but how the hell can you say he doesn’t have much of a career? His last flicks I remember are Milk, No Country for Old Men, American Gangster. He’s going to be in the new Wall Street. Whereas her last hit I remember was Unfaithful. She may have been an it girl once upon a time but he’s way more relevant and in demand nowadays!