Are Blake Lively and Victoria Beckham teaming up on a fashion line? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation an we can exclusively set the record straight.
In a recent interview, Lively recalled doing jello shots with Beckham at an LA Galaxy football game several years back. The revelation has seemingly inspired NW to make up a story about the two women collaborating on a business endeavor. According to the magazine, the designer has turned to the actress to help improve her fashion empire.
A supposed source tells the outlet, "Victoria is savvy enough to realize a merger or at least some high-profile partnerships are the best way to go here, and who better than Blake as a sidekick?" The questionable insider adds, "They get on great and Posh really admires Blake's style and down-to-earth approach. Right now, she's drawing up an ambitious list of targets and possible collaborators, and Blake's at the very top."
The tabloid's article is based on claims from an anonymous and seemingly imaginary "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Beckham, who tells us on the record that it's not true. The former Spice Girl isn't teaming up with Lively on a fashion project. The magazine's report is simply fictional.
It's worth noting, Lively shut down her short-lived lifestyle brand Preserve back in 2015 after admitting she didn't accomplish what she set out to do. The actress told Vogue, "We launched the site before it was ready, and it never caught up to its original mission." She added, "It's not making a difference in people's lives, whether superficially or in a meaningful way." Lively has focused on her acting career ever since and hasn't attempted to launch another lifestyle brand.
It should also be mentioned, this isn't the first time the publication has made up a story surrounding the designer's career. Last month, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming that Beckham was planning a fashion-themed reality show. A spokesperson for the former singer shot down that story as well, and no other outlet in the world has reported that she has a TV series in development.
Meanwhile, the unreliable tabloid alleged last December that Lively and Ryan Reynolds were headed for a split. Obviously, the happy spouses are still very much together nearly one year later. NW clearly has no insight into the personal and professional lives of either star.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.