Hilary Swank NOT Dating “Bachelorette” Contestant Kasey Stewart, Despite Report
Hilary Swank is NOT dating “Bachelorette” contestant Kasey Stewart, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this rumor. We’re told it’s absolutely not true, and the two have simply been friends for years.
According to TMZ, Swank and Stewart went public with their romance on Thursday while celebrating the actress’ 41st birthday. The site claimed the pair dined together at celebrity hot spot Gjelina in Venice, California. The generally reliable site even claimed the two were “getting cozy” on her birthday.
So, what was TMZ’s proof? Stewart posted a photo of himself with Swank on Instagram, along with the caption, “Happy Birthday to this beautiful soul.” But Gossip Cop has since learned that the photo Stewart posted is nearly a year old, and that Swank and the reality star did not spend her birthday together.
Stewart simply posted the old picture to wish his pal a happy birthday. Plus, a source close to Swank exclusively tells Gossip Cop the Oscar-winning actress was out of the country on her birthday.
Swank and Stewart have been non-romantic friends for a long time. Back in 2013, shortly after Stewart was eliminated from Desiree Hartsock’s season of “The Bachelorette,” he similarly posted a photo to Instagram of himself with Swank at Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo, California.