Is Julia Roberts having an affair with Javier Bardem?


I had such high hopes for this National Enquirer story, but it really let me down. The idea is that Julia Roberts could be screwing around on Danny Moder with Javier Bardem is too delicious – I want some salacious quotes from “insiders” to back it up! Alas, it’s not much of anything. The Enquirer says that Julia and Danny’s marriage is being strained by “false rumors” that she’s boning Javier. Those “false rumors” seem to have originated in this CDAN blind item, which the Enquirer even cites. Just my opinion: The way that Julia gushes over Javier publicly, and the way that she was all over him during the Eat, Pray, Love promotional tour, all of that makes me wonder if Julia AT THE VERY LEAST tried to hit that like a house on fire.

“Julia is reeling from the false rumors that she and Javier Bardem carried on a secret tryst,” an insider tells the Enquirer. “There’s talk around Hollywood that the reason Julia’s singing Javier’s praises so much is because they hooked up.”

The whispers went into overdrive this January, just as Penelope Cruz gave birth to Javier’s son.

CDAN ran a blind item that read, “This pregnant almost A-list actress just found out her A-list movie actor husband cheated on her with this A-list movie actress who is not pregnant, but has kids with her husband.” Immediately, the comments exploded and many guessed Penelope, Javier and Julia.

All of the speculation has Julia scrambling to reassure Danny Moder that her relationship with Javier is strictly platonic, said the insider: “But I’m sure Danny can’t help wondering if where there’s smoke, there’s fire!”

Danny and Julia have had marriage problems for a while, and Julia’s behavior has been at times erratic. It also doesn’t help that Julia has taken the lead in publicly campaigning for a best actor Oscar nomination for Javier for his film Biutiful. She hosted a screening in early January for industry heavyweights and gushed about Javier in interviews.

Javier’s open about his admiration for Julia too, calling her “generous” and “fun.” And their mutual appreciation must be adding to the stress between Julia and Danny, the insider said.

“Behind closed doors, all is not well,” the insider divulged. “The fire between Julia and Danny has seemed to have cooled. I think Javier came along and provided a fun distraction. Not the strain of battling the crazy rumors about her and Javier is pushing Julia and Danny to their breaking point.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

Well, it’s certainly interesting to think that Julia and Danny’s marriage is struggling. I think there are 50-50 odds that the struggling marriage part of the story could be true. While I respect that Julia keeps a lower profile now that she’s a mom, and that we truly have no idea where she is or what she’s doing on any given day or month, Julia has always struck me as a drama queen. And drama queens don’t enjoy a simple, quiet life with their husband and children. They need to create drama. And what better drama than a torrid affair with a Spaniard?





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  1. guesty says:

    But what about Penny???!!!!

  2. JenJen says:

    Well wasn’t it said Penelope had an affair with Tom when Nicole was pregnant and broke them up?

  3. Venus says:

    It wouldn’t be the first time she dated a married man she met on the set of a movie. Seems to be her M.O.

  4. Javi has more taste than that!

  5. tiki says:

    i know people gush over bardem. i just don’t see it. his head is disproportionately large for his body, and he has one of those gummy smiles that i find icky. ah, well. to each his/her own.

  6. Jackson says:

    Silly! Javier is having an affair with me, not Julia!!

  7. Kbomb says:

    Between his tiny teeth, and her giant teeth, they would have a baby with normal teeth.

  8. devilgirl says:

    Sorry , but Javier reminds me of a neanderthal. His head is such a block!

  9. NancyMan says:

    At least they’re both ‘movie stars’ , A-list and worthy of this site! lol

  10. Lynda says:

    I don’t blame her…I’d hit it hard and numerous.

  11. OriginalGracie says:

    Just the thought of the beautiful, talented, hot Javi in the arms of that skank makes me feel murderous!

    I don’t like Julia Roberts. Never did, don’t now, never will. Bad actress.
    Stuck up person.

    I just refuse to accept this unless there is solid proof. I mean, Penny just had their baby. I hope to God that Javi would have better taste than to have an affair or even casually sleep with Julia.

    PLEASE let this not be true.

  12. Elfie says:

    Javier would do a good Beast in a Beauty and the Beast movie.

  13. OriginalGracie says:

    @Jackson: It’s ok if he’s having one with you! Just NO JULIA.

  14. Caitlin says:

    Don’t get the attraction to Bardem: he’s so unkempt looking and has a weird head.

  15. Jeri says:

    I bet bad things would happen if a man Julia lusted after actually turned her down.

  16. Kaiser says:

    LMAO @ Kbomb

  17. latam2012 says:

    his head and neck are so large, strange. hes like a lion

  18. Hautie says:

    I would not be surprise to know she had a fling with him.

    Her past behavior with her costars, shagging them, is what gives credence to this rumor.

    But I want to give him more credit for avoiding her.

  19. Jayna says:

    The attraction is Javier just looks like he would throw you up against the wall and have wild sex, and he looks like a man that loves a woman’s body from head to toe. He exudes such masculinity. Just sayin . . .

    I don’t think it happened. Julia looked dumpy in that movie. Her clothes in some scenes were so matronly. Javier had hot Penelope. And I do think Julia is very much in love with Danny.

  20. brin says:

    Her body in the third pic looks really strange.
    I hope she and Danny Moder are struggling…serves her right for breaking up his first marriage.

  21. renai(jrt) says:

    Maybe she just regrets getting rid of Benjamin Brat. She seemed to worry about his Latino backround and maybe now that she is older and more liberated she is just letting it all hang out…

  22. renai(jrt) says:

    I dont get the attraction… He looks like a garbage man at best

  23. brenda says:

    Isn’t that how she met her husband?

  24. tar says:

    When people are having a secret affair, they are likely going to stay way the heck off each other in public, the very opposite of touchy feely, so as not to bring attention to the chemistry. Julia and Javier look way too comfortable and relaxed together, like a good friend vibe. Perfect example: Brad and Angelina during the junket for Mr and Mrs Smith, they stood far apart, and tried to look as uninterested as possible.

  25. Nanea says:

    Come on, as if CDAN is in any way creditable.

    As I’ve said before, he lies about his job. No real entertainment lawyer would actually run this kind of site because s/he’d know of the legal repercussions, and no lawyer I know even has time for that. He may well be the lawyer’s paralegal’s assistant though. His ridiculous stories aren’t in any way plausible nor exclusive.

  26. WhiteNoise says:

    See no Julia, Hear no Julia, Speak no Julia. Just no. This did not happen. This will not happen. Ever. Never.

  27. DGO says:

    I dunno – is Javier that stupid? Even David Letterman wouldn’t sleep with Julia Roberts.

  28. sassenach says:

    Nanea- I agree with you for the most part about Enty especially his old hollywood blind items but there have been some that he has gotten right. He called the whole Tiger Woods, Michael C Hall and Julia Styles stories way before it became public.

    He/She even did a couple of BI’s about Demi Lavato’s behavior and breakdown before it happened so he does have some type inside info just not as much as he pretends to have.

  29. dread pirate cuervo says:

    If this is true, horseface needs to be sent to the glue factory.

  30. ! says:

    Has Penelope Cruz ever done a cameo on TV…?

  31. lucy2 says:

    In her dreams! Nah, I think she just tends to hang all over anyone who people are more interested in than her.
    He’s not classic handsome, but there’s something intriguing about him.

  32. Linda says:

    If I saw my hubby like that with another woman, I would blow a fuse!!

  33. original kate says:

    julia strikes me as the type of woman who has no female friends because she only speaks to them when there are no men around to hang on. i’m sure she tried to get with javi – she does have the reputation as being a cheaty mc cheaterton.

  34. Dana M says:

    She totally wishes, but hopefully doubtful. However, julia does go after married men, so I wouldn’t put it past her. Because of her lacking moral compass regarding respect for a marriage, I don’t care for her.

  35. Camille says:

    @Hautie: ITA. I wouldn’t put anything past her.

    @Kaiser: I also agree with you. JR strikes me as the Queen of drama queens. I also wouldn’t be surprised if JR’s marriage is in trouble. Not with her track record. I am amazed that she’s lasted this long with Moder.

  36. renai(jrt) says:

    That is too funny……his tiny teeth and her gigantic teeth…. that is really really funny. Her teeth and mouth ingeneral are about three sizes bigger than his…….

  37. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @dread pirate LOL!

    I can never tell the difference between Javier and Jeffrey Dean Morgan from “watchmen.” They look EXACTLY alike.

  38. MNGIRL76 says:

    Ha! LMAO @ dread pirate cuervo

  39. Mistral says:

    I don’t really believe it.

  40. Butch says:

    Julia knows Penn would cut a bitch for less.

  41. My Darling Pinkett says:

    I don’t think it’s true. If anything, she seems way more interested in him than he is in her. Body language. I wouldn’t be surprised if her marriage was on the rocks, but I hope these two didn’t have an affair. Not saying she wouldn’t be opposed to it…she looks mad happy when she’s with him. He just avoids looking at her and grins and bears it. Lol.

  42. Megatrona says:

    I am sorry Javier fans but I would not hit that if they paid me, I find him so unattractive, he’s features and huge head not nice looking at all

    Julia “horse” Roberts is a freaking biatch and would never trust her around any guy, even the non attractive Javier ” garvidge men face” Bardem

  43. Lola7 says:

    Hahahahahahhah @ kbomb

  44. TeeTee says:

    he is sexy and very manly looking..


    um, this did not happen, if so Julia is greedy as heck and shou;d keep the man she paid for!

  45. Kim says:

    Jen Jen – interesting i never heard that BUT he did date Penelope right after Nciole so could be true. I always heard Nicole cheated on Tom on the set of Brokeback Mtn. It was even said she was pregnant with this guys baby and miscarried hence why Tom left her and the guy was supposedly Jude Law. This was all heresay of course but interesting.

  46. futureperfect says:

    she’s not flirting with him, she’s flirting with the cameras.

  47. Catherine says:

    There were rumors when she did a movie with Clive Owen and they were unfounded. I doubt Javier is dumb enough to sleep with her.

  48. jo says:

    Again, love love , love you guys… can not cap.. cat on lap.. can not stand julia never have she hangs all over everyone bad style if you ask me didnt she make out with someone accepting an award

  49. JenJen says:

    @Kim, it could be that Nicole was cheating. I remember Tom saying “Nicole knows why” about him filing for divorce. Who knows with that little weirdo, if she did cheat, it may have been because she was cut-off from the Tom,Dick and Hairy because she wouldn’t join the cult, lol.

  50. wonderful says:


  51. Venus says:

    @Kim — I think you mean Moulin Rouge — Nicole Kidman wasn’t in Brokeback Mtn. Also, Nicole & Tom spilt right before Christmas 2000, Moulin Rouge came out in 2001. Brokeback Mtn. came out in 2005.

    I heard at the time she was having an affair with Ewan McGregor on the set of Moulin Rouge. I also heard that the miscarriage she *maybe* had right after the split with Tom was announced was Ewan’s baby because she & Tom hadn’t been together in a long time (if they ever were; I’ve got my doubts about Mr. Cruise).

  52. mia girl says:

    @Kim had the mountain part right… the movie @Kim meant was Cold Mountain with Kidman and Jude Law.

  53. filthycute says:

    CELEBITCHY: You’ve used that ‘house on fire’ phrase twice this week, I think.

    What does that mean?

  54. Venus says:

    @Mia — LOL — Nicole Kidman was in Cold Mtn — I never heard the her & Jude Law rumor though but I remember the one about her & Ewan McGregor, which is why I thought Moulin Rouge. Anyway, it is all just rumors.

  55. Gabriela says:

    Didn’t he just have a child with Penelope? Sometimes I admire how shallow you are. You crave for them to have an affair when both of them have children and never stop to think the impact it may have on the children’s life.

    What for? For a piece of gossip among many many others that will soon be forgotten. While the betrayal in these families’ lives won’t.

    Way to go, peeps.

  56. jess says:

    javier is weird looking

  57. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t think so. It’s in his body language, as well as his facial expression in that header pic.

  58. mln76 says:

    Ok it’s not exactly related but since everyone is talking about it I feel like the ‘Nicole had a miscarriage story’ was in People mag therefore publicist sanctioned and probably true. It happened a long time ago before I was addicted in any way to gossip blogs or even gossip frankly but I feel like I read it in People. Does anyone else remember that?

  59. the original bellaluna says:

    @ mln76 – Yes! I remember. I also remember Nic had no idea what he was talking about when he said “she knows what she did.” Besides, that stink-fest Eyes Wide Shut was the last movie they did together, I think. And I heard rumours about Tommy-girl & Penny A LOT.

    Filming/production starts W-A-Y earlier than a movie’s actual release date, so I buy that.

  60. icantbelievethis says:

    @Gabriela very good point.

  61. mln76 says:

    @TOB thanks! I ain’t crazy that said I don’t know if Penelope was actually the cause of the breakup only because Nicole later starred in NINE with her and posed on the cover of Vanity Fair with her. It just makes me think that relationship was all kinds of crazy. I hope I live long enough for Isabella Cruise’s memoir.

  62. JenJen says:

    @ MLN76- Right, I thought the same thing when they were in NINE together. I remember Tom and Penelope being public after the divorce and I thought Nicole is a bigger woman than me if she can do that!

  63. redrose66 says:

    Julia knows what she’s doing. She’s just being a B**CH trying to tic off one of their partners. When she gave her acceptance speech 4 winning her Oscar, she thank Benjamin Bratt & went on about how she loved him … smiled , blew kisses… & all that love – love crap. See if the whole bs is on you tube . It was all BS. Bratt was married to his wife less than 6 months latter (that’s how short it seemed). She’s always been nasty. I would be surprised if she was all over him just to annoy Penny 4 the hell of it. And look at how she did Danny’s ex-wife b4 he divorced her with her F- Vera (something like that ) T-shirts. GTFOOH Julia. She’s not in the press as much because no one really gives a damn about her.

  64. crtb says:

    Once a cheater always a cheater.

  65. Nikki says:

    Those dresses she’s wearing look like something my Grandma would wear.

  66. Mouse says:

    She wishes!

  67. DrM says:

    I’m not one for ‘movie star crushes’ but I LOVE Javier…I just about damn near set my theater seat on fire during Eat Pray Love…YES PLEASE! 🙂

  68. Lisa says:

    Julia gushed a lot over Denzel Washington years ago and lobbied all over the place for him to win an Oscar. History is repeating itself – this is what she is doing for Javier.
    I think it is actually quite generous of her as an actor to so publicly support another actor.
    Nonetheless, I can already hear the ‘you are so naive’ comments about to come my way…

  69. Runs with Scissors says:

    That header pic looks like they’re expected at Churchill Downs for a tight race.

    Although, I do get the up against the wall hotness that he could embody.

  70. CB Rawks says:

    Can’t see anyone choosing Julia over Penelope.
    Or choosing Julia over a hollowed-out melon.
    Or even considering Julia.
    Or emerging with their vision and sanity if they accidentally wake up next to Julia.

  71. poopie says:

    re: the wrap around dress :
    looks like the results of a drunken TOGA PARTY ! OR She’s got the back of her dress stuck in her panty hose!!!

  72. Kasey says:

    ROFLMOL! I have no idea if this is what you meant but lately I have so badly been trying to find any Arrested Development episodes online where Michael responds to George Michael’s girlfriend, “her?”.

    LOL! You just sent me off the edge! LOVE it!

  73. the original bellaluna says:

    @ mln – YES! I’m totally with you on Isabella’s memoir! I would actually buy that mess, as long as it’s not published by the scientologists!

  74. tracking says:

    @!: Ugly Betty? SATC (onscreen)?

  75. marge says:

    I think she has all the drama she could want with her fashion choices.

  76. k says:

    I seriously doubt this is true.

  77. Lway says:

    @JenJen – LMAO!! Well said “Tom, Dick & hairy” – hahahaha!!

  78. Anti-icon says:

    #21 Renal: I agree. WTF was wrong with Benjamen Bratt….that hot, hot actor….and she was with him a long time, for her. She can’t do commitment, that is my assessment of JR’s main “issue.” I hope JB was smarter than to take some temporary benefit (physical) from her; I can see him loving the publicity spotlight she brings, though. So, it probably isn’t a real deal; but it for sure is something JR would like to secretely promote (that she and JB are hooking up.)

  79. coconut says:

    i just watched eat pray love recently. i read that she insisted on bringing her family to bali for the shoot. i think she was pregnant w/third child during the shoot (lots of baggy-ish clothes and such). i doubt she’d feel like having an affair during the filming and i would imagine it would be hard for j and j to hook up in between films. and i agree with the comment that their in-public body language is more touchy-feely than it would be if they were having an affair…not that they don’t have great chemistry…and not that even the platonic flirting could be bothering their partners.

  80. Ja says:

    Julia tries hard but I don’t believe Javi would be so much into her. Just don’t. I wish Penny and him and their son the very best.

  81. Newbie says:

    wouldn’t surprise me. i don’t think there’s a single couple in hollywood right now thats 100% faithful to their significant other. c’mon. they live privileged lives and no one around them knows how to say “no”. why wouldn’t they screw around when they don’t know how to please anyone but themselves?

  82. wonderful says:

    Kasey: You couldn’t pick her out of a line-up of one.

  83. scislandgirl says:

    It’s been rumored Julia “skank” Roberts slept with alot of her leading men. Didn’t she do back to back movies with Brad Pitt!! (The Mexican & Oceans Eleven). Julia probally hates Angelina Jolie more than Jennifer Aniston.

  84. Dahlia1947 says:

    The blind item also says that the “cheated on” actress is mostly B-List which I don’t think Penelope is and it says that she’s done TV appearances. Where, though?

  85. Julie Bradley says:

    I don’t believe any of it. Now I know why Mr. & Mrs. Bardem do not discuss their private lives with the public! And I don’t blame them one bit. Some people are just jealous, vicious, and cruel and hateful. Some people are just so miserable that they must try to destroy others in order to feel good about themselves.

    Why do people feel the need to bad mouth others that they don’t personally know?Why are people trying to ruin what should be a joyous time for the Bardem’s? JEALOUSY! That’s what it is.

    What does or doesn’t go on in their personal lives is NO ONE’s business. Leave them alone and stop spreading malicious gossip. You wouldn’t like it if people did the same to you.