Is Justin Timberlake spoiling his wife Jessica Biel with expensive gifts out of guilt for being less involved in their son Silas's life? That's the premise behind a story in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop, however, looked into the claim and it's not true.
According to a report in OK!, an "insider" asserts Timberlake has "spent a fortune on [Biel] over the last year... mostly on jewelry, including custom pieces." But the singer's "spending spree isn't just a random act of kindness," maintains the magazine. It's alleged tipster is quoted as saying, "He's been so busy on tour and working on new music while Jess is taking care of Silas, 3, so there's some guilt on his part that he hasn't been 100 percent involved."
Gossip Cop is going to stop right here to point out some clues that the tabloid's article is manufactured. Far from not spending time with Silas, Biel actually traveled on tour with Timberlake and their son, as widely documented on social media and in interviews. On August 16, for instance, Biel said on the "Today" show, "It is fun to be on the road" together with her husband and Silas. She added, "You're seeing so many new places and I think it's amazing for our son because he's hearing new languages, we're talking about different countries... I'm very, very grateful."
Another major red flag are the publication's quotations from its supposed "source." No real person while speaking would mention Timberlake's son's age the way the questionable insider said, "Jess is taking care of Silas, 3, so there's some guilt on his part." Later in the article, the outlet's tipster asserts that despite Timberlake allegedly being a bit of an absentee dad, he and Biel are "more in love than ever."
That's interesting because a little more than a year ago, Gossip Cop busted OK! when it swore up and down in a cover story that Timberlake and Biel were getting a "$300 million divorce." It was alleged then that Biel was "abandoned" by her husband and that their marriage was "in jeopardy." Of course, that was and remains completely untrue.
And bizarrely, the magazine makes no mention whatsoever in its latest story that it reported just a few weeks ago that Biel was pregnant with her and Timberlake's second baby. Regardless, Gossip Cop was assured that was untrue, too. Anyway, the tabloid's current tale is similarly wrong.
In fact, on Father's Day, Biel praised Timberlake on Instagram, noting she was in "awe everyday as he guides and teaches, encourages and supports, and above all, LOVES the [expletive], out of his own young man." Contrary to the outlet's main premise, Timberlake is very much involved in Silas's life.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.