Did Caitlyn Jenner really buy a Porsche for Sophia Hutchins? That’s the latest rumor to emerge from the tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the story, and we can now reveal what we know.
According to In Touch, Jenner “threw down a $12,000 down payment on a brand-new, fully loaded 2018 Porsche” for Hutchins to have as her own. “Caitlyn also paid the acquisition fees and the first month’s payment for the $90,000 car,” a so-called “source” is quoted as saying. The tabloid maintains the transgender women are a “couple,” and the alleged tipster asserts, “Caitlyn wants Sophia in her life no matter what it takes.”
It appears this article was sparked by an Instagram Story Hutchins posted earlier this month. A still featured in the magazine shows part of the steering wheel and dashboard with the caption, “Love my new toy.” And on Wednesday, Hutchins posted an Instagram photo showing Jenner’s dog Bertha sitting in what may be the car in question. But a smoking gun this is not. Hutchins merely showing off a car on Instagram doesn’t mean that Jenner purchased it for her.
And the only time Hutchins has been seen in public with a Porsche is when she’s been out with Jenner’s own vehicle. For example, Jenner drove herself and Hutchins to Nobu in her purple Porsche last month. Video shows they also took the luxury ride there a little over two weeks ago. They were also seen in the car back in January, and Jenner’s owned the vehicle since 2016.
Hutchins may now have one of her own, too, but none of this means Jenner foot the bill for it. And a rep for Jenner tells Gossip Cop on the record it’s “not true” that she did. It should be noted that In Touch is not known for accurately reporting on the former Olympian. In fact, last month we pointed out that a full year had passed since the tabloid falsely claimed Jenner was running for office. We also recently busted the magazine for wrongly alleging Kanye West was staying with Jenner amid a (nonexistent) divorce from Kim Kardashian.
While the gossip media tends to hide behind untraceable “sources,” as the outlet did here and with its previous claims, Jenner’s spokesperson has been very forthcoming by speaking on the record to correct the falsehoods. That was also evident earlier this month when RadarOnline manufactured a “false” tale about Jenner spending a whopping $50,000 a month on Hutchins. As Gossip Cop said then, it’s reasonable to assume the “I Am Cait” star picks up the tab when they go out together. But there was no proof of Jenner paying for other expenses, and there’s no actual evidence now that she’s bought Hutchins a car.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.