Selena Gomez Conservatorship Stories NOT True, Despite Report
Selena Gomez’s mother is not seeking a conservatorship for the singer, despite a number of inaccurate reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct these untrue claims. We’re told they’re “not true.”
According to In Touch, Gomez’s mom Mandy Teefey is “hoping for the best” for her daughter who’s in a treatment center in Tennessee, but she’s “preparing for the worst.” The tabloid quotes a so-called “family insider” as saying, “[Teefey’s] been reaching out to find what it would take to get a conservatorship for Selena.” The publication goes on to claim Teefey “would be named custodian of Selena and take control of her daughter’s finances and major decisions,” much like how Jamie Spears oversees Britney Spears’s life. “Mandy believes that a mental breakdown is possible if Selena doesn’t take this rehab stint seriously,” adds the outlet’s alleged “insider.”
Naturally, a number of sites that don’t fact-check picked up on the tabloid’s tall tale. HollywoodLife, for instance, regurgitated the magazine’s article and then editorialized, “Britney is seemingly doing better than ever these days (with her father’s conservatorship still active), so maybe Selena’s mom’s idea would be best for her in the long run.” The equally disreputable The Hollywood Gossip similarly spat back the publication’s unverified and unconfirmed quotes in a piece it titled, “Selena Gomez: Mom Seeking Britney-esque Conservatorship?”
None of the aforementioned outlets, however, fact-checked to see whether or not Gomez’s mom was really going to seek a conservatorship. Perhaps it’s because they simply don’t have reliable sources when it comes to celebrities. Irrespective of the reason, nothing was done to see whether the In Touch claim was true or not.
Unlike those sites, Gossip Cop didn’t cut-and-paste the magazine’s article. We investigated, and after digging deeper and deeper, a source close to Gomez exclusively confirmed to us that talk of her mom seeking a conservatorship is 100 percent “not true.”
Of course, we’re not surprised the publication got it wrong. Back in 2014, for example, Gossip Cop busted In Touch when it ran a completely untrue cover story (see below) alleging Gomez was been pregnant with Justin Bieber’s baby. Sadly, two years later, the tabloid’s reporting about her hasn’t gotten any better.