STAR & AL IN BUST-UP

Published on: February 14, 2006
STAR & AL IN BUST-UP

By ALEXANDER HITCHEN

Star Jones and hubby Al Reynolds had an angry screaming match triggered by rumors that he is gay. Insiders also say the bust-up has led to fears that The View host's 15-month-old marriage is in crisis. And Star fueled speculation that divorce is in the cards when she went on TV with her wedding ring on the wrong hand!

An insider said: "Star and Al had a loud fight that is causing the latest problems in their troubled marriage.

"I think at the root of it all is the fact she wonders whether Al really loves her. Gay rumors have followed their marriage from the beginning. It's probably caused her to question what's really going on. He seems to be hanging with his friends at odd hours."

The National Enquirer revealed in November how rumors over 47-year-old banker Al's sexuality had hurt the relationship. The insider said: "Al goes away for days. Star says he's working out of town. But she knows he's working less. He's living like a king."

Star, 43, appeared on TV on February 8 with a Band-Aid where her wedding ring usually is. At a booksigning session in White Plains, N.Y. later that day, she said: "I got 1,000 messages asking me if something was wrong and I said no. I told them not to worry. It's a nice thing that people are that loving — I appreciate it."

Star said she had moved her ring because of an infection on her wedding finger. But she hinted her marriage was not completely hunky-dory, when she went on: "It's not all hearts and flowers and running toward each other in slow motion."