Orlando Bloom, Nina Dobrev Dating Claims Wrongly Spread By Outlets
Orlando Bloom and Nina Dobrev aren’t dating, nor were they ever a couple, as Gossip Cop exclusively reported nearly three years ago when romance rumors first emerged. Following the actor’s split from Katy Perry earlier this year, he’s once again been linked to Dobrev, and many outlets have been spreading this false narrative.
In July 2014, Us Weekly published more than one article alleging Bloom and Dobrev were spotted kissing at Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ bash. But a reliable source close to Dobrev exclusively assured Gossip Cop the two are “just friends” and weren’t making out at the event. On Monday, the magazine flip flopped and finally contended a romance between the two is “not happening,” despite us having corrected the claim years ago.
As Gossip Cop also reported, HollywoodLife wrongly speculated earlier this week that Bloom and Dobrev are dating because they attended the premiere of the film The Promise together. Only, the two were also accompanied by their manager, Aleen Keshishian, which is why they’re often both the same events. Regardless, an impeccable insider exclusively assured us the actor and actress aren’t an item, but have been friends for years thanks to their shared manager.
Additionally, Gossip Cop called out People for wrongly reporting this week that Bloom and Dobrev are “more than friends.” The publication quoted a source as saying the duo are keeping it “casual” and “having fun together,” but we once again debunked the romance claims. Despite Gossip Cop’s correction, a number of places decided to regurgitate the bogus assertion without bothering to do any fact checking.
Among the outlets that falsely claimed Bloom and Dobrev are dating in just the past few days alone include Life & Style, the New York Daily News, the Daily Mail, and RadarOnline. But the romance rumors weren’t true in 2014 when Gossip Cop initially debunked them, and they’re no more accurate now, despite the phony story rampantly being spread.