Liam Hemsworth is not dating Isabel Lucas, the ex-girlfriend of his brother Chris Hemsworth, following his split from Miley Cyrus. That bogus storyline is being peddled in two of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop has learned it’s entirely false.
According to Star, Liam is in a secret romance with Lucas, a fellow Aussie who dated his older brother from 2005 to 2008 while they co-starred on the Australian TV series Home and Away. “She’s as low-key as you can get,” a supposed source tells the magazine. “Put it this way: She’s the polar opposite of Miley. Liam’s family, especially his brother Chris and sister-in-law Elsa Pataky, who looks like Isabel, are already saying Isabel is a better fit than Miley.” The outlet doesn’t bother to address the weirdness that would be involved with Liam supposedly dating his brother’s ex-girlfriend.
In Touch also published a version of this phony story, but that article does somewhat acknowledge the unusual dynamic. An alleged insider says it “doesn’t seem to faze Liam” that Lucas dated his older brother for three years as he likes her and “that’s what it comes down to.” The questionable tipster goes on to say that Liam “took her to a friend’s house in Australia a few weeks ago for a house party, and they were on the couch together the whole time very cuddly. It was clear they’re seeing each other.”
Nothing about this fantasy scenario is remotely true. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Liam, who wasn’t able to speak on the record, but assures us he’s not dating Lucas and the claim otherwise is “absolutely false.” Meanwhile, Lucas’ spokesperson is going on the record to dismiss the romance rumors. It should be noted, neither outlet cited above gives any explanation as to how the Hunger Games star supposedly connected with Lucas and started dating her.
Back in May, however, Liam and his brother Chris randomly bumped into Lucas while grabbing coffee in Australia. The trio had a friendly chat before going their separate ways. It’s possible the gossip media has decided to create these fake dating rumors based on that chance run-in from a few months ago. Regardless of what inspired the narrative, there’s no truth to it.
In January, Gossip Cop busted In Touch for wrongly reporting that Liam was having a baby with Cyrus, so the tabloid clearly knows very little about their relationship. This also wouldn’t be the first time we’ve had to debunk a phony story involving Lucas and one of the Hemsworth brothers. Following that May run-in mentioned above, NW falsely claimed that Chris’s wife was furious about him chatting with his ex. These various reports sound more like plot points for a TV soap opera.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.