Did Selena Gomez tell Justin Bieber she's pregnant? That's what a certain tabloid wants readers to believe. Gossip Cop, however, can debunk this untrue report.
According to NW, Gomez and Bieber's trip to Laguna Beach earlier this month wasn't just any old getaway. "The word is that Selena is pregnant and told Justin as much during their trip," a so-called "insider" is quoted as saying. This supposed source claims, "Justin wasn't expecting it, but he's ecstatic about it. It's a dream come true."
In an extremely personal and highly suspicious comment, the outlet's snitch contends, "Pals say they've been casual with contraception because they are both keen to make this happen at some point. They know there's never going to be a perfect time, so they've been putting their faith in God's hands." The questionable "insider" continues, "This is something they both want. Selena has always liked the idea of being a young mum and Justin is desperate to settle down."
The gossip magazine alleges she's in the "early days" of her purported pregnancy, and asserts Gomez is "steering clear of alcohol, sushi and soft cheeses to be safe." As additional evidence that there's a baby on the way, the publication notes Bieber has "started following pregnancy accounts on Instagram and posed for photos with a fan's baby while out in L.A." Of course, the superstar has happily taken pictures with infants for years. It doesn't mean he's expecting one himself.
Still, the tabloid's alleged tipster maintains he and Gomez are "both super excited about the prospect of becoming parents," and it's suggested the "much needed happy news could even help bring" the singer-actress "back together" with her mom Mandy Teefey. Yet there are a number of signs throughout this piece that not only was it manufactured, but also the outlet simply doesn't know what it's talking about. For example, the phrasing "word is" and "pals say" is the magazine's way of admitting it has no first-hand knowledge of this supposed pregnancy.
As for the quotes from the "insider," no person connected with either star would refer to Gomez being a "young mum." The word used would be "mom." And arguably most telling is the sidebar that accompanies this article, in which it's alleged Bieber may have recently been seen kissing Kendall Jenner or one of Gomez's friends. Why would he be kissing other women if he's expecting a baby with Gomez? The publication never explains that falsehood. It seemingly just wants to stir the pot, even though it's already been established that the woman Bieber was embracing in the featured snapshots was Gomez herself.
Not to mention, NW is the same tabloid that earlier this month claimed Bieber's purported partying was ruining his reunion with Gomez. None of the allegations from that story, including the assertion that they were on the verge of a split, are mentioned in this new report. That's probably because they were all bogus, too. Though it's now alleged "Selena broke the news to Justin" that there's a "Jelena Junior" on the way, Gossip Cop is told on background by a Gomez confidante that no such conversation ever took place. And no other legitimate outlet is reporting Gomez is expecting either.
That's because Gomez isn't pregnant. Nor have they split. Bieber and Gomez are currently in Jamaica for his father's wedding. While that can be taken as a sign of their renewed commitment to each other, a baby won't be imminently following.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.