In Luke Bryan’s case, the mother knew no better – but she heard first.
On “Ellen” Tuesday, host Ellen DeGeneres slammed the “American Idol” judge over tabloid confusion that led to rumors he fathered a child with fellow country star Maren Morris. (Watch the clip below.)
The married Bryan burst out laughing and settled into a funny anecdote.
Given the ability to smother the scuttlebutt forever on daytime TV, Bryan didn’t spoil it.
“I am not the father,” he said. “We can call Maury Povich or whatever you want to go about it.”
Povich, of course, is a host known to administer paternity tests on his show.
Bryan hit the rumor mill when The Sun mistakenly wrote last month that Morris welcomed a child with “husband” Bryan last year, E! The Sun corrected the error.
Morris had fun with the obvious mistake. “Guess the cat is out of the @lukebryan bag,” she wrote on an Instagram story.