• Tobey Maguire was spotted
  • On his arm was a 20-year old model
  • It has caused a stir online

On July 4, the actor, 49, was photographed with his arm around the model-actress at the star-studded White Party in the Hamptons, New York.

Tobey's inner circle

The drama unfolded after the duo was spotted at Michael Rubin's Independence Day party, leading to a heated debate on social media. Meyer's fiery Instagram responses have added a new layer to the narrative, insisting Maguire was merely being a gentleman.

In the glamorous world of Hollywood, where every picture tells a story, a recent snapshot of Tobey Maguire with his arm around Lily Chee has set the internet ablaze!

The 'Spider-Man' actor found himself at the heart of controversy after being photographed at the opulent party in the Hamptons, New York, with the 20-year-old model-actress. Critics were quick to point out the significant age gap, with one viral social media post highlighting, "Spiderman was released a year BEFORE she was born this is crazy," amassing over 13K likes.

However, in a surprising twist, Maguire's ex-wife, Jennifer Meyer, 47, has leaped to his defense amidst the swirling rumors.

Responding to a comment that accused Maguire of "banging someone 3 years older than your daughter," Meyer claimed that he was "kindly helping" Chee to her car, according to screenshots on Reddit. 

The fashion designer, 47, said that Maguire was simply "being a good guy." 

"And now he has [been] blasted online for dating someone he is not. But thank you for your rude comment. I hope it made you feel better today. Wishing you love and light," Meyer retorted, adding a sprinkle of sarcasm and a dash of positivity to her defense.

Meyer allegedly later responded to the same person: "I am disengaging after this… But don’t believe everything you read (I’m sure you were taught that somewhere) Tobey is as good of a guy as it gets." 

Despite the online frenzy, neither Maguire nor Chee has commented on the speculation. The former couple, Meyer and Maguire, share two children and had previously split in 2016, with Meyer filing for divorce in 2020. Their separation was marked by differing lifestyles, yet they remain committed to co-parenting their children.

In October 2016, a source told 'PEOPLE' that the couple had "been living separate lives for a while." "They have completely different interests and haven’t seemed to be connecting," the insider said at the time. "He’s extremely private and prefers to stay home, and she’s very social and has tons of girlfriends."

"They haven’t been happy together for a long time, but they are great parents and they love their children,” the source continued. 

The Independence Day party, hosted by Michael Rubin, was nothing short of a celebrity magnet, drawing in stars like Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, and Drake, among others. Chee herself shared glimpses of the event on Instagram, seemingly unfazed by the controversy, captioning her post with a cheerful, "fun fun fun for the 4th ."

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As the dust settles on this latest celebrity saga, it's clear that the lines between public perception and reality can often be blurred. Meyer's staunch defense of Maguire not only highlights her loyalty but also serves as a reminder that there's always more to the story than meets the eye.