Miranda Lambert is not pregnant, nor is she having the imaginary baby in an attempt to save her marriage to Brendan McLoughlin. That phony premise is featured in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can correct it.
“Miranda’s Baby-Weight Blues!” declares the National Enquirer. Using language like “bloated” and “heftier,” the tabloid says the country singer looks to be pregnant. “Miranda has been talking about wanting a baby in the worst way,” says the outlet’s supposed source. “She feels that it might be just what they need to rekindle their romance!”
According to the tabloid, Lambert’s marriage has been shaky, and the magazine even repeats an old claim about her husband “partying with a bevy of babes in Manhattan.” The article then goes on to say that since Lambert returned from a vacation in Lake Tahoe, she’s gained weight. “Everybody thinks that some of the weight must belong to the baby she’s always talking about,” says the questionable tipster. “She was talking about babies right after they got back from their vacation — and that’s when she started piling on the pounds!”
First of all, Lambert’s marriage isn’t in trouble at all. Gossip Cop has busted that rumor multiple times, and there’s no truth to any of the claims about Lambert and McLoughlin divorcing or splitting. Just last week, Lambert posted several Instagram photos of the two happily hugging while celebrating her parents’ anniversary in Texas.
Second, the Enquirer‘s accusations about “baby weight” are totally unfounded. Nothing in any of the latest photos of Lambert reveal anything resembling a baby bump. If Lambert was truly “gaining” weight from pregnancy as the tabloid indicates, it would mean she’s approaching her second trimester. Seeing how Lambert is on her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour until late November, she’d be wrapping up the tour while nearly six months pregnant. That’s highly unlikely and not exactly something a first-time mom would put herself through.
As we mentioned earlier, this isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has had to address phony rumors about Lambert and her marriage. The Enquirer tried to push a story about Lambert and McLoughlin’s marriage being “on the rocks” in July, which included the claim about the “bevy of babes” word-for-word. Star, a sister publication of the Enquirer, claimed that Lambert and McLoughlin were headed for a divorce after just 122 days of marriage. That piece was as inaccurate as this latest one about Lambert’s so-called “pregnancy.”
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.