Are Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker headed for a split?


I don’t really have strong feelings about Brooklyn Decker. I think it’s kind of funny that when she had long hair, every dude in America was like “Brooklyn Decker is the hottest thing on the planet” and as soon as she chopped off her long blonde locks into an unfortunate mom-style football-helmet style, all of a sudden dudes aren’t lusting after her. I also think she’s kind of dumb, but… she’s harmless. Anyway, Brooklyn is married to Andy Roddick, the tennis guy who I’ve also never really had strong feelings about. Do people still talk about him in regards to his game? He was pushed aside for Federer, and Federer is being pushed aside for Nadal. Only one golden boy at a time? Perhaps. Apparently, according to In Touch, Andy is still competing, and he wants Brooklyn to be a standard-issue tennis wife. The problem? Brooklyn’s career is blossoming, and she’s working steadily in films now. She doesn’t have the time or the inclination to just sit around and watch her husband.

It seems like Brooklyn Decker’s two-year marriage to Andy Roddick may be a losing match. According to an insider, tennis pro Andy, 29, isn’t too excited about his model-turned-actress wife’s exploding career, and it’s creating a big rift between them.

“Brooklyn is always traveling for her acting roles, and Andy is not happy about it,” the insider explains. “He seems to want her to follow him around like a good tennis wife.”

But Brooklyn, who is currently filming What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Atlanta with Jennifer Lopez, refuses to slow down – and is threatening to leave her controlling hubby.

“They are constantly fighting,” the insider adds, “and she has had enough.”

But, despite their problems, a close friend says they are not splitting and Brooklyn, 24, will be in the stands while Andy plays in the US Open in late August.

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

You know who they remind me of? Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. Like, they’re rarely in the same city, they usually keep their marriage low-profile, they probably got married much to young (in Brooklyn and Scarlett’s cases, absolutely). Dual careers, with the women as the “bombshells” that other dudes lust after. And I do suspect that Roddick and Decker will end the same way as Ryan and Scar.

Maybe it’s all about the mom hair, though. Maybe Andy was like, “Girl, YOUR HAIR. I can’t even.” Or maybe Roddick should have just stuck with Mandy Moore. Mandy doesn’t have a lot going on, and I’m sure she would have loved to be a “tennis wife”.





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  1. becky says:

    completeley unecessary dig at mandy moore whos actually a breath of fresh air

    and I those are awesome boots!

  2. brin says:

    Sheesh. Does she really have such a hot career? Don’t people talk about these things before they get married? People just give up too easily on marriage.

  3. Joan says:

    It’s a shame if they can’t try and work things out.
    Andy doesn’t have much of a career anymore. He is nearing 30 and the last time he made the final of a Grand Slam was several years ago. His attitude isn’t always the greatest. Perhaps he could be jealous of his wife starting a career. Didn’t she say, though, that she wanted to be SAH Wife/Mother? Strange.
    Brooklyn wasn’t hotter with the longer hair. I actually think the shorter ‘do makes her look nicer.

    @ Brin – I agree that people give up too easily. But Brooklyn is a few years younger than Andy, maybe she changed her mind. Or Andy could be just suffering a down moment before the end of his career.

  4. mln76 says:

    I couldn’t stand Andy Roddick for the longest time but he seems to have mellowed. He really hasn’t been in contention for years now. Federer kicked his butt for far too long. I think their marriage is in for some trouble whether or not he retires because a tennis wife has to go to every game and be emotionally supportive but if he retires he’ll go nuts during the transition. Better to have a wife like Federer’s who works as his agent and is part of his ‘team’. Or my favorite tennis couple of all-time. Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi…Steffi knew exactly what Andre needed because she had been there.

    • Capo says:

      You people are kind of low informed about Andy performance last years. He made a Wimby final just three years ago in 2009 and almost kicked off Roger. He also managed won one trophy at least for 12 consecutive years – last time in Eastbourne during this June. And all stuff about Andy/Decker topic is hard to comment with only some rumors behing that. I personally dont know this two so any statement is really thing for long boring nights:)

  5. Franny says:

    I don’t know…I actually really like her shorter hair. Long hair just looks lanky most of the time, and having it shorter means it has more body. I have hair almost exactly like she used to, and I think about cutting it off all the time, mostly when I see pictures of her current hair. It just looks more fresh.

  6. gee_gee says:

    I don’t believe Roddick was “pushed aside” for Federer. He just was never as good a player. He wasn’t winning. And, it seems that in tennis you are a golden boy if you are the one winning all of the matches.

    And B’Deck’s career? She plays the hot girl. If she can continue making money off of that maybe she has better career prospects than Andy.

  7. 9 out 10 experts recommend says:

    Why does Andy always have this surprised look on his face?

  8. brin says:

    @Joan…true, she was very young when they married.

  9. Rachel says:

    AW, I loved Andy & Mandy together. They were adorable.

  10. mln76 says:

    @gee_gee Roger is the greatest of all time (sorry Nadal fans)and at his height the most dominant ever. Andy was the #1 player and just before Federer took over he would have had more that his one Grand Slam if Federer hadn’t been in his way. Did you see that Wimbledon 09? Andy played amazing tennis(possibly his best) and it didn’t matter. There was also an Australian Open Semifinal where he was basically humiliated while playing his best tennis. Tennis is such an emotional game and there is no support of a team so your coach your partner and your family have to become your team. This is why actress/tennis player combos are usually doomed.

  11. Atticus says:

    Huge fan of Mandy Moore – love her. She’s always been the normal one of the bunch, considering she came up with the likes of Jessica Simpson, just after Britney and Christina.

    Andy Roddick is hot. Beyond that, don’t know much about him (but really, beyond that what is there TO know? I don’t really follow tennis).

    Brooklyn is gorgeous. She’s probably the only person who could wear a skin tight dress that has a big pattern of a circle right around what is the sensitive area for most people – the stomach. She looks gorgeous with her hair short – it ages her for sure, but into her late 20s, it doesn’t make her look 40.

  12. meilamon says:

    Mandy’s married to some singer-can’t remember his name. But her I love. She is absolutely beautiful.

    * Ryan Adams is her husband.

  13. Gayle says:

    Ugh. she looks like Jenny McCarthy with short hair.

  14. Roma says:

    @Franny: I had really similar hair to her but was wearing it dark. She and Aniston chopped their hair about the same time and right afterwards I had a surf trip coming up so I took the plunge and did the same. My hair now has way more body, is easier to manage and looks better with far less effort!

    Plus I look more professional at work, which was an added bonus.

    Of course sometimes I get long hair envy but I invested in some really good quality clip in hair extensions (I used to wear bonds anyways) that I can rock if I’m heading out. Best of both worlds.

  15. Pyewacket says:

    I don’t understand why she has a career at all. She isn’t talented, and I really think she is not that special in the looks department. She is very meh to me.

  16. Erinn says:

    @ pyewacket
    I agree with you! She’s like the pretty girl you went to high school with… and that’s about it.

    She was terrible in the Jen Aniston/Adam Sandler movie. I saw her in an interview shortly after (Conan maybe?) and she honestly didn’t seem any different than her character.

    She’s just so bland.

  17. Rhiley says:

    Yeah, I thought Andy Roddick dumped Mandy Moore because at the time, she was really focused on her career and wanted to go out and Andy was not comforable with that. So Mandy ended up with Zack Braff for a while. She is much more low key now but seems completely in love with Ryan Adams. Andy Roddick just seems really really boring. Harmless but boring. He seems like the Nick Lachey of tennis.

  18. Mia says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that man-child was upset his wife’s career was better than his. Same reason he dumped Mandy Moore. She was a distraction.

    Brooklyn will be fine if they split. She’s young and they don’t have any kids.

  19. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I like the shorter hair as well, it’s stylin.

  20. Jackson says:

    Awwww, I hope not. Although maybe it’ll get Andy’s career going in the right direction again. Hey, it worked when Andre and Brooke broke up. Andy hasn’t been the same since he lost to Federer at Wimbledon though.

  21. lizzie says:

    lol Federer pushed aside for Nadal…..and now Nadal completely shoved out of the way to make room for Novak Djokovic (who is much better).
    Poor Andy Roddick…..he’s nearly 30….and his career is nearly over. He’s probably just freaking out about what to do for the rest of his life!

  22. SueAnn says:

    The IT guy in tennis right now is Novak Djokovic. You should post some photos, he is adorable! Not to mention his great Maria Sharapova impersonation.

  23. Dana M says:

    My friends and I see Andy around town. However, we’ve never seen his wife around at all. I thought he was going to be snooty when my friend asked for a pic and autograph when we saw him out jogging (she is a huge fan). He was very gracious and sweet. And he has a killer body. Last I heard, they put their lake front Austin property on the market, so perhaps the rumors may be true about the possible split…or maybe just upgrading…

  24. Embee says:

    They are a strikingly attractive couple. Know nothing about either but she is much prettier (if less “hawt”) with the shorter hair.

  25. meowren says:

    mandy upgraded to Ryan Adams. trust me.

  26. Bodhi says:

    Ditto meowren. Mandy is WAY better off with Ryan, Also, I think the B’Deck really is as dumb as a box of hair. She is nice enough looking, but nothing to really write home about

  27. Feebee says:

    Yeah Andy’s career (confidence) took a dive after that amazing Wimbledon final he lost to Federer. All players are the best ever unless the new guy is. Sampras was the best ever until Federer was….

    So anyway Brooke should definitely turn up to support Andy because as much as I love the the hot headed guy I don’t think it’ll be more than a week, 8 days tops out of her schedule.

  28. Christine says:

    Andy’s career is on the down swing, and hers (somehow) is on the upswing. She doesn’t travel with him. And wasn’t she rumored to be having an affair with Russell Crowe at one point? Recipe for divorce.

  29. layla says:

    Roddick to me is like Sampras.
    Can’t deny the talent, but no personality. Therefore, forgettable. And disposable.

    And yes – she was what 21/22 when she got married… so yeah, there’s that.

    @ pyewacket and erinn –
    whilst I agree about her “just a pretty girl” face….have you seen her body? It really is quite phenomenal, hence her talent for wearing swimsuits.

  30. bananapanda says:

    The problem with Andy is he’s got no game- only a serve and a forehand which he runs around EVERYTHING to use (leaving the whole court open). He’s refused to learn more, doesn’t like any surface but hard court and just changes coaches constantly. Doesn’t matter what era he played in, somebody was going to beat him.

    • Capo says:

      With his 4 Queens titles (grass pre-tournament before Wimbledon) and 3 Wimby finals (on the grass of course) i pretty doubt about “only hard-court” skills:)

  31. nicky11 says:

    I actually think Andy has a personality, he’s probably just one of those people that comes off aloof/standoff like if they don’t know you.

    I remember seeing him on the football player Terrel Owens VH1 show talking about how they are friends & used to party together all the time b4 he got married. Lets not even mention he’s supposedly friends with Tiger Woods

  32. Brenda says:

    Two words: In Touch. Isn’t this the same magazine that claimed Will and Jada had broken up?

  33. buckley says:

    This girl actually has a future in film?
    She was cringe worthy in The Switch.

  34. mimi says:

    When I was working the VIP gate at a tennis tournament back in 2001, Andy was just coming on the scene. There was a buzz in the air about him …I didn’t know who he was. Some of the pros that came through the gate were strutting and with a mini-entourage. Then this kid came through very shyly by himself with his head down- he was so unpretentious I didn’t even think he was a player. But there was a young girl squealing as he came through. He sweetly went over to her and gave her an autograph and posed for a picture..yes it was Andy Roddick and he wound up winning the tournament.

    • Capo says:

      My opinion: he stands 10 years in top 10 and it is requires some tennis skills. It is true some matches he looks pretty out of source but in his best performances he is a great fighter on the court. Plus his expose off the court never look arogant to me. Just one normal person

  35. thePie says:

    A sleek bob would have worked so much better for her. What was she thinking with this poofy helmeted mess?

  36. Luise says:

    She looks stunning with the shorter hair.

  37. Erinn says:

    @ layla

    Oh, you’re completely right. She does have a rocking body, but I’ve always wondered if her boobs are real or not. I’ve seen people say they’re fake, and others say they’re real. If they ARE real she’s been super blessed with a teeny tiny waist and a big rack.

    I think she should just stick to modeling, where she can be seen and not heard.

  38. Mimi says:

    There’s nothing wrong with her hair.

    It reveals more of her face.
    and her face is nice, but also plain.

    As long as she had the long locks, she was this blonde with nice body and less attention was drawn to her face.

    It’s a sexier version of the classic bob.

    Nothing wrong with the hair and she’s still a pretty good looking girl.

  39. Cherry Rose says:

    She’s like Blake Lively, both in the fact that they’re really nothing special, yet both are seen as “beautiful” or “gorgeous”. Why?

  40. Cinderella says:

    She looks damn good in that dress picture. I don’t see a thing wrong with her hair either.

  41. jemshoes says:

    This match off-court always seemed like he wanted the typical blonde trophy wife. Can I talk about Andy’s serve? It’s powerful and without it he’d only be an OK baseline hitter, but it looks so wonky and torturous when he’s setting up I can barely stand to watch it. 🙂 And I had no idea Mandy Moore ever dated him.

  42. fran says:

    Brooklyn has been at Winston-Salem this week. Just saw him lose to Isner actually so she is around a good amount recently. Apparently her tournament ID says Brooklyn Roddick on it.

  43. pato says:

    I don´t get either what is it with men and long hair.

  44. Lisa says:

    I <3 both Andy and Ryan Adams (Mandy Moore’s husband), but they seem COMPLETELY different in terms of their personalities.

    Andy is still an EXCEPTIONALLY good and incredibly consistent tennis player. He has two weaknesses: 1. he doesn’t have the killer instinct to take a match when he needs to and 2. he came along at the wrong time … Rafa and Roger and now Djokovic … it’s just too much for a guy without that killer instinct to compete with. Still, from what I understand, he makes $5 million/year in his endorsement deal for Lacoste alone, so maybe having won just one grad slam isn’t too bad.

  45. Amanda says:

    No offence, but Brooklyn’s got the ugliest chin i’ve ever seen