Did Chris Pratt chase Emilia Clarke before he married Katherine Schwarzenegger? That what the premise of an article from a year ago. At the time, Gossip Cop called out the story as false, and now 365 days later there’s no question our reporting was spot-on then.
Last year, Woman’s Day insisted Pratt was pursuing Clarke because he thought the “Game Of Thrones” actress was “hot” and perfect girlfriend material. The tabloid asserted it had a source who shared that Pratt wanted nothing more than to take Clarke out on a date. A full 12 months have passed and, as Gossip Cop noted at the time, the Guardian Of The Galaxy‘s heart already belonged to Schwarzenegger, and he had no interest whatsoever in a romance with Clarke.
Of course, Pratt and Schwarzenegger wed earlier this month in a small ceremony in Montecito, California before family and close friends after a year of dating. In fact, as Gossip Cop pointed out then, the two had already been a couple when the magazine wrongly maintained Pratt was trying to date Clarke. There also wasn’t much proof that Pratt even knew Clarke more than superficially when the tabloid published its inaccurate article.
The outlet didn’t get much better with its reporting about Pratt in the year since that piece, even after the movie star popped the question to the author daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Following his proposal in January, the very same magazine ran a wholly fictitious tale about Pratt celebrating his engagement to Schwarzenegger at a London strip club, which incurred the wrath of her famous father. The truth, however, was the devout Christian actor never went to that club, and the entire story was a fabrication.
Not surprisingly, Woman’s Day has not published an updated article in which it acknowledges its error in linking Clarke to Pratt. Like far too many outlets, it simply moved on. But, as mentioned above, its subsequent story about the Jurassic World star was no more reliable either.
As Gossip Cop has explained before, we sometimes reexamine a report from the year before to show readers how articles have held up over time. It’s clear the tabloid’s Pratt sources are untrustworthy because they have repeatedly fed the magazine provably untrue information. On the other side of journalism’s spectrum, we have been consistently right with our stories about Pratt, and the reason is that, while other outlets throw out unsubstantiated claims, Gossip Cop doesn’t post anything unless we can transparently back it up with evidence.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.