A claim that George Clooney and wife Amal are on the brink of divorce is both late and wrong. Gossip Cop can debunk the new story. As we already reported, the couple's marriage is solid.
But on Wednesday, Life & Style published a cover announcing a "divorce bombshell." Most of the accompanying article was about the actor and the human rights lawyer allegedly having marital problems. It was only at the very end of the piece that the tabloid admitted they weren't actually splitting up. On the contrary, the magazine sharply changed course to assert they were committed to staying in their marriage.
Gossip Cop not only pointed out this deceptive bait-and-switch tactic, but we also provided proof that the contentions about relationship woes weren't even accurate. Less than a week ago, George actually cried as Amal gushed over him at an AFI gala that was held in his honor. When it was his turn to speak, he similarly lavished her with praise. Both openly discussed the "great love" they have for one another. It is abundantly clear from their own recent remarks, as well as their PDA at the event (above), that their union is not in jeopardy.
Yet one day after our debunking, New Idea is peddling the fiction instead of the facts. Picking up the print story about a "divorce," the outlet contends on its website that George and Amal "have been in turmoil," and now have to fix a "broken relationship." Again, through Amal and George's own comments, it is apparent their relationship is not "broken." And their public statements should be trusted more than a tabloid that previously alleged Amal was pregnant last September. Gossip Cop corrected that claim when it came out, and time has since proven our reporting was right.
So, for New Idea to now take the discredited Life & Style at its word is both problematic and disheartening. The publication copied the original bogus report almost line by line. It's apparent no attempt was made to investigate the merit of the claims. Had the magazine actually fact-checked, it would've seen not only our bust, but also plenty of readily available evidence that the couple's romance is still going strong. In fact, "Entertainment Tonight" is even using George and Amal as the main example in a new feature on happy celebrity marriages.
Conclusion: Life & Style falsely led readers to believe George and Amal may be divorcing before backing away from that premise at the end of its story. Gossip Cop debunked the article with transparent proof showing the couple is doing more than fine. But New Idea is now regurgitating the misinformation, even though it has no evidence to back up the claims. There is still nothing to corroborate the allegations of marriage problems. George and Amal weren't on the verge of divorcing on Wednesday, and they still aren't now on Thursday.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.