Was Brooke Shields drunk and unruly during a recent Uber ride? That's the bogus claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we've learned it's completely untrue.
According to the National Enquirer, Shields was a "nightmare" during a recent Uber ride in the Hamptons. The outlet quotes the alleged "driver" of the Uber as saying, "She was drunk! I had no idea who it was. She seemed just like any other older cougar in the Hamptons. She made a lot of noise, and I was worried she was going to vomit."
The unidentified Uber driver adds, "When we got to her destination, she suddenly asked, 'Do you not know who I am? I'm Brooke Shields!' So I took a picture with her." The anonymous driver further contends that the actress has a "bad rating" on the ride-sharing app, further speculating it's because she's "unruly" and "demanding."
The magazine doesn't bother to identify the anonymous Uber driver, but Gossip Cop reached out to Shields' rep, who tells us the story is "absolutely false" and "never happened." The "driver" also provides very few details to back up these allegations, including when any of this occurred or where Shields was going. Was she being picked up from a bar? A party? Was she going home or to another location? If any of this were legitimate, one would think the "driver" could provide some more of a backstory.
It's possible this story was concocted because Shields opened up in her memoir about her late mom's battle with alcoholism. The actress acknowledged in her book that she still enjoys drinking despite her mom's history with booze, but made a point of noting, "I never want [my drinking] to get to the point where my kids [are] looking at me differently." There's zero indication that's ever happened. The 53-year-old has been in public eye since childhood and she's never developed a reputation for having a drinking problem.
The Enquirer is the same outlet Gossip Cop busted in 2017 for falsely claiming Ellen DeGeneres was being forced into rehab for drinking issues. That clearly never happened. Last year, the tabloid wrongly reported Jennifer Aniston was throwing "booze bashes" at her house and getting drunk with friends as a way of getting over her split from Justin Theroux. The unreliable outlet has a pattern of alleging certain celebrities can't handle their alcohol intake. Shields is just the latest target, but this drunken Uber ride never occurred.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.