'Untrue, disgraceful nonsense': Sarah Jessica Parker slams tabloid for trying to undermine her marriage to Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker is not in the mood to take any nonsense from anyone. The 54-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to blast the National Enquirer, after she received an email from the publication asking for comments on an alleged fight between her and her husband Matthew Broderick in London.
The 'Sex & The City' actress posted the email on her social media account, along with a detailed caption where she ripped the publication and its repeated efforts "to fabricate and undermine" her marriage to the 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' actor ahead of their 22-year wedding anniversary.
The email from the publication asked the actress to comment upon how witnesses in London "were stunned to see" the popular Hollywood couple "arguing just days before their 22-year wedding anniversary", which coincidentally falls on May 19. The alleged fight was claimed to have taken place over Broderick's recent work on stage in England.
Parker, having none of it, wrote a detailed but scathing caption describing the longtime difficulties she's had with the publication. "Just like clockwork," she wrote. "Over a decade of the same untrue, disgraceful nonsense. As usual, days ahead of our anniversary on May 19th, The National Enquirer is making its annual best effort to fabricate and undermine, this time a blissful 4 days with my husband in London."
The actress said that all reports of the fight between the couple were lies and that there was no "screaming match" as alleged in a restaurant or on the street, nor was there a confrontation as alleged about his time in London. "My children and I are enormously proud of the work he is doing," she said. "After much thought, I have decided to share a typical letter of 'inquiry' from these people."
Parker further noted the pointlessness of the letter, implying that the National Enquirer would never let the truth get in the way of a good story. "As if the truth, a response or any comments from me or my publicist had any bearing on what they threaten to 'report'," she wrote.
The actress finally concluded her rant, saying: "Hey National Enquirer and your sister publications, why not celebrate a marriage of 22 years and relationship of 27 years? Because, despite your endless harassment and wasted ink, we are nearing 3 decades of love, commitment, respect, family, and home. There's your 'scoop' From a 'reliable source'. #tabloidharassment."
Parker's comment was applauded by celebrities such as Bravo's Andy Cohen and actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who called her letter "brilliant." Among other reports, the National Enquirer has come under intense scrutiny in recent years for its illegal "Catch and Kill" efforts to bury negative stories about President Donald Trump in his run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
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