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18 Celebrity Rumours So Odd That They Might Be Actually True –

 

We love the chaos and scandals that surround our favorite celebrities, especially because these elite men and women like to keep their affairs private. But in the midst of all this madness, people end up spreading embarrassing and damaging information; the kind that humiliates and destroys the reputation of a celebrity.

Hollywood is at the center of this kerfuffle. It is an ethnically diverse neighborhood that is home to the U.S film industry, historic music venues, and famous landmarks. It is also where most of the world’s celebrities live and where most of the rumors emanate.

Thank heavens for social media. Some celebrities have mastered the art of using it to clear their names. Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are some of the notable examples used by A-list celebrities. But in using these platforms, these celebrities expose their fragility.

Does anyone even care?

Not long ago, gay rumors could ruin one’s career, but no one cares anymore. However, some celebs still get pissed when people think they are not straight. They forget that people will always talk. When Beyoncé is spotted at a public function, and Jay Z is missing in action, the rumor mill will likely claim that they have broken up, or separated, or whatever fits their narrative. If none of them is thick-skinned, they will both head to Twitter to rant about their frustrations with the people; then more drama will ensue.

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger, and Kanye West have in the past written essays just to prove a point. The thing is, stars will always be under constant watch, and false stories are always going to come up. Zellweger, Kanye, and Aniston are not the only culprits; plenty others have exposed their fragility through embarrassing rumors.

18 ANNA FARIS: CHRIS PRATT’S CHEATING CLAIMS MADE ME FEEL WORTHLESS

Movie fans were sure Chris Pratt was having a fling with Jennifer Lawrence, his Passengers co-star. In her memoir Unqualified, Chris’s wife, Anna Faris, admitted that those rumors made her feel like a fool. Anna released Unqualified in October 2017 and gave the public an insight into what may have led to the collapse of her eight-year marriage to Chris Pratt – the couple announced their separation in August 2017 and Anna is supposedly seeing Michael Barrett.

Chris did not cheat on Anna, but the idea that he was seeing someone else was too much for Anna to take. Anna shared her concerns with Chris and was committed to ignoring all the cheating stories, but she was unable to block everything out, and she got carried away.

Surprisingly, Jennifer and Anna are friends, and Jennifer went ahead to apologize even though she didn’t need to. Before the rumors, the couple had been grappling with the idea of being seen together in public and Anna had all the reasons to feel hurt even though she had never thought she would be affected by tabloids.

17 MICHAEL B. JORDAN: I AM NOT GAY

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Michael B. Jordan was unhappy when some people labeled him gay – this was in late 2016. According to a troll, MBJ had had a relationship with a director. The mystery troll wrote that he had given Michael two years of his life and that Michael was never going to find another lover like him.

The Black Panther star took to Instagram to address the allegations. He started by stating that he doesn’t usually comment but that he had time to discuss the accusations. MBJ made it clear that whoever was upset, angry or bitter should grow up because karma is real. He also touched on how he usually doesn’t take the high road because humans will always be humans and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. He acknowledged that the internet was the internet and that anybody could say whatever they liked.

After the calm tirade, MBJ left the podium, but after a second thought, he came back – via Instagram video – to rant about how he did not see the need to talk about such rumors. MBJ let his fans know that he did not want them to see him yelling.

16 KYLIE JENNER: I’M HURT AND INSULTED BY SURGERY RUMORS

Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and their momager, Kris Jenner took a selfie, as usual, to flaunt their beauty on Instagram (back in 2014), but Kylie, who was only 16 then, was accused of going under the knife.

Fans accused the teenage reality TV star of performing surgery because her new image looked different. The rumors were that she had undergone everything from lip injections, Botox, to a nose job. Kylie then took to Twitter to clap back at her haters by insisting that the surgery rumors had hurt her feelings and that everyone needed to remember that she was 16. By mentioning her age, she wanted everyone to remember that she was at the peak of her teen years and that the accusations were ridiculous. She even insinuated that people could not recognize that she had used a little makeup, suggesting that she was naturally beautiful.

15 RENÉE ZELLWEGER: I DID NOT PERFORM SURGERY TO ALTER MY EYES

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Zellweger was getting upset with how the media handled aging in Hollywood. She took things a notch higher and wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post in 2016. In this think piece, the Bridget Jones actress was mainly expressing her frustrations with tabloids that were publishing false information.

In October 2014, a tabloid had claimed that she underwent surgery to alter her eyes and Zellweger was not pleased. In the op-ed, she addressed the issue of evaluating ourselves to understand why we have an appetite to see people diminished and humiliated by attacks that touch on their appearance and character. She also wanted us to think about how legitimate news media have become victims of ambiguous news and entertainment. Renée wanted the public to shift its focus from propaganda to issues around societal challenges.

Renée went on to state that she did not see aging as a negative thing and she shed light on the cultural implications of persistently discussing women’s looks. Apart from making it known that she had not altered her face, Renée was clapping back at her detractors by letting them know that growing old was okay.

14 BLAKE SHELTON: I DID NOT HAVE A SECRET MEETING WITH PAUL RYAN BECAUSE I DON’T DO POLITICS

In November 2017, a gossip website reported that Blake Shelton, and his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, were spotted meeting House Majority Leader Paul Ryan. Allegedly, the meeting had been held on the eve of Thanksgiving at Shelton’s restaurant, Ole Red, in Oklahoma.

Paul Ryan is a controversial Republican who has faced severe criticism for the GOP’s proposed tax plan that Americans believe will deny healthcare to those who need it and will reduce taxes on the wealthy. Therefore, fans were irked that the country crooner would mingle with someone like Ryan.

Shelton did not take the gossip lightly and went on a Twitter tirade.

According to the I’ll Name the Dogs singer, he just walked into a restaurant with his family and bumped into a politician that he had never met before. He then said hello to this politician and took photos (just like he does with his fans) before leaving because the weather was unfavorable. But to his surprise, the internet had concluded that he was hanging out with Ryan and that the two were holding a secret meeting in a public restaurant. The enraged Shelton even confirmed that he does not do politics.

13 JENNIFER ANISTON: I AM NOT PREGNANT, WHAT I AM IS FED UP

Just like Zellweger, Jennifer Aniston also wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post to express her disgust with the media over their obsession with her appearance and lack of children. A magazine had claimed that Aniston was pregnant after spotting her in a bathing suit and Jennifer thought it would be appropriate to address this lie by penning a compelling letter (in 2016) titled ‘For The Record.’

In her own words, she was not pregnant, but she was fed up with the scrutiny and body shaming that was disguised as ‘journalism,’ ‘celebrity news,’ and the ‘First Amendment.’ Jennifer complained about how consumers had become easy targets for propaganda and how they need to shift from this trend.

She openly expressed her frustrations over the gossip surrounding her imaginary “baby bump” and urged entertainment consumers to be vigilant with the kind of information they are fed.

Aniston set the record straight that she was not expectant but that she would let everyone know when the time comes. She explained that she was not yet a mother because she felt incomplete.

12 MAT LAUER AND NATALIE MORALES: WE ARE NOT TOGETHER

In 2016, journalist and longtime host of the Today show, Mat Todd Lauer, came out publicly to deny allegations that he was having an affair with his then co-host Natalie Morales, who had joined the program in 2011.

When Morales decided to move to Los Angeles and become the west coast anchor, many suggested that it was because she wanted to avoid awkward on-air encounters with Mat. According to rumors, there was some tension between the lovebirds and the move by Natalie suggested that something was wrong.

Mat came out to dismiss these claims terming them as lies that were meant to harm him and Natalie. He received the support of Morales who also held that the story was absurd, hurtful, and very degrading. Morales made it clear that she was adding another role because she was growing her career. She was going to handle ‘Access Hollywood Live,’ ‘Access Hollywood,’ and ‘Today. ‘

 

11 CHER: I DID NOT PLUCK MY RIBS TO CREATE A PETITE WAIST

If there is one thing that Cher is known for, it’s her slim figure.

It is the same figure that has gotten people talking and paying attention to her body. In the early 90s, some fans became mischievous and started speculating that Cher had removed her bottom ribs to get a smaller waist and to turn back time. When Cher found the opportunity to sit down with Oprah, she did not hesitate to clear things up. The Goddess of Pop explained how it was difficult to defend the fact that she had not undergone any procedure to change her body. She even revealed how a French magazine had arrows that pointed to the parts of her body that had allegedly been ‘modified.’ There was even a woman on TV who claimed that she had her ribs removed like Cher’s; a revelation that shocked her to the core.

Cher told Oprah that she had gone to her doctor to have all her routines written down so that she could prove to these bullies that she had not undergone surgery. She admitted that her nose, breasts, and teeth had been ‘tweaked,’ but her ribs had never been touched. Apparently, she had gained this shape from dieting and exercise.

10 SOFIA VERGARA AND JOE MANGANIELLO: OUR MARRIAGE IS INTACT

Sofia Vergara and her hubby, Joe Manganiello, took to social media to shut down rumors that they were splitting after a magazine published that their marriage was on the rocks. The Star magazine claimed that the courtship was over because Sofia had been caught cheating on Joe in Rome.

Vergara called the Star editor an idiot and posted laughing emojis to show her disregard for this false information. Vergara further added that if the editor wanted to remove her ring with this bogus story, he should have also removed the social media pictures of her wearing it during an award night in Rome. She even introduced the alleged secret lover as the producer of Bent, a movie she was shooting in Rome. The producer had come to spend Easter at her home the week later. Manganiello also added some weight to the matter by urging his fans not to buy the magazine because it was garbage.

This couple has endured several divorce rumors and Vergara has made it clear that tabloid stories will never affect them. The Modern Family star has in the past admitted that you can do very little to change the entertainment business.

 9 KRISTEN BELL: I DID NOT GET TOGETHER WITH DAX SHEPARD ON AN EXAM TABLE

In 2013, a tabloid magazine (Star magazine) claimed that Veronica Mars star, Kristen Bell, and her husband, Dax Shepard had been busted getting frisky while their dog had been taken for a checkup at the vet. The two then blamed the inappropriate behavior on Bell’s pregnancy. Apparently, she was so turned on and could not keep her hands away from Shepard.

When Bell caught wind of this story, she decided to have a field day with it online. She went ahead to defend herself on her WhoSay page claiming that the rumor was gross. She could not fathom how someone from the Laurel Pet hospital dared to create and sell such a story. Bell even made it clear that she would never set foot at the vet center.

Bell is known for her sarcastic sense of humor, and she cleverly threw shades on Twitter.

WILL SMITH: JADA PINKETT SMITH AND I ARE NOT DIVORCING

In August 2015, Will Smith went on Facebook to rant about rumors that he was divorcing his wifey of 18 years, Jada Pinkett Smith. According to the stories, their marriage had hit rock bottom, and the couple was in the middle of dividing their $240 million fortune.

The sources added that the couple’s marriage had been ‘on life support’ for the longest time and that the two were getting tired of maintaining a happy-marriage façade. They had allegedly been choreographing their split so that their kids would have an easy time after the fallout.

Will began by making it known that he hated responding to foolishness because it was contagious. He went on to narrate how he had received condolences from so many people that he decided it was time to be foolish too. Will confirmed that the marriage was intact and that they were not planning on getting any divorce. He then concluded that he would let the public know if he ever decided to divorce his queen.

NICKI MINAJ: I DID NOT PHOTOSHOP MY CURVES

In one of her Instagram photos, back in 2015, fans noticed that Nicki’s behind had created a mysterious shadow and decided to confront her by claiming she had photoshopped the curves. Fans were quick to question the authenticity of the photo and commenters began posting things like “Nice Photoshop error” and “Photoshop fail.”

Nicki was striking a pose with her alleged beau, Meek Mill when she started receiving criticism because of what looked like a dent that appeared on the leg of a man (her stylist Oscar) who was standing next to her.

She moved in to redeem herself and even posted a follow-up Instagram post to make sure everything was clear. Nicki posted a screenshot of a conversation she had with videographer Alex Grizz Loucas asking him whether he had photoshopped the photo. When she pointed out the ‘dent,’ Alex answered that it was just a shadow. It then became clear to her fans that the shadow had been created by the camera flash.

When you have millions of Instagram followers, and your backside is one of the most notable body features, you have to explain yourself the curves don’t add up.

KIM KARDASHIAN: WE HAVE NO MARITAL TROUBLES WITH KANYE, AND I AM NOT PREGNANT

During the 2014 New Year’s Eve, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to dispel allegations that her marriage to hip-hop star, Kanye West, was under siege.

Kim started by stating that she was bored with all the rumors that she was finding online about her marital troubles with Kanye. She then confirmed that she wasn’t pregnant and that in fact, the couple was obsessed with each other.

During her Twitter tirade, she also addresses the rumors that Scott Disick, her sister’s fiancé, had purchased a bachelor pad worth $3.7 million in Beverly Hills. In Scott’s defense, Kim insisted that he had started a business venture that involved buying and re-selling homes.

Kim further added that she was spending time with her family relaxing since it was the best way to spend the New Year. The couple got married in May 2014 and had been living with Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, but Kim was eager to clear up any rumors before 2015.

MEGAN FOX: NEITHER WILL ARNETT, JAKE JOHNSON, NOR SHIA LABEOUF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY BABY BUMP

When Megan Fox stepped out for CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, her fans did not only pay attention to the movie, they also noticed her baby bump because she was wearing a tight-fitting Versace dress.

This came as a surprise because Megan had earlier filed a divorce against her hubby Brian Austin Green, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple had been married for eleven years and had two sons already. Even though they had divorced, they were occasionally spotted together on a number of family outings because they were busy with co-parenting.

Fans started speculating about the pregnancy because Megan wasn’t giving them anything. Megan then headed to Instagram to address those baby daddy rumors. She used the hashtag #notthefather in a comical collage of herself and her recent costars Will Arnett, Jake Jackson, and Shia LaBeouf. Megan wanted to shut down the rumors that she may have been involved in an on-set affair. Most people concluded that she was carrying Green’s third baby.

KANYE WEST: I’M NOT A MEMBER OF THE ILLUMINATI

Rapper extraordinaire, fashion designer, and Kim Kardashians hubby has been accused of being a member of the Illuminati for the longest time. And it’s not only him. His friend Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé have also been linked to the Illuminati. According to the rumors, the clandestine society is a secret organization of the most powerful and influential people in the world.

But Kanye got fed up with these rumors and posted an op-ed on the Paper magazine to distance himself from this so-called cult. In fact, Kanye was adamant that the group doesn’t exist. He had come across rumors that the Tidal conference was an Illuminati moment and wanted to clear things up.

According to the rap legend, if Illuminati existed, it would be like energy companies and would not be associated with celebrities. Kanye expressed his frustrations on how musicians are always pinpointed as members of the Illuminati while all they do is give their life to music.

He used more than 130 words to trash out the rumor before he went on to explain that he was passionate about fashion design and considered himself an innovator.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: I AM NOT HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY HUSBAND

When rumors were rife that Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, were on the verge of splitting up, the How I Met Your Mother alum had to set the record straight. In August 2014, Harris went on Instagram and posted a touching photo of himself and Burtka together with their twins Harper and Gideon. The picture was accompanied with a moving caption about how Harris loves his family.

The four family members were looking blissfully happy, and the photo was enough proof that the reports were misleading. Gideon was grinning at the camera while Harper was lying on Burtka’s chest. Love was surely alive.

The couple has been married for over a decade, and Harris has admitted that marriages can face challenges though it is crucial to be able to redefine a relationship. He has agreed that after some time, you need to find things that can turn you on.

TYGA: I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR KYLIE JENNER’S PREGNANCY, NOT TRAVIS SCOTT

Sometime in late 2017, 20-year-old Kylie Jenner was believed to be four months pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby. But things took an awkward turn when 27-year-old Rack City rapper, Tyga, posted on Snapchat that he was responsible for the baby bump.

Tyga and Kylie had been on and off before they eventually called it quits around in early 2017. After the split, Kylie started dating Travis Scott, and she insisted there were no hard feelings between her and Tyga. She also added that there was nothing wrong with Tyga and that she was too young to be in a serious relationship with him.

Kylie delivered on February 1, 2018, and even though the internet is convinced the baby belongs to Travis, we are not 100% certain because she has been keeping the pregnancy a secret anyway. Was Tyga honest? Or was he stirring the pot?

Outspoken blogger Perez Hilton has openly discussed his disgrace about Kylie’s pregnancy. According to the American blogger, Kylie should have gotten rid of the pregnancy because her relationship with Travis Scott is not going to last. He has also added that he is confident Kylie is not going to be a great mum. How can one pregnancy be shrouded in so much drama?

CALVIN HARRIS: TAYLOR SWIFT DID NOT BREAK UP WITH ME FOR GETTING A WEIRD MASSAGE

Calvin Harris got angered when rumors started flying around that he had been dumped by T-Swift after he got a strange Thai massage. Pictures of the then 31-year-old Scottish DJ and producer emerged as he was exiting the alleged Los Angeles Thai massage parlor, and Calvin was quick (in less than 24 hours) to ensure he was not going to get defamed by such rumors. He went on Twitter to threaten the rumormongers with defamation of character because the story had apparently been made up. He posted the tweet on October 12, 2015, and Swift favorited it.

Calvin and T-Swift had been dating since early 2015, but there were rumors that they had fallen out of love. In the past, Calvin had revealed how hearsay affected his romance with Swift.

 

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