Dexter Love Triangle! Is Michael C. Hall Romancing Julia Stiles?

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Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter & Julia Stiles

The next season of Dexter‘s going to have to be pretty juicy to compete with what’s going on off-screen. Rumors are swirling that star Michael C. Hall is hooking up with co-star Julia Stiles—which might have something to do with Hall divorcing wife and on-screen sister Jennifer Carpenter. And to think a year ago he was worried about beating cancer.

The evidence of infidelity is pretty sketchy at this point: a blind item in Lainey Gossip (“Their chemistry was so crazy and so evident to everyone that writer and producers, seeing it play out on set, actually cranked up their sex scenes to capture it for show”), some ridiculous quotes from Showbiz Spy (“Michael was checking out Julia‚Äôs butt…he was fixated…you would never tell his marriage had just collapsed”). But this might explain why Hall and Carpenter’s public statement pointed out they’d been “separated for some time.” Good thing the guy’s supposed to look awkward on-screen anyway.

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