Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s marriage is one of the most common targets for the tabloids. Being one of the most talked about couples in the world comes with its fair share of misinformation and incorrect stories, and the gossip media frequently uses that to their advantage with untrue reports about the two divorcing. Here are a few examples that Gossip Cop has busted.
Last June, Star published the cover story, “Kim & Kanye Billion-Dollar Divorce Shocker.” This was the fourth year in a row that the magazine claimed the couple was preparing for a divorce. This time, Kardashian was supposedly fed up with West’s “crazed creativity” and exhausted by his “embarrassing” antics.
The story even included quotes from an anonymous source alleging that West was ready to abandon “anyone who isn’t behind him,” even his wife, and that the rapper was too busy for his children. Of course, Star didn’t mention how many photos have been taken of West spending time with his entire family, including a birthday party that Kardashian threw for him and another one for their daughter North. Now that the couple has since celebrated their fourth and fifth anniversaries, the tabloid wasn’t even close to the truth while Gossip Cop‘s debunking still stands.
In Touch also used a Kardashian-West divorce cover story that same month. The outlet went as far as to falsely claim that Kardashian had announced her divorce from West after the couple visited Paris. The rapper supposedly “made a scene” when he emotionally embraced collaborator and fellow designer Virgil Abloh after Abloh’s first Louis Vutton fashion show, which was said to have pushed Kardashian over the edge.
In reality, Abloh and West’s genuine embrace was celebrated by Kardashian, who retweeted footage of the hug and added crying and heart emojis. The reality star even clarified in interviews with Extra and Entertainment Tonight that although some of West’s past statements and antics have frustrated her, she knew that he had “the best intentions” and said that he “has the biggest heart.” The couple is clearly in it for the long-haul.
OK! Australia followed In Touch‘s lead by similarly claiming Kardashian and West had signed divorce papers. The tabloid even included a picture of divorce documents on its cover, but the papers were never actually addressed in the article. Instead, the magazine just included them on the cover to deceive readers into thinking it had legitimate information.
Gossip Cop clarified that the papers implied to belong to Kardashian and West did actually belong to Kardashian, but they were from her 2004 divorce from Damon Thomas. The publication blurred out the identifying information to trick anyone looking at the magazine into seeing the real details behind the papers. The story itself closely followed In Touch‘s version, but both reports totally ignored things that disprove their story. For instance, Kardashian’s tweets celebrating her and West’s anniversary and saying she wants to spend forever with him.
The power couple is still going strong, celebrating the arrival of a fourth child earlier this year. We’re sure that the longer the two remain married, though, the more tabloids will try to publish false stories about their relationship. Gossip Cop will continue to bust these misleading and inaccurate stories.
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