Nicole Kidman feels threatened by Taylor Swift and wants her to "stay away" from Keith Urban? That's the false premise in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
Following a concert at the Washington State Fair last week, Urban posted an Instagram video of him and his band covering Swift's new song, "Lover," along with the caption: "Every now and then you hear a song that you love and wish you'd written." Swift retweeted the video and responded, "MY HEART EXPLODED INTO CONFETTI HEARTS THANK YOU." This was enough for Woman's Day to make up a bunch of phony drama involving Kidman being jealous of the singer.
The tabloid quotes an alleged insider as saying, "Everyone is talking about how much Taylor looks like Nicole in her youth and it's freaking Nic out." The anonymous tipster adds that Kidman is asking all kinds of questions, like "What if Taylor and Keith start making music together and he falls for her? What if they connect over more than music?" According to the unnamed source, Kidman thought the singer's "outpouring of thanks to Keith was a little over the top," and now she's "ready to tell her to back away."
All that's happening here is two musicians showing mutual respect for one another, but a tabloid has decided to invent some sort of scandalous love triangle. Gossip Cop ran the story by Kidman's spokesperson, who tells us in no uncertain terms that there's "no truth" to any of it. The outlet also fails to mention that Swift has been in a relationship with boyfriend Joe Alwyn for more than three years. Many of the songs on her album, including the one Urban covered, are widely believed to be about Alwyn.
Kidman's supposed jealousy is a reversal of another recent story in Woman's Day. Gossip Cop busted the magazine in June for falsely claiming Urban was jealous of Kidman's friendship with Edgar Ramirez, her co-star on the upcoming HBO series The Undoing. A rep for the country star laughed off the report.
Earlier this year, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for making up a story about Kidman being jealous of singer Julia Michaels, who was one of the opening acts on Urban's tour. That story had just as many holes in its flimsy narrative. Despite claiming Urban was being "flirty" with Michaels, the country star had been accompanied on the road by his wife and their two daughters. The tabloid is now using Swift to create more nonexistent jealousy in Kidman and Urban's happy marriage.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.