Selena Gomez was reportedly pregnant in 2012, and after losing her baby with Justin Bieber to miscarriage was sent into a downward spiral that led to a stint in rehab.
Though the rumors picked up steam this week, and even garnered a front-page story in one of the biggest gossip magazines, Gomez and her reps vehemently deny that the actress and singer was ever pregnant.
The story of Selena Gomez’s alleged pregnancy came from In Touch, which published a story claiming that Justin Bieber had gotten Selena Gomez pregnant in 2012.
“She wanted that baby. She was convinced it was meant to be and that it was a sign that she and Justin should be together forever,” a source reportedly told the magazine.
Another source allegedly close to Bieber added: “His team felt it would ruin his career because at the time he had a clean image. They thought it would take away from his reputation as a heartthrob if he were walking around with a baby carrier at 18. Or he’d look like a real jerk if he wasn’t involved in bringing up his own child.”
The pregnancy rumor had at least some basis. Selena Gomez had raised eyebrows last year when she cut her Australian tour short, which she said was due to the need to spend time on herself.
Gomez released a statement to fans that read:
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”
But Selena Gomez later made a brief trip to rehab, entering The Meadows in February, but leaving after just six days.
Selena Gomez and her team are now going after the pregnancy rumors, saying she was never pregnant and there was no “downward spiral.”
“She has been working nonstop for six years. She needs to take some time for herself.”
There are more outlets taking on the rumor that Selena Gomez was pregnant. Gossip Cop, a blog dedicated to debunking tabloid reports, deemed the rumor “100 percent false.” The blog went on to point out that In Touch has been known to make up stories about miscarriages as it did with Khloe Kardashian.