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Krasinski & Zellweger – So Not True

April 23, 2007 by  

John Krasinski and Renee Zellweger

Listen, I don’t want to turn GMMR into a celebrity gossip blog, but when the tabloids are going after my boy, well I just can’t stand back and watch. I refuse…REFUSE to believe that John Krasinski and Rene Zellweger are anything more than co-stars and new friends. Sure, they were spotted out together in North Carolina where they are shooting Leatherheads, but think about it. Who else do they know there? It’s not like all their friends are with them in North Carolina. It would make sense for them to spend some time together.

All the speculation about them dating stems from being seen together ONE day/night. They attended a comedy show and then supposedly a movie before heading back to the hotel. And all the hoopla about going back to the hotel together? Well duh, of course they’d be staying in the same hotel. Sorry, but I can’t even begin to tell you the number of emails I’ve received over the past few days about this matter. I thought I would share my two cents and be done with it. So there! (And how weird is it to see John in a tabloid magazine?! Bizarre).


38 Responses to “Krasinski & Zellweger – So Not True”

  1. Chloe on April 23rd, 2007 9:01 am

    Thanks so much for posting this Kath!! I also don’t think/really really hope it’s not true…and it is SO weird to see JKras in the tabloids. It kind of reminds me how big the show has become. I watched from the very first episode and tried to convince all my friends to watch and now it seems like everyone at my school does. It’s good because it guarantees us another season but at the same time the show no longer feels like one big inside between me and a few of my friends.

  2. Jess(big tuunnnaaa) on April 23rd, 2007 9:01 am

    he is NOT dating her
    im not sure if its better he be seen with her or rashida

  3. Steve on April 23rd, 2007 9:10 am

    Good point Kathy – just wanted to point out her name is spelled “Renée”.
    Cool to see Krasinski in the mainstream press though.

  4. Denise (ddker) on April 23rd, 2007 9:20 am

    IF they are dating or whatever (but I really, really hope they aren’t and don’t think they are), I just pray to God that he doesn’t pull a ‘Kenny Chesney’ on us. 🙂

  5. Anne on April 23rd, 2007 9:26 am

    thats the 4th time i have seen him photographed in that outfit. he must really like it.

  6. Melody on April 23rd, 2007 9:36 am

    It was really bizarre to notice John Krasinski’s face on the cover of Star Magazine. I mean, come on. WHAT?! For some reason, I still get surprised when real-life people watch “The Office,” without being inspired by my nagging. So naturally, it boggles my mind when other people know who John Krasinski is. He’s a celebrity? What?

    Anyway, Kathie, I’ve seen pictures of YOU and John together. I have as much reason to believe that the two of you are dating as he and Renee Zellweger are…

  7. Dani on April 23rd, 2007 9:53 am

    Nope, I don’t believe it for one second. Like you said, they are working on a movie together, and have probably become friends. Why is that so hard for people to understand? That being said, it is weird to see him in gossip magazines. I feel like he’s a little secret that only Office fans know about and we shouldn’t have to share it with the rest of the world 😉 However, I am glad that he is getting more work because he deserves everything that comes his way.

  8. Dani on April 23rd, 2007 9:56 am

    Also, if there are going to be relationship rumors, (unfortunately it is unavoidable) I would rather they be about John and Rashida. At least she is down to earth, funny and intelligent. Zellweger bugs the crap out of me.

  9. Min on April 23rd, 2007 9:58 am

    Ok is it horrible that when I saw that picture I thought wow he’s hot and then I saw Renee’ and thought wow she looks like a walking skeleton. I mean come on seriously how skinny do you have to be before you realize you don’t look good.

  10. Give Me My Remote on April 23rd, 2007 10:07 am

    How skinny are you when you look like a stick next to John Krasinski? You know my love for him knows no bounds, but the guy is a stick!!

  11. friend on April 23rd, 2007 10:08 am

    Look at the body language in that picture. They are not dating. They are standing 10 feet apart (okay 1 or 2 feet but still)If they were dating they would be standing next to each other and they might actually be smiling.

    And Min is right, Renee doesnt look so good. Her legs are like twigs. She used to be a more curvy girl.

  12. Sus on April 23rd, 2007 11:50 am

    I can’t believe John Krasinksi has graced my state with his presence and I have not met him. Why must he be all the way on the other side? 🙁

    And yes…Renee is a stick-insect but I will always love Bridget Jones.

  13. StArZz923 on April 23rd, 2007 11:54 am

    Silly, silly tabloids. I won’t believe anything til I hear it come straight from Krasinski’s mouth, but it is weird that he’s become gossip-worthy. Well I also wanted to note that the cute Q&A Krasinski did with Entertainment Weekly is also on their website for those who don’t want to buy the magazine:,,20035285_20035331_20035301,00.html

  14. pr on April 23rd, 2007 12:37 pm

    This is the standard publicity job that every actor/actress goes through when they’re single. It’s either the movie publicist or Renee’s/John’s publicist writing the story that they fell in love on set and after the movie comes out be prepared for the break up story. But in all honesty I don’t see this story having any legs. They have zero chemistry.

  15. threec on April 23rd, 2007 12:51 pm

    I agree with Kathy, it’s proximity, proximity, proximity. I don’t believe anything beyond co-workers for a moment. I never thought I say this, but I much prefer the John/Rashida match-up. Renee and Jim Carrey, Renee and Kenny Chesney- she’s doesn’t appear particularly stable in the relationship department.
    The only tiny upside to this totally improbable relationship with Renee is that she is older than John and if he is attracted to older women, good for him. Makes us mature women feel
    a little more appreciated.
    Again I reiterate, I don’t believe it’s happening.

  16. missy on April 23rd, 2007 1:43 pm

    It’s sad. I haven’t visited this site in a while because I was really tired of reading all about a “television boyfriend”. Thought I’d stop by to see if things have improved, and they haven’t. I used to come to this site for interesting commentary on cool television shows. Now it’s just become a John Krasinski fansite. Somehow, almost EVERY post finds a way to reference him. And that’s fine. This is GMMRs site. So be it. But this reader won’t be back.

    And why not find a REAL boyfriend to post so much about? This “JKras” daydreaming seems a tad unhealthy. I know personally that I much prefer the real thing. Yeah, John is cute and who wouldn’t want to date him, but caring so much about him with rashida or renee is silly. Who cares? As long as they make him happy (and vice versa) is what really matters. Go renee!

  17. heather b (the other one) on April 23rd, 2007 1:53 pm

    missy – to each their own. The way I see it, it’s GMMR’s site and she can talk about whatever she wants to. It’s not like she gets paid to do this. What I don’t understand is why you felt the need to take the time to leave a comment at all. If you aren’t going to be back then you don’t need to say anything at all.

  18. GMMR on April 23rd, 2007 1:59 pm

    Ha ha…Whoa! It’s all good. Missy – I respect your opinion and your right not to come back. I do talk about Jkras a lot but I guess in the words of Mr. Bobby Brown “it’s my prerogative”. That being said I will take your comments into consideration. I’ll try to email you back directly, but in my experience, those who leave what could be perceived as negative comments don’t usually leave a working email address. I don’t mind negative comments but I like to respond to them individually.

    As for finding a real life boyfriend…ha ha…you have someone in mind?

  19. MRS. JBK on April 23rd, 2007 2:07 pm

    —–EDITED by GMMR——: MRS JBK, although I appreciate your support, “Missy” has a right to her opinion. I’d rather not carry out this conversation anymore in the comments.

  20. kate on April 23rd, 2007 2:29 pm

    HOW EXCITING! John made it into the gossip rags! I agree though, would rather see him with Rashida.

    p.s. he looks so stellar in the baseball cap.

  21. HealthcareHottie on April 23rd, 2007 2:43 pm

    I wonder why this article quotes Mindy Kaling? She has nothing to do with this situation at all. Is it perhaps because this story is so ridiculous that they could not possible get a quote from Renee’s people to support the alligation of them dating?

    Personally, I happen to really like Renee Zellweger and have enjoyed her work over the years. I think we are so used to her looking like Bridget Jones that we forget that she had to conciously put on weight in order to do that role and that she is typically a more naturally slender person. I wish I had the power to gain and loose weight a will, more power to her. And if she likes John, well, she’s no different from any of us.

    I just think this whole idea is funny, especially since Jim and Karen exchanged a DVD with Renee’s face on it in A Benihana Christmas.

  22. Kris on April 23rd, 2007 2:55 pm

    I was going to comment about Renee’s figure, but Min (and others) pretty much summed it up. Dang.

    Overall, John looks great in that pic and Renee…goodness, woman, go eat something stat! Stat means now!

  23. HealthcareHottie on April 23rd, 2007 3:16 pm

    StArZz923 – thanks for that link. Very short but cute interview. The pic is adorable.

    Hey Missy, peices like this are why we all love John Krasinski, GMMR can gush about him all she wants.

  24. sabrina on April 23rd, 2007 3:22 pm

    This picture makes me want some coffee.

  25. Clare on April 23rd, 2007 3:43 pm

    Word sabrina 🙂 mmmmmm… venti caramel machiato…
    I love Give Me My Remote!!!!!
    P.S. they’re soooo not doin it, no worries my darlin 😉

  26. Greg on April 23rd, 2007 4:16 pm

    That picture makes me wonder why they never thought of having Jim wear a hat while leaving…seriously it takes a certain type of guy to rock the cap in the right way and he can…but if he’s from Mass. why isn’t he rocking the Sox hat???

    on another not Renee looks great no matter what!

  27. HealthcareHottie on April 23rd, 2007 4:47 pm

    OK – MSN News has gotten in on the act too. Here’s a link to their story:

    At least they say at the end of the article that it’s not true. It looks like they used a pic of John from “The Last Mimzy” premier. It’s better than the pic they used of Renee.

  28. elly on April 23rd, 2007 5:07 pm

    don’t worry, there’s just no POSSIBLE way this could be true. well I guess it could, but it’s very very doubtful.

    side note: just when I think John can’t get any more attractive, there he is with his lankiness and his unbelievably gorgeous hands. ahhh.

  29. casualviewer on April 23rd, 2007 5:49 pm

    Don’t worry, she’s just his latest beard.

    kidding…I bet RZ’s publicists put the rumor out there to make her seem younger and hipper.

  30. Kerrin on April 23rd, 2007 7:03 pm

    I really hope this isnt true! It is funny because it seems like Renee tends to be linked to all the “it” guys. When Kenny Chesney was first becoming super popular, she married him! And now that John is becoming “hot” ( not that we all havent thought he was smokin’ for a long time) she is seen with him. I think it IS possible for John and Renee to be just friends. I think he is smarter than the average bear and could see through anyone trying to use him for publicity. SO, I am going to go on the assumption that they are buddie:-)

  31. Jen on April 23rd, 2007 7:27 pm

    Waitttt….Did Mindy Kaling really say that? It sounds like Kelly would have said that. hahaha just kidding…

    I saw the People blurb about it today, and knew that Kath was already on the case, so I had no worries. 😉 hehehe

  32. Meagan on April 23rd, 2007 7:53 pm

    I like the fact that articles like this have surfaced about John. It just brings him more publicity which will make him just as famous as he deserves to be.

    Lets just hope that his busy film career don’t give him any ideas about leaving The Office.

    Kath, the main reason I come to your site is the info on The Office. Actually, I found your online store first and then found your site. As soon as I saw a article on JKras and Renee, I immediately came to GMMR. And I was pleased to see a piece about it.

    Thanks for doing the site. I love it!

  33. melissa on April 24th, 2007 9:54 am

    would it be so wrong if they were to date though? i mean, if i was renee Z, i would be putting on my finest duds to impress him — especially since Clooney didn’t work out.

  34. jojo on April 24th, 2007 12:55 pm

    When was the last time Renee was in the press? Job done.

    P.S to GMMR keep the office/jkras posts I think the majority of us love to read it!

  35. doozy on April 24th, 2007 4:27 pm

    This picture creeps me out. They’re wearing the same outfit, drinking the same venti Starbucks, and both have their hands in the same pocket. You know what they say, couples start to look alike after awhile! I’m just kidding, and praying this is not going to evolve into a relationship.

  36. Rachael on April 26th, 2007 2:55 pm

    I thought three things when I saw the magazine for the first time:

    1. Awww, John K. made the tabloids, good for him! Our little man is growing up *tear* 🙂

    2. Yikes, Renee Z., isn’t she a little old for him. He could do better.

    3. I wonder what Kath from GMMR will think! Because I personally enjoy all of your insight!

  37. Charlotte Girl on May 2nd, 2007 10:01 am

    They aren’t dating! They weren’t shooting on weekends at all when they were here in Charlotte. What do you think they should do, stay in their rooms and read? You have to go outsides from time to time! There were plenty of spottings of both Renee and John when they WEREN’T together but of course this spotting is the one that would get some print. No one flip out, it’s NOT true.

  38. Nurit Hailey on September 19th, 2007 6:10 pm

    please tell me why, i’m feeling . Nurit Hailey.