updated 05/12/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/12/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
She still has Charlie, but Cameron Diaz rejoins singledom after splitting from her boyfriend of four years, Jared Leto
If CAMERON DIAZ ever challenges you to a staring contest, prepare to blink. Communing with longtime boyfriend JARED LETO backstage at the Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 26, "it was like they were playing Battleship," says an observer who saw the pair. "They were sitting across from each other, staring intensely. Her eyes were locked on him. You could tell they were talking about something heavy. There were no raised voices, but it was obvious that she was focused on listening to what he was saying." Upon finishing their 10-minute conversation, says the source, "they gave each other a goodbye hug."
According to friends of the couple, it is goodbye for good. Together since 1999, Diaz, 30, and Leto, 31, were always "quite private," says a pal. "They were together for four years, but I won't conjecture on why they split. Who knows? Relationships change."
And distance can make things even more difficult. Leto (Requiem for a Dream) has been touring with his band, the psychedelic rock group 30 Seconds to Mars, and he was MIA on the set of Diaz's upcoming Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Says a friend: "They really didn't get to see that much of each other."
No Reconciliation in Sight
Refuting talk of third-party interference, a rep for Jennifer Garner who split last month with her husband of 2½ years, SCOTT FOLEY, says that she and Alias costar Michael Vartan, who is single, "have never had an affair. They are not dating." Foley, meanwhile, has continued wearing his wedding band. Although there is no reconciliation in the works, the separation "isn't what he wants," says a source. "They're on different paths."
Party of Two?
Cusack and Hewitt dine à deux
After an April 23 party for Identity, JOHN CUSACK, 36 (who has been spotted with Meg Ryan recently), did some "flirting and talking" with JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, 24, says a source. The next day the pair lunched in L.A.
90210 star and his wife split
After nearly 10 years of marriage—about as long as it took the 90210 gang to graduate—LUKE PERRY, 36, is splitting from his wife, MINNIE SHARP, 34. The couple will share custody of kids Jack, 5, and Sophie, 2.
A New Stage
Falco and Tucci step out
They costarred on Broadway last year; now Sopranos star EDIE FALCO and actor STANLEY TUCCI are an item, attending the Met Museum gala on April 28. Tucci is separated from wife Kate, with whom he has three kids.
Liv Tyler gets hitched (again) before friends, family and rock royalty
Exactly one month after their intimate wedding in Barbados, Liv Tyler and musician Royston Langdon said "I do" all over again—this time at New York City eatery Pastis before a crowd of 100, including rocker Steven Tyler, the father of the bride, and mom Bebe Buell. (Buell's ex, Todd Rundgren, who helped raise Tyler, was also present) "The most beautiful thing about the wedding was that everyone got along," says Liv's godmother, Liz Derringer. The harmony continued at the reception, where the bride's parents and new husband took turns at the mike. "Liv's gorgeous face," says Derringer, "lit up."