Are Trevor Noah's colleagues worried he's going to move "The Daily Show" from New York City to Los Angeles following his split from girlfriend Jordyn Taylor? That's the bogus story in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
Earlier this month, Taylor revealed in an Instagram story that she and Noah broke up over the summer after more than three years together. According to the Globe, the late-night host's world is falling apart amid the split, to the point where he's ready to relocate his satirical news show to the West Coast.
An alleged insider tells the magazine that Noah's New York-based co-workers fear he'll "force the entire production to move" across the country. The outlet's supposed source adds, "He thought he was going to spend the rest of his life with this woman, and it all went up in smoke in a matter of weeks."
None of this is accurate. This story was seemingly written because earlier this month, Noah bought a $20 million home in Bel-Air. Despite the talk show host's new real estate purchase, he's not permanently relocating to Los Angeles. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who wasn't able to speak on the record, but assures us "The Daily Show" will continue being shot in New York City. We're further told Noah's co-workers aren't concerned he's moving the show.
It's worth noting, the idea of a celebrity relocating following a split is a recurring theme in the tabloids. Last year, Gossip Cop busted Heat for falsely claiming Jennifer Aniston was selling her Bel-Air home and moving to Ojai, California following her divorce from Justin Theroux. The actress still remains in the home she shared with her estranged husband.
Gossip Cop also called out the Globe's sister publication, the National Enquirer, for making up a story about Ben Affleck quitting Hollywood and moving to a farm in upstate New York following his split from Jennifer Garner. Not only does the actor still live in Los Angeles, but he recently purchased a home in the same neighborhood as his ex-wife and kids.
Speaking of Affleck's ex, we also debunked a RadarOnline story about Garner moving to a farm in Oklahoma to cope with her divorce. This ongoing storyline involving a post-split move didn't apply to any of the stars mentioned above, and doesn't apply to Noah either. Gossip Cop can confirm "The Daily Show" will remain in New York City.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.