Julia Roberts is often the target of false tabloid stories. Gossip Cop has had to debunk many phony articles about the actress’s personal and professional life. Here are five recent wrong rumors.
In early September, Gossip Cop busted OK! for falsely claiming that Roberts and her husband Danny Moder were getting divorced after 16 years of marriage. It was said the two were battling over the actress’s busy schedule and she was moving out of their Los Angeles home. The same day the bogus story was published, Roberts posted an Instagram photo of herself hugging her husband on the beach. She added the caption, “Oh Summer, thank you! You made us happy and brave. We embraced every moment of sun drenched JOY. #familytime.”
Gossip Cop also called out OK! In July for wrongly reporting that Roberts was pregnant with a “miracle baby” at 50-years-old. It was said the actress was expecting a fourth child after two years of IVF treatments. Only, Roberts previously went on the record to say there’s “no chance” she’s having another baby, so we were suspicious of the claim. Our doubts were confirmed after checking with a reliable source close to the actress. As time has definitively proven, the actress isn’t expecting.
In June, OK! made up a phony story about Roberts going on “secret dinner dates” with Brad Pitt. The magazine alleged that the two were developing a romance after being spotted “arm in arm in the lobby of the Beverly Hills hotel.” Naturally, there was zero proof of this supposed meeting. As we noted at the time, it’s nearly impossible that paparazzi wouldn’t have snapped photos of the pair at the celebrity hotspot. Regardless, a rep for Pitt assured Gossip Cop the story was fabricated. Around the same time, Us Weekly published an article dedicated to Roberts and Moder’s “solid, loving marriage,” so the idea that she would leave her husband for Pitt is ludicrous.
Gossip Cop corrected the National Enquirer in March for falsely claiming that Roberts was “snubbing” the Broadway adaptation of Pretty Woman. The tabloid contented that the actress wasn’t happy about her classic romantic comedy being turned into a Broadway musical. At the time the story emerged, a spokesperson for the project assured us it was false. This past August, Roberts attended a performance of Pretty Woman on Broadway, proving the magazine’s article to be complete nonsense.
And finally, the blog Daily News For Americans claimed in November 2017 that Roberts called Donald Trump “the best president in U.S. history.” The untrustworthy website didn’t bother to mention when or where the actress made such a statement, and no other outlet in the world reported it. That’s because she never expressed such a political opinion. To the contrary, Roberts had attended the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017 to protest Trump’s inauguration.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.