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