One of this week's tabloids claims Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth only got married for "tax purposes" following their Malibu home burning down in the California wildfires. The story is both illogical and untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
"Miley & Liam: The Real Reason For Their Quickie Wedding," reads a headline in the latest issue of Star. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "After their house burned down in the fires, accountants told them they'd be penalized if they bought property together as an unmarried couple. But they'd receive huge financial discounts on home purchases and renovations, as well as taxes, if they wed."
According to the supposed source, when Cyrus learned she'd receive tax breaks on a new home if she got married, the singer said to her boyfriend, "Let's finally get hitched then!" The questionable tipster adds, "It was all planned in a matter of weeks."
Nothing about the tabloid's story makes much sense. For starters, CNN reported in November that Cyrus and Hemsworth plan to rebuild their Malibu home as opposed to purchasing a new one. Additionally, the couple donated $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation to help others in the neighborhood rebuild their homes. The spouses clearly aren't worried about getting tax breaks. In reality, the singer and the actor care about restoring their community amid the devastating wildfires.
People magazine, a much more reliable source for celebrity news than Star, reported last month that Cyrus and Hemsworth were planning to get married at their Malibu home before it was destroyed. The reputable publication noted, "They had planned to get married in Malibu over the holidays when all of their families were together. After their Malibu house didn't make the fire, they have been living at Miley's Tennessee house."
The newlyweds' decision to get hitched was made prior to the destruction of their house. The wedding may have been a surprise to the public, but it wasn't a surprised to their families, and they didn't tie the knot for tax purposes. Gossip Cop also checked in with a source close to the couple, who assures us the magazine's report is made-up.
It's worth noting, Gossip Cop busted Star's sister publication, the National Enquirer, for wrongly reporting last August that Cyrus and Hemsworth had split because of her "wild ways." The tabloid and its related outlets clearly have no insight into the couple's relationship. This latest phony article is yet another example.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.