Are You Tired of the Rachael Ray Divorce Story?

The National Enquirer is at it again. I went back and looked and the rumor that Rachael Ray is getting a divorce have been going around since February 2007 (at least since I started tracking them). So, at what point do people think - "Hmmm - they were wrong for the entire last year so maybe they are wrong this time?" And how many times does Rachael have to deny it?

Although, I have to admit, every time these Rachael Ray divorce rumors come out, I always wonder if maybe this time its true. Maybe I think that because I give these tabloids too much credit because I just don't understand how they can keep publishing the same story over and over again.

MSNBC summarized the allegations of the newest story, with the headline "Rachael Ray’s marriage ‘broken beyond repair.’" It relied on "a source close to the couple" and here's the 411:

A source close to the couple explained how obvious they’re problems appeared during a visit with family last Christmas. “It was supposed to be a happy holiday time, but Rachael and John made the mood tense,” the insider told the Enquirer. “When they arrived, John stayed outside for 15 minutes. When he finally came into the house, Rachael acted like he wasn’t even there. She even closed her eyes so she wouldn’t have to meet his gaze!”

Later that same evening, Rachael allegedly gave John the bedroom boot. “He was sent off to sleep in a little upstairs loft that’s normally where one of Rachael’s mother’s cats sleeps.”

Rachael’s publicist told the Enquirer the story was untrue, but the magazine’s source insisted the relationship is “broken beyond repair” and will likely be over “before the year ends.”



Given Rachael's recent railing against tabloids, I'm thinking this is yet another story that is just about selling papers. After a year of reporting the same thing and being wrong, maybe now they'll move on to a new victim.

25 comments:

  1. Since I don't read or subscribe to the Enquirer, I can only suppose the pictures of any sort of bruises from a beating are probably from the two encounters she had with a mugger who followed her into her building while she was working at Macy's. The only time she would ever have to worry is when Harvey Levin and his TMZ.com website start reporting the story as gospel. (If even Paris Hilton trusts him, I think he'll avoid the story unless he has a real trustworthy source.)

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  2. Victimize is the word here. The one time on the show with Lara Spencer, Rachael was almost in tears. I felt sorry for her. Of course, Rachael Ray means big bucks.

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  3. I hope it's not true though my perception feels that she's too good for him. But that's not really fair of me too say since I don't know either personally. When I read these stories I can't help but think of all the Jessica and Nick denials. Maybe Rach will end up with Colby. HMMMMMMMMMMM.

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  4. That's true, Jeff. I'll keep an eye on TMZ.

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  5. Rachael Ray is a "product" of the Food Network.

    She was "created" by the Food Network executives.

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  6. How is what any tabloid writes any different than you writing a story responding to it?

    A tabloid depends on ad revenue and subscriptions.

    Your page commenting on the tabloid issue is surrounded by a bunch of ads.

    Look, I am not a Rachael lover or hater. I just don't understand the blind loyalty any one has to any noted personality who they have never met. I am not bothered by people who do not like Rachael, I do get annoyed that people seem to think this woman can do no wrong and at the same time walk on water.

    Granted, she probably doesn't have the legions of lemmings as Oprah has, but she probably has far more than Dr. Phil.

    Like her or hate her, I don't care. Just be objective about it. IMO, anyone who hitches their wagon to any one else and lets those individuals do the thinking for them, is doing themselves a disservice.
    We only see those individuals on TV. We don't get to see them in real life, so we only get to see the persona they want us to see.

    Rachael supposedly has five jobs. I wonder what they are and how she finds the time to test and test and test again all of the recipes that go in her cookbooks.

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  7. Umm, Anony, what I don't understand is why people who aren't fans come to my blog and take the time to leave a comment. I'm not going to apologize or make excuses for being a Rachael Ray fan. What's you excuse for writing an eight paragraph comment on a Rachael Ray blog if you are soooo anti-Rachael Ray?

    I don't claim to be objective, nor do I want to be. It's a fan site, not a newspaper.

    I write about these stories to help bring to light that the tabloids are full of it. I also write about it with skepticism and criticism.

    Maybe I should just disable anonymous comments. Seems like people should have to take responsibility for what they say, just like I do.

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  8. I don't publish negative comments either. If someone has something to say to me they can say it in email or nothing at all. I don't blame you for putting up a troll disclaimer.

    As for the rumors, last night my husband said, "Did you hear RR is getting a divorce?" I told him that is a rumor that has been circling around since the beginning of time. He told me "Hey, it was on the tabloids, ya know?" Of course. Does not surprise me.

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  9. Yeah, I think it was time. I found myself wanting to respond to them, since I felt bad that I didn't warn them that I wouldn't post their comments.

    But now they have notice!

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  10. rachael is sexi!!! if she leaves jeff she needs to give me a ring!!!

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  11. I hope they aren't getting divorce and that she liits the time she spends working if she truly does have 5 jobs- there needs to be time devoted to her husband and family. Nothing beats quality time and regular date nights! It isn't if she can handle it, b/c I am sure some people can, but it is soooo important to anyone who is married to MAKE TIME for one another and I hope she is doing that for their sake!!

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  12. Anyone updates on this story? Is she still married?

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  13. Hey Anony,

    Yep, they are still married!

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  14. lisen rach is still married she will neva get divorced i will keep postin comments bout her she is brite funny smart i am doin a report on her in skool dont telll me shes divorced she luvvvs john the reezin she dont hav a kid is cuz she dont hav time john and rach luvvvvvvvvvvvv eechotha dont hate on her cuz u jelous she haz a man and u dont get ova iit!!i luv u rach! also i am a grl but not yeah no i am 11

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  15. I sure hope that john and rachael don't let the papers get them tensed up.We all know that they will not get a divorce over some stupid dumb rumors that aren't true. I believe that every couple should sit down and talk out all of your problems with each other.My motto is and know in every marriage "Never go to bed angry at each other.

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  16. I, too, don't want to think that Rachael and John are divorced but the new season of her show is on now and she's not wearing her wedding ring! She's wearing some sort of band with dark stones in it. What's REALLY going on???

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  17. FAN OF RACHAEL RAY, I LOVE WATCHING HER MAKING FOOD, SHE'S GOT A GOOD IDEAL IN COOKING GOOD FOOD, I NOTICED TO OF HER NOT WEARING HER WEDDING RING, I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK WITH HER, SHE'S AN GOOD PERSON,

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  18. Rachael Ray is gorgeous I think she is too good for her husband John. He's probably a clinger and a life sucker so she can't shake him. I was just watching her show and was looking for her recipe website and found this. Dump the bum Rachael!

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  19. guys, don't b talkin bout her that way...she rocks and that's all there is to it

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  20. I have a comment not related to what is here today. I have been wanting to encourage Rachel ever since Martha Stewart made her snide comments on TV related to Rachel. Rachel, Martha Stewart is something YOU will never be...A FELON!! Love to You!!!!!

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  21. Well she's kinda hot... if they are true - the guy is an idiot. =)

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  22. On her $40 a day show in Las Vegas, she says she has to find a husband first in response to a lady's question. Wouldn't she have said she has a husband? Also, she's not wearing a wedding ring. Makes you wonder. :-/

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  23. Anony - I'm pretty sure that was filmed before she was married. She hasn't filmed that show in a long long time.

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  24. Marriage is hard enough some days, I can't imagine how it must be with all the rumors flying around. I hope Rachel and Jon stay happy and don't let it get them down!

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  25. I love Rachal Ray and I try to watch all her shows,thats right all of them!!! She is full of joy and her recipes are just great and quick.If she is haviving or has had problems with her marriage,hey,she is a human being,we have problems,duhh,who don't.That don't have anything to do with noone but her and her man.People,you got 12hrs to mind your own business,and 12hr to leave other peoples business alone.Mary

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