Andy Cohen & Sarah Jessica Parker are ‘taking a year off’ from the Met Gala

Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitin Museum of Art at the opening of 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' in New York City

Even though there was always tons of drama with Sarah Jessica Parker’s Met Gala looks, in retrospect, they are pretty iconic. I can talk sh-t about SJP about a lot of things, but she really does know how to make an iconic style moment, both good and bad. SJP is a regular at the Met Gala and she’s attended nearly every gala for many, many years. None of the pageantry and Fashion Lyfe is her husband Matthew Broderick’s scene, so SJP has taken Andy Cohen as her date five times in recent years. Apparently, Cohen was asked if he’s already getting ready for an appearance at this year’s second-Monday-in-September Met Gala. Cohen was like “nope.”

Sarah Jessica Parker always makes a statement at the Met Gala, whether she’s showing up in a meme-worthy headpiece or hitting the red carpet in a divisive dress. But at this year’s American fashion-themed event, the ever-stylish “Sex and the City” star might be MIA — along with her BFF, Andy Cohen.

“I’m taking a year off,” Cohen, 53, told “Access Hollywood” on Tuesday when asked about his plans for the September shindig.

“My date is filming this year. She’s filming ‘And Just Like That…,’” he added.

Parker, 56, has attended the Met Gala with Cohen no fewer than five times in the past, and when the 2020 ball was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pair still celebrated together — from a safe distance, of course.

This year’s gala is set for September 13, with Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman hosting. All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination, and must remain masked while indoors. The event usually takes place on the first Monday in May, but the first Monday in September is Labor Day — and as one insider told us, “Even Anna Wintour can’t change a federal holiday.”

[From Page Six]

But… but… SJP will want to promote the new series and what better way to do that than go the Met Gala and get all of the headlines for wearing something crazy? Maybe SJP just doesn’t like the theme this year (“American Fashion”) or maybe, IDK, she really will be filming. It’s weird. Can’t say I’ll miss Andy Cohen though. Apparently, the tickets have been sold out for a while, so it’s not like some last-minute guests will crash. I hope Bennifer already got their tickets.

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Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 2, 2016 in New York, New York, USA. The show is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.  photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Photo

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  1. Darla says:

    Maybe they don’t want to be in this big of a crowd, indoors, even with the vaccination mandate.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    I only care about Rhianna and Bennifer 2.0 being there.

  3. Louise177 says:

    I don’t know what Sarah’s past schedule was like but if she’s filming during the gala, she may have thought it was too much at one time. I get the feeling she’s very much into designing her gowns and filming can be long days. Or with the pandemic she may feel it won’t be as fun and doesn’t want to go.

  4. wheneight says:

    Sounds like she wasn’t invited.

  5. Noki says:

    Tickets…do the A list celebrities really have to wrangle for tickets?

    • February-Pisces says:

      Anna Wintour approves the guest list and only those who are ‘in’ get an invite, but I think it’s the brands who dress them pay for the ticket for the celebrity. They usually pay thousands upon thousands for a table, and I think the celeb basically has a contract with the brand they are wearing and representing.

      • Noki says:

        The Met gala used to be for the ultra exclusive and in recent years it has been infested with reality stars and nepotism models. I hope Anna goes back to that formula.

      • Chrissy says:

        Maybe the Met Gala has especially lost a lot of it’s prestige since the year Kim and Kanye showed up?

  6. Ariel says:

    Andy Cohen just seems like such a mean spirited woman hating jackass.

  7. Princess Peach says:

    Aka wasn’t invited.

  8. Tiffany says:

    So Kim Catrall got a invite instead.

    *sips tea and laughs at own statement*

  9. Robyn says:

    Thoughts and prayers to them.

  10. Becks1 says:

    I do think SJP knows how to make a red carpet appearance – for better or worse, lol.

    How do events like this work? You’re invited but then you still have to buy a ticket?

  11. You Know Me says:

    It’s a joke of an event & what will happen with two of the clowns missing?

  12. Lena says:

    I heard it’s heavy on the influencers and tiktokers this year. Probably had trouble getting people to come.

  13. Anne Call says:

    Big event indoors plus she has kids that are under 12 so not vaccinated, I would go to it either…

    • LightPurple says:

      And Cohen had Covid and theater people in Boston think she and Matthew did too. They had to cancel performances of Plaza Suite when they were here in Boston just as Covid was starting to hit the US. Cohen was with them the day after she was sick.

  14. Pinellas Pixie says:

    that was my first thought.

  15. WithTheAmerican says:

    At same time I don’t care about the Met or her and certainly not AC, but I love the show she puts on. She was never a “beauty” but she turned herself into one with adventure and fun attitude toward fashion.

    I’m loving that cream shorts/? outfit. 😎