Emmy Rossum on boyfriend Adam Duritz, “I get why chicks dig him”

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Actress Emmy Rossum (Phantom of The Opera, Poseidon), 23, is dating scruffy Counting Crowes frontman Adam Duritz, 45. While Emmy has happily posed together with Adam at several events she won’t actually confirm that she’s dating him. Emmy gave some nice quotes to People about Adam, but basically said she doesn’t talk about her “love life” to the press. Smart woman. Emmy made headlines a couple of months ago with the news that she was getting a divorce from a guy that no one knew she was married to. Her estranged husband, a music executive, was much closer to her in age at 27. So what does Emmy see in Adam? According to Emmy he’s a great guy.

Emmy Rossum “really can’t say” whether Adam Duritz is officially her boyfriend, but she will happily dish on why women love him.

“I get why chicks dig him,” Rossum tells PEOPLE at the grand launch of the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. “He’s extremely kind, incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, creative and respectful.”

Rossum, 23, who filed for divorce from her husband last month, has been seen recently on multiple dates with Duritz, 45, who has previously dated Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Arquette.

“I don’t discuss my love life because it’s always misinterpreted or put under the microscope,” she says. “It’s especially annoying when you’re dating someone else who’s well-known, which is why I normally would never go out with a famous guy.”

Has the actress, who just attended the American Ballet Theater Fall gala in New York with Duritz, broken her own rule?

“Let’s put it this way,” she says. “I’d be flattered if someone hit on me tonight, but I really can’t say if I’m available or not.”

After partying in Washington, Rossum will head to the Hamptons International Film Festival to promote Dare, a independent movie she describes as “an edgy art house film exploring the sexuality, awkwardness and loneliness of teenagers – because life really is awkward and funny, isn’t it?”

“I used to be an artsy, quiet, kind of chubby kid – which no one believes,” she says, “but now I’m really comfortable with my body and my sexuality. I can be naked with the lights on.”

[From People]

I was enjoying that little article up until the part where she talked about getting naked with the lights on. I get that the quote is about her new movie, but now all I can picture is her with Duritz – with the lights on. The Huffington Post had a cute slideshow featuring Duritz’s ex girlfriends a couple of weeks ago. He’s had relationships with Courteney Cox, actress Monica Potter, Mary-Louise Parker, TV actress Joanna Going, Jennifer Aniston, Winona Ryder, and Samantha Mathis. They write “Duritz’s latest catch is no fluke for the 45-year-old Counting Crows frontman who has bedded some of the hottest women in Hollywood, all while resembling a pineapple.” That’s a little harsh, but I do see the pineapple resemblance. He’s a respectful, thoughtful pineapple at least.

Header and thumbnail gallery of photos are of Emmy and Adam out in NY on 9/12/09. Credit Pop/WENN.com. Other photos credits are viewable on mouse-over.

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  1. Ashley says:

    I don’t get this, at all. Sorry. Those 2 look weird together.

  2. Firestarter says:

    Great that he is sweet and smart and respects women, but his hair always looks dirty, and I can’t get past that.

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I always wondered what happened to Side Show Bob after he got out of jail.

  4. Ashley says:

    omg, I just LOL’d – thank you Praise St. Angie

  5. Phantom Goddess says:

    I am seriously going ewwwww with the fact that he is literally twice her age.

  6. Whitey Fisk says:

    Kind of off topic, but Alison Krauss looks, well, not good. I recognized the other three but had to click to see who the scary Courtney Love-esque plastic surgery victim was. Is it possible that this is not her and that the credits are incorrect? I hope so…

  7. lucy says:

    I totally don’t get it, especially since most of the, um, oddness? is self inflicted in the form of that hair.
    It’s pretty funny that she says she doesn’t talk about her love life, yet pretty much that’s all she talked about in this article!
    And not to knock her, but do people really pay all that much attention to her love life anyway, to the point she’s talking about? I kind of don’t think so.

  8. Rosalee says:

    @Praise St. Angie! Sideshow Bob..LOL.love it off to an excellent start this Canadian Thanksgiving Monday.

  9. Mike Miller says:

    I’m glad she does ’cause no one else has a clue.

  10. original kate says:

    his voice is sexy, but the rest of him…not so much. and i agree that alison krauss looks suspiciously tight and shiny.

  11. cara says:

    I just have an aversion for beauty parlor dreads. (they may be real now, but they certainly weren’t during MrJones era, and I just can’t get past it)

  12. pickelhaube says:

    Who are these chicks she’s referring to? Blind ones? Because dude is U-G-L-Y and he ain’t got no alibi, that’s for damn sure. Even if he shaved the beard and the stupid dreads, he’d still look like a skinnier Kevin Smith (who I love, but let’s face it, he’s a troll), so WTF? I guess love is blind!!

  13. fizXgirl314 says:

    “He’s extremely kind, incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, creative and respectful.”

    rest assured that’s just a 45 year old trying to get into the pants of a recently divorce 23 year old…

    btw, didn’t she JUST file for divorce? take a break you fucking biotch… maybe develop a personality or something? :/

  14. anna says:

    Had a friend who worked on this set in Philadelphia last summer. She told me Emmy had a habit of just up and taking another person’s laptops (without asking, natch) when she wanted to use a computer.

    Also, she’s a finger snapper when she wants your attention.

  15. BitterBetty says:

    @ fizXgirl314: LOL, so true…

  16. brianne says:

    He may not be cute, but I have loved Adam Duritz for years, he writes such beautiful haunting lyrics. August and everything after is one of my favorite albums ever, and he is sooo fabulous live! granted he sold out for that stupid song from shrek, but I have since forgiven him.

  17. Mairead says:

    I don’t give a damn if he’s the sweetest thing this side of a saccharine silo, the man inflicted the world with Counting Crows. Enough friggin’ said!

  18. Firestarter says:

    @Mairead- AMEN! That Mr.Jones and me song drove me nuts (or is it Mrs Jones?)

  19. Trillion says:

    Dreads look awful and smell even worse.

  20. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Because he’s rich and has a d*** like an anaconda?

  21. filthycute says:

    Once upon a time, dreadhead was banging Maniston.

  22. mia says:

    Thats just nasty! He looks like her daddy. How disgusting is that. Well I guess if that kid wants some candy he will give her some licks on the lolipop