I’m a casual fan of both Bill Maher and Arianna Huffington, but I’m not buying this story from the National Enquirer. The Enquirer claims that Arianna and Bill are something of a hot new couple out in LA, and that Bill has “sworn off leggy models” et cetera. They make a big point about how Arianna is five years older than Bill, and that the love match is probably based on intelligence rather than sex, I guess. The gist is that Bill and Arianna were at a party and they were deep in conversation, it seems. Does this make them a couple?
Bill Maher has sworn off leggy models half his age and is getting serious with a brainy babe five year his senior – media queen Arianna Huffington.
Maher has fallen hard for Huffington, says sources. Maher and Arianna have been friends for years, but now the pair have started what seems to be a serious romance, say their pals.
“It’s love,” revealed an insider. “Bill has done his share of running around with ‘Playboy’ cuties and girls half his age, but now he feels like he’s found his soul mate.”
The hot new media couple first went public with their romance at a Hollywood party thrown recently by British film director Henry Jaglom.
“They were glued to each other most of the night,” said the insider. “The talk of the party was that they were an item.”
Another source at the bash revealed friends were stunned to see Bill and Arianna had become a couple, but she told them in her Greek accent: “Darling, the man is smart!”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, February 22, 2010]
Reasons why I don’t believe it: Bill can “swear off” as many 20-something models as he wants, but the man has a type, and Arianna isn’t it. Also, I don’t believe it because they would make too much sense together. It just seems too perfect. Like, of course Maher would eventually come to his senses and realize the perfect woman for him is a woman with brains and attitude, like Arianna (who, by the way, I think is sexier than twenty Playboy models). And of course she would love him too, et cetera. The real world doesn’t work like that. Anyway, I think this whole story was based on the Enquirer getting a photo of the two of them together. That’s basically it.