Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Brad Falchuk are adopting a baby, claims one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the story and it's untrue. We're told the report is a "complete fabrication."
According to Star, the newlyweds "plan to welcome a baby girl in early 2019, via adoption." A so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "They're so in love... and this is a natural step they're excited to take together." The outlet then notes how earlier in the year Paltrow and Falchuk, who both each have a son and a daughter from their previous marriages, "played down suggestions of expanding their family." But the magazine maintains, "Insiders insist marriage has changed their minds."
An unnamed, untraceable, and possibly made-up "source" alleges, "They ended up agreeing it would be a magic blessing and decided to go full steam ahead." "A baby will complete their blended family," adds the unidentified tipster. Nowhere in the tabloid's story does it mention what went into their decision to chose a girl or how far along in the adoption process they are.
Before Gossip Cop fully debunks the magazine's tall tale, it's important to revisit the article's sentence about how Paltrow and Falchuk "played down suggestions of expanding their family." When asked by Howard Stern during an interview in May, Paltrow unequivocally said she and Falchuk won't have children together. The Oscar-winner told Stern, "Neither of us want more kids... We're on the same team." Nothing was remotely "played down."
And nothing has changed since Paltrow and Falchuk wed in September in the Hamptons. They are still both on the "same team" about not having a baby, adopted or otherwise. Gossip Cop checked in with a couple of mutual friends of ours and Paltrow, and none have heard about her adopting a baby girl. Lastly, we approached the actress's rep, who assures us on the record the claim is a "complete fabrication."
In case there were any questions about the reliability of Star's supposed "insiders," just three weeks before she tied the knot, that same magazine published an article contending Paltrow was dumped by Falchuk, who called off the wedding. Meanwhile, Gossip Cop also busted its sister site RadarOnline in April when it falsely reported Paltrow was pregnant with a visible baby bump. Simply, the actress and her husband are not adding kids to their blended family. It's time the tabloid adopt better fact-checking skills and Paltrow sources.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.