The internet went wild this weekend, when transgender model and internet personality Gigi Gorgeous appeared to tell the world that she and her girlfriend Nats Getty had welcomed a baby via surrogate.
She posted a photo on Instagram of the couple holding a child, with the caption “Thank you so much to our beautiful surrogate🤱🏼❤️”
However, they’ve now spoken out to clarify that they, in fact, did not become parents.
Gigi’s rep Laura Ackerman made a statement to Just Jared, setting the record straight on the rumours.
“On behalf of YouTube personality Gigi Gorgeous, I would like to clarify any rumors from the past few days regarding Gigi‘s Instagram post. Gigi and her girlfriend, Nats did not have a child together,” she said.
“Gigi‘s use of the word surrogate was not meant the way it was received,” Ackerman continued.
“Her use of the term while holding her friend’s new baby was meant playfully, as she was stepping into the parenting role and caring for the child during her visit.”
“She was so excited to help care for the baby and is thrilled to be a part of the child’s life.”
“Gigi believes that family is what you make it and will help provide a support system for the child for many years to come.”
Her girlfriend, who is an heiress to the Getty oil fortune, also got in on the joke, posting an Instagram with the caption “💙Our little angel 💙”
Some fans had suspected the post may be untrue, as Gigi is known for joking on her social media accounts.
However, others were angry that they had got excited over nothing.
“@Nats getty just like @gigigorgeous this is soo pathetic, just click bait, why do you agree to her shit,” one commented.
“You both look like idiots but you just get taken advantage of- and just use the words “aunts” or “godmothers” but pretend it’s your kid is just sad.”
“Oh my god!!! Shut the hell up about it already. You two are making complete fools of yourselves,” another commenter said.
“It’s honestly pathetic. Go make some more shitty overpriced “fashion” and stop playing. 👌”