Selena Gomez is only turning 26 this summer, but according to the tabloids, she should have multiple kids by now. The gossip media has spent quite literally years falsely impregnating her. Check out five of the wrong pregnancy rumors below.
In 2014, In Touch ran a cover story announcing, â€śSelenaâ€™s Secret: Pregnant & Alone.â€ť The tabloid claimed to know â€śher shocking decision to raise the baby by herself.â€ť This was actually a disgusting bait-and-switch. After designing a cover that would dupe readers into thinking Gomez was currently expecting, the magazine changed gears inside the issue to discuss a purported past pregnancy. â€śIn 2012, she got pregnant and miscarried Justin [Bieberâ€™s] baby,â€ť a so-called â€śfriendâ€ť was quoted as saying, alleging she â€ślost the baby when she was barely two months along.â€ť This was an incredibly gross claim, one that a rep for Gomez told Gossip Cop was not true. Shamefully, sister outlet Life & Style repeated this fabrication in 2015.
That same year, the publication announced on one of its own covers, â€śSelenaâ€™s Nightmare: Pregnant By One Man, In Love With Another.â€ť The premise was that only weeks into her romance with Zedd, Gomez was supposedly â€śconvinced sheâ€™s expecting his baby.â€ť An alleged â€śinsiderâ€ť cited by the tabloid claimed, â€śShe thought she had the flu at first, but she also isnâ€™t the best at taking birth control, so she is majorly stressing.â€ť It was even said she was â€śterrifiedâ€ť the pregnancy would ruin a rekindled relationship with Bieber. But given the tabloidâ€™s track record, it was readily apparent this was all made-up. Or as an actual Gomez insider put it to Gossip Cop, â€śThis story is trash and totally false.â€ť
By early 2017, Life & Style was deeming Gomez a â€śpregnant bride.â€ť This time, the father and groom-to-be was said to be her then-boyfriend The Weeknd, whom she had only been dating for a short time at that point. â€śFriends say the brunette beauty is pregnant with The Weekndâ€™s baby, and the couple is set to rush down the aisle,â€ť asserted the magazine. Unsurprisingly, it wasnâ€™t explained what happened to Zeddâ€™s baby from 2015. And though it was claimed Gomez had â€śdropped several hints that sheâ€™s expecting,â€ť time has since shown that Gossip Cop was right to bust the cover story. In fact, the article was so off-base that we named it our top Gomez rumor of 2017. Only a month before that, the outlet also ran a â€śpregnant brideâ€ť storyline about Gomez and Bieber, never explaining what happened with The Weeknd marriage and pregnancy. Of course, the Bieber version was just as false.
Last May, RadarOnline peddled a tale contending Gomez wanted to â€śtrapâ€ť The Weeknd by getting pregnant with his baby. It was alleged that friends of the songstress were worried that she was â€śdesperately trying to have a babyâ€ť with her fellow performer in order to ensure they stayed together. It was further claimed that Gomez believed she should have a child because â€śit is the only thing in life that she has not yet experienced.â€ť Yet weeks prior, the contradictory site had insisted Gomez and The Weeknd had split. Clearly wrong with that, the blog then concocted this baby narrative. But Gossip Cop spoke with the same impeccable contact who helped us bust the bogus breakup report, and we were assured Gomez had no interest in getting pregnant to force her boyfriend to stay with her. Now more than a full year has passed, and itâ€™s clear how phony this report was. Gomez and The Weeknd ultimately split last fall.
In 2018, the tabloids turned their attention back to Bieber, with NW claiming in February that Gomez told him she was pregnant when they took a trip to Laguna Beach. An alleged â€śinsiderâ€ť maintained, â€śJustin wasnâ€™t expecting it, but heâ€™s ecstatic about it. Itâ€™s a dream come true.â€ť It was said to be â€śearly daysâ€ť of the pregnancy with this purported â€śJelena junior.â€ť But this was all coming from the same tabloid that ridiculously speculated last year that Bieber was the father of Kourtney Kardashianâ€™s youngest son, Reign. In other words, this was hardly a publication with any credibility, and no reputable outlets were reporting that Gomez was expecting. Thatâ€™s because she wasnâ€™t. Gossip Cop learned that this supposed pregnancy reveal never happened.
Of course, thatâ€™s even more apparent now given that she and Bieber are no longer together, and recent photos of Gomez at a childrenâ€™s hospital prom show she doesnâ€™t have a baby bump. The former child star has made no secret of her love of kids over the years, so it stands to reason she is likely to become a mom eventually. But the pregnancy rumors detailed above were completely wrong.