Larry David Wants To Make It Clear That He Supports Cheryl Hines, But Not Her Anti-Vax Husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Over the weekend, the New York Times published a piece about Cheryl Hines’ marriage to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who announced his candidacy for the 2024 Democratic nomination back in April. Robert is a right-leaning anti-vaxxer, and, in the past, Cheryl has stated that not all of his “opinions” reflect her own (see: that time he compared COVID vaccines to the Holocaust). Yet, in this NYT piece, Cheryl says she loves and supports her husband, and Robert claims most of his wife’s Hollywood friends “love and support” him too… including Larry David. But Larry texted the New York Times to clarify his so-called support: “Yes, love and support, but I’m not ‘supporting’ him.” So, love and support, but not support-support. Got it. I think.
In April, Robert told Breitbart News Daily that “cancel culture” is real and “alarming” and said Cheryl had lost acting jobs over his political views. But, in the NYT piece, Cheryl denies her husband’s claim:
Ms. Hines clarified: “I haven’t lost any jobs because of my support for his candidacy, but there was a project I’m involved in where there was a pause for discussion about how his candidacy might affect what we are doing but it has been resolved.” Mr. Kennedy added that so far, “I feel a lot of support and love from most of her friends, including Larry.” (In a text, Mr. David clarified: “Yes love and support, but I’m not ‘supporting’ him.”)
“But I’m sure there’s people who just don’t talk to me about it, who feel uncomfortable or, you know, whatever,” Mr. Kennedy continued.
Cheryl says that when people in her industry want to talk politics, she tries her best to deflect. She’ll say shit like, “This is probably something you should talk about with Bobby, although I’m happy to hear your thoughts.” She talks about going to a poker charity tournament and worrying that everyone would be talking to her about politics. But instead, “everybody was talking about the writers’ strike.”
But if anyone’s to blame for Cheryl’s marriage to Robert, it’s Larry himself. He’s been friends with “Bobby” for years and even introduced Cheryl and Robert back in 2006 on a ski-weekend fundraiser. In 2011, they were both going through divorces and reconnected during another ski event (classic rich people). They eventually began dating:
Mr. David never intended for them to connect romantically, Ms. Hines noted. (“Poor Larry,” she said, looking up at the ceiling.) Mr. David told her the relationship was a bad idea, which she said was in jest. “It’s part of the fun of Larry. You just know no matter what you say to him, he’s going to say, ‘Why would you do that? Are you crazy?’”
Cheryl says she sees “both sides” of the “vaccine situation.” She says it “doesn’t seem too much to ask” that her husband insists that every vaccine is safe and has been appropriately tested. The NYT writer says she tries to dodge other vaccine-related questions, including, “Do you think vaccines are dangerous for children?”
Robert may be running on the Democratic ticket, but his views on cancel culture, love of fringe conspiracy theories, and constant chats with the MAGA lovers at Breitbart News land him on the right. And Larry David famously hates conservatives and MAGA. Back in 2021, he made headlines for screaming at Trump-lover Alan Dershowitz in a grocery store in Martha’s Vineyard. So, like, where does that leave Bobby and Larry’s decades-long friendship? Maybe they do connect over the whole “cancel culture” thing. After all, Larry David once said he didn’t think Woody Allen did anything wrong…
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