More than a year ago, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter split up. They had been married for several years after meeting on Dexter, the show where Michael plays a serial killer and Jennifer plays Dexter’s cop sister. Jennifer had been with Michael through cancer, and they really did seem genuinely in love, which made their breakup pretty depressing. There were rumors that Michael had fooled around with Julia Stiles when Julia was guest-starring one season, although Julia later denied it. There were also rumors that Jennifer wanted to start a family and Michael didn’t. And that Michael was also fooling around with some 25-year-old Dexter staffer, and that Michael and Jennifer were very cold to each other while filming this past season of Dexter.
It all sounded like a bad situation, and I sort of felt bad for Jennifer. I watched this past season of Dexter, and I kept waiting for Deb to be killed off – SPOILER – and she wasn’t. The writers did do some really bizarre stuff to the Deb character, though, and there’s totally a chance Deb will die next season, I think. But that’s not the point – the point is that Michael and Jennifer might be reconciling. Maybe. According to Radar.
Are Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter getting a second chance at love?
That’s what a canoodling session at Beverly Hill’s Peninsula Hotel Tuesday night would suggest, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Michael and Jennifer were seated at a dimly lit corner table, sipping wine. It was a very romantic setting and definitely looked like a date,” an eyewitness tells RadarOnline.com.
The Emmy winner and his ex-wife, who play brother and sister on the hit Showtime drama, eloped on New Year’s Eve in 2008, but divorced two years later amid rumors that Michael cheated with Julia Stiles, who guest starred on season 6.
However, inside sources claim that Hall — now recovered from Hodgkin’s lymphoma — attacks was devastated by the split, and never fell out of love with Carpenter.
And, apparently the feeling is mutual.
“When Jennifer got up to use the ladies, Michael squeezed her hand, looked up at her and she smiled. And when she got back, they held hands on the table for a bit,” the eyewitness says. “At one point, Michael leaned across the table and he and Jennifer kissed — a make-out kind of kiss, not a friendly one. They both looked really happy.”
Maybe they were just celebrating their divorce, which was finalized last December?
If they’re back together, that would make me happy. I liked them together, and if Jennifer can overlook and forgive his (allegedly) douchebaggery, then good for her. I’d like to believe that they didn’t stop loving each other. Sigh… does that make me sound like a romantic a–hole? I’m not. I just like them.
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