Is Julia Roberts pregnant with her and Danny Moder's fourth baby? That is what's being speculated by a magazine that published a photo of the actress on a beach in Hawaii, with what it believes is a baby bump. Gossip Cop, however, can correct this false report.
Without any proof or sources, New Idea declares Roberts is having a "baby at 51." The repeatedly debunked tabloid begins its latest article by asserting the Oscar-winning actress appears to have "exciting baby news." It then notes how Roberts looks "more curvy" these days, and especially in photos taken of her on vacation with Moder. And while her husband showed off his ripped body on the beach, the publication points out how Roberts was very much "covered up."
The outlet then contends that, contrary to talk of them having "marital discord," the longtime spouses looked happy together, which is why the magazine offers without supporting evidence that it "wouldn't be surprising" if Moder and Roberts have "plans to expand their family." Of course, as Gossip Cop has rightly reported for years, their marriage has always been perfectly intact, and it indeed would be shocking if the nearly 52-year-old star had a fourth baby, considering Roberts has said for more than a half-decade that she and Moder were done with three kids.
Gossip Cop has had to bust inaccurate tabloid tales about Robert being pregnant with a "miracle" baby on a few occasions over the years, including last July. As we noted then while debunking an untrue OK! cover story, when Roberts was asked by David Letterman about pregnancy rumors during a 2013 appearance on "Late Night," she categorically stated there was "no" chance she and Moder were going to have a fourth child. And nothing has changed the movie star's mind since then. A source close to the couple also confirms to Gossip Cop they're not having another baby.
It also bears mentioning that while New Idea used an unflattering photo of the actress for its misguided claim that she's pregnant with a fourth child, there are other pictures from that day of Roberts and Moder on the beach during their romantic trip to Hawaii in which it's abundantly clear she has a flat belly. Gossip Cop is not entirely surprised by the falsity of the article, considering how we've exposed that same outlet in the past for its unfounded tales about Roberts. Just a few weeks ago, for example, we shot down a story that wrongly maintained Roberts' husband was upset by her friendship with Sean Penn.
That bogus premise was manufactured after the two stars were photographed in Los Angeles (platonically) walking arm-in-arm into Chris Martin's 42nd birthday party. The magazine used that image to rehash untrue claims about Moder and Roberts having marriage problems. Much like that article, the latest one alleging Roberts is pregnant with her fourth baby is similarly incorrect.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.