The Sex and the City star called out The National Enquirer after the publication planned a report she and husband Matthew Broderick were caught on camera in a very “public screaming match.”
Sarah Jessica Parker did not come to play.
SJP took to Instagram to share the email from the publication requesting a comment on the incident, which also suggests that the reason behind the alleged fallout was because she had confronted Broderick about the time he was spending in London for his West End debut.
But the actress wasn’t going to take the tabloid tales lying down, posting a powerful clapback in which she slammed the publication for making “its annual best effort to fabricate and undermine” her marriage ahead of her 22nd anniversary.
“Over a decade of the same untrue, disgraceful nonsense,” the actress began alongside a screenshot of the email for her 5.4 million followers to see.
“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. 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.”
Parker then went on to explain that she wanted to share the email publicly to expose the levels of tabloid harrassment she has endured over the years.
“After much thought I have decided to share a typical letter of ‘inquiry’ from these people,” the actress continued. “As if the truth, a response or any comments from me or my publicist had any bearing on what they threaten to ‘report.’ 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”
SJP’s friends soon arrived on the scene, with the likes of Andy Cohen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Megan Mullaly and Jessica Alba posting messages of love and support.
“This is brilliant,” wrote Gwyneth Paltrow, while good friend Andy Cohen added, “YOU GO SJ!!!!!!!!” AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO A BEAUTIFUL LOVING COUPLE!!”
Jessica Alba then arrived with the final word on the furore: “Amen.”