By Molly Jacob

It seems like every week there’s a new celebrity scandal or rumor going around about a secret affair, sudden death, and more. While many of these bits of celebrity gossip about celebs do turn out to be true, some are laughably fake rumors and are the result of unreliable sources or ridiculous speculation.

From celebrity dating rumors to celebrity scandals, read below to see what celebrity gossip just wasn’t true!

1. Beyoncé and President Obama’s affair:

He’s one of the most important men in the world and she’s (in our eyes) one of the most important women, so it makes sense that this celebrity gossip would come along eventually. In February 2014, a French newspaper published comments made by French photographer Pascal Rostain, who said that the President and the singer were having an affair, and that Obama and the First Lady were having martial problems. This celebrity dating rumor didn’t go very far because Rostain took back some of his statements after he faced from backlash from the public.

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2. Justin Bieber fathered a son:

“Baby” fans were shocked when Mariah Yeater announced in 2011 that Bieber was the father of her child, who was allegedly conceived backstage after one of the singer’s concerts. This was not only scandalous because he had been dating Selena Gomez at the time, but also because the celeb had been known to speak out against casual sex. This celebrity scandal died down when Yeater’s ex-boyfriend made a statement accusing Yeater of lying about her encounter with Bieber so that she could make money off the superstar.

3. Kanye West’s comments about Nelson Mandela:

While West has known to say some outlandish statements to the press, one interview that got a lot of the public’s attention was from a satirical newspaper, The Daily Currant. West was quoted as comparing himself to Mandela and saying other insensitive comments in the hours after Mandela’s death. Many people didn’t realize that the interview was fabricated and became outraged at the celeb on Twitter and other social media sites.

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4. Beyoncé was never pregnant with Blue Ivy:

Because of her fame, this superstar is a victim of many untrue celebrity scandals. While she appeared in public to be very pregnant, a video was released that showed Beyoncé’s pregnant belly folding up strangely as she sat down in an interview. This sparked rumors that she was wearing a fake baby bump and had actually hired a surrogate to carry her baby for her. Beyoncé and Jay-Z put this celebrity gossip to rest when they revealed footage of a very pregnant (and nude!) Beyoncé, along with other sweet videos of milestones, including Blue Ivy’s first steps.

5. Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite:

Lady Gaga, known for her extravagant outfits and catchy tunes, was known for something else back in 2009. Due to various “revealing” video clips and a fake article from a celebrity satire site in which she “admitted” to being a hermaphrodite, many people wondered about the pop star’s sex. Barbara Walters even tried to deny or confirm this celebrity gossip with Lady Gaga herself in an interview. The celeb denied all rumors, but did say to Walters, “I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.”

What other celebrity gossip in the news did you find ridiculous and untrue? Let us know by commenting below!