The 11-year marriage between actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick is reportedly on the rocks – but Matthew is resisting marriage counseling because he’s not comfortable discussing his emotions, according to Star Magazine. The couple has managed to endure and dismiss rumors of Matthew’s infidelities (also reported by Star), presenting a unified front to the press recently- unusual for the normally private pair. So the question is: are they really on the rocks, or is Star making stuff up again?
Sarah Jessica Parker is so determined to save her 11-year marriage to Matthew Broderick that she’s pushing him to see a marriage counselor. Just one problem: He keeps canceling his appointments because “he doesn’t want to talk about his feelings that way,” a pal tells Star. “But I am afraid the marriage will be over if he doesn’t.”
As Star reported exclusively, Matthew, 46, was cheating on the Sex and the City actress with a 25-year-old youth counselor. Since the news broke in August, SJP has stood by her man. Now Sarah Jessica, 43, wants a “clean slate,” says the friend, and is getting frustrated that Matthew won’t seek help.”
[From Star Magazine print version, Oct. 13, 2008]
I always approach Star with a heavy dose of skepticism. However, if this “pal” is for real, I’m not surprised that Matthew would be resistant to counseling – especially if he is the only one being pushed to go. Maybe he’d be more open to it if they were both getting help- after all, it does take two, even if he was the one who had an affair. I’ve always liked this couple and their low-key lifestyle. I hope they make it and this story is false.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker are shown at the Sex and The City premiere on 05/27/08. Credit: Fame