Star: Colin Farrell is the reason why Kirsten Dunst & Garrett Hedlund split


When we heard about Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund’s breakup earlier this week, I think many of us assumed the split went down a certain way. As in, we thought Kiki wanted to marry Garrett and he didn’t want to be tied down and so maybe that was why they split. People Mag claimed yesterday that “they weren’t on the same page when it came to their future,” which seems like the exact kind of thing that would be said in place of “she wanted to get married and he didn’t.” Plus, we might have assumed that Garrett would be the one to move on faster too. But according to Star Magazine, Kiki is the one who was already moving on… when she and Garrett were still together. Huh.

According to a source at a low-key LA gym, Kirsten Dunst has been meeting up with Colin Farrell behind Garrett Hedlund’s back.

“Kirsten and Colin have shown up together a few times and sometimes he picks her up after her private sessions,” spills the spy, noting that Farrell often waits for the actress in the parking lot looking like the cat who ate the canary.

“If they really are just working out together, why act so secretive about it?” a source asked.

Then again, Kirsten made it quite clear back in 2004 that she would never sleep with Colin, saying in an interview, “He’s that drunken boy, right? Well, he’s not going to have [sex] with me. I don’t even think he’s that great looking.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

We don’t actually know the timeline of Kirsten and Garrett’s split, but considering the way they confirmed the news this week, it felt like they had already broken up and Garrett had moved out of Kirsten’s house and everything was settled weeks ago. So… I’m just saying, it’s possible that they broke up and Kirsten just quickly moved on to Colin, who seems like a particularly delicious rebound dude but perhaps not the best boyfriend? Of course, it’s also possible Kirsten was cheating. I seem to remember that in her 20s, she cycled through men pretty quickly and sometimes there were “overlaps.” It’s also possible that this Star story is crap, to be fair. But why would Star make up something so utterly random? No one was even thinking of Colin and Kiki together. But now I want them both to “rebound” like rabbits.

Some photos of Colin at CinemaCon this week…



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lizzie McGuire says:

    Gurrrl you lying when you say he’s not that great looking, giving you major side eye. I thought he was dating some mystery girl & they were last seen maybe a few months ago, but it is Hollywood so who knows. Rebound? Yes. BF? No.

    • MCraw says:

      I side-eyed the hell out of THAT lie!

    • byland says:

      2016 Colin Farrell is pretty great looking. 2004 drunken mess Colin Farrell? Not quite so much. Sands through the hourglass and all that.

      • doofus says:

        yeah, he was (IMO) physically attractive back then, but his lifestyle of partying/sexing around was NOT attractive.

        but now? RAWR.

      • Lizzie McGuire says:

        Wasn’t that Colin Farrell circa Daredevil the movie? I still would I’m not going to lie, he had a buzz cut & all that bad boy thing going on. Cue to the lady from Game of thrones walking behind yelling Shame!

      • Kitten says:

        But if this story is true then he really hasn’t changed much, has he?
        The thing is: this story is very unlikely. Star Mag, you know?

      • V4Real says:

        What she said about Colin looks is what plenty of people have said about her.

      • byland says:

        Oh, I still wouldn’t touch him. I have a strict anything-that’s-been-near-Britney-Spears’-girl-parts is a no-go.

        Also, he’s more objectively attractive to me. The real attribute he has I find truly appealing is how vocal he’s been about his son’s illness. He still rings the sketchy bell for me other than seeming to be a good father.

        It’s like how I know Trevor Noah is cute, objectively. But the way he’s ruining The Daily Show is enough to turn a girl right off. Whereas, John Oliver? I most definitely WOULD. Like, I’m pushing people out of my way, would.

    • ell says:

      i also don’t think he’s great looking tbh, those eyebrows turn me off immensely.

      • Kitten says:

        They eyebrows and his eyes are too close together. I know that sounds petty but that makes a guy instantly unattractive to me. I just can’t trust a guy with beady eyes.

        I never ever got the love for him but I will admit that he did his best on a terrible second season of TD. He’s not a bad actor by any means.

      • Ellie66 says:

        His eyebrows look related to Travolta’s Robert Shapiro. 😂

      • ell says:

        @Kitten, he’s not a bad actor at all, but i don’t get the hype about his looks. maybe it’s the accent, my boyfriend is irish and the accent is quite nice admittedly.

        @Ellie66, lol true. actually farrel’s are even bushier :D

      • Kitten says:

        I love an Irish accent, but even the accent isn’t enough for me to find Farrell attractive. I will say that he’s grown on me since he’s been so vocal about his son having Angelman Syndrome. He seems like a really good dad and that’s always great to see. But still: BEADY. EYES.

      • kiliki says:

        Colin Farrell DOES NOT have beady eyes. What the?! Nor are they too close together. Personally, I don’t like eyes that are too far apart. (Except on cute lil smushed-face doggies.) Are we looking at the same person?? I’ve seen him in person. Totally did not recognize him- he blended in. So I agree with you about the attractiveness scale, but you’re wrong about his eyes. Sorry :-/

      • Kitten says:

        Nah I’m right about the eyes.
        Beady as HELL.
        Disturbingly beady.

        It’s not his fault, mind you, but yeah…major major beadiness in the eyes.

      • elle says:

        He looks like George W Bush to me… no hotness there.

    • seesittellsit says:

      This . . . . Farrell may be many things and some of them might give many woman with half a brain some pause, but “not that great looking”? Please!

  2. mkyarwood says:

    She must know he’s not there to be her boyfriend. She’s been notoriously romantically broken since Jake, I think.

  3. Snowflake says:

    That is one sexy m#f@cker. ;-) Colin I mean

  4. detritus says:

    She has much better taste than JLo.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think she’s pretty, but she looks better dressed in period costume. She looks out of place in modern clothes. Not that she can do much about it…

    • teacakes says:

      That’s a first, I’ve always thought she had great style and actually wears clothes really well, whether it’s her Marie Antoinette togs or her more casual street looks. A bit off-the-wall sometimes, but I can’t deny she has flair.

  6. Talie says:

    I don’t know….I believe Lainey’s tea that Garrett was still messy and Kirsten was more sober these days. We know Colin has been clean and sober for years.

    • LB says:

      I actually read Lainey’s tea as Garrett has moved onto mellower things (chill and smoke reference) whereas she is still using what she always has been (compounds reference).

      Kiki is far from sober according to the rumors.

      • ell says:

        she also mentioned garret having a crush on another costar…

      • Talie says:

        Oh, I totally took in the opposite way! Haha I thought compounds was the opposite.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I took compounds to mean she now wanted to stay home. I remember her complaining when she was with Jake Gyllenhaal that she kept wanting to go out while he wanted to stay in.

      • Bridget says:

        @MAF That’s definitely not what “compounds” meant. And if it’s true, that’s sad. Kirsten has struggled for a long time, though not necessarily publicly. She’s never really been my cup of tea (a little too perfect Valley Girl) but there’s always been an air of sadness to her – being a child actor really seems to screw people up.

      • Ally8 says:

        She has given at least one interview that I remember about suffering through periods of severe depression.

    • KB says:

      I’m pretty sure compounds was referring to cocaine, Molly, that kind of thing.

  7. SM says:

    Well if she really wanted marriage and family and it was a factor in her break up from Garrett, girlfriend is confused – Colin is not a boyfriend material. A good reboud though

  8. Esther says:

    “Then again, Kirsten made it quite clear back in 2004 that she would never sleep with Colin, saying in an interview, “He’s that drunken boy, right? Well, he’s not going to have [sex] with me. I don’t even think he’s that great looking.””

    2004 was about 60 years ago and a woman who talks like that about a man is 100% sexually attracted to him.

  9. ell says:

    nah, don’t believe it. farrel currently has a low key gf he’s being hanging around with for some time.

  10. islandwalker says:

    They couldn’t possibly be making a film together or a play?

    • teacakes says:

      Yeah I remember people speculating about Scarjo and JGL years ago and then it turned out they were doing a movie together so it was all just work. Boooo.

    • Erinn says:

      Or casual friends – who knows haha. Honestly, it’s kind of bothersome that as soon as you see a woman and man together the tabs jump to them having an affair.

  11. timber says:

    The story is probably not true. It’s a plant to bring attention to whatever he’s doing at CinemaCon and very likely to distract from what he’s really up to girlfriend wise. Colin’s good at subterfuge.

    • seesittellsit says:

      Think I agree with this. And moreover, Farrell’s, er, tastes are reputedly rather wide-ranging. I don’t think he’s looking for domesticity, either.

  12. Brit says:

    I know back in the day, Kristen had a drinking problem including other substances. That’s apparnetly the reason she and Jake broke up. And it seemed like she never got a lot of it under control

  13. M.A.F. says:

    I don’t buy it. He has been pretty vocal about not dating for the last few years. Although, recently he has been photographed with a woman around LA and I think a month or so ago they were in Ireland or London.

  14. Div says:

    I doubt it as the source is Star, but it is random enough that I understand why some people give it credence. Of course, if true she could have always just dumped Garrett for Colin—that is what I usually take “overlap” as…not cheating and or a quick rebound with someone you already know. I’m more likely to buy though that it was a marriage or ah “compounds” issue.

  15. Luca76 says:

    Well Colin is definitely down for making babies not so much LTR but definitely babies.

  16. justcrimmles says:

    I’ve always liked her, and hold onto the hope that she finds happiness. But I do miss the hell out of bubbly Kiki. She just seems so morose and blah for the last decade-ish.

  17. serena says:

    They would be hot together.

  18. Sumodo1 says:

    Maybe they’re just “cool for the summer.” *snort*

  19. jessie says:

    Colin always struck me as the kind of playboy that would have read that quote and made it a low key mission to prove her wrong some day.

  20. what's inside says:

    There is something wrong with that girl.

  21. Debutante says:

    Not that great looking ???
    Yeah, and chocolate doesn’t taste all that great either