Celine Dion and Russell Crowe are not dating, despite a completely false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim. A rep for the singer tells us it's simply not true.
A story in the latest issue of OK!, which was later posted online by HollywoodLife, says the stars have been comforting each other as she continues to cope with the 2016 death of husband Rene Angelil, and he navigates life after his divorce from ex-wife Danielle Spencer. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "They've been seeing each other quietly for a few weeks and although it's still very new, it seems like they've known each other for a lifetime."
The magazine goes on to say that although the supposed romance seems "unexpected," Crowe has had a crush on the singer for a long time. "He's been aware of her for years, and when her husband died he really felt for her," says the outlet's questionable source. The supposed tipster further claims that the actor has been "very romantic and sentimental" towards Dion as he opens up to her about his divorce.
"Celine can see the pain he's been through and she wants to help," adds the alleged insider. "It's a lovely thing to have happened to both of them. They each feel like they've found someone who understands them completely." The magazine's story is based on claims from an anonymous and seemingly nonexistent "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with Dion's spokesperson, who tells us on the record she's "not dating" the actor.
Here's what's really happening. Back in July, New Zealand comedy duo Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek posted a video on Twitter inviting Dion to see their new movie, The Breaker Uppers, during her Australian tour. Crowe later retweeted their post, and added, "Hey @celinedion, remember that time we met in the elevator at the @FourSeasons in LA? Yeah. Me too. Anyway, please see below. The way Canadians are polite, New Zealanders are sincere. These girls have a lot of love for you. They made a movie. Would you see it? Regards, RC."
The magazine seemingly made up the romance rumors simply because Crowe encouraged Dion to see a movie and noted that he once met her in an elevator. The outlet even says in its bogus article that the two had crossed paths years ago "in a rom-com worthy fashion." The tabloid doesn't explain why running into someone in an elevator is reminiscent of a romantic comedy. The unreliable outlet also fails to mention how the two supposedly met up again all these years later. OK!'s ridiculous report is based on nothing but Crowe giving a shoutout to Dion on Twitter.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.