Are Ya’ll For Real For Real? Celebrity Couples Who Might Be Fronting For Publicity

December 17, 2012  |  
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Everyone has been on Kenya Moore’s back about fabricating her relationship to get on the Real Housewives of Atlanta,  but while it’s fun to hate on Kenya and that attitude of hers, let’s not act like she’s the only person that might be frontin’ a relationship for publicity’s sake. Half of the relationships in Hollywood are business deals and these are just a handful of the celebrity couples who don’t seem sincere at all.

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Brandy: One of the OGs>/h2>

Let’s start this list with one of the phony relationship OGs. Brandy was one of the first black celebrities to do a reality show and she was one of the first to get caught in a lie. Brandy pretended that she and her baby daddy were married to maintain the good girl image that helps her record sales. In 2004, she came out with the truth to create a little buzz just in time for her 2004 album Afrodisiac to drop. Could she be doing the same with Ryan Press? There was a lot of talk about wanting him to put a ring on it before her latest LP hit and since then he’s been virtually MIA as has her diamond.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye: Two Phony Divas

Neither one of these divas is above a publicity stunt because they love the way their names look in headlines. This sounds like a match made in PR heaven. Kanye thinks he looks sexiest next to a light bright with a donkey booty and Kim will climb on anything with enough Twitter followers. Every picture ever seen of them looks staged and I bet they don’t go anywhere without calling TMZ first. We talk about Kanye’s relationship more than his music which makes this a smart PR move.

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Rob Kardashian and Rita Ora: Too Convenient

Sometimes relationships don’t become suspect until the breakup. Rob Kardashian and Rita Ora had a relationship we barely heard about until Rob “ended it” publicly on his Twitter page. Then Rita Ora went from a singer relatively unknown in the US to a hot topic of conversation just in time for her album to drop. That’s too convenient to be believable. And I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that you can just rent a Kardashian to date if you have the coin.

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Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparx: Ya’ll Don’t Even Live Together

I actually cut for these two when I first heard about them. But when they did their first couple interview on the Wendy Williams show, they sounded less than sincere. Jordin admitted that she just moved into a house in Pheonix and Jason said he bought a house in Miami. That sounds like the perfect arrangement for a couple that’s just in it for the headlines.

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The Weezy Foundation for Chicks

I’m starting to think that Lil’ Wayne’s greatest gift to the black community is helping ratchet groupies come up. There are like 16 chicks right now attracting Twitter followers and starting “I’m bangin’ Weezy” rumors to get their names in the headlines. And he’s the one supplying the photo opportunities to chicks like “model” Dana Lee and Supahead. Even his “fiance” is making a comeup with booty implants and tabloid mentions. Bet they don’t get married.

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: Too Busy Flirting to Front

I don’t believe anything that comes out of a Kardahsian’s mouth and you shouldn’t either. The sheer number of accusations of Lamar Odom’s cheating leads me to believe that they have an agreement: you smile for the camera with me and then do whatever you want. Then we’ll go on Basketball Wives once people get tired of hearing about the Kardashians.

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Benzino and Karlie Redd: Nice Try

This was hilarious to me because both of these old fools tried to use each other but neither one of them had anything worth using. Benzino was trying to be relevant and get in some more face time in the show by hollerin’ at Karlie Redd. Karlie Redd thought Benzino could advance her old dusty “career”. When faking a relationship didn’t help either of them, Benzino tried an attention grab with that busted take-back proposal. If you’re going to trick us into watching your fake relationship at least do a good job. It was hard to even pretend to believe that this was true.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna: I Don’t Believe One of You

Rihanna is the best thing that ever happened to Chris Brown’s career. RiRi might just be thirsty for Chris but I don’t think Chris feels the same way. I think he’s playin’ with RiRi’s emotions to get her to hype the relationship and get him back into our good graces. And he’s pulling the strings just the right way. RiRi is all over Twitter and Instagram with photos of the two of them. And when Chris put in time with Karrueche Tran in Paris, she had a headline-making meltdown. I know love is blind but get it together RiRi.

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Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson: Fakin’ the Front is Hard

I don’t think Keyshia and Daniel got together for publicity’s sake. But I think Keyshia used her relationship to sell the idea of their reality show. We all know her career doesn’t go so well when she’s not working the reality show circuit. When she couldn’t sell records, she tried to sell her relationship, even though it was crumbling. But her plan backfired. You can’t force what ain’t workin’ no matter how many paychecks you stand to lose. They fussed and fought so much that even Keyshia was glad when the show was over.

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Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco: Pump Your Breaks

They deny it but I think Chad and Evelyn’s relationship was phony from jump. And when two people who don’t belong together in the first place put on a show, people get head butted. And now the two are making a publicity circus about their divorce too. Evelyn’s making headlines by shading Chad’s groupies on Twitter. And Chad Tweets every time she calls him:


They need to find a better way to hang on to their 15 minutes of fame before one of them ends up in the clink.

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Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart: A PR Creation

You don’t need to have a reality show to be fake. I personally think that the new thing in public relationships is to use a relationship to help get the buzz out about a show. When Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart got into a real life relationship to mirror the one they had in Twilight, it smelled funny. But when Kristen Stewart “cheated” then the couple made up  just in time for the movie everyone had stopped talking about to come out, things were down right fishy. I think this is a studio relationship. Everything looks staged. The couple never Tweeted or kissed for the fans. They just let their agents do the work, making the whole situation look really insincere.

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Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon: The Shock Value Siblings

I don’t know what to think about Bobbi Kristina and her brother. I think that deep down, I just hope this is some kind of publicity stunt. The Houstons built their reality brand on unbelievable antics and deep dysfunction and this may be another play to keep the story going. It’s also suspicious that as the makeup/breakup between the siblings was happening on Twitter, the show’s producer chimed in by Tweeting:  @nickgordon @realbkbrown watch to see how it all unfolds on #TheHoustons on @lifetimetv. What’s really going on?

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber: Too Young to be For Real

This is another relationship that’s too picture perfect to be real. With these studio stars, every aspect of their personal lives is carefully tailored by their PR agents. These two look good together and help to advance their brands as America’s Sweethearts. Their relationship got even more buzz than their music. Now that the story is old and Selena Gomez’s career is struggling, they’re in the on again off again breakup makeup cycle that’s grabbing all the headlines.

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Taylor Swift’s Revolving Door

I can’t tell if Taylor Swift is doing this for the publicity or if she’s just real thirsty, but your girl has dated 13 dudes in the past 2 years. That is a lot of sausage to get through in a short amount of time. I don’t know what’s really going on with Taylor Swift. But I do know that making songs about the guys she’s slept with is doing wonders for her career. Every time a new single comes out, everyone can’t wait to hear how she bashed her most recent hookup.

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Stevie J: The Gateway

I put Stevie J on the list not because he’s frontin’ but because he keeps things really real about his relationship. He will not hesitate to tell a chick what the deal is: You climb on the bus and I’ll do my best to get you your 15 minutes of fame. Chicks like Joseline may get confused every now and again. But for every confused chick, bet there’s thirty others who found themselves in the communal rapper dating pool, letting Stevie J dip in their buckets and kept quiet about the arrangement.

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  • adrienne gellman

    The picture of Kayne West and Kim Kardashian here leaks how indifferent Kayne West is to Kim Kardashian with his totally blank facial expression as he stands beside her.

  • Jay

    Um Chad’s comment just looks like pizza is calling him o.O

  • Aliyah Herbert

    The real word for Taylor Swift is that she just TUSTY.

  • chaka

    yeah, this is a very stupid list. -___-

  • Marcia Etienne

    Just because they don’t live together doesn’t mean their relationship is fake! They’re probably just waiting until they get married to move in together

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  • RealTalk

    Please Chris brown career was poppin before RIRI, thank u
    And of course he don’t feel the same way about her this is a get back attack just wait for it, she better keep poppin them songs or she’ll start to feel that attack, LMAO

  • Jamie

    I think that Khloe and Lamar’s relationship is real and so is Kristen and Rob’s!

  • JessieMae

    Who did the research for this article???

  • duh

    Brandy only came out with truth because the ex boyfriend put it out on blast on Wendy Williams radio show. She had no choice but to. duh

  • We will never know what is really going on with these celebrities. There is a reason why they hire publist, image consaultants, and arrange photo shots. There are so many who are gay, bisexual, in affairs with people other than their wives, in open marriages. We don’t know any of these celebrities just the image we have been sold. But who cares anyway.

  • Who are you all to be judging other people’s relationship. You should all find something better to write about that will uplift and educate people. You are adding to the the world’s problems. Gossiping may sell but FFS, who the hell do you think you are?

  • iagreewitchu

    I think several couples are missing. We all know Hollyweird got lots of goldiggers out there who’d rather have a baby and play married than actually find a true mate….. and lots of men who need a woman (E Murphy) to make it seem like its all good.

  • Oh and Taylor Swift is the Hollywood beard. Her guys need someone to make them look hetero and she needs material to write about. Win-win.

  • I knew Rod and Kristen were faking from the jump. And just when the Hunger Games is about to take a ump all over them, then a BIG SCANDAL happens to get people talking about them. Don’t be surprised if they “break up” again now that the franchise is over.

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  • MissAmerica

    No beyonce and Jay-Z and Simon Cowell’s constant relationships and George Clooney.

  • IcalloutBS

    SMH…. Even though I like Her, Taylor Swift is still in the (Hoe Hall of Fame)!

  • I honestly don’t think Kristen Stewart & Robert pattison are fronting. Kristen Stewart is notoriously private, shy & awkward in front of cameras. Also, I think Jason DeRulo & Jordin SPARKS relationship is real. Ya’ll seem to be hating on a lot of couples. Are you jealous?

  • Ms. Kameria

    Is is just me?……Why would any woman want to admit, much less brag on Twitter that she slept with Lil Wayne?…..Do they get awards, money, a record deal, a movie role, a certificate or something?… I’m confused.

    • No but they do get a welcome packet from the CDC. “what to expect now that you’ve caught roachitis”

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  • Pearl

    So I MUST live with my boyfriend before we are officially and truthfully dating ? Just because Jason Derulo and his gf aren’t in d same house they are lying ? Child they aren’t married so why should they live together ?

  • Ay

    GREAT post. People act stupid like they don’t know PR relationships exist. You clocked a lot of the ones I was thinking of. OAN: I believe Taylor Swift is a beard…….

  • Maddie

    I don’t see how Brandy still has fans?!?! She has go the most fake b*tch on the planet!!!! And a murderer who still fakes about being sad about the situation I might add

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    • Grow up

      Why would she fake? Murderer? People act like she intended for it to happen. It was accident the media lied over. It tore her life apart. Look what it did to her career and her as a person. I highly doubt she would fake about it. Bet I bet you don’t go shouting murderer on a Gucci Mane post or any of these rappers. Seems like you just have a personal problem with her. What happened is between her, the people involved in the accident, and God.

  • mia

    Kanye & Kim I agree with and I called this from the jump. They don’t seem sincere in the slightest.

  • mac

    Wait because Jordin & Jason arent married, their relationship is fake? Why should they live together if they aren’t married? “Old fashioned” people do still exist *gasp*

    *rolls eyes*

    • mac

      Wait because Jordin & Jason **don’t live together, their relationship is fake?
      Why should they live together if they aren’t married? “Old fashioned”
      people do still exist *gasp*

      *rolls eyes*

      • chaka

        and that is exactly why I think this is a very stupid list. once I saw jordin and Jason, I was done.

  • Ms_Mara

    I think it’s kinda tacky to start scrutinizing all these couples now. Who’s to say that some of the more “solid” married couples aren’t arranged? We’d never really know…

  • unque43

    That’s great that they each are buying their own homes. Why would they move in together. They can visit. I think you are wrong on Jordin and Jason

  • y’all need to get the camera’s out of these peoples bedrooms just so you can have something to write about.

    • unque43

      totally agree with you Jessica!

    • Ay

      These are all public relationships. Open season.

  • You assume Taylor Swift has slept with every person she’s dated. Some people do just date without getting physical..its exists!

    • i know right? people just gonna assume this girl done slept with 13 guys, probably because that is what they would do. not everybody is loose like that.

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      • james jones

        however, she just might be.

  • realadulttalk

    Is anyone still talking about Rita/Rob? And did anyone ever really talk about her? Most focused on him–major fail.
    Hasn’t Brandy been doing this for awhile now? Since Never Say Never she’s used her relationship to sell music.

    I’m not sure Keyshia is in love with anyone but Keyshia. I’m not sure the relationship is fake–I’m pretty sure the relationship is doomed.

    • Likklebit

      I agree with you on Keyshia & Daniel’s relationship. That marriage IS doomed as neither is willing to compromise and that’s what marriage is all about – you give and take. Not sure they’ll make it in 2013 as they’re not willing to put in the work.

  • Na Na

    I don’t believe that Taylor Swift is a front. I think that she is really just a confused RICH girl who just doesn’t know how to take it slow and date….but just about everyone else I agree with. lol

  • Maldrie

    I knew from jump Kenya’s “relationship” wasn’t real. You could tell there wasn’t any chemistry and she was always trying too hard and always pushing up on someone else man. Like really?