Jeffree Star Shut Down The Rumours He's The Reason For Kim And Kanye's Reported Divorce

    "I guess some girl made up a whole lie on TikTok, and it went viral."

    In case you missed it amid, uh, everything else that's going on, the world of showbiz has been on fire this week with reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on the brink of an imminent divorce.

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    On Tuesday, Page Six reported that Kim has "had enough" and hired a divorce attorney, while Kanye is "completely over the entire [Kardashian] family."

    Enter none other than... Jeffree Star, I guess?

    Following reports of Kim and Kanye's apparent divorce, TikToker @realavalouiise posted a video saying she could "finally spill the tea" she claimed to have been "holding onto for months."

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    In case you were wondering what lightbulb that name turned on in the dustiest corners of your memory, Ava Louise is the same TikToker who posted a video licking a toilet seat back at the start of the pandemic.

    In the video, Ava Louise claimed the divorce news "comes as no surprise" because "Kanye's been hooking up with a very famous male beauty guru."

    @realavalouiise

    i can’t say WHO cuz he’ll sue me hint hint but it’s part of the reason Kanye’s so religious now it’s his self hatred .... my source is legit I promiss

    ♬ original sound - Ava Louise

    "A lot of people in the scene have known for a while," she ends the video.

    The video blew up, and was followed by multiple claims that the beauty guru in question was Jeffree Star — namely because Jeffree recently moved to Wyoming, where Kanye has been living on his ranch, and Jeffree and Kanye own houses in the same gated community in Calabasas.

    Of course, Twitter ran wild with the rumours, and there were jokes all over the timeline.

    Jeffree escaping when he heard Kim’s car in the driveway

    Twitter: @ThePunxNation

    2021 really almost started with jeffree star being the First Lady

    Twitter: @mirajslut

    And even Jeffree himself got involved, captioning a selfie with "I'm ready for Sunday Service" in a nod to Kanye's highly exclusive church services.

    Twitter: @JeffreeStar

    But in a new video posted to his YouTube channel on Thursday, Jeffree vehemently shut down the rumour, calling it "the dumbest shit [he's] ever read in [his] entire life."

    Jeffree Star / youtube.com

    "I'm like, how do we even get to this moment?" he said in the video. "How would that even be made up? Because we both live in the same state? Whatever."

    Jeffree Star / youtube.com

    He went on to call the whole thing a lie, with a friend exclaiming in the background that Ava Louise just made up the rumour to get views.

    "Let me just say this one time for any news outlet: I like very tall men, me and Kanye have never hung out, and this whole thing is really funny," Jeffree concluded.

    Jeffree Star / youtube.com

    So I guess there you have your final update on the first week of 2021. Happy new year!

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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