Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson are engaged after a little more than a month of dating? That's the claim from a tabloid this week. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
Cyrus announced her divorce from Liam Hemsworth this past August, and after a brief romantic stint with actress Kaitlynn Carter, she began her latest relationship with the Australian singer in October. NW claims the two "smitten kittens" are now engaged.
"Obviously it's an extremely rash move, even by Miley's standards, and there's a lot of eye-rolling going on among their friends — many of whom doubt they'll actually make it to the altar," a supposed insider tells the magazine. "But both Miley and Cody seem dead serious about following through with this — for now, at least."
According to the unnamed tipster, the two shared a meal together before Simpson got down on one knee. Cyrus was spotted wearing one of Simpson's rings that's engraved with his initials, which the tabloid says serves as a placeholder as the couple design their own rings. "She finds the whole process of getting engaged pretty thrilling and loves to shock and surprise people," the source says. "Miley has convinced herself that she needs to be one step ahead of Liam and says moving on in a formal way is the only way forward for her."
While the story sounds good, that doesn't change the fact that it's totally baseless. Gossip Cop reached out to one of our sources in Cyrus' camp, who assures there are no truth to the claims. The simple reality of someone borrowing an item of clothing or accessory from a significant other is both far more common and far more likely than this engagement scenario. Cyrus' divorce is still ongoing, and it'd be an impressive leap to jump back into a new marriage before her first is even officially over.
If the ring was indeed serving as an engagement stand-in, then it would mean that Cyrus would wear it as often as possible. However, the ring is noticeably absent in photos of Cyrus at her younger brother Braison's wedding this weekend. If there was ever a time to wear an engagement ring, we'd think it'd be at a sibling's wedding. Even when Cyrus is wearing the ring, she wears it on her middle finger, rather than her actual ring finger.
This narrative didn't work in September when NW tried to assert that Cyrus was engaged to Kaitlynn Carter shortly after they first started dating. Prior to that bogus story, the tabloid also published an equally false piece about Cyrus secretly being pregnant with Hemsworth's baby. Gossip Cop also busted the outlet in early October for claiming Cyrus was desperately begging Hemsworth for another chance. This latest article is just another attempt at capitalizing on Cyrus' popularity and the amount of intrigue surrounding her love life, but there's no concern for fact-checking or accurate reporting.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.