Caitlyn Jenner was not "caught" on a "dinner date" with "ex-girlfriend" Candis Cayne, despite a claim from a clueless tabloid. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the report and set the record straight.
"Back Together? Caitlyn Jenner Caught On Dinner Date With Ex Girlfriend Candis Cayne," reads a headline on the Star website. The tabloid writes, "Caitlyn Jenner and Candis Cayne were spotted sneaking out of the backdoor of Craigs after enjoying a dinner date on on [sic] June 22. As Star readers know, the pair grew close on Jenner's reality show 'I Am Cait' before its cancellation, and were even rumored to be dating."
The gossip magazine's site even features paparazzi video of the pair in Jenner's car. There's just a few problems, and one of them is pretty big. That's NOT Cayne pictured out with Jenner. The 45-year-old transgender actress is not the woman seen with Jenner in the video. Gossip Cop exclusively learned it's actually a young college graduate, who we're told is a "good friend" of the former Olympian.
And Jenner was not on a "date" with her, either. It was just two people going out to dinner, as friends do every day across the country. But because Jenner was out with another woman, outlets like MediaTakeOut were quick to assume she was "dating" and this was her "girlfriend." To MTO's credit, though, they did not mistake the woman for Cayne, unlike Star.
Plus, in addition to misidentifying Jenner's pal, the publication also screwed up by referring to Cayne as Jenner's "ex girlfriend," and wondering if they are getting "back together." Jenner was never dating Cayne. In fact, we called out the tabloid nearly two years ago for wrongly claiming in a cover story that a romance was brewing. So there's no getting "back together" now, regardless of the fact that it wasn't even Cayne with whom Jenner stepped out.
Basically, the only thing the magazine got right was that Jenner was seen exiting a restaurant this week and driving away. But Gossip Cop won't be awarding any points for that.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.