Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry Teller, are clarifying the circumstances that led to Teller getting punched in the face at a restaurant in Hawaii this week. Some quick context: Teller and his wife are vacationing in Hawaii alongside his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley and her fiancé, Aaron Rodgers. TMZ reported on Friday that Teller had been assaulted on Wednesday at a restaurant in Maui, and that the assailant “was a wedding planner who claimed Miles owed him $60,000 for services he performed for Miles’s wedding in Maui back in 2019.” Sperry Teller, however, released a statement on her Instagram Story disputing TMZ’s report that the altercation occurred over an unpaid bill. “The story reported about Miles being punched in the face by @TMZ over ‘money’ is completely false,” Sperry Teller wrote. “Miles was jumped by 2 men we have never met after they trapped him in a bathroom. It seems these same men have done this to many people and we appreciate your support Maui. This is now a criminal investigation.” Woodley then reposted Sperry Teller’s message to her Instagram Story.
Teller himself also addressed the situation on Twitter. In response to a tweet from Pat McAfee mocking the incident and comparing it to WWE, Teller wrote, “I got jumped by two guys in a bathroom. Never met them before in my life but ya cool wrestling segue bud.” McAfee apologized in a later tweet. Per People, a spokesperson from the Maui Police Department confirmed that the incident is currently under investigation.