Emmy Rossum was secretly married, now getting not-so-secret divorce?


What’s your first thought at the mention of Emmy Rossum? Mine is “Budget Anne Hathaway”. My second thought is “Lainey hates her.” I’m not sure why Lainey hates her – Emmy seems pretty harmless. She’s not a particularly good actress, but she’s not the devil or anything. Basically, I just think that people barely care about her. I know I get a little sleepy when her name is mentioned. Yawn… where was I?

Anyhoodle, it seems that Emmy announced that she and Justin Siegel had split a few weeks ago. This was barely news, and if I wasn’t staring at this report, I wouldn’t know anything about this guy. Apparently, he’s 27 years old, he’s in the music industry, and they were dating since 2007. I just googled him, and I’ve noticed two things – first, his only claim to fame thus far is “dating Emmy Rossum”. His second claim to fame might be that he looks kind of like a Budget Raffaello Follieri, that con man who duped all of those people when he was dating Anne Hathaway. This just reinforces the whole idea that Rossum is a Budget Hathaway. But I digress. It seems there’s a twist to this breakup story! According to Perez Hilton (via the NY Daily News), it seems like Emmy and Justin might have gotten secretly married at some point. The NYDN even sources a report from E! that claims that Emmy and Justin got a marriage license at one point.

Emmy Rossum is calling it quits with her husband, but who knew she was married anyway?

According to PerezHilton.com, the 22-year-old “Phantom of the Opera” beauty is parting ways with longtime love, Justin Siegel, 27, the man she married in secret two years ago.

Though the couple made no mystery of their relationship, a source said they kept their marriage under wraps.

“Emmy and Justin decided to keep that part of their relationship a secret and out of the media spotlight,” the source said. “They wanted to keep it private in order to prevent their marriage from coming under scrutiny.”

The couple even went so far as to pay to keep all records of their nuptials confidential.
Nonetheless, a source from the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office confirmed to EOnline.com that a marriage license was issued to the couple, though the date was not released.

The low-profile starlet and her music biz hubby went public as a couple in 2007.

[From the New York Daily News]

So is this report true? Did Rossum hide her marriage? Is so, for what reason? It’s not like Rossum is Janet Jackson or something. People barely care about her. It’s not as if she has people beating down her door wanting personal information. Even though it doesn’t really make any sense, that’s kind of why I think it’s true. Emmy does seem like the kind of person who would take her “celebrity” so seriously that she “hide” her marriage, for fear that the ambivalent hordes would clamor for information.

Here’s Emmy Rossum and Justin Siegel heading to Jay-Z’s post-Grammy party at Katsuya in February. Images thanks to Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Paige says:

    What in the hell is that girl on the right wearing? It looks like she has my childhood blankie wrapped around her shoulders, my Jr. High hair and I won’t even guess about the headband thingee.

  2. Bodhi says:

    Is it even possible to hide the public records?

    I don’t really care for her either. She is just so… sachrine is the best word I can come up with. I don’t like the “bad girl” stchick either, but the goody two shoes act makes me want to puke

  3. ! says:

    Every time I see her picture all I can think is, “Do you ever talk?”

  4. fizXgirl314 says:

    Well, my opinion on the mater is that zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

  5. princess pea says:

    Bodhi – I think you’re right. So it’s not so much that they HID it as it is that NO ONE CARED.

  6. Jojo says:

    You can buy a marriage license without getting married … you buy the license and if you don’t use it before the expiration date, it just becomes void. At least that is how it works in Fla.

  7. rbsesq says:

    What in shiny double headband h-ll is that woman wearing on her head? Is it from the Mischa Barton collection?

  8. danielle says:

    Lol – Emmy used to talk more when Phantom of the Opera was coming out and she sounded like a real snot. So either she was told to shut up and act nice or maybe she grew into a nicer person- which would be cool.

  9. Leah says:

    I bet if she got married, the media would suddenly care about her. Maybe she likes not being “cared” about by the media, and is preventing any further “caring” by keeping stuff like this on the DL.

  10. DD says:

    hmm, I remember thinking she was really gorgeous in that day after tomorrow movie. The only thing i’ve ever seen her in. Never heard an interview with her or anything.

  11. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Hm, I haven’t thought about her for a long time. However, I do remember from some interviews that she seemed kind of calculatingly demure, and not a little haughty. This was back in the days when she was going to the be the NEXT! BIG! THING! Something of the self-styled remote Grecian column about her, but I couldn’t quite pinpoint it.

  12. Ana says:

    I read an article in Vogue about her, she was on the cover a few years back. She seemed kind of snotty.

    But I still love her. I think she’s cute and sparkily.
    She looks like she would have a clean, fresh scent that should be bottled into a perfume. If that makes any sense.

  13. anna says:


  14. Bob Lawblaw says:

    Forget Emmy, is that SHE-RA princess of power in the pink satin?

  15. Snoopchew says:

    She was the perfect “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera. Such a wonderful voice and quite a beauty.
    Then real life threw her a bolt of thunder and shattered her fragile stature. She was so young (17 I think)but here’s hoping her well because she still has alot of life ahead of her.

  16. Jessica says:

    Who cares about Emmy Rossum? She hasn’t been in any movies since Phantom. That was her only claim to fame. And she doesn’t even act, or sing that great. I still don’t understand why so many people went ape shit over her in that movie. It sucked! It seems like she’s trying to get back into the spot light by claiming that she’s getting a divorce, but in reality no one really cares.