When nasty rumors surface -- and they can happen to any of us, not just to celebrities -- a lot of people hold their heads high and ignore it. A lot of the time, that's the right call.
But what do you do when someone goes on your own social media account and accuses you of being a homewrecker?
If you're Minka Kelly, you call them out. And you don't mince words.
The stunningly gorgeous Minka Kelly is dating the shockingly handsome Jesse Williams.
Minka Kelly is perhaps best known for her role on the hit series Friday Night Lights.
Jesse Williams, in turn, is best known either for his role on Grey's Anatomy or perhaps for using his fame as a platform for Black Lives Matter, advocating to bring an end to police killings of unarmed, nonviolent black people across the US.
Also, Jesse Williams has piercing blue eyes that make him very distinctively recognizable.
These two very quietly began to date over this past summer (yes, summer is over, even though it still feels like the endless hellscape of early August).
The thing is that this was just a few months after Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee divorced after five years of marriage.
Some people wondered if Jesse Williams had put the cart before the horse and begun dating Minka Kelly before things fell apart between him and Aryn Drake-Lee.
In other words, they wondered if Jesse Williams had performed some Kevin Hart shenanigans. Not the part about being blackmailed with a sex tape -- just starting a new relationship before the old one actually ended.
While it's true that many marriages fall apart due to cheating, that's not always the case.
And just because someone manages to find a new relationship quickly doesn't mean that they and their new datemate were cheating during the old one.
Still, people wonder. We suppose that they couldn't help it.
What someone certainly could have helped, however, was doing the social media equivalent of accusing Minka Kelly, to her face, of being a homewrecker.
Because one Instagram user commented:
"I hope the cheating rumors aren't true. It would be disappointing."
That's about as polite a way of phrasing a very rude accusation as we can think of.
But it's still super freaking rude.
We have to imagine that the commenter didn't imagine that Minka Kelly herself would respond.
Minka Kelly replied, addressing the rumors that she was a homewrecker:
"They're not. Hate for you to be disappointed. Glad I could clear that up for you. Now f--k off."
You know, that's a hostile reply, but it's pretty warranted, right?
We should note that Jesse Williams also addressed these rumors.
Jesse Williams had a cameo in Jay-Z's Footnotes for 4:44, in which he was also extremely blunt about his feelings about the rumors.
"I was in a relationship 13 years.13 real years, not 5 years, not 7 years, 13 years and all of a sudden mother f--kers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship -- like the most painful experience I've had in my life like with a person I've loved with all of my heart -- that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute."
Remember, no matter how Jesse and Minka might feel about each other now, the "homewrecker" narrative would boil down to him finding her cute and the two of them hooking up because of it.
So we don't think that he's insulting his actual, real-life relationship with Minka Kelly, here.
Instead, he's just insulting the theories about the two of them.
That's pretty fair, right?
And you know what? Even if the two of them had started dating while Jesse was still married, that would be Jesse's wrongdoing -- not Minka's. We need to stop pretending that a third party can "steal" a partner from their spouse.
That's not how this works.