The Real Reason Andrew Garfield Lied To Ex Emma Stone

A-list actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone seemed like a match made in celeb couple heaven when they were spotted locking lips on the streets of New York City in 2012, per Daily Mail. "It was like I woke up when she came in... It was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang onto the side. Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting," Garfield later gushed to Teen Vogue about his on-screen chemistry with Stone.

Alas, what goes up must come down and the celeb couple seemingly did just that when they called it quits in 2015, per People. Fortunately, however, the former couple remained close and friendly. "We care about each other so much, and that's a given, that's kind of this unconditional thing," Garfield explained during an episode of the "Little Gold Men" podcast at the top of the year in 2017. "There's so much love between us and so much respect ... I'm her biggest fan as an artist. So for me, it's been bliss to be able to watch her success and watch her bloom into the actress that she is. And it's also been wonderful to have that kind of support for each other. It's nothing but a beautiful thing."

But perhaps there were some things Garfield just wasn't willing to share with Stone after all...

Andrew Garfield lied to Emma Stone about his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home

Mum's the word and talented thespian Andrew Garfield's lips are sealed!

During a January 2022 appearance on the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, Garfield confessed to lying to former flame Emma Stone about his role in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." According to Garfield, Stone repeatedly asked him if he was starring in the new 'Spider-Man' film, but his answer was always the same. "I was like, 'I don't know what you're talking about,'" he dished to host Josh Horowitz. Eventually, however, the jig was up. "And then she saw it. She was like, 'You're a jerk,'" he recalled. Ruh-roh.

Still, it appears there was no harm no foul in Garfield's little white lies. In yet another interview, Garfield told "The Wrap" that keeping the secret was "stressful" albeit "weirdly enjoyable." No matter how nerve-racking the task became, Garfield was committed to keeping the surprise going. "I would want the actor to do an incredibly good job at convincing me he wasn't in it," he reasoned out loud. "And then I would want to lose my mind in the theater when my instinct was proven right. That's what I would want," Garfield declared!