Scott Disick and rumored ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli may be at the center of widespread backlash after photographers caught the duo getting cozy while in the South of France earlier this month. But despite reports that suggest Disick and Bartoli had an intimate relationship while in Europe, sources close to the stylist insist that the photos of the duo were “misleading.”
Disick and Bartoli were photographed in Monte Carlo together just days before Disick’s longtime girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian called off their nearly decade-long romance indefinitely. Despite the photos, which unleashed a flurry of infidelity reports and ultimately led to Kardashian’s decision to call it quits with Disick, Bartoli’s friends insist that nothing intimate happened between her and the reality star, E! News reports.
“Chloe is adamant that nothing happened between her and Scott in Europe. She’s telling friends there is no way, that he’s like a brother to her. He was super drunk the whole time and she took care of him, yes, but she says the photos are misleading…She insists she and Scott are just best friends.”
The source adds that Bartoli has been faced with public backlash since returning to the States after the photos went viral, noting that Chloe “has basically had to go into hiding. Everywhere she goes, people yell at her.”
Another source previously dished to E! that at the time the photos were taken, Disick was supposed to be on a boys-only trip but was instead seen partying with several girls on a yacht.
“They fear he is out of control and has fallen off the wagon. He is partying hard and they are concerned.”
Despite Kardashian’s family members insisting that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is “doing great” after her split from Disick, sources tell E! that Kourtney is actually doing “not so good” in the wake of Disick’s erratic behavior.
The news comes only a few days after Disick made headlines for reportedly partying with a group of models at his new bachelor pad in Beverly Hills.
Sources close to Disick reveal to People that Scott is not handling his breakup from Kourtney well either, noting that he’s spiraling out of control since returning home from his vacation.
“He’s in a black hole. It’s a whole lot of darkness where he’s at right now. He’s spiraling out of control.”
Despite Disick attempting to defend himself against claims that suggested he was throwing a party at his home last week, an insider reveals that Scott “was partying and looked a mess” at Thursday’s bash.
Similarly, a source reveals that Kourtney is leaning on her family for support during this difficult time.
“Kourtney again spent a lot of time with Khloé and Kim. The girls filmed at Hugo’s in Agoura Hills. She seemed happy to be with her sisters.”
What do you think of Chloe Bartoli’s friends insisting that nothing romantic happened between her and Scott Disick?
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