Were Emma Stone and Justin Theroux caught showing PDA? The National Enquirer thinks it uncovered proof the stars are a couple. Gossip Cop can explain how the purported evidence is anything but.
In a supposed â€śworld exclusive,â€ť the supermarket tabloid announces, â€śJustin & Emma â€” The Secretâ€™s Out!â€ť The gossip magazine contends that â€śin an act of ultimate betrayal,â€ť Jennifer Anistonâ€™s ex was â€ścaught red-handed in a romantic clinchâ€ť with his â€śnew squeeze.â€ť The outlet claims to have â€śspied the backstabbing lovebirds sneaking around a private hotel after dark.â€ť
But the publicationâ€™s â€śexclusive photosâ€ť merely show Stone and Theroux talking as theyâ€™re surrounded by people at a party on May 28. There is no â€śromantic clinchâ€ť in the pictures. In fact, video shared on Twitter from the bash, which was for Louis Vuitton, simply shows Stone leaning in to talk to Theroux, along with other pals. In fact, as she leans into the actorâ€™s right ear, a male friend is leaning into his left. The photos presented by the tabloid are screengrabs from the video, and thereâ€™s nothing about the interaction that proves Stone and Theroux are a couple. And while the footage has been circulating online for more than a week, no reputable media outlet has tried to offer it as evidence of a romance because itâ€™s not.
After that fumble, the magazine goes on to contend the duo also engaged in PDA at the Louis Vuitton fashion show earlier that day. A so-called â€śonlookerâ€ť is quoted as saying, â€śThey were obviously trying to keep it on the down-low, but when they thought no one was looking, they couldnâ€™t keep their hands off each other.â€ť Thatâ€™s an odd and obviously false claim to make considering photos show Stone and Theroux werenâ€™t even seated next to each other at the event. Additionally, even though dozens of cameras were around, thereâ€™s not a single picture thatâ€™s surfaced showing them with their â€śhandsâ€ť on one another. And no credible publication that was on hand to cover the fashion show reported anything about Theroux and Stone showing PDA.
The outlet even acknowledges in its story that â€śreps denied the romance,â€ť and Gossip Cop is also told there is nothing actually going on between the â€śManiacâ€ť co stars. â€śIt isnâ€™t true, any of it,â€ť a Stone confidante exclusively tells us about the rampant speculation she and Theroux are an item. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, our impeccable insider maintains â€śthere is no relationshipâ€ť beyond a friendship.
Conclusion: The National Enquirer claims to have exclusively obtained snapshots of Stone and Theroux â€ścaughtâ€ť showing PDA at a hotel, but the pictures are really just photo stills of a video previously shared on social media. Neither the photos nor the video, which was taken at a party, show the actress and actor involved in any romantic gesture. And while an untraceable â€śonlookerâ€ť alleges they â€ścouldnâ€™t keep their handsâ€ť to themselves at a different event that same day, there are zero photos to substantiate that contention while there are pictures of them actually sitting apart. Furthermore, spokespeople for both Theroux and Stone are on record denying a romance, and Gossip Cop is also told they are â€śjust friends and colleagues.â€ť Through all of this it is abundantly clear the report is entirely off-base.