Steven Spielberg Finally Suffers a Big-Budget Flop-His Marriage
updated 05/08/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/08/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Last fall, apparently for the sake of their son, Max, 3, the couple tried to give the marriage another try. But by April, when they attended a tribute to Spielberg in L.A., it seemed the effort was falling short Irving didn't appear to be enough of an actress to pretend she was having a marvelous time. When Spielberg told reporters of his desire to "direct my wife in a movie," Irving coolly turned away.
Nevertheless, the couple insist that matrimony has not given way to acrimony. They will share joint custody of Max, and a settlement agreement—which could amount to half of Spielberg's estimated $225 million—has "already been amicably reached," says Irving's spokeswoman. Spielberg still claims he'll direct his soon-to-be ex in a movie. Meanwhile, those with a taste for irony will take due note that his next film is called Always.