Jennifer Lopez is pregnant, according to a tabloid with a history of publishing false stories about her and Alex Rodriguez. Its latest claim is that the couple is expecting a child together. Gossip Cop, however, can debunk it.
Before we get into the specifics of this latest report, itâs important to keep in mind whatâs come before it. Last September, OK! announced Lopez and Rodriguez were planning a âlavish weddingâ to take place in the Hamptons âeither early next year or by next summer.â After Gossip Cop busted those claims, the magazine offered a new narrative in October, contending Lopez and Rodriguez were going to have a wedding in Miami on New Yearâs Eve. Then, after we debunked that, the outlet alleged Lopez wanted to take a break from her relationship with Rodriguez in November.
Suffice it to say, the stars never tied the knot, but theyâre still very much a couple and havenât broken up. In other words, the publication has been completely wrong with its reporting to date. And now the tabloid wants readers to believe it has insight on Lopez and Rodriguez having a baby. âRumor has it that a mini J.Rod may be on the way,â the magazine claims in its new issue. On top of the credibility problems the outlet already has, the use of the phrase ârumor has itâ shows that it has no firsthand knowledge or confirmation of a pregnancy.
Still, the publication alleges the singer and the athlete have been âtalking about adding a baby to their blended family,â and asserts Lopezâs âunusually baggy wardrobe is raising plenty of eyebrows.â The tabloid specifically points to a snapshot of the performer in a sweater on May 11, claiming the clothes and her purse âobscured her belly.â A so-called âsourceâ is also quoted as saying, âJennifer was never opposed to getting pregnant the natural way, but at her age [almost 49], she wasnât sure it would happen. If it does, theyâd be over the moon.â
Adds the supposed snitch, âTheyâre in this for the long haul.â Yet the magazine makes no mention of the weddings that never happened, or the couple taking a break. And the contention that Lopez may be pregnant because sheâs sporting an âunusually baggy wardrobeâ is provably false. Less than two weeks ago, she wore a bikini top and bared her stomach in a video Rodriguez shared on Instagram. And just two days ago, the Daily Mail pointed out that Lopez showed off her âtaut tummyâ by wearing a sports bra as she walked in New York.
These recent photos clearly show she doesnât have a baby bump, and itâs ridiculous OK! is trying to use a picture from nearly two months ago to claim otherwise. Gossip Cop also checked in with one of our Lopez contacts, who tells us on background that itâs âunlikelyâ she and Rodriguez are expecting. Lopez has expressed a desire to have more kids in the past, so one day expanding her family isnât out of the question. But fans shouldnât expect this tabloid, with its poor track record and flawed stories, to break the news.
Gossip Cop Staff. âJennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Planning âLavishâ Wedding?â Gossip Cop, 9 Sept. 2017.
Shuster, Andrew. âJennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Planning New Year’s Eve Wedding In Miami?â Gossip Cop, 25 Oct. 2017.
Weiss, Shari. âJennifer Lopez Taking Break From Alex Rodriguez?â Gossip Cop, 15 Nov. 2017.
Rodriguez, Alex. âAlex Rodriguez on Instagram: “#Dinero #Tashi @Jlo.ââ Instagram, 23 June 2018.
âJennifer Lopez Shows off Her Taut Tummy in Sports Bra and Leggings.â Daily Mail Online, 1 July 2018.
âEXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez Says She Wants More Kids: ‘I Wish I Could Have a Lot More!’â Entertainment Tonight, 9 June 2016.