After incriminating photos of Sienna Miller and oil heir Balthazar Getty surfaced showing the two making out in various stages of undress in Portofino Italy, the press branded Miller a homewrecker, and claimed Getty’s wife was unaware of her husband’s tryst until she saw graphic paparazzi photos.
Now friends of the actress have jumped to her defense, telling the New York Post that Sienna was always under the impression that Getty was separated.
"She and Balthazar met through friends and he was already separated from his wife," one close associate told Page Six. In fact, when Getty announced in July that he’d split up with Rosetta, the mother of his four children, "he’d been sleeping on friends’ couches for six months."
Following the publication of the photos, Getty reportedly begged Rosetta to take him back.
But not so, says Sienna’s pal.
"The photos of Sienna and Balthazar on the boat in Italy? His mother and her mother were the ones sitting next to them. Balthazar is in LA with her now and he’s speaking to Rosetta and going to [his old address] to see his children. Sienna has been hanging out with his family all week," the friend said.
"It’s just annoying that all this misinformation is out there. He should’ve announced his separation a lot earlier than he did – she was always told he was separated. There’s no way she would ever get involved with another married man after Jude Law."