Are Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian in a "secret romance"? That's the claim being made in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can correct this absurdity. We've learned there's absolutely no truth to it.
According to OK!, Disick and Kardashian has been having a "shocking affair" for several "months." The tabloid even contends the two recently "stepped out for a romantic lunch at an Italian restaurant in L.A." And to bolster its off-base premise, the magazine has an unnamed "source" conveniently allege, "Khloe and Scott have been quietly hooking up for months."
The untraceable tipster further asserts that following the birth of her daughter True, Kardashian, freshly "devastated" by Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal, turned to Disick, who offered her "a shoulder to cry on, and things went from there." The publication then vaguely claims "friends" say Kardashian and Disick's purported romance is "getting serious." There's "genuine chemistry between them," adds the tabloid, while its anonymous and possibly made-up "source" maintains, "They share a connection that's very real and extremely intense."
Next, the outlet relates that their affair will "likely shock Scott's girlfriend Sofia Richie." And the Kardashians will be furious too, asserts the unidentifiable insider, because "Scott was with Kourtney [Kardashian] for nine years and is the father of her kids." As a result of those obstacles, says the seemingly phony "source," Kardashian and Disick are "happy sneaking around, even though they've fallen head over heels for each other."
Allow Gossip Cop to pick apart this ridiculous report. Since the tabloid has no proof, we'll fill in some of the blanks, as well as point out why its article is a complete falsehood. Even though the magazine makes no mention of the name of the restaurant where they supposedly had a "romantic lunch," we looked into the photos the outlet used to illustrate its story and found out they were taken earlier this month when Disick and Kardashian had a platonic meal at Emilio's Trattoria in Encino.
Contrary to the publication's characterization of them "sneaking around," the Daily Mail titled its article tied to those photos, "Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick share cheek-kiss after Italian lunch outing in LA suburbs." The paper even wrote they "showed their familial affection" by having "kissed each other on the cheek" before going their separate ways. And, as opposed the narrative about how the alleged "affair" will be a "shock to Scott's girlfriend Sofia," it would more likely be a bigger shock to Disick himself since he and Kardashian haven't "fallen head over heels for each other."
More significantly, the idea of Kardashian and Disick having a "secret romance" is entirely untrue. While they've had their ups-and-downs, Kardashian spent Thanksgiving with Thompson and their daughter True. The basketball player even posted a photo of the three of them together, with the caption, "I'm soo blessed. Happy thanksgiving from my family to yours." And while Disick was with Kourtney and their kids on Thanksgiving, just a few days earlier, he posted a photo of himself with Richie on Instagram.
It's true Disick and Kardashian have always been close, but they've never been romantic. It's actually been a false narrative pushed by OK!'s sister publication, Life & Style, for years. For instance, Gossip Cop busted a cover story in 2014 that wrongly reported Disick was "in love" with Kardashian after cheating behind Kourtney's back. And the following year, we debunked another cover story that incorrectly maintained Disick slept with Khloe and Kendall Jenner.
None of those tall tales were true, and neither is the current one about Kardashian and Disick being in a "secret romance." The fact that they were photographed simply having a casual meal together is proof they wouldn't even be able to be "sneaking around," if they were even inclined. But they're not. And, of course, no legitimate outlets have made this claim either.
In reality, Kardashian would love for Disick to reunite with her sister Kourtney. At Kylie Jenner's 21st birthday in August, Kardashian posted a photo of the exes sitting next to each other, along with a caption that read, "A girl can dream." Lastly, Gossip Cop checked in with a Kardashian confidante, who called the claim about her "hooking up" with Disick an "old dumb rumor" and "not true."
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.