By Rhodesia Williams

In celebrity news, Kylie Jenner‘s bodyguard, Tim Chung, is being accused of being celebrity baby, Stormi Webster’s father. According to EOnline.com, the internet has gone wild with the idea that Jenner’s newborn baby Stormi looks like Chung. They even went so far as to post side-by-side photos of the two on social media. With the internet not letting up on the rumor, Chung felt forced to make a statement to clear his name and defend this celebrity couple. Chung said, “There is no story here and I ask that the media no longer include me in any narrative that is incredibly disrespectful to the family.”

In celebrity news, sometimes a rumor is just a rumor. What are some ways to slow down the rumor mill when it comes to your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Since social media is a primary mode of communication these days, it’s easier than ever for rumors to circulate quickly. Cupid has some advice on how to slow down the rumor mill:

1. Communicate: If a rumor comes up, talk to the person who originated it directly. The worst thing you can do is start going back and forth on social media. The easiest and safest way is to ask questions first because once others get involved, you may do some permanent damage. The fighting on social media will surely keep that rumor mill going.

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2. Put out a statement: This way of handling rumors may be celebrity couple-esque, but in all seriousness, depending on the rumor, you may want to address friends and family in a unified message. Consider making a cute, short and to the point post acknowledging the rumor, but informing everybody that it isn’t true. If you don’t face it head on, it could potentially spiral out of control.

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3. Limit social media: This is the most obvious solution, but perhaps the most difficult. Many people want to show off gift and vacation pics, as it’s a way of expressing their happiness. That being said, not everyone feels that way. If you limit what you post, you aren’t leaving much room for people to talk about you.

What are some other ways to slow down the rumor mill? Share your thoughts below.