Are Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet dating? After both stars attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party, the rumor mill went into overdrive. So, what's going on?
"Fans go wild over rumors that Emma Watson is secretly dating 'Glee' star Chord Overstreet after they were pictured leaving party together," reads a headline from the Daily Mail. Though the British paper acknowledges that "it's likely the pair are just good friends," the publication nonetheless argues, "But they have been hanging out, even leaving the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party at the same time on Sunday and it's got everyone speculating there could be more to it."
To substantiate the possibility, the outlet features a blurry photo of Watson and Overstreet exiting the star-studded Academy Awards after-party, though they aren't actually walking together in the snapshot. As further proof of a potential relationship between the actor and actress, the tabloid points out Watson and Overstreet went to the same concert last month, and asserts they were "pictured looking cozy inside the venue." In actuality, the photo of Watson and Overstreet that surfaced on Twitter after that early February outing shows them merely talking to each other.
Still, that hangout, along with the sighting at the Vanity Fair bash, got people talking on social media, leading the Daily Mail to declare, "It's fair to say that this is one romance their fans would really love to see." Similarly, HollywoodLife has an article headlined, "Emma Watson & Chord Overstreet: Fans Freak That They're Dating After They Left Oscars Party Together." The site suggests they "might be an item," and adds, "Whatever is going on between Chord and Emma, we wish them the best."
A number of other outlets also fanned the flames, such as Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Perez Hilton. But Gossip Cop isn't content to just spread questionable information and wish everyone well. Instead, we investigate and fact-check in hopes of uncovering the truth. We've since learned that Watson and Overstreet have been seen at the same gatherings because they're "friendly." We hear they "bumped into each other" at the Vanity Fair party, but Watson left with her friend Nupur, who had accompanied her to the shindig.
Watson was also linked romantically to Leonardo DiCaprio after they were seen chatting at a pre-Oscars bash. And in January, her time presenting at the Golden Globes with Robert Pattinson fueled rumors of a relationship. But both of those claims were 100 percent inaccurate.
UPDATE: At the same time Gossip Cop was being told there wasn't an official relationship between Watson and Overstreet, they stepped out together and were photographed holding hands. Whether this develops into a full-blown romance remains to be seen.
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