Rosie Huntington-Whiteley did not force Jason Statham to sell his Malibu home. The report in a tabloid this week is false. Gossip Cop has looked into the matter and we can debunk it.
An article in OK! claims Statham's longtime girlfriend, with whom he shares a child, has "put her foot down" and is insisting the Hobbs & Shaw star sell his beach house. The story quotes a supposed "source" as saying, "She was fed up with him using it as a place to party. Whenever he goes out with his mates and gets hammered, she completely flips out."
The anonymous insider says Statham was using the Malibu home "as an escape" and and would "invite all the guys over to revel until the early hours of the morning." Because of all this, according to the phony report, Huntington-Whiteley doesn't like Statham's friends and thinks they are a bad influence on him. The unknown tipster adds, "Even though she knows Jason would never cheat on her or anything like that, whenever he throws a party he and his friends leave the place a mess."
The article is unclear if it's the mess or the bad news friends that the supermodel is more upset about, probably because the story isn't based in reality, and she's not worried about either. The article even takes a petty shot at Statham's macho image, with the so-called source saying, "She does trust Jason, but she keeps him on a tight leash," to which the tabloid adds, "Now we know who wears the pants!" The only factual part about the story is that Statham is selling property.
Although it's true that Statham is selling his Malibu house, he also owns two other properties in Southern California, according to Variety. The actor owns a house in the Hollywood Hills and another in Beverly Hills, which he bought with the Victoria's Secret model. According to the same article, he stands to make around $10 million by selling the beach house, which is likely the real reason for the timing of the sale. The couple has been together for almost a decade, so it's highly unlikely that all of a sudden Huntington-Whiteley would have this issue.
The tabloid's article is also based on the word of an unidentified tipster, but Gossip Cop reached out to Huntington-Whiteley's spokesperson, who tells us it's "absolute nonsense." OK! has a track record of faulty reporting on the couple. Last year, the publication falsely claimed Statham and Huntington-Whiteley were getting married on New Year's Eve at their home in the Hollywood Hills.
That piece was a poorly executed example of a tabloid taking an old story and inventing something new out of it. In that case, it was a story about the couple having a New Year's party at their home the year before. Gossip Cop busted the false narrative, and as time has proven, the couple didn't get hitched. It's impossible to trust the magazine on anything it reports about the couple or how they use their real estate.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.