Selena Gomez might be beginning to rue the day that she even found herself in the company of Justin Bieber. In what appears to be the latest in a series of attacks on the “Wizards of Waverly Place” star, Selena Gomez has been targeted by an anonymous prankster on Twitter as being pregnant with Justin Bieber’s baby. At least, that is the gist of the Twitter rumor being questioned and passed along on various media websites like Gather. Since Twitter is renowned for its paucity of information to begin with, there is little to add in the way of details, but the Twitter rumor/hoax/insinuation exists and is getting plenty of wordage in the blogosphere and Twitterverse.
While there seems to be no factual basis to the “Selena Gomez is pregnant” rumor, it seems to have become a trendy topic of late, having already become a popular search term less than a week ago.
The current rumor stems from a Caribbean vacation just before the new year where Gomez and Bieber were caught sharing an intimate moment. Publicists for both the 16-year-old Bieber and the 18-year-old Gomez denied there was a romance and at least one photo of the two kissing was claimed to be a fake. But other kissing photos were not denied, although denials that a relationship existed between the pair continued.
And denial might continue, given that some Bieber fanatics have taken to issuing death threats to Gomez, not to mention calling her a pedophile.
Still, Gomez being pregnant rumors are nothing new. Back in 2008, when she was reportedly in a romantic relationship with Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, she was rumored to have gotten pregnant as well. She was 16 at the time.
So, although the Twitter-generated rumor (or hoax) has the benefit of being plausible, there is also more likely that it has no factual basis, existing only as wild speculation. The pregnant rumors began circulation around the same time that a topless photo hit the Internet, one that Gomez and her representatives have insisted is a Photoshopped fake. They also insist that they are pursuing the matter, trying to track down the originator of the picture, implying possible legal action against the culprit if they are ever ran to ground.
But there is a one website that is ready for the news that Gomez is actually pregnant. Appropriately named “Selena Gomez Pregnant,” the website is dedicated to everything Selena. Its current page for “Selena Is or Isn’t Pregnant?” notes that “as far a [they] know,” Selena Gomez is not pregnant. The “site does not claim that Selena is Pregnant, it only seeks to engage discussions about if she is pregnant, when she will be pregnant and by whom she will become pregnant.”
Given the animosity shown by Bieber fans toward anyone that gets between them and their cherished mophead teen, the latest pregnancy rumor could very well be the work of a frustrated possessive fan. Of course, it could just be the work of some bored Internet rumor instigator of the same mentality as those that begin the dead celebrity rumors. Oddly enough, Gomez has been targeted for a topless photo “leak,” had her Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked, and been the focus of a pregnancy rumor — all since the beginning of the year.
Amazing the amount of trouble hanging around with Justin Bieber can cause…
Brad Bechler, “Selena Gomez Pregnant With Justin Bieber’s Baby? Fact or Hoax?” Gather.com