Quentin Tarantino & Uma Thurman are hooking up, they ‘shared a villa’ in Cannes


As I covered on Monday (most of you didn’t care), Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino were in Cannes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction winning the Palme d’Or. John Travolta was there too, but it’s best we don’t speak of him or his gross facial hair. Anyway, the last days of Cannes were all about Uma and QT. They posed together on two red carpets, they presented awards at the final ceremony and they just looked adorable together. QT has always been very open about his adoration of Uma – I believe he’s been in love with her since Pulp Fiction. Uma treats him like a friend and colleague and collaborator, but she’s always made sure to reiterate that their relationship isn’t about sex. But maybe that’s changed?

His muse is his at last! Twenty years after Quentin Tarantino directed Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, Us Weekly can confirm that the two have taken their relationship to the next level. Sources tell Us that the pair recently spent time together at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, where they even shared a villa.

“They had a thing and got together again recently,” one insider tells Us. “He’s loved her for years.” Both Thurman and Tarantino were presenters at the closing ceremony of the star-studded film fest on Saturday, May 24. The willowy blonde star, 44, wearing a floor-length canary custom Atelier Versace couture gown, walked arm-in-arm on the red carpet with the Oscar-winning director, 51.

“There has always been an attraction,” another source explains. “She has indulged from time to time, and that’s how their relationship has always worked.”

Over the years, the two appeared to share a strong bond of friendship offscreen: Thurman, after all, famously let Tarantino sip from her Louboutin heel in 2010, while poking fun at his rumored foot fetish! So why now?

Timing has largely been an issue. Thurman was married to Ethan Hawke for six years before divorcing in 2004. Together, the stars share daughter Maya, 16, and son Levon, 12. In 2007, Thurman got engaged to hedge-fund magnate Arpad “Arki” Busson, with whom she shares 22-month-old daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. As reported by Us last month, Thurman and Busson ended their tumultuous on-and-off again relationship.

Finding solace in Tarantino after her split, Thurman appeared happier than ever as she cozied up beside him at Cannes. “They talk often,” the second source says. “They go out to lunch in NYC when he’s around. He always tries to find a role for her, or have her involved somehow.”

Tarantino, for his part, has previously been linked to stars like Kathy Griffin, Mira Sorvino, and even fellow director Sofia Coppola. He was most recently linked to costume designer Courtney Hoffman, though that relationship recently ended as well.

[From Us Weekly]

A commenter pointed this out in the other thread: Uma was wearing very toe-cleavage-y shoes for her Cannes appearances too. Probably for QT. The man does love feet. Anyway, do you think Uma and QT are hitting it at long last? Perhaps. I think it’s probably the kind of affair that will either last a month or ten years, nothing in between. I also think that QT loves her and has for decades, and that for Uma, this is just an ego boost. Oh well. I hope they have fun.



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  1. aims says:


  2. M says:

    Ew, Uma needs some better choices in guys

    However, good for them if they like one another.

    • Tiffany says:

      I had posted in the story Monday that he needed to get on a good script for her. Maybe Uma realizes that as well, hence the shoes. 😉

    • Why? Beyond people thinking Quentin is weird for liking feet, and/or not liking his films–I can’t see why he would be a terrible choice for a boyfriend. He doesn’t have any kids–which is just a freaking miracle for how long he’s in HW, also compared to how many women he’s had throw themselves at him, BECAUSE he’s Quentin Tarantino.

      I haven’t heard ANY douchey stories about him at all. All I hear is that he is a huge nerd who watches movies all day.

      The one time he had a one night stand that talked, the one night stand made him look like a stand up guy (the fact that even when he brought her to his house, he didn’t assume anything–he asked her permission for everything that they did, didn’t kick her out of bed when it was all over, AND he drove her home the next morning), and the one night stand looked like a total dick for calling him ugly, etc (he wasn’t ugly when she met him in that bar and started flirting).

      I can think of worse dudes for Uma to date–like that Arpad dude….

      And yes, I love me some QT. Him and Steven Spielberg (solely for The Color Purple) are my favorite directors.

      • Kaye says:

        I like your reply, Virginia Coriolanus. I hadn’t read these details before but it makes me think better of him. Glad to read something positive.

      • Ag says:

        i agree. he seems like a cool guy with a harmless thing for feet. looking-wise, he’s not my cup of tea, but a great personality, intelligence, and a sense of humor can totally overshadow that. and if he’s into uma, wth. she could do A LOT worse.

      • Nympha says:

        I second that. I don’t get all the ewws. The guy doesn’t look like Prince Charming, sure, but I think he is hot in a weird way (or at least was when he was a bit younger). Don’t know any shady stories about him as well. And I really like his movies!

      • @ag
        She has done a lot worse. A LOT worse. Her last fiancee was with Chelsea Handler….ewww.

        And I’m not getting all the ‘ewwws’ either. If it was a good looking man who was getting with a not so good looking woman, would be called her ugly? I don’t think so. And I think QT is a nice guy. Never heard anything bad about him.

        And when we get to a certain age (especially in HW), I think that anyone single, with common sense, stops looking for/dating hot people, and starts looking for someone who they can have a meaningful relationship with.

        Looks can only keep a person for so long. And if you have a nasty attitude and are beautiful, then it won’t take much for that other person to find you ugly.

        He was hot in a weird way when he was younger….but his face just got more exaggerated. It’s just like with Angelina. Both have very exaggerated features (like cheekbones, chin, jaw)….it either goes really right, or really wrong when you get older. But he does look like he’s lost some weight though. His stomach doesn’t look as big as it did last year. Good for him. I need him to stay alive so he can make more movies 😉

      • WinterLady says:

        VC, you are pretty spot on. I’ll admit QT can come off as kind of manic and geeky, but I haven’t heard of any real douchy or idiotic behavior from him. I see how he isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I am a little surprised how shallow some are being about it. Now I’m curious if the tables were turned (less attractive actress/director with a ‘hot’ actor) how people would react. Better or worse? And yes Uma is very attractive but she herself is somewhat odd/unusual. I don’t know if they are hooking up, though, it is possible they are just really close and affectionate with each other. Not every male/female friendship has to involve sex.

      • happymama says:


      • Khadijah says:

        The totally gratuitous lingering shots he does of actresses feet is inexcusable. He is the Terry Richardson of feet. Exploiting his employees for his own personal gratification. He knows it and he knows we know it and the douchebag just doesnt care. Gross!

        And I dont buy his whole “homage” explanation for why he lifts entire shots out of obscure foreign films. Theres a fine line between homage and copy cat artistry and he has been pedaling on the wrong side of this for decades. For one thing, if you are going to lift so exhaustively from another persons work you could have the decency to credit him directly as opposed to giving some vague general statement about how you are “inspired by a genre”. (For instance see Reservior Dogs and then look for a Hong Kong film called City on Fire)

        Awful man. Just awful.

      • littlestar says:

        Agreed!!! Who cares if he’s not the most attractive man on the planet? He’s kind, quirky, and actually talented. I say good for Uma for finally dating someone who isn’t douchey (because yeah, you are right, I have never heard anything bad about Tarantino before. Interesting).

      • kri says:

        Well, the guy might be a bit weird and not great looking, but he is a genius. He is certainly intelligent and innovative in his films and I can admire that. Not my cup of tea dude-wise, but hey, if you are getting laid by Uma Thurman..you have some kind of mojo.

      • Chem says:

        I have never seen Quentin’s movies but I knew who he was when I met him last year in México, he was so charming and shy, he treated me so sweetly that I instantly fell in love with him. In person he is better looking and yes, his jaw is LARGE, but makes him unforgettable.

      • FLORC says:

        What i’ve heard about QT is he liked to vacation in a private and remote hut of sorts with multiple maybe too young asian girls while prone to at times very violent outbursts. Nerd, movie watching, and foot fetishes do not bother me as much as that does.

        Heard this all 2nd hand as it was common knowledge in this person’s modeling circle.

    • Krystal says:


  3. TQB says:

    Nope. Not buying it as a serious thing. It would be amazing on so many levels but this just screams “REBOUND!”

  4. Sayrah says:

    Hmm, he seems kind of creepy to me but if it makes them happy that’s good. I didn’t know she split up from besson AND I didn’t realize she was only 24 in Pulp Fiction!

  5. ParisPucker says:

    I’m not really buying it…

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Me too
      As i think he would like that happens as i think she’s not interested by him as mover or sex friend.

  6. QQ says:

    *shudders* all i do is think bank on that Gawker Article.. There isnt enough money on QT to make him passable or cute or doable

  7. delorb says:

    Sounds like someone is desperate….. All kidding aside, isn’t she with some random billionaire?

    • Hannah says:

      “Random Billionaire” just made me laugh.
      Great name for a band, as well: “The Random Billionaires”. 😉

  8. Kiddo says:

    She could do much much better, but saying that seems redundant, based on history.

  9. FingerBinger says:

    Quentin is supposed to be a foot freak right? I wonder if Uma’s feet meet his standards.

  10. Zigggy says:

    Ah, the things you do while high.

  11. smee says:

    I’d rather just have a professional pedicure, thankyouverymuch.

  12. NerdMomma says:

    They’ve worked very closely together many times. How about Kill Bill? She owes much of her career and fame to him, and he owes the same to her. What an interesting relationship, sex or no sex

    • mimif says:

      Yeah I think she’s been his muse for quite a while now. I like QT; he’s quirky as hell but so is Uma and I think they’d make an awesome couple.

      • Stormsmama says:

        Me too MimiF

        I love this pairing. He’s brilliant if odd
        And she’s brilliant and odd
        And he really knows her
        And I bet at 44 she is ready to cut the bullshit and be with someone who knows her and STILL loves her! She doesn’t have to shine it on with him. Happy for her.
        And he’s brilliant. If you love film he’s a guy you can continually converse with.

  13. mercy says:

    She looks amazing. As for QT, I’m sure he’s entertaining and smart when he’s sober. I just hope there isn’t a mutual indulgence of another kind going on. There were rumours to that effect about her and Busson…

  14. Abby_J says:

    I wouldn’t have even recognized Uma Thurman. If they are happy, more power to them.

  15. Dani2 says:

    This is nasty but I’m not surprised somehow.

  16. Laura says:

    I’m probably in the minority, but I’m not offended by this at all. I’d love to see something long term blossom (woo, Q & U!!!!) but it does sound like a hot, out of the country rebound.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      I’m on board with you, Laura. It’s obvious he adores her and if it’s reciprocated, all the better.

  17. Bridget says:

    They have been friends and collaborators for so long, I just have a hard time picturing Uma deciding to go there with QT.

    • Eh, whether or not this is true……we’ll see.

      But I think that, generally, after you get to a certain age, looks stop mattering as much. Especially since, if this is true, Uma’s dated a lot of good looking douches…..in the end, most of us want a guy who will treat us nice, no matter what he looks like.

      My mom was and is still primarily attracted to black men. But she was in the Navy in the eighties and nineties, and all of the black men were fine with being friends with her, with messing around/having casual sex with her…but when it came time for having a real relationship, they weren’t interested. So she cut her losses and started dating people who were into HER–which were, primarily, white guys.

      • Bridget says:

        QT hasn’t exactly been the nice guy pining in the wings for Uma, nor has he historically been a ‘long term relationship’ guy. He’s brilliant and very personable, but can be difficult to wrangle and deal with day in and day out. Those two have been friends for 2 decades, and I can guarantee that she’s seen how crazy he can get. I am sure he would be an awesome friend, but that is one dude I wouldn’t want as my partner, especially as a parent of 3 children.

  18. JH says:

    Funny, super intelligent and successful? I get it.

  19. Sisi says:

    Purely superficial, but I think he’ be wearing better clothes if she had more of a role in his life.

  20. Gwen says:

    I like QT and I like Uma. I like this and I hope they manage to work it out for a long time 😀

  21. BabyCakes says:

    He’s gross she’s gross so ewwww. And the foot fetishists I’ve ever know like a nice..pedicured foot. Not a huge smelly size 14 w hammer toes and corns Ala Uma. Eww is correct. Plus he always has to slip a N word in every movie he’s done just to piss spike Lee off. Don’t get me started at Django. Bloody hell.

  22. Elle Naj says:

    Sometimes you have to date a lot of douchebags before you learn to appreciate the good guys. He obviously adores her, I hope they last. I think he’ll be good for her.

  23. Jayna says:

    Please don’t tell me she’s that desperate after her breakup. He’s brilliant, but he is gross. Is this what happens to great, talented beauties in their 40s in the world of celebrity? They end up with guys like him? Go call Liam Neeson. You would make a striking couple.

  24. Mary says:

    I had a close male friend. We went on vacation together, we slept on the same bed together, sex was never an issue. I asked him why..he said I was like his sister. Why can someone just have a very good trusted friend. I think this one is a no go.

  25. Jenny12 says:

    Maybe she figures she should give it a shot and see what happens? The man clearly worships her and she respects his filmmaking.