One of my favorite stories of the past month was the excellent In Touch Weekly interview with Tia Mowry. You see, Tia Mowry goes to the same SoulCycle in LA as Charlize Theron. And one time, Tia and Charlize were at SoulCycle for the same class and Tia went over to say a simple “hello” to Charlize. This is what Tia told In Touch Weekly: “I said ‘Hi,’ and she actually rolled her eyes and said, ‘Oh my God.’ I wasn’t over-the-top. I know how to approach another celebrity. Charlize was just mean. I’m just being honest.” It was all very funny because we all believe that Charlize spends most of her time looking like (if not actively wishing she could) cut a bitch. So, it made sense and I think most of us wholeheartedly believed Tia Mowry. Well, funny story. Sources claim Charlize is really pissed at Tia now and Charlize is trying to get Tia kicked out of SoulCycle.
If ‘90s star Tia Mowry thought she was hurt when Oscar-winning diva Charlize Theron was “mean” to her at a spin class recently, Mowry could have a more eye-opening experience in store, that is if Theron gets her way.
Following the exchange at a SoulCycle class in Los Angeles where Theron, who is busy dating Sean Penn these days, was allegedly rude to Mowry, the “Sister, Sister” star ran to “In Touch” magazine with the story. That might have been the end of it, but the story went viral, and now, Theron is actively working to get Mowry banned from the upscale spin studio.
“Charlize came in so pissed off after Tia went to the tabloids about her, and she demanded we bar Tia from ever coming back. When the manager refused Charlize just got angrier and said she’d go to the top to make it happen,” said an insider at SoulCycle.
Mowry told “In Touch” that she approached Theron to say hello and was met with an eye roll and Theron saying, “Oh my god.” Theron took the issue of the privacy breach to SoulCycle management and raged that she has zero expectation of anonymity during her workout with Mowry around. Management refused to ban Mowry and Theron got even angrier.
“This nobody who was famous for a minute 20 years ago can complain to the tabloids about me but I can’t expect you to protect me from hangers on in your studio?” Theron said, according to employee.
Management said it would handle the situation, but a decision has yet to be made.
“This just feels like a vendetta because Tia spoke up. Charlize used to be kind of quiet and chill when she came to spin, but it looks like dating Sean Penn isn’t doing her any favors.”
I think Charlize might have a point if a SoulCycle employee had done the dishing, but if it’s just another gym-goer, what recourse is there? None. Charlize is just pissed off that “this nobody” made her look like a rude a—hole. And Charlize is making it worse by pitching a fit. If she just ignored it, no one would have really cared. I mean, what harm was done? As I said, we already believed that Charlize was rude and bitchy before Tia confirmed it.
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