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Sofia Richie is not "thirsting over" Younes Bendjima, despite a claim. Gossip Cop can bust this silly, untrue story about Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian's significant others. We're told it's "ridiculous."

As was widely reported by a number of outlets, on Friday Kourtney Kardashian shared on Instagram a photo of herself straddling Bendjima while wearing Calvin Klein underwear. She is a spokesmodel for the brand after the Kardashian-Jenner women did a Calvin Klein shoot together a few months ago. Kardashian's new post even specifically noted that it was an "ad" and part of a "paid partnership with Calvin Klein." But HollywoodLife is now trying to capitalize on interest in the photo by making-up a related story.

According to the site, Richie "likes what she sees" as far as the shirtless Bendjima goes, and Disick is "not thrilled" with her reaction. A so-called "insider" claims Richie has been "teasing" her boyfriend over the "sexy photo" and thinks Bendjima is a "total hunk." Meanwhile, Disick is said to be upset that "his girlfriend is trolling Kourt's Instagram, checking out the topless picture of Younes." The outlet's alleged source maintains Richie "can't help noticing how sexy Younes is," but Disick "can't stand the situation" and has ordered "Sofia not to mention Younes around him."

Richie and Disick have been on a vacation in Mexico, joined by the kids he shares with Kardashian. It makes little sense to allege they're spending their time arguing about what Bendjima and Kardashian are doing back in the United States. While it's not irrational to suggest they're still checking social media while on their trip, it's a bit far-fetched to claim they're preoccupied by another couple while on their getaway. The pair have been focused on enjoying pool time with Disick's little ones, and, as seen on Richie's Instagram, the couple also found time to ride ATVs on the beach.

There's also a curious omission from this tale. Nowhere does HollywoodLies, as the blog is nicknamed, mention that Richie and Bendjima know each other and used to hang out. While it was claimed last October that Richie and Bendjima are no longer friends since she became more involved with Disick, this is all relevant background information that one would think the outlet would've included in this story if it was actually informed. Surely if the online publication had a real "source," this person wouldn't just be sharing how Richie is "thirsting" over the aforementioned photo of Bendjima, but would also note they used to be close.

Certainly if Disick was upset Richie is fixated on the snapshot, wouldn't he also be even more upset given her history with Bendjima? It appears HollywoodLies didn't think this premise through, probably because it tends to make-up its stories as it goes along. In fact, this seemingly fabricated article fits the website's typical M.O., which is manufacturing narratives about whatever is dominating the celebrity news world. Kardashian and Bendjima's photo made headlines on Friday, and Disick and Richie's trip has remained a hot topic all week.

It seems apparent the site wanted to exploit both subjects by concocting a storyline that combined them. But as opposed to Richie actually obsessing over Bendjima's photo and quarreling with Disick over it, Gossip Cop is told by a confidante close to the couple, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, that they're having "fun" on the vacation and are "happy to get a break" from Los Angeles, even if the paparazzi are still monitoring their every move. This version of events, we're told, is just "ridiculous."

As it is known to do, HollywoodLies is creating drama where there isn't any. Remember, this is the same blog that ran multiple made-up stories about Richie getting ready to dump Disick right before they went to Mexico. We rest our case.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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