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George and Amal Clooney are not divoring or having a third baby. A new tabloid cover is wrong on both counts. Gossip Cop can debunk it.

The latest cover of Life & Style falsely announces, "George & Amal Divorce Bombshell... With A Baby On The Way!" Inside the issue, the magazine contends, "As friends of the Clooneys say baby No. 3 is on the way, the couple struggle to repair their broken relationship." According to the story, Amal is showing a "small, but clear belly bump, and friends are buzzing that the human rights lawyer is pregnant again." It must be stressed that "buzzing" from unnamed "friends" is in no way confirmation or proof of a pregnancy.

From there, the outlet claims that because their "relationship recently has been plagued by clashes over his feelings of suffocation and her jealousy," the "timing isn't exactly ideal" for another kid. A so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "They discussed having more kids before they got to a crisis point in their marriage." Now after a "really rocky" few months, alleges the outlet's supposed snitch, "Friends have wondered about the possibility of divorce more than once, but they're hopeful that having another child will bring them back together."

The article is filled out with claims about a "massive disagreement" before the Met Gala, as well as the "fight to end all fights" at the royal wedding, where George was supposedly "flirting" with Priyanka Chopra, who is currently dating Nick Jonas. But after maintaining the couple "can't stop fighting over everything from other women to his need for freedom," the publication ultimately admits towards the end of the story that the couple is not actually breaking up, because "both believe their marriage is worth saving." Asserts the alleged tipster, "George and Amal have way too much going for them to split."

In other words, the tabloid designed a cover story that leads readers to believe the Clooneys are about to divorce, but built in an explanation for why there won't actually be a split announcement in the coming weeks. This flip-flop shows how the magazine employs deceptions and floats falsehoods, instead of directly giving readers the truth. And its claims of marital strife are easily disproven. Just days ago, George cried as Amal gushed over him in a speech at an AFI gala held in his honor. As for the actor being inappropriately close to other women, it seems the magazine only dragged Chopra into the narrative because she and Clooney were seen chatting at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials.

In terms of the Clooneys having another child, though the outlet insists "all signs do point to baby No. 3," Amal shook her head no in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last fall when asked about having more kids. "I'm 39. I already had them quite late," she explained. And in October, when George spoke with "Extra" about his twins, he declared they were "done" having children.

Conclusion: Life & Style announces a "divorce bombshell" on its cover, but after strongly implying a split is on the horizon, the tabloid changes course at the end of its story to assert the couple wants to "make the relationship last." But consumers buys magazines based on covers, not page 35. And contrary to the claims of relationship problems, Amal and George made clear their union is solid with their loving display at the AFI event.

Additionally, while the publication alleges unidentifiable "friends" are "convinced baby No. 3 is on the way," both George and Amal are on record saying they are not having any more children. Gossip Cop has also reached out to a rep for the couple for an official comment on the pregnancy contention. But based on the available evidence, we have concluded this report is untrue.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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