Tobey Maguire & Jennifer Meyer are divorcing after 9 years of marriage

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Back in April of this year, Star Magazine reported that Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer were having some big marriage problems. Sources claimed that Jennifer was “tired of his gambling” and she was irritated that he rarely – if ever – works these days. Tobey was one of the big names in several stories of the underground high-stakes poker games in LA, and it’s true, he doesn’t work that much. Still, I thought Jennifer and Tobey would stick together… simply because they are well-connected within that group. She’s part of the Hollywood Mommy Mafia, he’s friends with Leo. You get the idea. But no, according to People Magazine, they’re over.

Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer have called it quits. The two are separating after nine years of marriage, PEOPLE has confirmed exclusively. The ex-couple share two children: daughter Ruby, 9, and son Otis, 7.

“After much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple,” Maguire and Meyer said in a joint statement to PEOPLE. “As devoted parents, our first priority remains raising our children together with enduring love, respect and friendship.”

Maguire, 41, and Meyer, 39 met in early 2003 and were married four years later in an intimate wedding ceremony in Hawaii attended by a small group of family and friends.

[From People]

I’m not going to pretend that this is some mega-tragedy because I don’t really think people were super-invested in them as a couple. It’s sad for their kids, for sure. But Tobey seems like an a—hole and Jennifer… well, her family is profoundly wealthy and well-connected. She’ll be totally fine. She’ll get a great lawyer (probably Laura Wasser) and she’ll get everything. Tobey, on the other hand, will probably return to his P-ssy Posse days.

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  1. pinetree13 says:

    Yeah Tobey always seemed like a huge jerk to me. I didn’t even know he was married! I’m actually quite surprised by that. He seemed like such a Lothario.

  2. DazLondon says:

    Did he ever leave his ‘P-ssy Posse’ days ?

    • tracking says:

      Don’t think so! She’s so much better off without him, but unfortunately she’ll probably have to pay him a huge settlement. Here’s hoping her money is mostly tied up in trusts.

      • Tiffany says:

        But they have been married less than ten years and most of the big money she had before they were married. Just how successful is her jewelry business.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      That’s what I was thinking. I’m guessing this has more to do with infidelity than it does gambling and not being there. Some celebrity wives don’t like to admit to being cheated on because they see it as humiliating and making them appear undesirable or not desirable enough…which is never the case.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Back to his one true love; Leo. Move over Lucas!

  4. Tiffany says:

    The few things I have read about Jen and the few times I have seen her on social media, I always thought she could have done better than Toby. Dude, when your FIL is a Meyer and you still do not get work, you need to work on you.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yup her dad was the studio head at one time. Not sure if he still is but I’m sure he still has contacts within the industry. It looks like TM stopped working after Spiderman. That’s dumb.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Not entirely true. Gatsby was in 2013, but not much since then.

      • Mia4S says:

        Gatsby starring the head of the posse himself. Pretty clear that was a gift from Leo, there is no way Maguire was the studio’s first choice for that role. 😏

        He’s had roles here and there (Imdb says six in the almost 10 years since Spider-Man 3, including a TV miniseries), and he produces, but something was clearly…off. Meyer connections and an ex-superhero and six roles in a decade? And no it wasn’t to “spend more time with his kids”. Very interesting.

      • amilu says:

        I thought he was actually pretty funny in (what I saw of) “The Spoils of Babylon.” If he’s even interested in acting anymore, he should pursue some lighter projects.

    • Heather says:

      She is not fake hollywood beautiful, but she has style and enough money and connections to live a no-Fs given kind of life.

      He seems like dead weight.

  5. BendyWindy says:

    I don’t get how he’s still a thing. He did those awful Spider-Man movies (yeah, I said it) and Seabiscuit. How does that equate to 16 years of fame?

    • holly hobby says:

      He was good in Seabiscuit. I also heard good things about him in Cider House Rules (did not watch that). At one point his career was in an upward trajectory. I don’t know what happened. Laziness?

  6. lucy2 says:

    That’s sad for their kids.
    I’ve never heard anything bad about her, but him…not so much. He already had a difficult reputation, but that story about the poker game from a few years ago made me really dislike him, and made me wonder how he treated her.

  7. dr mantis toboggan says:

    In other news, Laura wasser just added a new wing to her house filled with money to scrooge mcduck dive into

  8. Bex says:

    He came off really really badly in that poker story. Aren’t they making a film about that with Jessica Chastain? I wonder if they’ll ‘subtly’ include him as a character.

  9. Tough Cookie says:

    Now I have to Google the poker story to see what I missed!!

    • JenniferJustice says:

      The worst part was something about making the bartender/dealer bark like a dog for a tip. He’s a douche bag!!

  10. minx says:

    He seems like a huge dbag.

  11. kibbles says:

    This guy has really lucked out in life. He’s nothing special to look at and his acting is mediocre. I’ll give him credit for growing up on welfare and managing to carve out a successful acting career for a short period and snag a socialite from a powerful Hollywood family. I didn’t understand how he got Spider-Man. I think Jake Gyllenhaal would have been much better suited for that role at that time. His best work was in the small film Brothers for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He was alright in Cider House Rules as well. I don’t know what happened to his career considering that he has the connections to do work consistently even if it has to be in indie films or as a supporting role with an ensemble cast. My guess is that he’s just a douchebag who got comfortable with not working and spending his days gambling and doing whatever rich people with no jobs do with their time. His time in the sun has past and perhaps Jennifer became tired of being married to a bum who isn’t even a decent person or a good husband. She’s not a stunner, but with her connections, she could definitely find a guy who is richer and better looking. I’m not surprised by this divorce at all.

    • teacakes says:

      Jake Gyllenhaal would actually have been a much more suitable choice for Spider-man, age-wise anyway (also I heard he was actually being considered for the role when it wasn’t clear whether Tobey would return for Spidey 2).

      I suppose Maguire fell into the rut of assuming he’d just get by on his Spidey fame for the next decade or so. But that’s a long time to not work much, even Kirsten Dunst has worked more than that and that’s despite going to rehab.

      • kibbles says:

        Everyone has to continue working in order to hone one’s craft and remain relevant. Especially for someone who isn’t at the same level of stardom as Pitt, Jolie, Roberts, or Clooney. Fame is fickle and talent like Tobey’s are a dime a dozen in Hollywood.

        Jake Gyllenhaal made a few missteps with his career, but the difference with him is that Gyllenhaal actually takes acting seriously and consistently works to improve his acting skill set. He could have faded away completely or gone the easy route and just made silly romcoms for more money. Instead, he’s churning out solid performances in low budget and indie films with critically acclaimed directors and costars. He might not become Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt, but he will always get work as a leading character actor. It’s too bad he was offered a stinker like Prince of Persia rather than Spider Man.

      • teacakes says:

        @kibbles – exactly. Once the plans for big-movie stardom didn’t work out, Jake strategised really well to build/rebuild his rep – smaller movies, meatier parts, and constant work, whether on the screen or the stage. And now look where he is. Too bad for Tobey that he didn’t have the same drive.

      • kibbles says:

        Well, I also think Gyllenhaal is much more talented and better looking than Maguire. Still, with Maguire’s success and his connections, he could still be working if he wanted to.

    • Bridget says:

      Gyllenhaal was too young and brand new to Hollywood when Spiderman was made to be cast initially, but when Tobey was trying to hold out for more money for S2 Kirsten was pushing for the part to be recast with Gyllenhaal.

    • artistsnow says:

      His best film was Ang Lee’s Ice Storm.
      Probably Toby’s first film as well.

  12. ell says:

    who’s part of the hollywood mummy mafia?

  13. Sage says:

    Another one bites the dust.

    Who is in the Hollywood Mommy Mafia??

  14. Squiggisbig says:

    Kevin Connolly recently broke up with his gf too. I would bet money that Leo is also planning on cutting Nina loose soon too

  15. Adam says:

    Never got the appeal. He doesn’t have the talent, looks, charisma yet he used to be in big movies. Has always baffled me.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Me too, and I’ll take it a step further and welcome the wrath…he is homely. Not just average or plain – but homely. We say that should’t matter when it comes to talent, but I’ve never found him to be particularly talented. He has a sort of boyish face, which is why I believe he was cast as Spider Man but I didn’t like him as Spider Man because I think Peter Parker is suppose to be cute. Toby is not cute. So far, in my lifetime, the best Spider Man casting was Andrew Garfield.

  16. Lisatorner says:

    Hollywood mommy mafia is like gwyneth, Kate Hudson, Jen garner, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, jessica alba, Jessica biel, the all-Californian white bread Hollywood moms that used to be actresses but now get papped on the school run and push healthy living and useless lifestyle brands for example:

    Gwyneth: GOOP
    Kate: Fabletics,
    garner: We Made it kids crafts
    Reese: Draper James,
    Nicole: house of Harlow
    Cameron Diaz: health and wellness books
    Alba: the honest company
    Biel: AwFudge kids restaurant

    Jen Meyer used to hang out with this crowd

    • Amy says:

      Her circle is actually more like Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba, Jamie Schnieder, the Foster sisters (big money), Nicole Richie, Katherine Power, and Goop, Reese, etc… on the periphery. What I wouldn’t give to eavesdrop on girls night!

  17. Bridget says:

    Jen Meyer is one of the most connected women in Hollywood. I hope Tobey really likes hanging with the Posse guys, because a lot of doors that were open to him as a part of the Meyer family are going to be closed now. And it’s not like he’s going to charm anyone into liking him. I have a feeling some chickens are going to come home to roost for him

  18. Tully says:

    “Poker players are trash!” – Joan Rivers

  19. Andrea says:

    He always seemed like a jerk from what I have heard. Not a surprising breakup but this truly is the year of major Hollywood breakups.

  20. Jess says:

    Yeah he seems like an egotistical jerk, she’s probably much better off without him. I wonder what really happened to his career? He was definitely on track to A-list then he just disappeared, that gambling story really did him in for me, but I got the douchey vibe long before that.

  21. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I never heard all the bad stories about him being a douche, that’s too bad if true. I have always liked him in films like The Wonder Boys and even as Spiderman, he has good bashful comic timing and I even liked him in Gatsby even though that movie was a hot mess.

  22. AuntSass says:

    He’d have to be a smug, a**hole to get some tail because my man is about as cute as a boil.

  23. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    I started following her on Social Media after reading the poker rumours. She really does seem like a doll, and way out of his league. He’d have to be so arrogant and smug and deluded to believe he could treat her so poorly, not work, not be engaged with his family life, and not end up getting booted.

  24. Xav says:

    he looks like Jake Gyllenhaal on crack

  25. Melissa says:

    Doesn’t she have a jewelry line?

  26. Jamesea says:

    Maybe she just got tired of hearing his squeaky woman-voice. I do.