In a recent interview on CBS, the host jumped the gun and point-blank asked Liev Schreiber about the breakup with his long-term partner Naomi Watts, who is also the mother of the children. Now, as it, so happens, the least favorite activity post-breakup is telling your friends how you’re doing.
This is exactly what happened with Liev when he awkwardly dodged Gayle King’s request for matchmaking on CBS’s show, The Morning, on Thursday. Now, we believe that it should be no one’s business to meddle in affairs of others but what good would those beliefs be if there weren’t any juicy gossips or stories to talk about?
The Ray Donovan star reportedly split from his partner of 11 years back in September, and they share sons Alexander and Samuel, who are 9 and 7 years old respectively. So you can guess when someone asked Schreiber about his remaining relationship with Naomi, he was less than pleased.
However, despite seeming unhappy with the question, Liev took it like a good sport and made his first announcement since they announced the breakup two months ago. When asked about if the change is scary to handle, Schreiber replied with a polite “Yeah, of course, it is” to put an end to all doubts.
Schreiber further went on to say that he and Naomi are parents together, and they will be together for the rest of their lives no matter what happens. If the situation wasn’t tough enough for the guest to avoid, King actually made the entire scenario even more awkward with her offer for matchmaking.
When King asked if she should set up Lieve with someone else, he replied by saying “I’m busy with a 15-year-old”. And you better believe us when we say the actor was not even the least bit excited while rejecting the matchmaking offer. For all we know, it might take quite a while for you to see your favorite actor dating again.
Even though King’s proposal was intended to be taken in a light-hearted manner, it was probably not a good idea to bring a messy separation on television. Come on; there were several other topics that the host could have brought to the discussion.
It’s not inherently wrong to talk about celebrity break-ups in a talk show. But perhaps King should have let this one slide or at least known better about this sensitive subject before bringing it up in front of the audience. For now, all we have to look forward to is the future and how Liev Schreiber decides to handle it.