Popular gossip blog deuxmoi continues to spread theories regarding Taylor Swift’s personal life despite her publicist Tree Paine’s warnings. For the first time in years, Paine took to X to tweet that the organization had made a number of harmful false claims about Swift’s previous relationship with actor Joe Alwyn, and allegedly fabricated claims that they were married a number of times.
Enough is enough with these fabricated lies about Taylor from Deuxmoi. There was NEVER a marriage or ceremony of ANY kind. This is an insane thing to post. It’s time for you to be held accountable for the pain and trauma you cause with posts like these. pic.twitter.com/cFi0wQc9cp
— Tree Paine (@treepaine) December 1, 2023
Fans of Swift were largely supportive of Paine’s message, with many vowing to only accept information from Swift herself or verified news sources.
I fucking love you @treepaine
— Mama Maya (@rockstarronan) December 1, 2023
THIS is what we call premium PR!
Get em Treemotherrrr
— SpotifySwiftie (@SpotifySwiftie) December 1, 2023
Deuxmoi maintains a cult following on Instagram and TikTok for the weekly podcast and gossip tip line regarding celebrities. The format brought back the energy of a number of gossip blogs from the early aughts, naturally inviting controversy for a number of reasons. Occasionally, the blog has been correct, but more often than not, misinformation continues to spread regarding the personal lives of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Meggie Kempner and Melissa Novallo reportedly run the gossip account, which accepts information from anonymous sources.
The gossip podcasters spoke to Ryan Seacrest about marriage rumors regarding Swift and NFL Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The pair began their relationship several months ago, when his home stadium of Arrowhead was converted to a concert venue in the city for Swift’s tour, and the singer left a lasting impression on the NFL tight end. The Kelce brothers recounted Travis becoming enchanted with Swift, and getting creative with trying to get her attention. The NFL star admitted that he attempted to hand Swift a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it.
DEUXMOI WENT ON AIR WITH RYAN SEACREST SPREADING THESE RUMORS OF AN ENGAGEMENT?!?! OH GIRL IS ABOUT TO GET SUED pic.twitter.com/QfwNYLXHPi
— GINA 🌙✨ (@whatamind13) December 1, 2023
Now, the repeat insistence on Swift becoming engaged to Kelce this month from deuxmoi is being met with ire from fans of the singer, internet onlookers, and pop culture connoisseurs alike. Many were critical of gossip bloggers like Perez Hilton in the 2000s, when stars including Britney Spears were repeatedly bashed for struggling with personal issues at his hands. Now, many are dubbing deuxmoi as the Perez Hilton of Gen Z and millennials.
Why does she give me early 2000s Perez Hilton vibes. Like, I get enjoying celebrity culture but this gives me the ick.
— PS (@PS63132839) December 1, 2023
Many continue to slam deuxmoi for the allegedly baseless claims that Kelce plans to propose to Swift soon. Fans continue to tag Paine and claim that the repeat claims should be grounds for a harassment lawsuit.
source: the voices in my head
— tater (@sinnerforstarch) December 1, 2023
— stef (@itzsdc) December 1, 2023
Some are criticizing Seacrest for platforming the gossip blogger.
Wow @RyanSeacrest, rich and compelling interview there. Having a guest on who just makes 💩up. Do better man.
— SeniorSwiftie aka Vintage Swiftie (AZ & Seattle ) (@SRSwifty) December 1, 2023
Following the mass criticism of deuxmoi at the hands of Paine, Swifties, and Seacrest’s viewers, the organization responded via Instagram stories. They appeared to invalidate Paine’s claims that the gossip has caused Swift “pain and trauma” but still offered an apology to her.
Deuxmoi responds to Taylor Swift's publicist Tree Paine by hitting below the belt:
“to relate something that is in reference to something that happened years ago to 'pain & trauma' after what just happened seems like a poor choice of words.”
The gossip account is believed to be… pic.twitter.com/Eqd2M3aO71
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 1, 2023
Now, critics are further condemning the organization’s statement, finding it even more disrespectful than their initial intrusive claims.
So unnecessary and vile, but what do you expect from someone that hides behind a screen and believes she’s some kind of gossip girl irl?
— Midnight Rain (@cruelIuver) December 1, 2023
is that them on the left.. have fun in jail!
— stef (@itzsdc) December 1, 2023
they are a jobless weirdo who lies and stalks celebrities for a living…
— phoebe ⸆⸉ (@taylorslavender) December 1, 2023
girl deuxmoi you got clocked sit down😭
— tabi🐍 (@tabirain13) December 1, 2023
Swift is yet to comment on the deuxmoi allegations about her personal life at this time, and neither has Kelce.