Kendall Jenner went from being a reality star to becoming the highest-paid model in the world last year. But with her meteoric rise to fame came a slew of untrue stories about her professional career and personal life. Gossip Cop now looks back at five wrong rumors about Jenner in just 2018 alone.
Shortly after the new year, it was reported that Jenner had a âhot new man in her life,â namely the rapper Drake. It was claimed by In Touch that the two got âcozyâ at a Golden Globes after-party, where a so-called âeyewitnessâ said he âwhispered something in her earâ and that there was âdefinitely chemistry between them.â At the time, no one we spoke to at the after-party hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association could confirm anything remotely resembling the tabloidâs account.
Jennerâs own rep told us on the record that all talk of them possibly being a new couple was âfalse.â Additionally, a photo from the event showed Jenner and Drake standing a few feet from each other at the Golden Globes party, but that they were clearly talking to different people. Now, several months later, itâs still clear Drake is not the ânew manâ in Jennerâs life.
The following month brought an absurd report about Jenner being in love with Scott Disick, the father of her half-sister Kourtney Kardashianâs three children. According to the often debunked magazine NW, Jenner has had âfeelings for Scott for yearsâŠ She canât help it,â but in her way is his girlfriend Sofia Richie. The article then speculated that Jenner may âfinally get her shotâ with Disick, because it wrongly asserted his relationship with Richie was âgoing south.â It also alleged that the model may have had a âsecret affairâ in the past with her sisterâs former partner.
Actually, the magazine was recycling a previously debunked Star story that falsely blared on a 2015 cover, â19-Year-Old Kendall Sleeping with Scott!â At the time, even Disick and Khloe Kardashian mocked the lie on Twitter. This time around, Jennerâs camp assured Gossip Cop the claim was once again âlaughable.â
In March came a wrong rumor from OK!, this time about Jenner stepping away from the spotlight. The publication swore up and down that the model was âretreatingâ from the public eye because âthe stress has become too muchâ for her. But far from âretreating,â right after the tabloidâs story came out, Jenner was out publicly supporting the March For Our Lives rally in L.A. More recently, Jenner was spotted in New York a lot before the Met Gala. When the magazineâs article came out, her rep told us the claim was âfalse,â and once again time has proven Gossip Copâs reporting accurate.
The following month brought an absurd rumor that Jenner was pregnant and trying to hide a âbaby bump.â The unsubstantiated claim was spread by the not entirely reliable site, The Hollywood Gossip, which picked up its story from another blog. The initial outlet alleged an unnamed and untraceable person in PR wanted the model for an event during Paris Fashion Week, but was told âthey canât book Kendall because she is pregnant.â
Gossip Cop, however, deals with facts and among them was an Instagram photo then of the bump-less model, Jenner noting she was hungover after partying at Kourtneyâs birthday, and the 22-year-old Jenner telling Vogue in her April cover story, âI want to have kids, but at, like, 28 or 29.â Oh, and if that werenât enough, Jennerâs rep also assured us on the record, âKendall is not pregnant.â
And earlier in May, there were a flurry of reports, based on the same story from The Sun, that Jenner and Diplo were dating after having been âsuper-flirtyâ at Coachella. According to NW, there was âlots of touchingâ going on between the model and the DJ at the annual music festival in Indio, California. And despite all the different articles that regurgitated the unfounded rumor, there was not one source on the record or photo published anywhere of Jenner and Diplo together at Coachella, which they both attended separately. Jennerâs rep, who clearly hasnât been wrong or lied to us, guaranteed us that the tales about Diplo and the model were once again untrue.
While the tabloids often simply print rumors about Jenner and generally offer no proof, while hiding behind an amorphous âsource,â Gossip Cop fact-checks and then transparently backs up its articles with evidence. We noted months, weeks, and even days ago how each of the above reports about the model were false, and provided enough documentation that even without her repâs remarks itâs clear today whoâs was right and who was wrong. If you donât care about being duped by fictional articles about Jenner, thereâs plenty of it in print and online, but if you want truth about her, thereâs just one Gossip Cop.
Spokesperson for Kendall Jenner, 21 Jan. 2018.
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Spokesperson for Kendall Jenner, 16 Feb. 2018.
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Spokesperson for Kendall Jenner, 1 May 2018.