Justin Bieber is not joining Selena Gomez for Thanksgiving in Texas, despite continued speculation. Gossip Cop can set the record straight for the second time. As we already reported on Tuesday, the singer-actress will be with her family, and her on-and-off boyfriend is not expected to be a part of the festivities.
But on Wednesday, HollywoodLife is asking in a headline, "Selena Gomez Spotted At Home In Texas: Will Justin Bieber Join Her For Thanksgiving?" The accompanying story similar begins, "After debuting her new blonde do' at the 2017 AMAs, Selena Gomez jetted home to her native Texas for Thanksgiving! Is Justin Bieber heading to the Lone Star state to make mends with her family?"
Though Gossip Cop already reported yesterday, after confirming with a close family member, that the star was in Texas for the holiday, the webloid is only now acknowledging that she's back home after an Instagram video surfaced of Gomez eating with friends. "So, is Justin Bieber not far behind?" wonders the site. "Well, while it's unknown where the Biebs will spend turkey day, it may be a good idea for him to jet off to Texas."
The outlet seems to be forgetting that it already claimed Gomez was "hopeful" Bieber would spend Thanksgiving with her and her family. In fact, the online publication even claimed it had a "source" contending, "While Selena is eager to share food and her family with the new and improved version of Justin, the holiday is equally important for Justin. He wants to impress Selena's family and show up with something yummy too." Now this new story makes no mention of those assertions, as if HollywoodLies, as its known, never previously maintained it "EXCLUSIVELY learned" Gomez had "romantic plans" for Bieber to "spend the upcoming holiday with her and her family."
In addition to pretending it never alleged there were plans in the works for Bieber to be with the Gomez family in Texas, the blog also isn't acknowledging that those contentions were debunked. HollywoodLies is wondering here if Bieber will "join her for Thanksgiving," but Gossip Cop already reported that he is not. Our impeccable family contact confirmed that while Gomez will be with her relatives, the Canadian crooner isn't going to be a part of their celebration.
In essence, the webloid went from misinforming readers to playing dumb when the correct information was already out there. Furthermore, this once again goes to show that the site doesn't actually have real Bieber and Gomez "sources" and "insiders" as it so often claims. If the outlet did, it wouldn't have falsely claimed yesterday that Bieber was planning to be in Texas with Gomez's family and wouldn't be acting today like there's some open-ended mystery. Gossip Cop won't be surprised if the publication follows up with a purported "exclusive" about Gomez missing Bieber during the holiday. Luckily, Gossip Cop is working through Thanksgiving, so we'll be here to call out the made-up and inaccurate tales as necessary.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.