Is Diane Kruger cheating on Joshua Jackson with costar Norman Reedus?


Since CB usually covers Norman Reedus and since I don’t watch The Walking Dead, I really don’t know much about Reedus as a person. Turns out that he’s a vampire (he’s 45 years old!) and he had a 21-year-old girlfriend last year, model Cecilia Singley, although CB thinks they quietly broke up. Meanwhile, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson seem to have weathered a year full of breakup rumors and they’ve come out the stronger for it. But the NYDN is here to stir the pot. Apparently, some witnesses swear up and down that they saw Reedus and Kruger making out in the East Village last Friday. Huh.

Here’s some irony. Diane Kruger appears to be cheating on Joshua Jackson, a star of “The Affair” — with Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead.” Multiple sources tell Confidenti@l that Kruger and Reedus were spotted wildly making out in an East Village dive bar on Friday night. We’re told the pair — who co-starred, along with Jackson, in this year’s movie “Sky” — showed up at 12th Street Alehouse around 1:30 a.m. We’re told they ordered a vodka for her and a whisky for him and retreated to the very furthest table in the bar’s back room.

“They were laughing and having fun and then she just literally got out of her chair and straddled him and we were all like, ‘what the hell,'” said one stunned onlooker. “They were all over each other. She was a lot more aggressive than him.”

Another eyewitness said, “they were making out on top of each other, holding hands.”

Her long-term boyfriend, meanwhile, was on a beach on the other side of the world. The “Dawson’s Creek” hunk — who plays Cole Lockhart in Showtime hit “The Affair” — posted an Instagram shot on Friday of an idyllic beach in Manila captioned, “Home sweet home for the next couple days.” Jackson, conveniently for the hot and heavy Kruger and Reedus, is on a 21-day trip around the world.

A rep for Reedus denied that Reedus and Kruger were making out. A rep for Kruger declined to comment. A rep for Jackson did not respond to our request for comment.

[From The NYDN]

This is a puzzler. The NYDN has good sources, and while their gossip people are pretty tabloidy, they’re not known for making stuff up completely. They generally have good sources and their gossip stories have some basis in reality. What I’m saying is that I’m predisposed to think that something is there. My first thought was maybe Reedus was making out with a different blonde and witnesses just thought it was Diane Kruger? I’m just saying, Norman Reedus wouldn’t be mistaken for another person, but Diane Kruger’s look – petite blonde with delicate features – is all over the place. Or, hey, maybe it’s true. Maybe Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus are hittin’ it. Hm…



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  1. Loulou says:

    Noooo! I thought we were done with the year of breakups! Don’t let love die on me guys.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I refuse to believe this! They’re the cutest couple ever & have been together for so long. It’s almost Christmas so please no let me believe that they’re still together & that Santa Claus is real.

      • MC2 says:

        If she cheats on Pacy then I will transition back into my teenage self and kick her a$$. He was my high school crush & many of subjects of my dreams…..I love them as a couple. Oh- and Santa is totally real!!!

  2. GlimmerBunny says:

    I will admit to finding the potential hookup between Norman and Diane to be a super hot image, but I love her with Joshua. I’m feeling very conflicted…

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah that’s a hot coupling. But I love Josh so much and would hate to see him heartbroken.
      Maybe they have an agreement that they can each do their own thing while he’s away?
      Stranger things have happened in Hollywood…

    • McLori says:

      Considering his fans bite him at meet and greets, I fear for her safety. I hope this isn’t true.

    • MC2 says:

      I would so buy the movie of her with Josh before the one with her & Norman but that’s just me……

    • SpankFD says:

      Did you notice how similar Kruger and Reedus’ faces are? That similarity pushes me from “Eh, maybe” towards “Yeah, i believe the hookup happened.”

  3. Lama Bean says:

    I swear I don’t see the appeal in Norman Reedus. Please enlighten me.

    But to answer the other question that keeps coming up in the Featured Links: Yes, yes I would still get with Patrick Stewart. I’d definitely tap that.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I don’t see the hot in him maybe it’s because I don’t watch the walking dead.

      • Rachel says:

        I watch the Walking Dead. And while I love Daryl, I do not find him hot. And Norman Reedus just looks unwashed most of the time. He seems like a nice enough guy (just from his interactions with fans), but he also has very questionable taste in friends. I think the hotness factor is just people being unable to separate an actor from a character.

      • Sullivan says:

        Rachel, I agree. It makes sense for Daryl to look unwashed and puffy-eyed from lack of sleep because he’s busy killing zombies and saving people. Norman? Take a shower and get some sleep.

      • kcarp says:

        I watch Walking Dead too and I don’t get the attraction.

        Does anyone get a gay vibe from Daryl? My take on it is they paired him up with Aaron in an effort for Daryl to get in touch with his true self and the Daryl comes from a background that would frown on him being gay, so he is scated to come out.

      • Crumpet says:

        Sullivan, he was in an accident and broke all the orbital bones of one eye socket, so yeah, he always looks like he has one black eye. Plus his eyes are naturally hooded. He probably gets enough sleep, that is just his look.

    • Marny says:

      I saw him in Floating almost 20 years ago, haven’t seen him in anything since, and still have a bit of a crush on him!

    • Insomniac says:

      I don’t see it either. (Not even before I saw that bit about him being 45 and dating a 21-year-old. One of those types, eh?) He looks like Andy Serkis’s problem brother.

    • QQ says:

      If you’re into greasy haired men, in a mid-life crisis that talk like surfers, but wear leather vests cause “New York, Man” THAT is “the thing” with Norman Reedus LOL

      Also YES on Tapping Patrick Stewart LOL

      ALSO it’s very possible with Pragmatic ass European Diane that this was sanctioned play , I’m Just saying.

      • Embee says:

        I think “sanctioned play” as well. She seems like she’d have a healthy sexual appetite and would enjoy some variety while still being with JJ.

      • bellenola says:

        Reedus worked on a film in New Orleans with a friend of mine many years ago, but I remember my friend telling me that he said he had an open relationship with Helena Christensen.

      • bellenola says:

        He told my friend that open relationships in Hollywood are commonplace and he mentioned someone Helena was seeing who is very famous and was attached at the time.

    • TQB says:

      Would hit it with a HAMMER, definitely.

    • Eden75 says:

      For me it started with Boondock Saints. Yum. I have no use for the walking dead and I don’t like him all greasy looking. I much prefer him all cleaned up and shaven.

    • Manjit says:

      I don’t understand it either. He always looks on the verge of sleep and that hairstyle……………..

    • Twink says:

      He’s so gross looking and I love TWD, Josh is way hotter, he’s sex on The Affair.

    • Illyra says:

      For those who don’t “get” the appeal of Norman Reedus, this might help:

      • MC2 says:

        You are my hero today & I now have a new crush. I never saw it before but him smiling with short hair- yum! I clicked on your link & the look on .55 is going to stay on my computer all day to distract me. I never got it before (I watch WD) but now I see the light.

      • Kitten says:

        He also loves cats. Guys who love animals = awesome.

      • Illyra says:

        Yes, he looks *so* much more attractive with shorter hair to me and I love the photos of him with cats. Not generally a fan of the dirty/unkempt look either, but for him it works (sort of like Joel Kinnaman on The Killing… HOT)

      • Breakfast Margaritas says:

        What about those that don’t get the appeal of Diane Kreuger and her delicate features?

      • MC2 says:

        Kitten- you just doubled it down for me. If he likes cats then I am on board. I would snuggle with Norman & 5 cats any day of the week……Now I know what I’ll be thinking about while I fall asleep.

    • Sochan says:

      It’s not just you @Lama Bean. I find him greasy and unattractive. I do not go for the unwashed, sullen look. And I don’t think he’s a good actor. He’s good on TWD when he doesn’t have any lines. He emotes well from his eyes. But then he speaks and sounds wooden and overly-rehearsed. He’s not a natural. However, he does seem to be a nice guy.

    • Mirawing says:

      You and me both. He looks creepy. Beyond creepy.

  4. Sullivan says:

    I am not attracted to Norman Reedus at all, but I do have a bit of a crush on Daryl. Strange.

    • mimif says:

      Because Darryl is a bad ass. Reedus is just Norman.

    • isabelle says:

      Same don’t get the lust for him at all, he never looks healthy. Not that great of an actor and he has those small eyes, and the hair isn’t helping. He looks his age as well, looks like that guy that parties way to hard in his middle age.

  5. Pedro45 says:

    How is she petite? IMDB says she is 5’7.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Well damn I’m a hobbit if she’s petite

      • Pedro45 says:

        Me too! Is that why we can’t find petite jeans that have to be taken up a foot?

      • Lizzie McGuire says:

        Omg! I went shopping & all the jeans that I tried on were too long for me, they told me they only carry the petites online. It reminded me of Regina George when they tell her she can try Sears for other sizes. #hobbit4lyfe

      • Kitten says:

        YES! Who are these women that are like 6 feet tall or whatever for whom long-ass jeans fit perfectly? Also, the short/ankle jeans are either never available in my size or sold out or whatever. Ugh.

      • Teatimeiscoming says:


        I’m a 6’er and those jeans are too short. Inseams are my enemy

      • SloaneY says:

        I can wear capris as pants. I feel you.

      • bellenola says:

        Exactly why I don’t have sympathy for petites- they have the option of alterations.

        The talls do not.

    • Alyce says:

      I think she meant thin with a small frame and more delicate features rather than height.

    • Crumpet says:

      Petite as in ‘skinny’ I think.

    • Sochan says:

      She’s ultra thin. She loves her second career as a “fashion icon” (rolls eyes) so she never gains weight. That’s why she looks so petite while actually being on the taller side.

      • extracookie says:

        OMG, yes she does. One quick glance at he instagram… she mainly posts selfies and if she doesn’t she alternates between posting old modeling pictures and catchy phrases that are supposed what a fun sex kitten she is. She’s full of herself.

  6. Alyce says:

    Nooooo! She and Joshua Jackson are adorable together! Norman would be one heck of a downgrade.

  7. anna says:

    Totally not believing this. Would someone cheat in a public place? Besides there are pictures of her looking pretty knocked up, look for december 11th.

  8. Dani says:

    He looks like he needs a shower more than Kristen Stewart does, most days. Call me Joshua!!

    • Dara says:

      Kristen Stewart hooking up with Reedus is a rumor I can get behind – let’s start that one circulating shall we? Her fans losing their sh*t would be almost as entertaining as his fans losing their sh*t.

      Call me Joshua!

      • hahahahahahaha says:

        She prefers women and he prefers young models.

      • Lou says:

        Oh, i’m sorry… i didn’t know you knew Kristen’s preferences. Seems to me she is open to both. It’s weird how people choose to erase Kristen’s straight relationships just because she dates (or dated?) a girl most recently.

        And Norman Reedus is hot and seems like a really cool dude. I doubt her fans would mind at all. Also, they have a friend in common – Juliette Lewis!

        You start that rumour, Dara!!!

      • debs says:

        I think it’s weirder how sensitive her fans are about admitting she’s been dating a woman for over 2 years now.

      • Lou says:

        Well some of the Twihards think she’s still with Rob, so there are weirdos everywhere, eh Debs? Bisexual invisibility is a real thing, but what strikes me is that certain people who dislike Kristen use her dating a girl as some sort of insult, or that she doesn’t have a history of predominantly dating guys. Long term relationships at that. Would she suddenly be straight if she had dated girls for years and then hooked up with a guy? I don’t think so, and i don’t think society would say that. She has said that gender doesn’t matter to her in relationships, so why can’t people respect that and not project their own feelings, or feelings about who THEY believe she prefers, onto her!

        I don’t know any of her fans who are too ‘sensitive’ to admit she is/was dating Alicia. They see that she is happy and her career is great. Seems to me that it’s her first real, grown up relationship. It must be mature if they can survive the long distance. Kristen has been gone most of the year. Alicia is private and therefore Kristen’s life has been private. Nobody really knows what is going on with her, that’s why they make it up. Even this site speculates that Kristen was embarrassed by the faux revelation by her mother and she banished Alicia to save her career.. it’s so dumb.

  9. missmerry says:

    she strikes me as being somebody who just doesn’t smell her own sh*t if you know what I mean.

    I can’t even see how she thinks Jackson is ‘high enough’ for her (or what he sees in her, I just plain don’t like her), much less Reedus (he seems very cool and down to earth and she just seems to high maintenance for a guy like him).

    But that doesn’t mean they didn’t make out…

  10. hahahahahahaha says:

    He dates 20 year old models. Diane is old age by his standards.

  11. K says:

    They were in a bar making out an no one took a cell phone pic? Don’t believe it.

  12. Talie says:

    I think she has a laissez-faire (typically French, which she considers herself to be) attitude toward relationships — she and Norman have posted about each other frequently on Instagram though.

  13. ell says:

    it seems so odd though, like she was straddling him in the middle of a crowded bar and no pics? ok.

    that said, there have been rumours of diane and josh splitting up for ages, and rumours about diane and reedus for quite a while as well, so who knows.

  14. Monie says:

    Sorry, but he looks every day of 45 and maybe more.

  15. Darlene says:

    Am I the only one who thinks he’s gross gross gross?

  16. Farhi says:

    Too bad if it is true. Both of them are very attractive people and won’t stay single, but I don’t wish heartache that goes with a broken relationship on anyone.

  17. Kristen says:

    Well… Josh IS on a 21-day trip around the world, all by his lonesome. Not super typical for a guy to leave his serious girlfriend at home for something like that.

    • Rose says:

      Josh is on a working trip in the Phillipines filming his part in a documentary for National Geographic for 10 days.. Weird that she didn’t go too, but it looks like she has been in NYC catching up with friends and doing a photoshoot. According to her instagram, anyway. He’s then going on to Europe after that for Christmas. He talked about it in an interview he did for his tv show in the last week or so.

      • theo says:

        After his trip, Josh is going with Diane to Germany to celebrate Christmas with Diane’s family.
        He said that on his interviews.

  18. Armenthrowup says:

    Who in HELL would cheat on Pacey Witter?!?!?!?!?!? For that greaseball too UGH! Please don’t be true!

  19. kri says:

    uh oh. Someone got caught Walking Dirty.

  20. Cupcake says:

    I second what others have said, his hotness is in his Darryl character but he was with super hot models like his baby Mama, Helena Christensen, long before Walking Dead!!! I don’t get it?!? Is be rocking a Hammaconda?!

  21. InvaderTak says:

    Haven’t there already been some serious rumors of a breakup with her and pacey? Maybe they did and no one publically said anything.

  22. desiree says:

    Can we just talk about the blue outfit? #love

  23. The Original Mia says:

    I don’t believe it. His stans would have dropped this information long before it got to the NYDN. They know everything about this man and he shares (overshares) with them.

  24. serena says:

    Nope. No, they can’t break up, I love this couple so much!

  25. Izzy says:

    I hereby volunteer to comfort Joshua in his time of loneliness. I’m selfless that way.

  26. Ginger says:

    I don’t watch the WD and I don’t find Reedus attractive at all. Joshua on the other hand is very handsome. If this is true I do not get it.

  27. Jayna says:

    Everyone was watching them and couldn’t believe it and even took the time to call the story into a gossip rag, but no one could take the time to take a photo from their iPhone? Hmm….

  28. holly hobby says:

    I have a soft spot for Diane ever since she was crying and freaking out over meeting Don Johnson for pete’s sake! That was the funniest story ever!

  29. Penelope says:


  30. Sochan says:

    I’m leaning heavily towards believing this. As long as she’s been with JJ I don’t recall any gossip about her. So this can’t be a random lie. And God knows she is not interesting enough for anyone to bother lying about. Also those photos of her at some premiere with her arms all around Reedus … um, I would personally never touch a man like that while I was in a committed married-like relationship with someone else. Her arms are way too wrapped around him. I expect we’ll hear she and JJ broke up “some time ago”.

  31. Em' says:

    I hope it’s not true. I love her and Joshua Jackson together : they are so cute.
    Though, if it’s true, dibs on Josh… I’d take Pacey Witter and Cole Lockhart over Daryl every day.

  32. Dena says:

    Noooo!!! 😥 my celebrety couple crush they cannot break up. Joshua is awesome, cute and talented, do not make me sound like I’m 12. Oops i already do…

  33. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I guess it’s all subjective, but Norman Reddus really is hot. I’m having probs with him too currently because he looks super hot with short hair! The long hair hides his beautiful features, and yeah, he’s using too much product and/or not washing it often. C’mon Norman. Cut your hair while Jessie is still alive to do it!

  34. Havana says:

    She was hooking up with one of my friends for a short but, he’s a studly looking youngish now retired finance dude. I had no idea she was dating Josh, this was about 2-3 years ago. We were all out at this club in NYC and her and my friend were all over each other making out. It was a short lived fling

  35. Minxx says:

    I wasn’t sure if I believed it but then the photos of them on Lainey’s blog – something is up with these two for sure. A woman who’s in a relationship with someone else would not wrap herself around another guy like this. There was never any gossip about Joshua and Diane before, so I tend to believe the story, particularly since it’s very detailed. Never really liked Diane (though I think she’s pretty and talented.. just a bit too much into herself) but I like Joshua, he seems nice and down to earth.