One of this week's tabloids claims Jon Hamm can't get a girlfriend so his friend Malin Akerman is stepping in to help play "matchmaker." Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story. We've learned it's completely made-up.
A so-called "insider" tells OK!, "Malin feels bad for Jon, who's just about the saddest, sorriest bachelor she's ever known. Trouble is Jon can attract women but he sure can't keep them." The outlet's supposed source goes on to say that Hamm is currently on the hunt for a woman who isn't in show business and is also "smart, funny and independent."
The suspicious tipster further contends that Akerman is having difficulty finding a potential partner for Hamm because he's "super picky" and "doesn't want to commit unless he sees it going the distance." The seemingly phony source adds, "But Malin's made it her mission to help him find his dream girl."
Gossip Cop, however, checked in with a mutual pal of ours and Akerman, who wasn't able to speak on the record, but assures us there's "no truth" to the tabloid's story. We're further told the actress is "not the type" to intervene in another person's love life. A source close to Hamm also confirms the magazine's article is fabricated.
This concept of a celebrity "playing matchmaker" for another famous person is one that frequently pops up in the tabloids. A few months ago, Gossip Cop busted OK!'s sister outlet, Life & Style, for making up a story about Amal Clooney "playing matchmaker" for Jennifer Aniston. Shortly before that, another outlet falsely claimed Gwyneth Paltrow was helping Aniston find a boyfriend.
Gossip Cop also debunked a phony story about Reese Witherspoon "playing matchmaker" for Jennifer Garner. We also busted a tabloid for concocting a narrative about Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz "playing cupid" for Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves.
Those aforementioned articles are just a few examples of this recurring theme. We've also debunked similar storylines involving Justin Theroux helping Ben Stiller find a girlfriend, Matthew McConaughey assisting Jennifer Lopez in the love department, and Heidi Klum helping Sandra Bullock get a boyfriend. Then there was the time Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban teamed up to find a man for Miranda Lambert.
These various takes on the subject are works of fiction. Hamm and Akerman happen to be friends, and the actor also happens to be single. That doesn't mean she's playing a role in his dating life.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.