Did Anna Paquin homewreck Stephen Moyer’s 7-year relationship?

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True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are getting hot and heavy on and off camera. To her credit, Anna hasn’t been regaling the press with stories about their relationship, and she hasn’t been playing coy about the erotic, racy scenes she and Stephen have to shoot either. In a recent interview, Anna was blasé about True Blood’s content, saying “Obviously, if you’re already with that person then you’re not having to sort of get over the ‘Wow, I’m naked with someone that I don’t even know the middle name of!’ I think that regardless of what kind of scene you’re doing, the better you know the person … the more open and real your performance can be. And that goes for stunt scenes and heavy emotional scenes and sex scenes. OK, so I have a little bit of a leg up in that particular area with my on-screen [partner].”

There’s a question being posed by Star Magazine – just when did Moyer and Paquin begin their off-screen romance? Moyer always claimed that he left Lorien, his girlfriend/baby-mama of seven years, then took up with Anna. But now Star got a hold of an interview Anna allegedly did where she claims that their relationship was “unstoppable” and that they tried “to stay professional for as long as we could.” Yeah, it sounds like Anna was homewrecking the hell out of Stephen. And that he went along willingly:

It was love at first, um, bite for Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer after the British hunk aced his True Blood audition opposite the Oscar winner in early 2007, but they kept their instant attraction a secret from everyone, including his girlfriend of seven years — the mother of his young daughter, Lilac.

That September, Stephen told a British newspaper that his move from London to L.A. for the series had resulted in the end of his relationship with British journalist Lorien Haynes, saying: “Nobody has left anybody for anybody else.” But those words ring hollow now that Stephen and Anna — who now live together — have admitted that sparks flew the moment they first met!

“We tried to stay professional for as long as we could,” says Anna. “But it was unstoppable!”

Stephen’s ex had never before spoken publicly about their breakup, but comments to Star about the situation in our July 20 issue — on sale today. And a friend of the actor weighs in on his friend’s decision to leave Lorien.

“You can understand why he grabbed the opportunity to go to L.A. for True Blood and reach for a new level of stardom,” says the friend. “But Lorien is beautiful, brilliant and the mother of his daughter. Ending their relationship after seven years was a high price for Stephen to pay, even if he and Anna seem happy together.”

[From Star Magazine]

I don’t think Stephen and Anna “seem” happy together, I think they actually are happy together. Ordinarily, I could care less about The Homewrecker Wars being waged about certain actresses (and yet, not some other actresses). But I did find this story interesting. When Anna and Stephen first met, she was 25 years old and he was, like, 38 years old (I’m trying to estimate when True Blood’s first season began filming). They were both old enough to know what they were doing, but my guess is that Moyer, nearing his fortieth year, simply opted for the younger model. It’s sad that he dumped the woman who had given birth to their daughter, but that was Moyer’s choice. Oh, and he’s got another kid, too. A son named Billy – I have no idea about that baby-mama. Lord, I hope Anna doesn’t get pregnant. Moyer will just move on to the next woman. That seems to be his modus operandi.

Here are Anna and Stephen in “True Blood.” Images thanks to WENN.com .

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  1. AC says:

    I take major offense to the term “anna home-wrecked his relationship” … umm it takes two to tango. I hate women blame in these kinds of situations. They fell in love… decided to be together. It happens all the friggin time. She didn’t cast a spell or do voodoo or manipulate him into being with her.

  2. wonder woman says:


  3. ms truth says:

    If he really loved the baby mother he would have married her. She was a woman of convenience that no longer was of interest. Hence he had no issue to leave his baby mother and reside with his girlfriend. Next get married first.

  4. princess pee says:

    “it sounds like Anna was homewrecking the hell out of Stephen” you say. But then you say “Moyer, nearing his fortieth year, simply opted for the younger model”.

    I think you need to pick a side. Did Stephen Moyer make a decision for himself like an adult man, or did a sneaky GIRL use her feminine WILES to FORCE him …? I am surprised at your misogyny.

    That they had a baby together doesn’t mean much in terms of their love for one another. (You know how they’re made; it takes ONE NIGHT.) So he wasn’t in love anymore. It could happen to anyone. And it does, just look at divorce stats.

  5. Cinderella says:

    Another workplace romance. Hope the distance doesn’t interfere with his ability to take care of his kids.

    And yes, Anna wouldn’t be doing herself any favors by getting pregnant right now.

  6. Joe says:

    I see some cottage cheese on those young legs.

  7. Feebee says:

    She said they tried to stay as professional for as long as they could. This could mean that exactly what they were until he left his girlfriend.

    Whatever the case, like Getty and countless others before him, it’s on Moyer, not Paquin.

  8. NYC says:

    I read an interview with Stephen that he flies every two weeks to England to see his kids. That is a long flight and shows he is commited to his children.

    We don’t know the state of his prior relationship when he met Anna.

    She comes acrosss as a normal down to earth person who happens to be an actress. Not a fame whore who uses men to propel their career ahem..Madonna.

    There is no scandal here and shame on you for looking for smoke to no fire.

    BUT since True Blood has the potential to go 5-7 years. Steve, please don’t knock up Anna we need her on the show more. I kid, I kid.

  9. e.non says:

    because, of course, HE couldn’t possibly have any role in the collapse of his marriage.

    good grief.

  10. BB says:

    Stephen did an interview in December 2008 where he said he split with his ex in May 2006 because he had been working overseas a lot especially in Australia when he did the movie Restraint and mini-series The Starter Wife. STAR Magazine said last time that they were engaged and that’s when Anna had her publicist deny that. STAR got their sources wrong. That’s why magazines like STAR are trash and what I call Rag Mags. They’re just trying to make Stephen and Anna look bad. Just last week I saw paparazzi photos of Anna and Stephen’s ex walking and having a conversation while Stephen held Lilac. That seems to me that they have a good friendship.

  11. Iggles says:

    Wow, I didn’t know this. Ugh, I *hate* this sort of thing. He sounds like an a**. If he was done with his gf why did he hang around until he met someone “better”. Messed up.

    As for the Anna, I dislike that she went after a guy in a relationship but he was the one who broke hearts here. I feel sorry for his kids. Anna better watch up, because obviously living together and/or having kids doesn’t add up to anything to him in regards to loyalty.

  12. grisgris says:

    Seeing your kids for a few days every two weeks is not commitment.

  13. kaiserin says:

    Um, BOTH parties are equally to blame here. The only way Paquin wouldn’t share in the blame is if this guy lied to her about being in a relationship. If she knew, then she is just as bad as he is.

    There is absolutely NO REASON to get with a man or woman that is already in another relationship…NONE. If you do that, you are a despicable, pathetic, disrespectful piece of garbage, PERIOD. It has nothing to do with gender, nor is it misogynistic to place blame on a woman who shares in the blame because she couldn’t be respectful of another woman’s relationship. It takes two to tango, and it does not absolve her of sharing the blame because SHE wasn’t cheating, because she had to consent to start messing with a man in a relationship.

    I always wonder how these people live with the fact that they were the “other woman” or man, and how they don’t worry that, having done it once before, their partner won’t do it to them. Don’t they have any respect for others, or themselves? I personally have never done it, nor could I, because I was raised better than that. I don’t care WHO the guy is, if he’s in a relationship, I don’t want him. Period.

    Also, how exactly is it misogynistic to say that Paquin is a homewrecker? She is EQUALLY to blame, it has nothing to do with her gender/sex/whatever. However, as a woman, this shit is RAMPANT. OTHER WOMEN are holding women down, not men. I have zero women friends, nor will I ever have another because this shit happens so much that you just cannot trust them. I know my boyfriend wants me only, but it’s just smart to keep any type of potential trouble sources away, and that’s exactly what other women are. All you women screaming about misogyny are probably the ones sticking the knife in your “sisters” backs, all the while talking about how women need to stick together, blah blah blah. I’ve seen it happen too many times…..

  14. lola says:

    wtf. once again we assume that just because he’s with a woman 7 years all was peachy keen there.

    Obviously it was NOT.

    Relationship problems start and end with two people – the two in them.

  15. Eileen Yover says:

    I can’t imagine how hard it would be to not get involved with a costar if there’s chemistry and you’re having problems in your marriage….which everyone goes through. When the time hits that you and your partner are slacking in your relationship and then you start working long days with a sexy coworker and your doing love scenes and playing like your in to them….it doesn’t surprise me Hollywood has so many celebrity breakups and affairs. Comes with the territory I guess and has been going on since the dawn of movies…but it was kept on the downlow-can’t do that anymore with the stalkerazzi!

  16. Mel says:

    She has the worst teeth I’ve ever seen on a young star. How can he stand making out with her with a mouth full of spikes.

  17. Mary Jane says:

    I don’t know of these people or their story other than what I read here and on other gossip sites but just because he was “with” that woman for that long does not mean they had a true commitment. Throw in a child and one (usually the cheated-upon) is usually willing to o’erlook misdeeds of the other. After a while that facade is too much to bear so…

    Anna ne’er struck me as a fame whore or gold-digger or anything like that. Hell… if I had the choice, I’d go for Hugh Jackman o’er this bonehead any day

  18. Rosalee says:

    Do each of you read each others comments before posting?

  19. AC says:

    Joe… most people have cellulite at a young age. Get over it. Im thin and have had it since I was a baby.

    Mrs. Truth… since when did marrying someone become proof he’ll never leave you.

  20. Jesse says:

    They both seem like lovely people who are happy in their relationship. Let’s leave them be.

  21. Because I Say So says:

    @ Kaiserin: I see your point about not ever getting involved with someone who is in a relationship. However, your last bit about never having any female friends and how you can’t trust other women speaks more about how YOU deal with people, rather than how other women are, in my opinion. Just pointing out how incredibly bitter/angry you appear from this story, when it’s two people that you don’t know and most likely could care less about.

    OT: I think they’re hot together. I love their chemistry on the show, so that’s all I’m really concerned about.

  22. Joanne says:

    “I could care less about The Homewrecker Wars being waged about certain actresses (and yet, not some other actresses).”

    I soooooo agree with this! Why does the public go on and on about certain “husband/boyfriend/baby daddy thieves” but others don’t even get a mention. For example, Claire Danes, Julia Roberts, Penelpe Cruz, Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, Rita Wilson, and others.

  23. Joanne says:

    Mel, you are hilarious! A mouth full of spikes! LMAOOOOO!

  24. rose says:

    well i don’t buy into “homewrecker” in any case. everyone makes their own decisions. but it is a bit sad that he left his 7 year baby mama

  25. Enonymous says:

    True Blood is like the hillbilly version of Twilight. They both suck.

  26. sam says:

    I’m pretty sure Ive seen that quote before but it was in the context of them trying not to disrupt the set with their relationship and keep things about the job not the relationship.

  27. Obvious says:

    I agree about the ex – he would have married her if he had the proper feelings.

    But the age difference in this relationship is ridiculous. She’ll get tired of him within a few years.

  28. darkvamp says:



  29. Sanna says:

    Star should look up the facts before posting shit like this. Satephen left his kids mother in 2006 and he hadn’t even met Anna at that time. Anna didn’t ruin anything and Stephen didn’t leave because of Anna. Silly.

  30. Sanna says:

    “I agree about the ex – he would have married her if he had the proper feelings.”

    OMG, you don’t have to get married to show that you are comitted to someone! Are we living in the 50s now?? Come on…. Just because you don’t get married doesn’t mean you don’t love that person

  31. Bodhi says:

    Thank you sanna. I guess the truth is just too boring…

  32. Obvious says:

    No, I’m not living in the 50s, thankfully. I am living in the post-feminist, what the hell have we done 21st century. Thank you very much.

    Kid yourself all you want: not getting married means something is missing. It can still be missing if you’re married and marriages fall apart all the time, but not even going for it is a telltale sign that something’s not right.

    Except for gays, since they’re not legally sanctioned to marry.

  33. Sanna says:

    OK…I don’t want to get married. Ever. And when I meet a guy who I love, does that mean something is missing?? People can live happily without getting married


  34. Obvious says:

    When you meet the right one (and you will) you will change your mind. unless, of course, you have alot of emotional damage from childhood.

    In that case, emotional health would be the thing that is missing. Get it? The love is there, of course, but you would either hold him at somewhat of an arm’s length or you’ll self-destruct.

    Most people don’t break up or divorce due to lack of love. But relationships are complicated.

  35. You’re confusing love with “LUST” . Love is more than just hump and tickle.

  36. Cam says:

    This story is libelous and harmful to the children involved. Stephen and Lorien had broken up in 2006, way before he met Anna–but they were and continue to be quite amicable, as evidenced by the fact that the three of them hang out on a regular basis. And long-term domestic relationships that involve children are quite common in Europe, which has saner laws regarding benefits for such unions.

  37. mollination says:

    I hate the language of this title. Why is the love interest the one that ruined everything? Isn’t it the person in the relationship that is responsible for their own wrecking?

  38. L.B.C. says:

    It’s totally okay for them to be together I suppose. Obviously there were problems with Stephen’s previous relationship.

    However, say what you will – if he cheated on Lorien, both he and Anna are dirt. Cheating is NEVER okay.

    Also, I am sick of costars dating each other. It could jeopardize so much if the relationship goes awry, and makes people question if they actually ARE in love or they just think they are because they’re playing people who are in love.

  39. Sanna says:


    He DIDN’T chat on her. He hadn’t even met Anna by the time he and Lorien broke up. It was even an 18 months old gap between the break up to when he met Anna

  40. Sanna says:

    “When you meet the right one (and you will) you will change your mind. unless, of course, you have alot of emotional damage from childhood.”

    I find this VERY very offensive, actually

    My aunt and her boyfriend has been together for about 20 years. They haven’t gotten married and they don’t want to gewt married. Nothing wrong with them. Stop being so ignorant. Everyone don’tr want to get married. Simple as that. And what?? I don’t want kids either. *Gasp!* The horror!!


  41. Ana says:

    He was SINGLE when he met Anna. Get over it, they’re in love.

  42. Ana says:

    hahaha, I hadn’t read all the comments! This is sooooo funny. Who said all women want to get married? And what’s the difference if you are not religious? Because marriage only matters when you follow a religion and gets married in a church, sinagogue, mosque, etc. otherwise is a waste of time and money.

  43. Jenna says:

    Hump and tickle… I like that expression.

  44. cio says:

    anna is even friends with his ex. stephen’s ex is a journalist and she recently wrote a piece on her.

    They broke up way before he met anna!!!

  45. Leslie says:

    I take major offense that this story is still up here. Take it off!! It is false and disrespects Stephen and Anna. They both were “absolutely single” as Stephen has said and others have verified. This is ancient history and their relationship is well known to be the real deal, and NO ONE got hurt or was left.

  46. PaquinBlows says:

    Look I don’t know WHY everyone is so Obsessed with her. She is possibly the worst actress of all time. I hope she IS a homewrecker at least then there would be SOMETHING exciting about her. I can’t wait for the world to get tired of vampire flicks and move on from that sh*tty little show.

  47. kriistene geddes says:

    Left his partner for “something” younger, Anna Parquin is most certainly not that, I’ve seen that “cottage cheese” Pretending to be eternally 25yrs…yuk . He ought to head “Down Under” and retrieve himself something decent. I find it imposible to find something interesting at all in A P.

  48. Marta Womack says:

    Wow! “Some” of these comments are pretty harsh and nasty. True Blood has many fans, but if you don’t like it, don’t watch, but please don’t throw stones, either. At lease try to be polite.

    None of us really knows the intimate details of their relationship, and it’s really none of our business, (however much it may enhance my enjoyment of watching True Blood). Everyone knows that love comes rarely and is a fragile thing at best. They are owed the same respect that any of the rest of us would expect: To be given the benefit of the doubt. From everything I’ve read, Steven is a responsible, loving father and Anna is a perfectly sweet person. I wish them every happiness and will continue to support them whatever happens.

    And the cottage cheese comment? I bet the writer of that tacky and unnecessary piece of meanness would like to look half so good! Good grief! The girl is beautiful and talented down to her toes. I’ve watched her career since she was a child (I could be her mom). Just don’t understand how people can be so rude and quick to judge people they don’t even know.

  49. Debbie says:

    Home wrecker, but him too, I wouldn’t trust either. I love them in True Blood though but now I don’t care if it follows the books and Sookie moves on from Bill.:)to Eric and Quinn.

  50. what's love got to do with it? says:

    @ **SIGH**
    just because the cheaters “say” it was over waaay back when with the ex partner…..doesn’t mean IT WAS! Not to be rude,but come on….duh? That is a classic text book cheater’s LIE! No body want’s to “APPEAR” to be a Doughe Bag! They say whatever they can to hide their lack of integrity to everyone. Most importantly to themselves! And I think a lot of you are giving his little co-star waaaaaaaay tooooooo much credit here! Yes, there is something to be said for “chemistry” and YES she certainly is attractive,however,she’s certainly not the hottest star I’ve seen! I’m in no way trying to defend her but, you can’t steal something that doesn’t want to be stolen or quite frankly… that’s worth having!…So, that being said, I think it’s probably more of a career move on his part. Falling in love with one as such is surely a losing game! He’s catering to her ego! And at 25, maybe she deserves somewhat of a break for being such a sucker!

  51. kellycarberry says:

    I Love Stephen and Anna they make a good coupil I cant wait till they get married and I Love True Blood and I Love Bill and Sookie

  52. pathetic says:

    flies to see his kids every two weeks for a few days!!, What The Hell, That’s Sorry And Pathetic..

  53. Mindy says:

    It is easy for us to fall in love with them on TV, even better when our secret hope that they TRULY are in love off screen comes true. It is unfortunate for children to get caught up in the mix of divorces/break ups, but it is said; “It is better to have one happy parent than 2 unhappy ones.” If Stephen is happier with Anna, then so be it. The children just need to be first, sometimes even before career. As an actor myself, good breaks are hard to come by. I applaud Stephen for taking the risk and moving away from home, our windows of opportunity are few and far between. I just hope the kids get to see him, be a part of his success, be a part of Anna’s life too.

  54. Cindy Taylor says:

    I imagine he used the baby mamma. She paid the rent while he tried to make a living from his acting. When he had a better opportunity, he went for the younger woman.

    This marriage will last as long as True Blood. After that, Anna will dump him for a younger man.

  55. Lavendergooms says:

    First of all, Anna is the worst. Hideous. I’m not sure who told her that swallowing hard was the only way to convey emotion, but I would cheerfully smack that person. Second, Stephen is meh. But to each their own. Third, there IS a difference between boyfriend/girlfriend and married. If there weren’t, than what’s the big deal?