Are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham getting married? A new report claims they’ve “set the date” for a New Year’s Eve wedding. Gossip Cop looked into the story.
OK! Australia begins its article by asserting that while the couple isn’t “the most forthcoming when it comes to details about their relationship,” they were “blissfully happy” earlier this month at the premiere for Statham’s latest movie, The Meg. “And it’s got something to do with their long-awaited wedding,” contends the tabloid, which claims they will “ring in New Year’s Eve with a bang.” It’s specifically alleged Statham and Huntington-Whiteley have “locked in their impending nuptials for December 31 at their Hollywood Hills mansion.”
The magazine is basing these claims on Katie Hind, who first claimed in a Mail On Sunday column nearly a week ago that Statham and Huntington-Whiteley were set to throw a New Year’s Eve wedding party. “They had planned to marry last year but decided to hold off” until after the birth of their son Jack, “but now my sources say that wedding invitations will be sent out shortly,” she alleged.
The outlet regurgitated Hind’s contentions without fact-checking them, and deems Huntington-Whiteley a “bride-to-be.” And while the publication quotes as her as saying, “I have a wonderful personal life with lots of love,” readers aren’t told that that statement is nearly five months old. Huntington-Whiteley made the comment when she discussed balancing her modeling career with motherhood for a Harper’s Bazaar Arabia cover story. In the piece, she said nothing about tying the knot.
Now a rep for Huntington-Whiteley exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the New Year’s Eve wedding claims are “false.” And regardless of if and when they walk down the aisle, the couple is clearly committed to each other. In celebration of the aforementioned movie premiere, Huntington-Whiteley posted photos of herself and Statham on Instagram, saying they were “ride or die for life.”
Earlier this year, Gossip Cop busted tabloid tales of relationship strife. In April, Life & Style claimed Statham and Huntington-Whiteley were living separate lives, and in June, the magazine’s sister outlet In Touch peddled a story contending Huntington-Whiteley and Statham were “miserable” together. Their recent display of affection on Instagram shows our debunkings were right. Now this latest story about a wedding is on the opposite end of the spectrum, but no more accurate. Quite obviously, the truth lies in the middle: The couple is happily still together, but won’t be spending the last night of 2018 getting married.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.