Many of us were really, really surprised last week when Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell announced their separation. They seemed to make so much sense as a couple. Their baby isn’t even one year old. They were super-cute hipster/granola types but it WORKED. So, obviously, the rumor mill has been churning away, trying to explain what happened. Many rumors have gone in the direction I was expecting – I said last week that the vibe I was getting was that the separation was HER call, that she was the one “over it.” One of those rumors? That Evan – who came out as bisexual several years ago – hooked up with Michelle Rodriguez after an event a few weeks ago. I didn’t even see that rumor in the American tabloids, but Evan slammed it hard – she went off on Twitter, writing in part:
“I have never even said ‘hello’ to Michelle Rodriguez. I think its convenient someone chose to make up the story now and not that night… This is “journalism” at its lowest. Complete lies made up to exploit a public separation, as if that isn’t hard enough. Disgusting.”
[Via ERW’s Twitter]
Fair enough. I’m willing to believe that this was just a “make up a rumor based on two actresses being famously bisexual” thing. But I will say this – I will think less of ERW if she keeps on going off about the “rumors” via Twitter. She’s not Angelina/Charlize/Gwyneth. By tweeting about it, she’s continuing the story… which would have died anyway, because who really cares?
Meanwhile, People Mag had the weirdest, most dog-whistle-y story I think I’ve ever read. The headline was all about how Evan is super into motherhood and being cool, but the story reads like… I don’t know, it feels like People is trying to say that Evan is in fact exploring potential lesbian relationships but People doesn’t want to come out and say it.
In ending their marriage, Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell simply realized they have different priorities, now and for the future, a source tells PEOPLE.
“Nothing dramatic happened. They are friends and will continue to parent their son together. They have been friends for years and are happier this way than being married,” the source says.
The couple welcomed a son last July, and he became the focus, the source adds. “Evan loves being a mom. After her son was born, he has been her No. 1 priority. The marriage always came in second. They have different goals for the future and want to pursue them separately.”
As for Wood’s romantic future, the source adds: “Evan is very edgy and adventurous and wants to find a partner that she can share that with.”
For now, as she copes with the breakup, Wood, 26, is leaning on her friends – among them, Ellen Page. The two are BFFs and will play sisters in the upcoming film Into the Forest. On May 20, the former True Blood actress joined Page and a group of buddies, including Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry, for a night of live music at the Sayers Club in Los Angeles. They were seated next to Demi Moore, who was there to watch her daughter Rumer Willis perform.
“Evan seemed like she was in a good mood,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “She was laughing and talking to the group about wanting to sing at Sayers sometime soon.”
Wood spent Memorial Day weekend with designer Phoebe Dahl and model and deejay Ruby Rose at their home in L.A. Wood relaxed by playing with the engaged couple’s pet pig Hazel. The three also hung out together at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s “An Evening with Women” charity event in Beverly Hills on May 10. Meanwhile, Bell, 28, was last seen in Louisiana on May 14 filming the reboot of the new Fantastic Four movie. He plays the Thing.
My theory: People Mag got a tip and they couldn’t get a hard confirmation. Something about Evan and Ellen Page. Which… I mean, I LOVED Evan and Jamie Bell together, but if Evan and Ellen Page got together? OMG. Cutest/hottest couple ever. Let’s see if Evan goes off about this on Twitter.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
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Evan Rachel Wood split with Jamie because she’s ‘edgy’ & really into being a mom