Miles Teller broke his silence after he was reportedly punched in the face by two strangers at a restaurant in Hawaii, while on vacation with his wife Keleigh Sperry.
The 34-year-old Spectacular Now star clapped back at Pat McAfee on social media, after the professional wrestler compared the star’s assault to a tag-team wrestling match.
‘WOW Miles Teller didn’t even eat a shot that hard #SmackDown,’ the SiriusXM sportscaster crudely quipped on Twitter.
Speaking up: Miles Teller broke his silence after he was punched in the face by two strangers at a restaurant in Hawaii, while on vacation with his wife Keleigh Sperry
In response, the actor wrote back that he actually ‘got jumped by two guys in a bathroom’ who he ‘never met’ before in his life.
After reading Teller’s reply, McAfee expressed remorse for his comments and tweeted to ‘apologize for not knowing the whole story.’
‘I will fix my position and make it right… with that being said, it was a pretty good segue,’ he added.
Not cool: The 34-year-old Spectacular Now star clapped back at Pat McAfee on social media, after the professional wrestler compared his assault to a tag-team wrestling match
On Friday, Teller’s wife, 28, hit back at rumors that the altercation was due to a dispute over money.
The couple have been vacationing in Maui in recent days with their friends Shailene Woodley, 29, and her fiancé Aaron Rodgers, 37.
While TMZ claimed the assault stemmed from an argument over unpaid bills from his wedding, Keleigh took to her social media account to say otherwise.
‘The story reported about Miles being punched in the face by @TMZ over ‘money’ is completely false,’ she wrote on Friday. ‘Miles was jumped by 2 men we have never met after they trapped him in a bathroom.’
Surprise fight: On Friday, Teller’s wife, 28, hit back at rumors that the altercation was due to a dispute over money
‘It seems these same men have done this to many people and we appreciate your support Maui. This is now a criminal investigation,’ she added, signing off the message with a peace sign.
According to law enforcement members, Miles had been having dinner at the Monkeypod Kitchen in Maui on Wednesday with his model wife.
Others at the restaurant say that the actor was in the restroom when he got into an argument with another man who proceeded to punch him in the face.
‘It seems these same men have done this to many people and we appreciate your support Maui. This is now a criminal investigation,’ she added, signing off the message with a peace sign
The argument reportedly spilled outside the bathroom as Teller shouted that he would be pressing charges over the alleged assault.
He and Keleigh quickly left the restaurant, though the sources in the restaurant said he didn’t appear to be seriously injured.
Other restaurant patrons said the man claimed to be a wedding planner involved in the actor’s wedding to Sperry.
The couple tied the knot on September 1, 2019, in a tropical ceremony held on Maui.
Fight over the bill: A man claiming to be a wedding planner allegedly punched Teller in the face in the bathroom and said he was owed $60,000
The attacker reportedly claimed that he was owed $60,000 for his services that Teller had so far failed to pay.
However, his wife has denied these claims.
According to police, the alleged attacked occurred around 7:30 in the evening.
So far, no arrests appear to have been made, though the authorities are investigating the matter.
Quick exit: No arrests appear to have been made, though police are investigating. Witnesses saw the couple leave and said Teller didn’t appear to be seriously injured
Celebrity getaway: The couple are vacationing in Maui with Teller’s Spectacular Now and Divergent series costar Shailene Woodley and her fiancé Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers
It’s unclear if Teller and Sperry were joined by their friends Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers, who have been enjoying the island getaway with them.
Sperry has been sharing stunning photos of the couples exploring Maui and engaging in some risky cliff diving.
Teller and his wife have been together since 2013, around when he broke out with his critically acclaimed performance in the romantic drama The Spectacular Now, which also starred Woodley.
They got engaged in South Africa in 2017 and tied the knot two years later.
Going strong: Teller and his wife have been together since 2013 after getting engaged in South Africa in 2017; seen in 2019 in Beverly Hills
Having a laugh: On Thursday, Teller poked fun at Rodgers by joking that he signed with the Packers. Rodgers has been missing from training amid rumors that he’s leaving the team
The two were reunited on screen in the three films in the Divergent series from 2014 to 2016.
On Thursday, Teller poked fun at Woodley’s football star fiancé, who’s the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
He posed with Sperry at a table while sipping on foaming cocktails and captioned the snap, ‘Cheers to signing with the Packers,’ despite Rodgers having done no such thing.
The quarterback has been enjoying his time in Hawaii even as the Packers begin optional offseason practices, leading to speculation that he might be traded to another team or that he could be looking to new ventures after guest hosting an well-regarded series of Jeopardy shows in the wake of Alex Trebek’s death.
Coming soon: Teller will next be seen in the highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick, in which he’ll appear with original star Tom Cruise
Teller will next be seen in the highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick, in which he’ll appear with original star Tom Cruise.
He plays Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, who is being trained by Cruise’s Maverick, now a flight instructor and a test pilot
Rooster is also the son of Maverick’s former partner Goose (Anthony Edwards), who was killed in a flight accident in the 1986 original.
The long-delayed film is currently set to be released theatrically on November 19, before appearing on the Paramout+ streaming service 45 days later.
Famous father: He stars as the son of Cruise’s late partner Goose (Anthony Edwards). The film will be released in November theatrically; still from Top Gun: Maverick