Cate’s mar­riage break­down

After an awk­ward dis­play, Cate and An­drew’s mar­riage may be doomed

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Contents -

It should’ve been a proud hus­band mo­ment, but An­drew Up­ton looked any­thing but the sup­port­ive part­ner as he took to the red car­pet with wife Cate Blanchett for the Lon­don pre­miere of her lat­est film Ocean’s 8.

Now, a body lan­guage ex­pert tells Woman’s Day the sim­mer­ing ten­sion be­tween the cou­ple – as re­vealed dur­ing their un­com­fort­able red car­pet ex­change – is likely a sign their mar­riage is in cri­sis.

US body lan­guage ex­pert Su­san Con­stan­tine be­lieves all is not well be­tween Cate, 49, and 52-year-old play­wright An­drew, judg­ing by their frosty ap­pear­ance and his lack of eye contact.

“He is not feel­ing com­fort­able and doesn’t like that she’s get­ting so much at­ten­tion,” Su­san says. “He is be­ing in­dig­nant. He’s got crossed arms, pressed lips and a rigid ex­pres­sion. She knows he’s feel­ing un­com­fort­able so she puts an arm around him so he can feel in­cluded. He seems very both­ered by that.

“He is some­one who’s feel­ing re­ally un­com­fort­able and an­gry. She’s look­ing at him with strong eye contact and a smirky smile. She’s not dig­ging the fact he’s act­ing so in­ap­pro­pri­ately.”

The com­ments will do lit­tle to dis­pel pre­vi­ous ru­mours Cate and An­drew – who are par­ents to Dashiell, 16, Ro­man, 14, Ig­natius, 10 and three-year-old Edith – are headed for a split. Talk sur­faced after he was spot­ted in 2016 in a bar hold­ing hands with Love Child star Har­riet Dyer. The pair then left to hail a taxi to­gether.

An­drew, who mar­ried Cate in 1997, has spo­ken of the pres­sures of liv­ing in the shadow of his wife, re­veal­ing he calls him­self “the hand” be­cause he’s of­ten cropped out of their red car­pet snaps.

Cate her­self has hinted that get­ting mar­ried is a kind of mad­ness. “It’s in­san­ity,” she’s said. “I mean, it’s a risk – who knows if you’re go­ing to be to­gether for­ever? But you both say, ‘We’re go­ing to take this chance, in the same spirit.’”

‘Cate puts an arm around him so he can feel in­cluded’

Cate’s not happy with her hus­band’s behaviour.

She tries to help him feel in­volved.

An­drew is feel­ing un­com­fort­able as his wife gets all the at­ten­tion.

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