Aaron Eckhart dumped Molly Sims after she talked


A few weeks ago, I read that Molly Sims and Aaron Eckhart were dating. I think I even read it in this Fox News 411 story, where Molly confirmed their couple status by nodding her head and saying “Aaron’s a great guy!” Scandal! Anyway, we didn’t report it because who really cares, right? I mean, I think Aaron is pretty hot, sort of. His receding hairline bothers me a little, but I like that he hasn’t gone for a bad rug or plugs (cough cough Piven cough). And Molly… well, I don’t love or hate her. She’s just there. I’ve read some interviews with her where she seems cool, but she just kind of seems “meh”. That’s my reasoning for not writing it up.

That was before things got a little juicy, though! Apparently, Aaron Eckhart did not appreciate Molly’s big mouth (once again, she said “Aaron’s a great guy!”) and he dumped her immediately. Er… what a douche.

Talk about a rude awakening for Molly Sims! Days after she fessed up in a mid-November interview to her under-the-radar romance with Aaron Eckhart, he dumped her for spilling the beans.

“Aaron flipped out,” says a source, “He’s an incredibly private guy.”

Still, the sudden breakup might be a blessing in disguise for Molly, who had been growing disenchanted with Eckhart.

“Molly was surprised that he ended it with her – and by phone – but she was starting to realize he’s not right for her. He’s so closed off from the world,” says the source. “She wants someone a bit more chill. Besides, she feels she deserves a guy who isn’t afraid to tell the world they’re in love!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, December 21, 2009]

Chuckle. This is good, right? I mean, what do we really know about Aaron Eckhart? Nothing, right? He is a very, very private person. And personally, I don’t know if anyone else has this, but he sort of beeps on my gaydar. I’m not calling him Elton John or anything, but this whole “I will never tell anyone anything about anything in my life, ever” stuff reeks of “I’ve got some big secrets.” And for goodness sake, it’s not like Molly Sims is the kind of girl anyone would be ashamed of! She’s pretty, she’s successful, she seems nice. Why treat her like a shamef-ck?

Aaron Eckhart at the ‘Love Happens’ premiere on September 15, 2009. Credit: WENN. Molly Sims on November 10, Credit: Getty.

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  1. Meow Mix says:

    It’s not like she said what he was like in bed. Jeez the guy really needs to lighten up a bit. Sounds like he was just looking for an excuse.

  2. snowball says:

    He’s got a log head. And he’s a pig if this is true. Molly can do better.

  3. lucy2 says:

    If she had run around telling the whole world, I would have agreed with him. But what she said wasn’t that bad, so if that’s what happened, he needs to relax, or get out of the movie business.

    In reality, I agree, he probably just was looking for an excuse.

  4. Obvious says:

    well, we don’t know for sure that’s why they broke up. it may have just been coming and it is a coincidence. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

  5. Karen says:

    He’s a creepy quasi Mormon, which means most likely that he is a total chauvinist pig. Molly is better off without him!

  6. blaugrau says:

    Why is he a pig? Just because he’s broken up with a girl? Even if the girl is hot and everything, these things happen all the time, and I don’t see anything bad about it.

  7. BitterBetty says:

    Serves her right for name dropping instead of respecting his privacy.

  8. Feebee says:

    Sounds like a lucky escape for Molly. Note to Aaron, next time date a nobody who doesn’t have to do red carpets and get asked questions like are you dating Aaron Eckhart.

    Seriously man, you’re not that good.

  9. Instantsoup says:

    Just because he is Mormon, does not make him creepy. You just seem predjudiced to the Mormon faith. I have met plenty of Mormons and most are gentleman.
    I think he just wanted an excuse to drop her and he did. Maybe it is a clue to his character BUT it’s not because of his faith.

  10. wow says:

    Yeah, he’s pretty hot. But I don’t know what we’re suppose to know him from.

  11. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “log head”?

    though that made me laugh, I have to ask you…what does it mean? the shape?

    to wow…I’ve seen him a couple of things, but I think his most high profile role lately was of Harvey Dent in “The Dark Knight”.

  12. Linda says:

    He was in Thank you for Not Smoking.

  13. e. says:

    I heard a radio interview with him, he seemed decent. He basically said that he wants to keep his romantic business to himself. I kinda like that, it seems like so many people in hollywood use their relationships for publicity and to market themselves. It must be hard to date another actor and wonder if they like you for real or for what it does for their career.

  14. Cheyenne says:

    He ended it by phone? Gee, what a prince. That’s about as tacky as breaking up with somebody via text or e-mail.

  15. bros says:

    ahah he does have a log head. enormous noggin. quite the FACE! everytime i see his enormous head, all i can think of is him as two-face.

  16. Firestarter says:

    That’s kinda lame to say that if the guy is very private, he must have soemthing to hide, like being gay.

    Maybe he just likes his private life private and isn’t into the fame whoring all the other actors in Hollywood seem to be into.


    I am sure there is more to him dumping Simms than is being told. because he is PRIVATE!

  17. oh hey says:

    Maybe it’s me, it seems like people either complain when celebs tell too much, or they want to be extremely private. Aren’t most commentors gossip sites always braying how celebs should keep their political and social views to themselves? Why does their love lives get an exception?

    People get dumped all the time, famous or not, for pretty crappy reasons, which sounds like the case here, but if she was growing disenchanted with him, she’s better off.

  18. Anna says:

    There’s a difference between telling the world in the sense that you tell your family and friends and *actually* telling the world, in the sense that you’re a celebrity and it’ll make headlines. She should’ve known him well enough to know he would hate any kind of statement concerning their relationship. Apparently, she didn’t know or, worse, didn’t care. Any which way, it was Aaron’s right to cut her loose because of it, even if it seems harsh. This is exactly the kind of thing you mention when you lay the groundwork in a relationship. If that’s Aaron’s dealbreaker, so be it.

  19. Beth says:

    That’s bizarre. It wasn’t like she pulled a Jessica Simpson and said she was in love and couldn’t wait to get married. Also Aaron needs to get over himself. Most people probably don’t know who he is by name and facially he’s somebody you see in everything but don’t know what.

  20. la chica says:

    he’s right to dump her. the relationship barely got started, she has no business blabbing to the media. idiot.

    just because a man is private doesn’t make him gay. i am just as private and i ain’t even a celebrity!

  21. hatsumomo says:

    You know, now that I think on it, I dont believe I ever heard any gossip about him. On any site. He’s one of those ‘outta sight outta minds’ kinda people until his next role.

  22. Jenna says:

    Harvey Dent needs to grow his hair back out. That is all.

  23. Karen says:


    Actually I grew up Mormon and live in Utah. I know quite a bit about it and for the record the LDS doctrine is inherently sexist. Just because it’s a religion does not mean I don’t have the right to criticize or have opinions about it. Thanks though!

  24. Eileen Yover says:

    I don’t find him even remotely attractive. I’d have to call him “Sparky” with that Chevy Chase chin.

  25. blind item reader says:

    And just to add to the subject on Mormons, how about reading a bit about what they believe.

    Would you follow someone who said an angel told him to make a new religion? Would you listen to someone who claimed to have had an angel visit him and show him gold tablets buried in the ground? Would you wonder why HE had to translate them and why he wouldn’t show them to anyone? I think most people would try to get that person some professional help.

    There are a lot of kooky things they believe. Until the 1970s blacks weren’t even allowed into the priesthood. And then there’s Kolob.

  26. nikki says:

    for once an actor isn’t a mediawhore( what…. Brad Pitt?),don’t blame him!

  27. Instantsoup says:

    I agree you are entitled to your opinions but for me personally, never had a problem. Went to USU and was treated equally with my male counterparts but then again, did not go to Brigham Young because they forced you to take relgion classes and skirts down to your knee.
    Then again, I am an agnostic and pretty much accept all religions. To each their own. :)

  28. Ana says:

    When I read the title, I thought it meant that he just wanted her because she was pretty. When she tried to have a conversation he dumped her. LOL. Oops.

  29. Popcorny says:

    Who is this guy and who smashed his face with a shovel!

  30. Essie says:

    Aaron was in a movie recently with Jennifer Aniston. (What? No, of course I didn’t see it. Are you nuts?) Anyway, while they were doing PR for the movie, he and Jennifer seem to be very cold toward each other. I read a rumor that Jennifer’s people wanted them to have a faux romance for the sake of the movie but Aaron wouldn’t do it. Evidently, the man cannot be bought!!

    I say, if he is private then good for him. Apparently he is enjoying his status as just a dependable actor who works a lot and doesn’t want a high profile romance. Good for him, and it does not mean he is gay!!

  31. d says:

    I think he’s an ok guy. Very private, it is well known. she didn’t respect it, the end. perhaps somewhat harsh, but meh, didn’t really see them together anyway. sounds like sour grapes on her part to me. from what I’ve read of him, he prefers to be on farms or in rural settings, has no interest in the hollywood scene, etc., whereas she looks to be into the whole sell your personal life thing. good move on his part.

  32. Lia says:

    Sounds like wittle Aaron has some big pwoblems…… She is well to be rid of him.

  33. Velvet_Julie says:

    Ah, c’mon, I bet she said something more than “Aaron is a great guy” out there. No one would dump a girlfriend for that. Maybe she’s one of those loud women who don’t know the difference between public and private and tell details of her intimacy to friends and stuff. I know many people like that and as a very reserved person, I know how tough it is to get along with them. You get a bit paranoid about them telling things about your life to others. Not that I have any secret or something, but I like to keep some things to myself and a very small group of people. Maybe Aaron is like that too. It doesn’t mean he’s gay or a secret murderer. :)

  34. Nony says:

    Blind item reader: you forgot about the magic underwear

  35. Bete says:

    lol…women dating male actors probably have to get approval from the manager or lawyer before going public.
    Nah, he’s just playing the field. Guys who play the field don’t appreciate announcements of any kind.
    in saying that, man, he has a weird face. I wouldn’t want to wake up next to his face (close up) in the morning.

  36. snowball says:

    @Praise St. Angie – it’s a reference from Ren and Stimpy, yeah, because his head’s shaped like a log.

    lol @ that Aniston rumor. Whomever wrote it needs to go back to Tabloid Writing school. The “Jen pays for escorts or costars to pretend to be in love with her so she won’t be humiliated that her uterus is falling out because it’s full of dust” thing is really played out.

    If I were Molly, I’d be thanking my lucky stars for the early warning about what a penis he is. I do believe she barely said anything, I believe he dumped her. I have no idea why he did it, but he doesn’t seem like much of a prize. Molly can and has done a lot better.

  37. Raven says:

    blind item reader, you may want to take a gander at the Bible and compare what you said to what is in there.

  38. Jag says:

    Oh please, she said he was a great guy. Celebs say that all the time about their co-stars when promoting movies. So he wanted to control her so much that she should’ve said “no comment?” She’s better of without him.

  39. almcrp says:

    I love Aaron Eckhart! molly sims who? shes a nobody compared to this fame and fab Actor much Love Aaron take good care of your beloved privacy

  40. blind item reader says:

    Raven, I am an atheist.

  41. Feebee says:

    @ snowball, my husband thinks I’m strange for using the word “penis” instead of “dick” to describe someone or behaviour such as Aaron Eckhart may (or may not) have displayed… I thought I was on my own. Though possibly dangerous to think someone thinks like I do.

  42. Alice says:

    Aaron is not really into the Hollywood PR/media game. Aaron is a good actor.He just wants to act and make some money end of. He does not play the HW GAME and tells the ladies he dates to keep their mouth shut. The Clooney does the say thing and you all love so what is the difference. He dates low key ppl. That’s why he was vexed with Jen Aniston when her ppl came to him with some fauxromance idea as someone else mentioned. He is just a simple nice guy, who likes to act and wants to marry a nice girl and have kids one day.

    I do not see the big deal here.

  43. Jasmin says:

    Molly Sims looks and acts vanila to me. Nothing special. Keeps dating rich hollywood types and no one loves her. Wow,its a slow day isnt it. I cant comment on plain Molly

  44. Seeing the Positive says:

    Good for her. Obviously not the right relationship for either of them!

  45. kc says:

    @idiot religious bigots

    you realize that ANY religion sounds silly if you take it out of context. I have two grandfather, a dad a step dad, three brothers and a brother in law who all happen to be LDS and their isn’t a sexist bone among them. How about we try not to make blanket statements about an entire religion based on your disappointing experience with a few of them. LDS doctrine is actually fairly progressive as we happen to believe in both a male and female God so maybe get your facts straight before you start spouting ignorance about a religion you don’t belong to.

  46. fizXgirl314 says:

    well, a nod of the head is all that is needed to confirm something to a newspaper isn’t it? Maybe they had an agreement to keep things private… After seeing so many peoples’ love lives turned into a media circus in the tabloids, I kind of don’t blame him… Especially since this seems like it would make them a “hot couple” in the tabloid world (after all, she’s a model and he’s a somewhat known celebrity), I could see freaking out about that possibility… Shit, who needs that… It could seriuosly kill a career!

  47. mockingbird says:

    Speculation here seems to fuel your “facts.” His private life is his– I only pay for his abilities as an actor.

  48. Martha says:

    He sort of reminds me of that musician that Julia Roberts used to be married to — Lyle Lovett.