Ed Helms was surprised by a false rumor he was dating Demi Moore

By Alexia Fernandez
September 11, 2019 08:30 PM

Ed Helms may be one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, but his family may have him beat.

The actor, 45, shared a hilarious story about his family’s reaction to a false rumor claiming he was having an affair with his Corporate Animals costar Demi Moore while on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night.

“We finished shooting the movie, a couple of months go by and I’m on vacation with my family and my wife’s family,” Helms said. “I get a call from my publicist and she says, ‘I think I know the answer to this but just double-checking, you’re not in a romantic relationship with Demi Moore, right?'”

“I was like, ‘No, I’m happily married, I’m on vacation with my family. What are you talking about?'” he said before his publicist explained a tabloid had printed a false rumor of his supposed affair with Moore, 56.

Demi Moore and Ed Helms 
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Helms immediately checked on his wife to reassure her the news was false, but was met with an unexpected response.

“I’m thinking, ‘This is terrible, I have to get to my wife, I have to tell her before she hears this ridiculous story from somewhere else,'” Helms said. “I’m really anxious. She’s sitting there with her mother, and before I can say anything they go, ‘Demi Moore? High five!'”

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He continued, “They’re like, ‘Can you believe this tabloid thought you and Demi Moore could be a couple? That’s insane.'”

While Helms didn’t have to worry about his wife being upset, he admitted he did feel a little put out.

“I’m glad nobody’s upset or threatened, but can’t you be a little upset?” he said. “This is hurting my feelings.”

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Helms’ upcoming film with Moore, 56, is a horror-comedy about a megalomaniac CEO (Moore) who leads her staff on a corporate team-building vacation in a cave in New Mexico. When the group becomes trapped there, it’s sink or swim as they try to survive.

The actor said he enjoyed working with Moore, adding, “I’ve been a huge fan of hers forever. She’s the greatest.”

Corporate Animals is in theaters Sept. 20.

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