Reports alleging Gwyneth Paltrow had drastic plastic surgery before her wedding to Brad Falchuk in September are not true. Gossip Cop can correct these phony claim. Mutual friends of ours and the actress assure us she did not undergo a facelift or have an operation on her nose before her marriage ceremony, as contended by one of this week's tabloids and regurgitated by its sister site and another blog.
According to the National Enquirer (and its sibling site RadarOnline), Paltrow "gave herself a special wedding present, a brand new face." To make its story sound more credible, the magazine quotes a so-called "insider" as saying, "She's clearly had a bunch of procedures, if not a full face-lift." The outlet, which has a history of being wrong about the actress, alleges her "fresh mug stunned guests" at her wedding to Falchuk in the Hamptons on September 29.
The publication's supposed "spy on the scene" claims, "Gwyneth looked so different people gasped." "That's the first time I ever saw wedding guests do a double take to make sure they were at the right affair," adds the often discredited magazine's unidentified and seemingly made-up source in suspiciously fake-sounding language.
To further push its premise, the supermarket tabloid has a cosmetic surgeon, who's never treated Paltrow, look at photos it furnished the doctor and asked the physician to speculate on what Paltrow might possibly could've had done. The surgeon offers, "It looks like she's had... some work done on her nose." Looking at two pictures of her, the doctor shares that it also "looks" like Paltrow had Botox since her "left eyebrow is more arched than her right and far more arched than it previously was."
In reality, it appears it's nothing more than the Oscar-winner having different expressions in two separate images. Of course, if she had work done, one eyebrow actually wouldn't be "more arched" than the other. Technically speaking, they'd both be "more arched."
Regardless, on Friday Paltrow shared photos from her wedding to Falchuk on her website Goop, and not only does she look exactly the same as before, but also one can see a few creases in her forehead in the pictures, meaning she didn't even have Botox, let alone a face-lift. And even though the magazine, its sister site RadarOnline, and another blog named YourTango repeated the exact same claims and quotations, it doesn't make it accurate. Irrespective, a rep for Paltrow went on the record with Gossip Cop to call the tabloid's account "ridiculous." Still, we spoke to one of the wedding guests, who told us in no uncertain terms that Paltrow looked "no different."
The Enquirer and RadarOnline don't exactly have great track records when it comes to stories about Paltrow. In July, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely maintaining Jennifer Aniston was going to be Paltrow's maid of honor at her wedding. At the time, we exclusively reported it was "not true," and of course Aniston wasn't even at Paltrow's nuptials in the Hamptons.
Meanwhile, its sister site wrongly speculated Gwyneth Paltrow was pregnant in April. It followed up that erroneous claim two weeks later with a report about how Paltrow was hiding a baby bump. Gossip Cop, of course, exclusively and rightly shoot down both those bogus stories. While certain outlets make guesses about what they think they may see, we make determinations based on facts and insiders. And in this last case, Paltrow did not get a face-lift or other drastic plastic surgery before her wedding.