Star: Joshua Jackson didn’t trust Diane Kruger after her (alleged) affair


We haven’t talked much about Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson since they announced their breakup a few weeks ago. I’m still sad about it, mostly because as a couple, they were more than the sum of their parts. I like Diane, I like Joshua, but I LOVED them together. They made sense together. And now it’s over. So in the aftermath of their split – which many of us predicted months ago – there are obviously stories about who cheated and with whom. Hint: Diane cheated, probably. With Norman Reedus. At least that’s what sources said last December. And now Star Mag says that yeah, that happened and Joshua just couldn’t look past it.

“Diane swore up and down that nothing happened with Norman Reedus, but the damage was done,” reveals an insider, alluding to reports that the pair were spotted making out NYC dive bar 12th Street Alehouse last year. “Joshua couldn’t get past the betrayal.”

Joshua and Diane had just moved in together, to an apartment in Manhattan, in a last-ditch effort to salvage what was left of their relationship.

“Joshua planned date nights, romantic dinners and trips abroad,” the source explains. “But it wasn’t the same. His trust for Diane was shattered. They’re both children of divorce so a marriage certificate doesn’t mean much, but trust? Once it’s gone, it’s gone.”

Sources have begun to wonder if Diane ever stopped seeing Reedus, after a British PR firm posted a photo on Instagram that appears to show the actress deep in conversation with her paramour at the Balthazar Getty’s annual Fourth of July fete in Tuscany.

“After all her begging, pleading and insisting that she didn’t have feelings for Norman, this is the ultimate slap in the face,” admits a pal. “I don’t think Joshua was all that surprised when news broke, but there’s no way they’ll remain friends after this.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

You can see the Instagram of Reedus and Kruger seemingly sitting together in Tuscany here. I don’t really believe that the Instagram is definitive proof of Diane’s infidelity, mostly because I think Diane and Joshua broke up several months back, so Diane has every right to be a free agent and date Reedus or anyone else. What bugs me is that I believe she cheated on Joshua back in December, and I do think it shocked him and ruined their relationship. Which means I’ll always sort of hate her for breaking Pacey’s heart.


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  1. Lucy says:

    B*itch! LOL I kid, but not really, low move, if she was unhappy she should have broken up with him and then pursued her whatever with Norman. After a decade together that is just utterly disrespectful of her to do to him.

  2. Laurel says:

    I just don’t understand the appeal of Norman Reedus. Can somebody explain this to me?

    • HH says:

      I saw his face in the header photo and thought “THAT GUY?!”

    • Celebwatch says:

      You’ll need to watch TWD or maybe interviews with him. On the show he’s a hot redneck, in real life a kooky artist. I find both quite appealing.

      I never understood why women go crazy for JJ, but I never watched Dawson’s Creek. He looks like a million okay-looking college guys, nothing distinctive about him at all.

      • Pamela says:

        Obv, to each their own and if JJ doesn’t do it for you, then he just doesn’t.

        BUT…for me, I always have liked him in the roles he’s played. The three that come to mind are Dawson’s Creek, The Affair and Fringe. Three very different characters, and I found him inexplicably hot in all three. I think there is just something there that shows through the roles…beyond his looks. I think his looks are kind of bland, particularly for all the hype he gets, but he exudes something hot. If that makes any sense?

      • Nancy says:

        Celebwatch: Seems we’re the only ones around these parts who find Norman sexy as f, or in your case appealing. There are a million Joshuas around….he seems bland and boring and not physically appealing to me. If he were truly so in love with Diane, why would he just let her go on a suspicion. I’d advise him to swallow his pride, or maybe she’s just ready to move on.

      • Redgrl says:

        Norm Reedus was awesome in Boondock Saints (the original, not the sequel)

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I watch TWD and I’ve seen him in interviews. I don’t find him in the least bit attractive. He’s a decent actor, though. Don’t see the appeal of Joshua Jackson, either.

    • Nancy says:

      I tend to get Norman and Daryl intertwined. I’m kind of fixated on him. He is very funny and real. I could walk past Joshua without looking back, but Norman, I’d do a triple take. Now he’s different…..maybe she got sick of the 9-5 life and wanted a little adventure. Whether she did or not, only the Shadow knows.

      • Anna says:

        Norman and Diane did a movie together recently where she’s on vacation with her husband from France in the desert and leaves him, then finds Norman and his redneck family out there…not sure of the ending… So maybe that’s where they met and the flames of passion were kindled?

      • Rose says:

        NR fans say that after Sky, Diane’s IG changed and became like Norman’s. Before that she would post pics of Josh but after Sky, she hardly posted any of him. I think something did happen while they were filming Sky. It probably started from there.

      • Nancy says:

        Anna: I think you’re mixing Daryl with Norman. Daryl’s character is a badass redneck with a soft heart. Norman is an artist, adventurer, as well as an actor, but is hardly a redneck! Sometimes actors are so good that people think they are like their character in their real lives. I believe he dated Helena Christianson back in the day. I like him and while most ladies swoon over Rick’s blue eyes, I’m looking at the rebel with the bow and arrow! Can’t wait for new season,………

      • holly hobby says:

        Nope Norman does nothing for me. He looks like he needs a shower and a hair wash.

      • Esmom says:

        Nancy, your comment reminds me of Vincent Kartheiser from Mad Men. I think people really thought he was so much like Pete in real life that he didn’t get the acclaim he deserved for his incredible performances.

      • amilu says:

        Nancy: Anna wasn’t referring to Norman as a redneck; she was referring to his character’s family in the movie, Sky.

    • LAK says:

      I remember him from his modelling days, before he broke into acting.

      Underneath that creepy, dirty exterior he cultivates is a very good looking man.

    • RedOnTheHead says:

      Laurel, it’s not just you. I find him terribly unattractive. Even in TWD. Something about the bad haircut, greasy looking hair, and general look make me think he might not be that much into hygiene IRL. And he’s just so ordinary in his facial features. This is one I will never truly understand.

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, I just think he looks like the average guy walking down the street. Is it Pacey the character that everyone is in love with? I don’t think he’s ugly or anything, but I don’t think he’s particularly distinctive looking or extremely charismatic by celebrity standards either. (I do feel bad for him if he was cheated on though).

    • Saks says:

      Agree. And I can’t with his hair. He reminds me of a popular term in my country: “chavo ruco*”

      * which is a middle aged man who dresses/behaves like a young cool bro.

    • Eden75 says:

      First time I ever saw him was in Boondock Saints. Both of the boys are extremely hot in that. However, that is the only thing I have seen Norman in where he did it for me. I’m not a fan of the greasy, redneck look in TWD. If I want to see that, I can just go out of my house and see it here where I live.

      To be fair to Norman though, he does (or did) give good face modeling as well. I haven’t seen him in any new stuff so I am not sure if he still is in that line of work.

    • MayCage says:

      He looks like Brad Pitt’s stoner redneck cousin.

      • elle says:

        hahaha… he totally does. He had some hotness back in the day when he was modeling and dating Helena Christensen. But now…

    • Sarah says:

      I have no idea what his appeal is. He looks like he needs a haircut and a bath.

  3. als says:

    Even if by some kind of miracle she didn’t cheat, the fact that she jumped from one relationship (that lasted many years) to another in less than 5 seconds just makes her uncool for me.
    I always thought she is above stuff like this.

  4. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Well let’s just hope that Blind Gossip blind is true about Katie & Joshua.

  5. MCraw says:

    I wondered for a long time how it was ever going to last by the way she talked about not wanting marriage. It always rang as an excuse to not be tied down in the event of meeting someone new. He always seemed eager to just go along w her. Like she was strongly against it while he was meh. I never liked them together and didn’t get the shipping because of that perceived imbalance. That said, when he started working way out in montauk for The Affair shoots, I wondered how they could keep it up. Poor pacey.

    • perplexed says:

      I always thought she didn’t want to get married since so many people said her first husband cheated on her. So I’ll admit I’m surprised she’s now guilty of doing the same.

  6. Jag says:

    People need to say something about Reedus as well then, if he cheated and helped break up a relationship. Not cool.

    • ab says:

      right? she’s getting a lot of heat for this, but he’s just as guilty. it’s a shame, I like norman, he seems like a nice guy and I find him weirdly sexy. but cheating is a complete turn off.

      • Erinn says:

        Guilty, but not AS guilty. I don’t think Norman’s the one living with Josh and forging a life with him. It’s a crappy thing to do – but if she cheated she deserves the mass of the guilt here.

  7. Bobo says:

    Cheating is wrong obviously, but why does it seem that men can’t forgive a woman for cheating but a woman can often forgive a man?

    • Harryg says:

      I often wonder about that too. Also, Reedus is one of those people that seem to play a character all the time. I really want to hose him and cut his hair.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      women blame themselves when he cheats and men blame the woman when she cheats. No logic to it but my personal theory is that women are taught to be nice, kind and “good” from an early age so no upsetting anyone even when they F you over, hence the forgiveness.

      • detritus says:

        @Zapp, I’m sorry you had to go through that, and it does seem super common for women to feel that they are the cause of infidelity. I definitely agree that it has to do with the cultural roles we are taught. Raising a fuss is being a shrew, not forgiving is being ice cold, not being hot or thin enough causes a wandering eye. Screw that noise. It’s wrong and just support man-children blaming their worst behaviours on others and not taking responsibility.

        I hope you find the happiness you absolutely deserve, and please be kind to yourself and remember that cheating is always about the issues of the person who cheated.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        @detritus thank you for your kind words and a big + 1 to screw that noise.

  8. Roxane says:

    Joshua Jackson… Norman Reedus. Really Diane, really?

  9. lea says:

    Never saw the appeal of Diane Kruger or what was supposedly so beautiful or great about her. Very generic looks and unremarkable acting. Oh well at this relationship ending. Josh wasn’t doing it for her anymore if she was cheating. I mean, it happens. People who are unhappy shouldn’t stay together simply because it’s been x number of years. Move on, find new partners, the world continues to spin. They didn’t have kids, who cares. She should have broken up with him first, though. Now he’ll have trust issues that he’ll probably take out on his next girlfriend.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      Agreed. People fell all over themselves praising her show “The Bridge. Her acting was god awful, card board with a bad accent. Could not pick her out from any other generic, skinny blonde.

      Whoever cheated is a jerk. Leave if you are unhappy.

      • elle says:

        OMG, she was awful on The Bridge. And yes, I know her character supposedly had Aspberger’s. She was terrible at playing a character with Asperger’s.

  10. Susie M. says:

    I’m kind of wondering if they were on a break (a la Rachael and Ross) when she hooked up with Reedus and it didn’t sit well with Joshua.

  11. Pamela says:

    ““Diane swore up and down that nothing happened with Norman Reedus, but the damage was done,”

    Really? This is strange. Were there photos of her and Norman making out back in December, or did one source just claim to be an eyewitness?

    Can you imagine if she really and truly did NOT cheat, and a false rumor ruined a 10 year relationship? I mean, I don’t think that is the case. But for example, I have never cheated on my husband, but if someone claimed I did, I wonder what my husband would think? He knows me, so one would hope he’d believe me. But there I would be, pleading and denying…and it would look just like a guilty person trying not to get caught.

    • Little Darling says:

      From what I recall, she and Norman were apparently not discreet at all, and were spotted in mutiple places around town. Like, everyone knew about it?

      • Rose says:

        The night of the bar incident, Diane and Norman were seen snuggled up in a noodle bar together. They must of gone to the bar after that. Someone else saw them in the bar with Diane all over Norman.

  12. Elle says:

    Destroying a ten year relationship to have sex with a bottle of grease…. human nature is truly astounding.

  13. NIcole says:

    Ruining 10 years for what exactly? *sigh*

  14. Sallysue says:

    I anyone knows even a bit about their relationship then you would know that Lacey was always cheatin

  15. Sallysue says:

    I anyone knows even a bit about their relationship then you would know that pacey was always cheating

    • Rose says:

      They had an open relationship and Diane did it as well. However, this became about her becoming emotionally involved with Norman, most probably.

    • CF98 says:

      Yep which is why I find this story rather laughable that he was betrayed maybe he didn’t like how sloppy she was about it but that’s as far as it goes.

  16. Squiggisbig says:

    Hopefully he and Ruth Wilson get together now!

    On acting ability alone she would be a huge upgrade from Diane.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      Really? She’s the worst part of the Affair. I wish they had given Maura Tierney more to do.

  17. Little Darling says:

    I always loved Josh Jackson far more than Pacey. Pacey turned into a decent character on the show, and I absolutely adored him, but JJ has always seemed to be a really great dude. He is always gracious, and respectful in interviews. He took good emotional care of Katie Holmes when she was with Tom in the sense that he wouldn’t talk about her when asked. I loved wathing him evolve with Diane, how completely smitten and grateful he was for her love. She seemed to be just what he needed at thar point in his life.

    Maybe she didn’t ruin it, but did him a favor, so that now he can take his evolved beautifully in his prime self, and find a life partner who cherishes him and deserves him.

    Unlike that hussy Diane. Just kidding. (Kind of.)

  18. Scrappy says:

    Was anyone else bothered by the “They’re both children of divorce so a marriage certificate doesn’t mean much..” bit?

    • jeanpierre says:

      No, actually I didn’t get it. I can’t see the correlation between those two facts. I’m a child of divorce too and marriage is important to me.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes perhaps in your circumstances but these two were together ten years and said several times that marriage wasn’t on the cards for them. Many people find marriage to be irrelevant, perhaps as a result of the divorces they’ve experienced.

      • perplexed says:

        I remember her saying marriage wasn’t important to her, but I thought she cited the lack of importance in relation to the breakdown of her own first marriage, not her parents’ divorce. It always seemed like something happened in the first marriage that put her off from wanting to marry again. So I do think in the case the correlation between her parents’ divorce and her refusal to marry might not mean much. Since she was married in her twenties to Guillaume Canet, I would think that the concept of marriage at some point was important enough to her to actually go through with it.

        Not sure about him though.

    • mila says:

      I am a child of divorced parents. I do not want to get married ever, I made that decision long time ago and I am sticking to it.

      I get it. Marriage IS just a piece of paper. My father cheated on my mum all the time, but she could not take it anymore when she was pregnant with me, since it was a difficult pregnancy and my father was never at home. She was on bed rest, with no food. He was with his girlfriend, he married her right after their divorce. And continued to cheat till he died.

      • Bridget says:

        Marriage is not just a piece of paper, and a lot of people who decline to get married end up in for a rude surprise should an emergency happen. Marriage is a means of co-mingling property, it allows you to see them in the hospital should their be an emergency, it allows you to make medical decisions should it be necessary, it also protects both parties in the event that the relationship ends. Of course marriage doesn’t stop someone from cheating, because it doesn’t magically mean that someone isn’t an a-hole. But it is far from just a formality.

  19. Thaisajs says:

    I just want Josh to find someone nice so she can start popping out little Paceys. He would have seriously cute kids.

  20. Annieb says:

    I remember seeing another photo of Diane and Reemus at the Tuscany weekend. (third row, second photo from the left).

    I didn’t care about this couple much so I wasn’t disappointed by them breaking up. Joshua Jackson is average looking, but he was just so charming as Pacey. I always assumed it was his own character breaking through.

  21. Penelope says:

    I remember a picture of them at some awards show and Joshua was good-naturedly holding an umbrella over Diane’s head as she posed on the Red Carpet! Incredibly sweet. What a shame.

  22. Bridget says:

    Joshua was on a trip around the world, without his partner of 10 years. I thought they were on a break to begin with.

    • TheOtherSam says:

      Exactly. I have a feeling they were in a fairly open relationship the last few years. Maybe not their entire time together but during the final phase. So I was meh regarding the cheating rumors/

      They were together ten years but no marriage or children, she’s now forty I wonder if the latter is something she’ll do – ? Not that she has to, just wondering if it’s on her mind. It’s a big life change to end a decade long relationship.

  23. Bellatrix says:

    I don’t think they had an open relationship. From what I have heard here is Hollyweird, the story goes like this. Norman and Diane had an affair. Mind you, Joshua and Norman have called each other ‘friends’ in the past. Joshua finds out about it and tries to break up with her but it’s not what she wants. But the relationship is just super rocky. Then the pictures of Tuscany come out and Joshua has had enough. He breaks up with her for good on her birthday weekend.