Henry Cavill & Kaley Cuoco have already broken up, it’s super-sad

Oh, this is so delicious it MUST be fattening. It seems that our new favorite couple is already OVER. Can you believe that? Just as I was looking forward to a summer romance stretching into a fall engagement with lots and lots of awkward, dorky, coffee-heavy photo-ops, all hopes are dashed. Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco are OVER!! It’s legit too, both E! News and People Magazine are reporting this mess:

Cue the big breakup theories. Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill have split up, a source confirms exclusively to E! News.

The attractive pair had only been outed as a couple barely two weeks ago, prompting a flurry of speculation as to just how long the Man of Steel star had been romancing the actress.

Meanwhile, we’re hearing that Cavill and Cuoco remain friends after a few dates together—almost all of which seem to have been captured by paparazzi!

Barely 48 hours after their venture into romantic territory came to light on July 1, they were spotted hiking and then, possibly later that day, holding hands outside a Los Angeles-area supermarket.

Cavill split up with Haywire star Gina Carano earlier this year, while Cuoco briefly dated Pepper bassist Bret Bollinger after ending her engagement to Josh Resnik. She also revealed back in 2010 that she dated The Big Bang Theory costar and off-and-on onscreen boyfriend Johnny Galecki for two years.

“It was a wonderful relationship but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together,” Cuoco recalled.

[From E! News]

People Mag has a source that confirms the split but “no reason was given.” The source also says that Henry and Kaley were only at the “beginning stages” of being a couple. I don’t really think their relationship was only two weeks old, though. In the flurry of reporting last week, sources claimed that they had met in May and that’s when they started seeing each other. Of course, the sources also made it sound like they were really into each other and the whole thing was definitely not a fauxmance.

I don’t really have any theories about this mess. I didn’t get them as a couple, and I don’t understand why they pulled the plug on everything so quickly. My guess is that maybe Henry realized that the ridiculousness of the whole “look we’re hiking together, look we’re going to the grocery store!” thing would hurt his career?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. marie says:

    *snickers* guess it didn’t work the way they wanted it too..

    if I’m going to “buy” a showmance, I require a little finesse.

    • LB says:

      Same reaction. I am cracking up.

      Why did they even bother to announce a “relationship” if they only went on a few dates and nothing was certain?

      I’m hoping it was her who decided this wasn’t worth the grief. The other possibility is their teams realized their efforts failed.

      • mercy says:

        I thought I’d read thet were repped by the same PR? But it sounds like her PR team broke up with his based on this quote about her previous relationship:

        “It was a wonderful relationship but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together,” Cuoco recalled.

        I doubt E! went to the trouble of digging up that quote themselves. Message: I’m a private person.

        Maybe they felt she had more to lose than Cavill did from the “showmance” backlash.

      • Noreen says:

        Yeah, it’s the deliberate reveal that I don’t get. They could have gotten WAY more attention (if anyone cared) with a little mystery. People love trying to figure things out. When things are obvious people just mock it. If they had just allowed themselves to be sighted a few times without saying anything and without feeding a story to People and whoever else, they wouldn’t be in such a mess now. I think Henry really has morons handling him.

    • kim says:

      Lmao I know right. That dude is Velveeta!

  2. sarah says:

    Those grocery photos are going to haunt him. LOL!

  3. Bubulle says:

    He needs a new PR team, I have never seen such an obviously fake relationship, he probably gonna stay alone for a while now

    • Andrea says:

      It would be refreshing if he didn’t play this stupid game where he tried to enhance his career based on who he was dating.

      I wish he would just date a normal person and stay out of these games. But maybe his ego is too big for that now.

      • Bubulle says:

        I don’t know I wouldn’t condemn him for that, I’m sure he is under a lot of pressure especially from the studios, It´s not that easy to say no when you’re not that well established.

      • Andrea says:

        So? Damon and Bale and Channing Tatum weren’t pressured?

        Even Arnie Hammer stuck with his non famous wife.

        These men have a choice. They do not have to be pawns and only date actresses for attention.

      • mercy says:

        Isn’t Tatum’s wife an actress? Maybe not a famous one, but she has been photographed a lot, with and without her husband. I’m sure some of them were arranged photo opps, but I’m also sure their relationship is real.

      • Bubulle says:

        @ Andrea none of those guys got their big break thanks to a $ 250 million franchise, he is more at WB´s mercy than any of those guys. How do you know his SM contract doesn’t require him to help promote the studio’s other protégés. I agree he could still have say no by taking the indies road instead and try to make it that way, but he is already 30 and he saw a huge opportunity to see his career take off, can’t blame him for that.

      • pleaseicu says:

        Damon now is married to a civilian but his 20′s were spent being famewhorish too, but he had the luck of doing it before the major bloggers became so huge and celebs’ every move right down to doctor’s appointments, gas pumping, and grocery shopping became open for consumption.

        Before Matt met Mrs. Civilian and settled down for a quiet life as a family man he pimped out his love life with starlets of the moment as well: Minnie Driver, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, probably others I don’t recall at the moment. At least 2 of them were movie set hook-ups he took public.

        He’s got his gee aw, shucks good guy image now (and he seems like a genuinely nice, content guy so the PR image is probably authentic) but Matt Damon wasn’t immune to doing what had to be done to keep his place in HW and keep his momentum going when he first hit big.

        He freakin’ dumped Minnie Driver on Oprah! Announced they were over on the show before Minnie knew about the break-up. Think that wasn’t career-driven by some agents and publicists once Goodwill Hunting became HUGE and he (and Ben) became sex symbols and landed on the fast-track to A-list status?

      • Surprisedbyjoy says:

        : I do agree that everyone in HW plays the game. Some just play it more authentically and less melodramatically than others. As for pleaseicu’s example regarding MD on Oprah, Minnie later admitted that she lied because she was pissed off and that she and Matt had already broken up.

      • NJ says:

        Henry was a fool falling in this pr trap. Look at Chris hemsworth. He is photographed with wife and daughter and girls are still going gaga for him . And also Armie is a good guy too.

    • Talie says:

      I don’t think anyone would’ve laughed at them if they just did one photo-op…like those hiking photos. But they kind of went overboard. I think he wanted to do a bit of a victory lap after Superman.

  4. TeamBrandi says:

    *cough* BEARD *cough*

  5. LadyMTL says:

    Bwahahahaha, this is too funny! Maybe their PR people realized that the general public was laughing at them and decided to call off the so-called relationship?

    Anyway, that explains why Henry is in Calgary right now without Kaley.

  6. Mary says:

    Bazinga!

    Clooney can last two years with a wrestler but Henry can’t make it two weeks with a successful tv actress? Time for a new publicist, Henry.

  7. Winnie says:

    I never knew she dated Johnny Galecki. Interesting.

  8. Maria says:

    makes it even more unbelievable. shame on both of them. their teams suck hard, this was such an amateur move and nobody ever bought them as a couple. it only hurt their careers and credibility.

  9. erin says:

    OH MY GOD wtf is she wearing. that outfit is straight outta mob country new jersey.

  10. Mia 4S says:

    Time for a new publicist! Seriously if it was real, don’t announce it two weeks in (reason for the breakup? It was two weeks who cares?!); and if it was a PR thing, sloppy and amateur job!

  11. Launicaangelina says:

    She can be George Clooney’s new girlfriend!

  12. allons-y alonso says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! sorry, my laughter is in poor taste.

  13. Andrea says:

    Oh Good Grief. All PR aside, I like Kaley. She’s funny and down to earth and I thought she might be good for him.

    Henry, please take a note from the Christian Bale’s and Matt Damon’s of the world. Take notes from Amy Adams. Just focus on being an actor. Stay out of the staged relationship scene.

    I would respect this guy ten times more if he went the Damon or Bale route and married someone not famous in order to have the one million children he wants. Don’t be a fame whore, Henry. Just focus on your acting. He’s a beautiful man and he ::does:: have talent. He doesnt need to market his love life. I wish he wouldn’t. It’s so cliched.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      The problem is that Cavill is nowhere NEAR the same acting caliber as Bale, Adams, or even Damon.

      Actors that get swept up in the PR game are generally more image than talent.

      • Andrea says:

        Right now? No. But I do think he has talent and if he actually focused on his work as opposed to getting famous he could develop into an actual actor.

        I don’t think he’s without talent. He has talent. He just has to care more about fostering it than being famous.

      • Eve says:

        My thoughts exactly. They all have talent and charisma whereas Cavill lacks both.

      • lenje says:

        @Andrea: I agree. I also agree that he should take a page out of Bale’s book. In fact, being “private” and “mysterious” while his movie is being a hit, and with that beauty, might be a better publicity for him :D

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I didn’t say he was entirely untalented, just nowhere near Bale-level and personally, I don’t think he ever will be.

        For instance, Bale has an uncanny ability to transform himself in a role and a compelling intensity onscreen that Cavill is entirely lacking. This isn’t something that can be developed over time–you simply have it or you don’t.

        Now it doesn’t mean that Cavill can’t carve out a nice niche for himself in Hollywood, he likely can, and I think your advice to avoid the PR nonsense is good—but he will never be in a position to gun for the same roles as Damon and Bale-he simply doesn’t have the depth as an actor.

        And I agree with Eve-Cavill lacks charisma, even if he possesses some technical ability. IMO he should shoot for Tom-Cruise type roles-action movies, maybe a few edgy thrillers, but the complex, sought-after roles are going to go to Fassbender, Cumberbatch, Hardy, and more interesting, compelling actors.

      • Eve says:

        @ Kitten:

        Sorry. I should have clarifyed that thinking he lacked both talent and charisma was my opinion.

        Really, I think he can’t act his way out of a wet paperbag (and before anyone suggests this: yes, I have seen him in The Tudors).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Ha ha, Eve :) ..yeah I think he’s mediocre….

        I can’t fault him for S-Man because the writing in superhero movies are always terrible and it’s hard for even seasoned actors to make those lines sound convincing, but overall I think Cavill has gotten WAY more opportunities than a lot of more talented actors of his age. I’m not 100% convinced he deserved them.

      • Emily C. says:

        @TOK — I agree with you. I think his career is based mostly on his looks, which is fine because he’s also competent. But he’s not charismatic, so he doesn’t even have a lot of leading man appeal, despite his looks. His team needs to stop pushing him into the public eye off the red carpet; it’s embarrassing.

      • LilyRose says:

        Have you seen The Immortals? The movie is awful, which is a pity because I think Tarsem makes some very interesting aesthetic choices. The acting in his movies is always off, with The Fall and Lee Pace being the exception. Cavill and the girl from Slumdog Millionaire, whose name escapes me right now, star. There is no gravitas, no tension in his acting.

        I’m happy you are talking about Bale, I love him shit temper and all.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Have you seen this, lilyrose?

        I am BEYOND excited:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJrgA8pZ5uE&sns=em

      • LilyRose says:

        @Original Kitten,

        Yes, I did. Super excited for this and the Terrence Malick one, Knight of Cups. He seems to have found a niche in playing working class dudes. The acting is super loose, seamless and fluid from what I can tell from the trailer. Bale is number one on my list. ;)

    • mom2two says:

      Agreed 100%.
      And if he does hook up with someone: keep it quiet until things are serious and when you think it will be longterm.
      This relationship with Kaley was so staged and it made both of them look bad. PR team fail.

    • Sarah says:

      He is good-looking, but at this time, he sucks at acting.

    • mercy says:

      What if Henry falls in love with an actress? I don’t have a problem with actors finding love, but it’s not like there were rumours about him and this actress so they decided to go public early in the relationship. It was more like they were announcing a relationship that didn’t really exist, or at least no one knew about. They probably could have quietly dated for awhile, if the relationship was real.

      Damon said he was lucky to fall in love with a civilian. He acknowledged that it’s always going to be different for two actors, even those who aren’t as famous as Pitt and Jolie. The public and media are more curious and the couple has to manage the attention, something Matt sounds grateful not to have to worry about.

  14. The Original G says:

    Whatever. I don’t get why some guy playing a comic book character is so far above a successful TV star? BBT will be still on long after MOS is forgotten. And it’s almost already forgotten.

  15. Tessa says:

    Henry Cavill’s entire career has been like a guidebook about what NOT to do if you want to be a star. He’s been handed opportunities on a silver platter for years, and he’s seemingly found ways to blow them and end up falling short. I blame his team. They can’t seem to figure out how to make Henry happen, and now they’ve made him a laughing stock on top of it. Way to go!

  16. Mary says:

    And notice no one here is surprised…lol

  17. Gwen says:

    They should have broken up with their pr instead. What a mess.

  18. Jen says:

    Funny. This guy is just a granite jawed Ken doll with zero personality. But he needs to take lessons from Clooney and DiCaprio on how to have publicity romances. They need to last more than a couple of weeks for people to take them seriously. He also should have started it before Superman came out, not after. Too late to bump up the profits or give him a “romantic” image, so they ended it. Dumb.

  19. GiGi says:

    Story of the Day! I love that they announced (via sources to People) this! So generous!

  20. lisa2 says:

    Maybe she didn’t like all that pap attention. I saw some pictures of her out with friends. She seems just fine.

    He does nothing for me. I liked him in Tudors. But with Superman.. I think he is just trying too hard to be the character.

    • Tammy says:

      I have to agree with this. I think it was Kaley who did not like all the attention and pulled the plug on it.

    • Algernon says:

      Of course she didn’t like the attention. Did you see the names she was getting called? Jesus.

      • lisa2 says:

        I know it is really sick. As if she is some how less than he is. He was on a TV show too. And not the lead. So now because he is a “Super hero” and creaming some panties he is the big Shit..

        People are being so ugly to her. Not sure why. He hasn’t done anything of real note to warrant this over the top praise. His acting in Superman wasn’t that great according to many of the people that have seen it. I have not.

        If she did pull the plug good for her. Now he will see how crazy people (women are going to be about who he dates.

      • Tiffany27 says:

        His acting in Superman was HORRID. I swear to god there were moments when my brother and I were laughing at how terrible of an actor he is.

      • pleaseicu says:

        @Tiffany27

        I think he’s got talent but agree that Superman wasn’t his peak performance. He was the best and only watchable thing about the Tudors after the first season.

        I also think Superman in general lends itself to nothing but bad/cheesy acting given the rather vanilla, Marty Stu-ish nature of the character. And Cavill was facing was a perfect storm on this one also because of who his director was.

        Zac Snyder has an uncanny ability to make even Oscar and Golden Globe nominated and/or critically lauded actors turn in really, really sh**ty performances that make you question how they ever got an acting job in the first place (see: Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Emily Browning, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm in Sucker Punch, for one example).

      • Emily C. says:

        Nearly any woman dating a Hollywood actor gets called these things, and it’s much worse if the actor is seen as hot by a lot of women. It’s sick.

    • drdoolittling says:

      I agree. She has always been really low key about her relationships. I know NOTHING about him but I don’t know why she would become a fame whore now.

  21. ncboudicca says:

    Glad they announced this on a Friday so that I have the entire weekend to recover from the shock.

    Dear Henry, if you’re looking for a new PR team, may I recommend ANYONE who posts on Celebitchy – I guarantee they’d do a better job for less money than the idiots you’re using now.

  22. brin says:

    Gee, I guess no more picking up coffee for two with the paps.

  23. Apsutter says:

    This just makes me think even more that this was totally fake. When I’m dating someone less than a week I’m not hanging all over them and going grocery shop with them. You don’t go from that to break-up in like two days. Fake

  24. The Original Mia says:

    He didn’t break up with Gina earlier this year. May is not earlier this year. I cackled with glee when I saw the E! scroll last night. As if they were some Hollywood A-list couple.

  25. Tiffany27 says:

    My period lasted longer than this foolishness.

  26. All Mark says:

    I think she was into him, but he wanted to avoid the PR ridiculousness. She’s cute, but I think he prefers a woman more sophisticated and European.

  27. ANGELIC 20 says:

    gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay………………………………………………………….

  28. Emma says:

    He needs to fire his Team, this whole Cuoco “romance” was so obviously fake.

  29. Maxine says:

    Wow – so surprised – NOT!

    I have three theories. One, I don’t know this Cuoco person and I follow gossip pretty closely so that tells me something about her and her privacy. Plus I bet that while they were set up by their mutual pr folks, she probably thought she could make something out of this. . . . It probably just became too much and she probably got tired of being referred to as a beard – maybe she didn’t know the rumors on HC and when she found out was like – I’m done.

    Second, thinking maybe there is a bigger, higher profile actress (movies) out there who will pick up the pieces. The roll out will be much smoother and we’ll have pictures of first dates, and all the rest – a “proper” romance.

    Third theory, HC just heard George Clooney and Stacey broke up. They’re BOTH free!!! So many choices!!!

    Noreen – where are you – need your commentary here!

  30. Elodie says:

    My period lasted longer that this PR mess.

    Anyway Clooney offers much better benefits so Kaley better try it out and send her CV…

  31. Ag says:

    this is very weird and awkward. yet it amuses me.

  32. Abbie says:

    Maybe she found him to be boring as f%$k??? Possible?? Although dont know who suggested the split. She seems fun and outgoing..him, stick in the mud not so much…oh the possibilities!

  33. Vee says:

    Henry is in Calgary for his brothers wedding. And he got out of town without being papped at the airport. It can be done.

    Good movie work will lessen the impact of this colossal PR blunder, but those grocery shopping pics will last forever, unfortunately.

  34. Bianca says:

    Still a better love story than Twilight.

    (Sorry, someone had to say it)

  35. No PR says:

    These “stars” are actually PAYING publicists- how about speaking/acting for yourself?? Seeing this kind of expensive, neurotic staged drama makes me admire people like Brad & Angelina who have no PR. They are smart enough to realize that there is better things to do with money than give it to liars and spin doctors.

  36. pretty says:

    my god. this poor guy is trying too hard. jeshs christ it is freaking pathetic.

    just because you got luckily cast as this generation’s superman, doesn’t mean your career is gonna start blossom. he is sooo vanila, average, boring and try hard. EW.

  37. Joanne says:

    They honestly need to get new PR people and ones that don’t give them bad advice. I know for a fact that PR people think actors are a big joke and sit there and laugh at them. Wouldn’t surprise me if their PR people told them exactly what to do, so that they could sit there and have a big laugh at their expense. Aren’t they the ones that let the paps know where their clients are going to be?

  38. kct says:

    How about keeping it on the downlow in the future when you just go out with someone a couple of times? Holding hands (and arm) in full view of paps is ridiculous at such an early stage. No wonder the media makes more of it than there really is.

  39. Sal says:

    Bahahahahahahahajajahajanahahahah

  40. grabbyhands says:

    There was a blind item floating around yesterday that HAD to be about them, but I’m not surprised that they pulled the plug on this. I think the PR reps realized that everyone was on to them and laughing so they decided it was better to cut and run. Supposedly he will now be moving on to an A list movie actress. We’ll see.

    As much as these two had to have been complicit in this, it’s still pretty sad that in 2013 actors feel like they still have to make this kind of deal to stay front and center and that they don’t even get to choose who they date.

    • D'Oh! says:

      Yep. Never understood the need for this kind of PR crap. It’s surreal that supposed “adults” take part in these idiotic antics. Is there anyone in the business frequenting this site that can confirm that directors, casting agents, etc. fall all over themselves to hire an actor because he is supposedly dating some actress or other? Because he/she are seen at various places together? Really, it would be interesting to know.

      It’s telling of the actors that are willing to exploit their personal relationships (real or fake). I don’t know about Cuoco, but Cavill comes off so desperately hungry for the fame…not so much for the work. It’s a shame if he turns out to be just another Hollywood cliche.

      • Mina says:

        “Is there anyone in the business frequenting this site that can confirm that directors, casting agents, etc. fall all over themselves to hire an actor because he is supposedly dating some actress or other? Because he/she are seen at various places together?”

        YES.

        It’s sad. And no better than arranged marriages.

  41. Kiddo says:

    Well, this is a sad day for the local Starbucks, now isn’t it?

  42. OhDear says:

    Oh dear.

    Dude, it’s ok to be single for a while. Or not attention-hussy the relationships.

  43. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Huh. This reminds me of college. Just replace Facebook with People Mag. Between this and Hiddles, I’ll be entertained all weekend.

  44. Hipocricy says:

    Either Henry is so intoxicated by his new fame that he has become a player either this relationship is fake…

    But anyway, you can tell that Henry loves his new status and that it has elevated his attractive factor with the ladies.

    He absolutely dig the fact that it can bring more relationships with beautiful girls wether the relationships are fake or not…

  45. Talie says:

    This is the weirdest story ever… I know people want to blame her for the PR crap, but none of her previous relationships were played out in public unlike Henry. Plus, she’s never been a famewhore.

    I actually thought they looked cute together, but why go crazy with the PDA if you don’t like the attention, which is clearly what happened here.

  46. Anonymous says:

    I actually liked him with Gina Carano. She’s a badass with a terrible red carpet fashion sense. Much more interesting than this circus!

  47. CC says:

    No one bought it so they dropped it.

  48. anne says:

    Fun Friday!! This is so strange I don’t think it’s all about PR. Here are my best theories.

    Theory #1: Someone found out Henry was banging Kaley before he officially ended it with Gina and threatened to besmirch his good guy superhero rep. Gina and her PR team perhaps? Maybe she had incriminating evidence? His PR team went on the offense and went public before a real relationship was actually there. So he may look like a Dumbass now, but still not a Cheater.

    Theory #2: He fell hard in lust with Kaley because he’s never gotten over his ex-fiance Ellen Whitaker. But Kaley can’t be her, and all the media attention freaked him out. He’s drunk-dialing Ellen right now, begging her to take him back.

    Theory #3:
    I don’t get the gay vibe in interviews, but there could be a deal-breaker issue with his sexuality, like he’s got a serious fetish or he loves being dominated by women (athletic women like Gina, whip-crackers like Ellen). Kaley was too sweet and not into his “thing” or it freaked her out.

    Theory #4: Henry actually likes Kaley and felt responsible for her being dogged by paps 24/7. They arranged a PR “break up” so she’ll be left alone. They will try to meet in secret from now on to see if they’ve actually got something real.

    Whatever the case, I still adore you Henry. Call me!

    • Christina says:

      Anne , I like all your theories. Much more creative than thinking every celeb hook up is a or stunt. I have dated people for less than a month. It happens in real life, as does grocery shopping , hiking and buying Starbucks. I kind of hope the break up is the actual or stunt and they still bang on the dl. They look cute together. I mean, since I can’t have him, I’d rather him be with someone like Kaley.

  49. truthful says:

    don’t they share the same publicist??

    guess they couldn’t hammer out the details in the contract.

    heehee

  50. Rux says:

    She got too clingy too fast (grocery shopping is a very serious couple thing). In addition, Henry realized there is way too much p***sy out there for him since he is now a bonafide movie star/hot guy so he is going to sow his wild oats. —This is my husband’s theory.

    • Emily C. says:

      Why assume that SHE got clingy?

      Also, grocery shopping together is not a serious couples thing :P .

      • Noreen says:

        Because she was literally physically CLINGING to him in the set of photos on the day of the shopping. And she loved being seen doing it. She played the game. I don’t know why anyone would defend her solely, or defend him solely–they were both willing participants. He loved being seen with the girl from the TV show he pined for, and she got a huge ego boost being seen with one of the best-looking men in movies right now (and Superman!). The split remains a mystery to me but the events that preceded it are totally transparent.

  51. D says:

    Epic Fail!

    I think that this was all just PR, and rather than suffering through this mess they cut and run. Which, was for the best.

    I know everyone is talking about this has diminished Henry in their eyes, and he seems so thirsty… and then say he should go the same route of Matt Damon, Christian Bale, etc. Everyone forgets that when these people were starting out, there was no internet bloggers commenting and recording their every move. Am I the only one who remembers when Matt Damon was dating Minnie Driver, then announced their break-up on Oprah before she even knew about it? I was only in elementary school then, but I remember that. And then he dated Claire Danes, and Winona Ryder, and a whole slew of hollywood actresses before meeting his wife. My point is, he, Ben Affleck and that HORRIFIC relationship with J.Lo, all these people got off track and then learned from it. I think Henry is a good guy, who unfortunately has a crappy team around him right now urging him to do the wrong things. Give him a chance to recover from this mess, I’m sure he’ll work himself out in the end.

    Also- I don’t think one of them is culpable for the eager PR more than the other, I definitely think this was 50-50 and they both knew what they were getting into. That’s all!

    • Actions Speak says:

      Not everybody forgets that stuff- heck, Benny A himself can’t stop talking about JLo- she was a big talking point of his award season campaign as well as an admitted email buddy. Christian Bale- ha- 9/10 people know him for his nasty, rude RANT at his coworkers- hardly low key or forgettable. Batman is Nolan all the way. Matt D acknowledges his past by hanging w/ Ben, but best stop being so judgey of others bc his wife is a “civilian”. His daughters will easily find out about his shady lady dealings (if they haven’t already) and ask him about Minnie, etc. So, no, it won’t be forgotten.

    • lenje says:

      Before he’s an established star, Bale had a cult following, which was started in the internet by one person, but later on became a sorta big movement, and came to the attention of more influential people in the industry. I didn’t know Cavill earlier, but as I learn more about him, I saw a similar pattern. Cavill is said to have been waiting for his big break for 10 years? I think Bale went through the similar process, if not more difficult. (He admitted of being at one point so stressed out and considering his options). Cavill has the chance to take lesson fm Bale. Bale made questionable decisions with regard to movie roles in the past, but he’s always been well respected. I believe this is not only due to his talent and “method”, but also because he’s always tried — sometimes rather harshly — to keep his private life from the public eyes.

      • LilyRose says:

        But Bale married young too. And has said that he made the more questionable movies for the paycheck , because otherwise they’d be homeless. Nolan gave him his big break. In 2005, Bale was merely a respected indie movie guy unknown to a mainstream audience. And though the Baleheads was a thing for a minute in the early aughts, it was no where near what Tumblr, Twitter etc is now for Cumberbatch, Misha Collins et al.

      • D says:

        No I definitely agree. I think it’s just a difference in the age they’ve become more well known. It’s entirely different now to be an up and comer as opposed to ten or fifteen years ago because of the scrutiny we put every celebrity under. I just think maybe some of the criticism from other commenters can at times be either a little harsh or hypocritical when a name is put up as the example to emulate when they too made mistakes early on. I don’t think the commentary is unwarranted, because everyone saw this for what it was, but I do think that we shouldn’t vilify someone for hiccups that everyone is prone to do when still learning. Yes, Henry’s been in the game for 10 years, but it’s only recently that his career has been taken to this significantly higher level.

        Maybe I’m just hopeful that Henry will find his way back after this episode?

  52. magpie says:

    I really think she’s the one that pulled the plug. In those pap pictures he looks so pleased with himself I’m sure he would have kept it going. She dated a co-star and never mentioned it. I think she didn’t like the attention and found him boring to boot.

  53. Sarah says:

    I think this was in large part concocted by publicity people, and it did not get the response they wanted – just people scratching their heads, mocking the photo ops, or outright calling it a fake relationship. Either that or, on the small chance it was a real relationship, one or the both of them freaked out about the scrutiny they got when it became public.

  54. shannon says:

    i know this has probably already been stated elsewhere..but this was an extremely mis-matched couple, therefore a major fail PR wise. he’s big time movie and she’s (sorta) big time tv. was there anyone out there buying this???

  55. Luxe says:

    Man oh man. Hilariously bad. They couldn’t even hold out a month with this charade?! Haha there are two PR reps updating their resumes right now hoping they get new jobs before an employer finds out about this.

  56. Miss Melissa says:

    The who thing is so ridiculous. It’s sad, really.

    He is so beautiful and clearly so tortured. It must be completely disheartening to have to live a lie.

  57. Jennifer says:

    This is the sloppiest pr situation I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t even remember when I’ve seen a worse-handled stunt. There have been cases where celebrities have made moves, whether honestly or dishonestly, that contained moments of awkwardness in the publicists’ clean-up, but this is not the case here. This seems to have been rolled out by his team, and I can’t figure out how they thought he would benefit from this. Why not let them date (bang) secretly and use the standard “just friends” line? After this, I realize I like the air of mystery, are they/aren’t they, denials and then sightings. The anticipation and wondering makes it much more fun. No more confirming!

  58. LilyRose says:

    I kind of feel bad for both of them. Seems silly to participate in whatever narrative people are trying to push for him.

  59. serena says:

    Those photos make me laugh,so ridiculous. They did good to end their relationship it had to be this photo-op disaster.

  60. the artful dodger says:

    Say what you want but holy shiz is he ever easy to look at.

  61. Southern Belle says:

    The gifs that have been posted on the ONTD thread have cracked me up beyond belief.Even though most of us immediately called out the fakery just last Monday,I really thought that Kaley & Henry would last longer than Kim Kartrashian’s bogus wedding tbh.However I’m glad that their PR reps quickly realized that the public wasn’t buying their BS and dissolved it immediately in light of the rather irreparable damage already caused.

    Whilst it can’t be denied that Henry is an exceptionally good looking guy,I’m afraid that this recent and also by far one of the greatest PR stunt fails of all time has basically turned me off.

  62. Leslie says:

    I’m SO surprised over this “split” that I may have to down a tranquilizer and take to my bed.

  63. Chordy says:

    *sobs* I feel like all that’s left of my soul is one sad, lonely Starbucks to go cup.

  64. Mandy says:

    Finally! SHE GOT OFF OUR BOYFRIEND!! :)

  65. Lila says:

    I cannot help it. PR shenanigans aside…He is still one of the best-looking men I’ve ever seen in my life.

    Dear God,
    Please let him be straight.

    Dear Santa,
    Please send him to me for Christmas. (Can we do that “Christmas in July” thing?)

  66. Scarlett says:

    This PR stunt “relationship” was so poorly executed, it seemed like it was cobbled together by a couple of low level interns. Their PR people probably failed to realize that he has fans that know his every move and can put together a timeline which would indicate that it didn’t seem plausible for these two to have had the time to have established a relationship. Then they jump on the bandwagon with People, US, etc., announcing they are a couple when it’s pretty obvious that they both were never in the same place at the same time except maybe for a hot minute. If this was meant to deflect gay rumors, it failed epically because now it looks like he really does have something to hide. If he is straight and dumped his ex gf Gina C. because his PR people told him to do it, then he looks weak. Either way, he comes out looking like a loser. Too bad, I was beginning to like the guy before it became quite apparent that he is another Tom Cruise in the making. Cavill seems to want fame so badly he will go along with anything his people ask of him. Very weak.

  67. Katy says:

    $20 says they get back together. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this couple. It was too showy to just abruptly end I think.

  68. d says:

    Dude needs to fire his PR people, take a chill pill, and just focus on his career. Have some fun, for sure, but AT ALL COSTS, AVOID PR RELATIONSHIP SETUPS!! This was such a bad move, the way the whole thing was so obviously arranged, he really needs to take a step back and look at what he’s doing, what he’s agreeing to, and just avoid looking like a fool. I for one think he is talented, I don’t think he’s boring (I thought he was quietly charming on the Graeme Norton Show not too long ago), and I think he’s got enough talent for a long career. But I think if he goes the superstar route, it’ll implode on him and his career. He really does need to tread very carefully. My advice, chill out, enjoy the ride, have fun promoting the movie, maybe get some on the side, but just focus on acting like someone else said, and if you’re going to do the relationship thing, look outside Hollywood. I actually think the era of the big Hollywood superstar couples/brands like Brangelina, etc., is ending, slowly but surely. I would strongly advise against excessive and silly PR like that and I would advise against superstardom also; he’s got the goods for the long haul, so he doesn’t need fakery…it really does look bad for him. I’m in fact astonished that his PR people advised him on this while promoting Superman, of all things. Superman was about honesty and goodness and fairness and being true and this PR campaign violated that in a big way. Seriously, heads need to roll on this fiasco and Henry needs a good talking to, toute suite. In fact, if he came clean and just admitted that while he liked Kaley, it was a bad idea (let’s go with he thought was a good idea in a happy-go-lucky, spontaneous, what-the-heck attitude, that sounds better) and that he made a bad judgement call to go ahead with it, that would probably be some good damage control.

  69. Josie says:

    I’m in the minority but I actually don’t think it was fake. Do you think their teams would be so painfully obvious to announce it like this so soon.

    I think for Henry this was a very easy rebound, not an actual romance. If you look at Lainey’s timeline Kaley must have started sleeping with him as soon as he got back from promoting MoS, in the paparazi shots she is all over him, she was tweeting pics of her drooling over his poster. All of this just screams easy easy easy to me.

  70. Meg says:

    I just don’t get why they were so shameless about it, other celebs no doubt use their relationships to get press but they at least don’t have a publicist contact people magazine to announce their relationship,. instead have the publicist call the paparazzi to ‘catch them’ out for coffee or a jog. the photo itself with no comment on whether they’re dating is much stronger and the celebs can then at least claim they they tried to keep it private and that a private person or an employee of the Starbucks must have called the paparazzi.

  71. Emily C. says:

    She was attracted to him because he’s pretty and Superman! and then she had sex with him a few times and got over it. The dude’s rather dumb, not someone who’s gonna hold a woman’s attention for terribly long.

  72. Fan says:

    That fast? How about Amy Adams?

  73. EscapedConvent says:

    I fear that the true reason for this “breakup” is glaring right at us:

    The print top with the leopard print sleeves. Only a very troubled seamstress would put those things together.

  74. JudyK says:

    How can it be “so sad” when they barely knew each other. What a bunch of crapola.

    She gets on my last nerve.

  75. What the hell says:

    Oh man
    What a disaster this whole things was. FIRE YOUR PR TEAM HENRY AND LIKE OTHERS SAID HIRE ANYONE COMMENTING HERE ON CELEBITCHY LOL
    THEY WOULD DO A BETTER JOB FOR LESS MONEY LOL
    Get some acting classes and continue to develop your talent.pick better projects and stay private

  76. Ray says:

    My heart goes out to poor kaley, she must be heartbroken.
    She has to go back off to irrelevancy and mediocre (at best) sitcoms

  77. Meanchick says:

    Cavill is heading toward ‘not likable.’ Fire the PR team pronto!

  78. Lark says:

    I don’t buy blind items, but they were clearly PR. This was stupid though. This is the only blog I’ve seen where people weren’t going crazy for him, he didn’t need to do these PR antics. Truth is I think he is bi-sexual and into ladies that wouldn’t please middle America. He likes women like Gina, not traditional middle America blonde girls. His PR team wanted to sell him though to middle America harder so they snapped him up an appropriate girlfriend, and it was an epic fail.

  79. Kosmos says:

    I have a feeling he’ll have zipped through several relationships by the time we reach 2014…

  80. Carolyn says:

    Henry. I am ready and available. Call me. I won’t wreck your PR image.

  81. HalfricanQueen says:

    Well that whole thing was just a hot mess o’ trash.

  82. Mew says:

    They banged each other for a weekend and then went separate ways. I wouldn’t call that a relationship, nor a split.

  83. lisa2 says:

    So many assumed that she was the one calling paps and trying to get attention. what if it was HIM. I mean he is the one with the big movie out. She seems very content in her job. A person that has pretty much stayed out of the gossip news. Then all of a sudden she is papped with him then it is over. I see it coming from HIM more than her. I really think he likes all the attention. Likes it a lot. It is just that JOY on his face when the cameras are there.

    I think what James Franco said about him is very true.

    • Eve says:

      “I think what James Franco said about him is very true.”

      I said the same thing on that thread that compared Cavill to Tom Cruise.

      Franco was ripped to shreds here when Bedhead posted about his Man of Steel review. And yes, I agree that he sounded condescending, but that didn’t make him any less right.

    • Elodie says:

      LOL! Nah man, James Franco is a narcissistic twerp, he would have said the same about any other male co-star who took the Superman role. That so called review had like 3 lines about MoS and the rest he managed to make the whole thing about himself, things like had he showed up on the red carpet at MoS premiere he would have stolen the show hence why he preferred to leave Cavill alone because oh boohoo he was a jerk to him… Talking about delusion of grandeur and project assumptions, that night would have been all about Superman anyway. And let’s not forget he wanted the Peter Parker role just as badly but he only got the Harry Osborn role instead. And had he had the chance to play one of the most iconic Superhero figures he would have turned it down?.. I doubt so. And if he didn’t get the part he would have probably turned it around again to flatter his ego and say some “oh it’s not that important” pseudo intellect mud. I believe he opens his mouth and inserts his foot in there a lot. Saying that Cavill is thirsty whereas he is no different, as any or most actors want and hope for a big break, so he wasn’t saying anything remotely new nor edifying here. The PR mess is almost a must have in an actor’s book lol! So hopefully if Henry Cavill can rub two brain cells together he will learn from it and focus on his career. Anyway still, James Franco needs to take a seat.

      • Eve says:

        I don’t disagree with you that Franco is full of himself. But he’s still right about Cavill — it may be hypocritical to call Cavill thirsty when he is thirsty himself, but it does not make his assessment on him any less right.

        And Franco, unlike Cavill, can act. He can be thirsty all he wants — at least he has the talent to back that up.

        No, this PR mess is NOT a must have in an actor’s book. Indeed many actors pull the fakelationship thing, but they try to spare their image from this type of embarrassment — they’re not so amateurish like Cavill and his team of doofuses.

        I agree with you about one thing though: if he can rub two brain cells together, he’ll have learned from all this ridiculous PR showmance. Problem is: does he have two brain cells to rub?

      • Elodie says:

        Right to express himself or not he needs to take a seat. At the end of the day his review was to make himself relevant. Granted albeit I don’t find him that much compelling as an actor, Franco can act compared to Cavill, still it doesn’t give him a pass to be a twerp, at least to my point of view.

        And to me things he said about Cavill and the PR mess happening, I see it as a collateral coincidence, highly doubt Franco would have guessed this one coming. Because like I said, if back then Franco had the opportunity to portray a superhero, he would have gone for it (cf Spidey) so…

        And by PR mess must have, I meant it as most actors/actresses have been involved in a mess/scandal whether personal or public and their PR had to find a way to limit the damage behind to save their client image or whatever is worth saving. The sheer stupidity of this Cavill/Cuoco PR stunt here isn’t different. So the bright side here with Cavill The Bland is his CV upgraded a bit in terms of image scorched a bit after all lol. Now bring on the sextape!

        The only way to find out whether he does have the superpower to rub two brain cells together or not is to see how the evolution of his career is going and his private life managed under wraps eh…

        That said, scandal summer had been going slow. Last year was so much better.

      • Eve says:

        @ Elodie:

        Again, I was not saying he should have a pass to be a jerk — or that it wasn’t unethical (it was). I merely stated he was right with his assessment.

        I also didn’t say he was predicting Cavill’s PR snafu. He made a remark about Cavill desperatly seeking fame, then this disaster happened. It was indeed a collateral coincidence, as you say — but illustrated Franco’s point perfectly nonetheless.

        As for his (Cavill’s) career, he could become the new Channing Tatum (not particularly talented but aware of what he can or cannot do) or, you know, Brandon Routh. We shall see…

      • Eve says:

        Sorry, couldn’t edit my comment to add the following (about his PR moves)

        He could have waited a little bit before saturating the media with all these photo-ops, couldn’t he? All his fans want to see is him anway — alone, and preferably shirtless. These moves were the ones of a REALLY thirsty actor — one who could not wait to become a celebrity.

        By the way, loved the “Cavill The Bland” — going to use it from now on (don’t worry, I’ll give you the credit).

    • Lark says:

      Do you think Cavill is bi or just not into the Jennifer Aniston American sweetheart type of women, and that’s why his team fixed him up with Kayley? To appeal to middle America, because they were turned off by him being with Gina, etc?

      IA that Franco was correct with his assessment and that he is more talented than Cavill, but Cavill is also in a good spot right now. He snatched up the lead role in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. after Tom Cruise dropped it, and Guy Ritchie is supposedly still directing it. There were apparently a lot of actors vying for that role too. He’s the new “it” guy. Most of the reviews from Superman were lukewarm on the movie, but he was widely praised. People were and still are going bonkers for him on the internet (except for this site) and twitter and more. So the fact that he is still so thirsty is just…odd.

      • Eve says:

        I honestly don’t know. I *think* he’s a closet case (or bisexual), but I could be wrong.

        Having said that, I don’t have a problem with openly gay men playing roles usually reserved for (perceived as) straight actors.

        But Hollywood is a whole different story* — actors whose careers rely almost exclusively on their looks can never be gay for some people. And for every Zachary Quinto, who came out while he was young and famous (not that he was ever in the closet to begin with), there are literally hundreds willing to play the bearding game. It’s actually quite sad and ends up perpetuating the system.

        *They think the “straight guy playing the hero” is the only way to go because they think audiences aren’t ready for a gay leading man. Unfortunately, they’re probably somewhat right — just pay attention at how defensive some fans get when someone suggests their favourite actor might be gay, almost as if he’s being insulted. I for one don’t care if anyone thinks my favourite actors are secretly gay (only deeply sorry that, in case they’re right, he has to hide his sexuality — because I want those who I love and admire to have happy, fullfilling lives).

        Now, here’s a little anedocte (just to show you how f*cked up people are):

        I check IMDb from time to time. And sometimes I take a look at the user’s forum.

        Well, one day I was checking the discussing boards for “The Usual Suspects” and spotted the most absurd, homophobic comment ever: there was this girl (I assumed it was a girl) who was worried about the characters played by Benicio Del Toro and Stephen Baldwin (Fenster and McManus, respectivelly) being a gay couple IN THE MOVIE! You read it right: she was worried that fictional characters, in a fictional movie, might be gay.

        She went on to explain that she didn’t want them to be gay because she had a crush on the character McManus (!!!).

        So, if there are people homophobic enough to not even consider fictional characters being possibly gay, in a piece of fictional work…let alone how these dumbasses think about real life actors, being openly gay and starring in their favourite “macho” roles.

        P.S.: You’ll have to believe my word. I searched for that thread last year but couldn’t find it anymore (I wanted to printscreen and save that shit so I could show everybody). I assumed IMDb deletes topics/threads once they become inactive.

    • Sixer says:

      I think he’s bi or gay too, Eve. It’s just too many little things that add up in that direction.

      I don’t care about sexuality either. AND I’d enjoy lusting after an openly gay actor as I would an openly straight one. I mean, what difference would it even make? And I think little fangirls would probably not mind, much of the time.

      Even though it’s often said the US is less gay-friendly than Europe – and this is quite likely true – I think it’s OTHER markets that mean Hollywood runs from openly gay actors. In a world where 60-70% of a film’s gross comes from outside the US, what they think in China, and Russia, and India, counts. Counts big.

  84. Lucrecia says:

    Dear Henry read what you have to do from now on:

    1-Focus on your WORK. Study, improve your skills
    2-CHANGE your PR team ;-)
    3-DON’T DATE someone your PR ‘RECCOMMEND’!
    4-Don’t be with someone like Gina (too old for you -not talking about age, but personality- and Do you think that someone who did Muay Thai as a career for so long is ‘peace and love’ inside of her? Come on… lol)
    5-Don’t be with someone like Kaley (she’s too young; ACCEPTED A PR ARRANGED? Come on…)
    6-Next girl you meet.. DON’T PROPOSE! don’t pop the question. Come on HENRY! You are young, don’t delude, don’t get illusions so fast and easy! If you had done it again, you’d be divorced twice O_O
    7-btw… Please, don’t ‘answer your cellphone’ when you are in front of paps because looks fake… lol
    8-Relax, focus, be smart, enjoy life opportunities and wait for me lol
    Be happy being responsible by yourself!!!!!! Just be real, we love the way you are ;-) Don’t listen silly gossips

    from the bottom of my (our) heart!

    • Patricia M says:

      @Lucrecia fighters are good people. Just because they beat people for a living that doesn’t mean their bad. If anything your the bad one for judging what’s inside her heart and the sports she loved!… Gina could destroy Henry if she wants to but no she remained silent from all this chaos. Only a person with a good heart could walk away peacefully without looking back and that exactly what Gina Carano did. Henry was lucky to have her but too bad he got blinded by fame…

    • Dina says:

      I can not generalize the issue of fighters, although I understand what Lucrecia means, Carano looks like a nice person but make money getting hit or hitting someone else? mmm…
      and talking about fame, we must remember that Gina was in ALL the photos she could when he was with Henry, and were HIS events. And when he went to her events, he was not on her pics.

      and the end of that story, they look happy separately so that’s nice

      • Patricia M says:

        @ Dina, I’m sure Laila Ali and Muhammad Ali and other athletes can educate you on that one.. and what is wrong hitting people for a living? No for reals you sound ridiculous! BJ Penn, Isabel Lucas ( George Lucas daughter ) and Gina Carano are super rich kids but it didn’t stop them from pursuing their dreams.. You said ” He was not on her pics? Really? hmm so what are those pictures of them together from Superbowl, Cinema-con, FF6 press junkets and FF6 London premiere?!So maybe you can use this quotation from now on ” It’s better to not say anything and let people think you are a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt”:-)..Oh btw I’ve seen private pictures of them togther and let me tell you they look much happier when they were together. I’m sure all that smiles from Henry are just for a show.

      • Dina says:

        Hi, Patricia. Don’t lose your energy, you can say whatever you want as we have the same right, but don’t be offensive!!! ;-) (So maybe you can use this quotation from now on ” It’s better to not say anything and let people think you are a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt”)

    • Patricia M says:

      @ Dina, that quotation especially the one one the end ” don’t open your mouth and remove all doubt” ya that’s the best advice you can give to yourself. Also don’t be wasting your energy and be offensive if someone called your Bullshit.:-)… Good luck on your beloved Henry hope he find the balance and not let his crazy fans run his private life and maybe it’s best if he just marry Kaley so crazy fans like yourself will leave him alone.

  85. George says:

    Kaley was the one who while walking into a grocery store surrounded by paparazi decided to cling to Henry with both arms and start kissing him on his shoulder.

    He barely looks at her and gets shit for it.

  86. Fan says:

    Poor Superman, he is lost without Lois Lane. I think Man of Steel #2 should have Lois Lane if they want the movie to make money again.