Is Kim Kardashian planning to send Meghan Markle an "over the top" baby gift in an effort to become her friend? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can set the record straight.
According to Heat, the reality star is desperate to win over the pregnant royal. An alleged insider tells the magazine that Kardashian is shopping for "the ultimate baby gift" in the hopes to "seal her long-held ambition to make Meghan a friend." The supposed source adds, "She has said money is no object, and wants to send a gift that will really stand out from the hundreds of others that Meghan and Prince Harry are likely to receive when their baby is born next year."
The questionable tipster continues, "Kim is convinced she and Meghan will be best friends one day. It's very much a long-term project and she's chipping away to impress her when the opportunities arise." The seemingly phony source further contends that Kardashian is taking advantage of the royal baby's birth "to remind Meghan and Harry that she and Kanye [West] are thoughtful people, and she's looking to stand out from all the other celebrities with something truly impressive." As for the gift itself, the "insider" adds, "She's been getting her people to research everything from diamond baby jewelry to crystal nursery decor."
There's no truth to this premise, which is the continuation of an ongoing storyline created by the tabloids. Last year, Gossip Cop busted OK! for falsely claiming that Kardashian sent Markle diamond earrings in an effort to score an invitation to her wedding. Earlier this year, RadarOnline made up a story about Kardashian getting Markle an engagement gift "to worm her way into the royal household." Shortly after that, Gossip Cop debunked a Star report claiming that Kardashian was so desperate to score an invite to Markle's wedding that she offered to have her husband perform at the ceremony.
The many variations on this theme are fabricated, and that goes for this latest one as well. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Kardashian, who laughed off the report before assuring us it's false. The reality star hasn't made any desperate attempts to become friends with the duchess, and she's not sending her a lavish baby gift, just as she never sent any engagement or wedding presents.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.