Remember OK! magazine’s bizarre, completely baseless cover story this week claiming Jessica Simpson was about to become a mom? Well, the outlet is doubling down on its laughable “reporting.”
Today it suggests that an Italian jaunt with new boyfriend Eric Johnson offers new evidence Simpson might be expecting. Photographers caught the couple strolling in Capri, and Simpson’s “loose-fitting and roomy” outfit is “causing tongues to wag.”
This time, OK! can’t even muster the strength to comment specifically on Simpson’s appearance, instead speculating that her flowing caftan is “perhaps perfect for hiding a baby bump.”
To recap: in the span of two days, OK! has gone from announcing on its cover that Jessica Simpson’s baby is “confirmed” to observing lamely that she wore a loose dress.
It is true that pregnant women favor loose clothing.
It’s also true that stores will sell it to women who aren’t pregnant.
A rep for Simpson calls pregnancy talk “absurd.” Gossip Cop, meanwhile, will sadly leave our flowing gowns in the closet for the rest of the summer, for fear of “causing tongues to wag.”