Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima spent the last few weeks flaunting their love on vacation in Italy. But like most celebrity couples, the gossip media often targets them with false stories. Below, check out five wrong rumors about Kardashian and Bendjima from the last six months.
In January, OK! Australia published a cover story announcing Kardashian and Bendjima had a âsecret beach weddingâ in Mexico. It was alleged the couple had a âhush-hushâ ceremony while the world was fixated on the wait for Kim, Khloe and Kylieâs new babies. A so-called âinsiderâ claimed the nuptials consisted of just âhim, her and a celebrant on the beach, with no cameras around.â Yet the tabloidâs cover featured a picture of what appeared to be Kardashian in a bridal dress, and an aerial shot of a wedding. This was a deliberate choice to deceive readers and make them think there was photo evidence of the purported ceremony. But as Gossip Cop revealed, the snapshot of Kardashian was from her role as a bridesmaid at Kimâs 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries, and the picture of the beach wedding was from when Amber Heard and Johnny Depp tied the knot on a Caribbean island in 2015. No wedding between Kardashian and Bendjima really took place.
In March, RadarOnline claimed that following a âbreakupâ with Bendjima, Kardashian and Travis Barker were a ânew couple.â It was said Kardashian and Bendjima were âon the outs,â and âno one is happier about the newsâ than Barker, who supposedly thought he âmissed his chanceâ to pursue her. But while the site claimed the rocker wanted to now âask her out,â a rep for Barker told Gossip Cop the narrative was â100 percent not true.â He and Kardashian have been neighbors for years, but nothing more. It was also evident that the âKUWTKâ star wasnât even single, as Kardashian and Bendjima were seen bowling with her kids just days prior.
The blog was up to no good in April, too, when it wrongly accused Bendjima of cheating on Kardashian. Using paparazzi photos of the model standing next to Camila Morrone, the website maintained he was âcaught showing some shady PDA.â Asked the online publication, âIs this the beginning of another Kardashian cheating scandal?âŠ Could it be heâs got a wandering eye just like Tristan Thompson?â As Gossip Cop pointed out, RadarOnlineâs storyline was inspired by the Daily Mail, which was the first to claim he was out with âmystery ladies.â But Bendjima himself set the record straight, writing on Instagram, âWhere are the 6 others mens i was with? What you guys trynna do? Nice cut tho you piece of [expletive].â Though Bendjima shot down the cheating rumors and explained how the cropped pictures were misleading, the site never bothered to issue a correction.
Continuing its streak, RadarOnline peddled more misinformation in May, contending Bendjima was âblastingâ Kardashian for taking risquĂ© photos. âYounes is way more conservative than he looks,â an untraceable âsourceâ asserted, alleging he objected to Kardashianâs âincessant need to strip down all of the time.â The questionable insider insisted, âHeâs openly saying she needs to tone things down if she wants things to last with him in the long term.â The outlet, however, failed to mention that just a month before, Bendjima willingly stripped down with his girlfriend for a Calvin Klein ad Kardashian posted on Instagram. Gossip Cop further discovered that Bendjimaâs management company featured his modeling portfolio online, in which he poses in a number of photos without clothes. It couldnât be more obvious then that he has no problem with sexy images.
In June, OK! decided to spread fake news of its own when it wrongly led readers to believe Kardashian and Bendjima had gotten married in Rome during their vacation. The tabloid wrote on its website, âKourtney has been sharing photos from her trip all over social media, which included a major wedding snap that was a âblink and you miss itâ kind of thing on her Instagram stories.â After asking three separate times if they had wed, the magazine admitted three-fourths of the way into its article that Kardashian had actually posted a picture she had taken of âanother coupleâs wedding.â But rather than telling fans the truth from the get-go, the publication instead opted to go the clickbait route. In contrast, Gossip Cop observed that People reported in a straight-forward manner that as Kardashian documented her Italian vacation, she âplayed wedding photographer, snapping a just-married couple outside the landmark.â
Kardashian and Bendjimaâs romance initially started out as a casual fling, but the couple has now been together for more than a year and steadily grown more serious over time. Whether theyâll continue to go the distance remains to be seen, but whatever happens, Gossip Cop will keep calling out the wrong rumors as necessary.
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