When most people think of the National Enquirer, they think “trash.” They just don’t have the best of reputations when it comes to reporting on stories, mostly because a lot of the time they tend to go with what seem like fabrications. Some of their content is just so scandalous that it can’t possibly be true. Contrary to popular belief, however, there have been a few occasions when the National Enquirer was way ahead of the curve. They had a great story before any other publications were even in the know. Here are the 5 biggest stories that the National Enquirer broke that were actually true!
5. Mel Gibson’s Divorce
The National Enquirer has been right about Mel Gibson’s personal life in the past. Back in 2008, they reported that he and his wife of over 28 years, Robyn, were having marital problems and were going to divorce. Several months after the story was published, she proved them right by filing for divorce. Soon after, he stepped out with Oskana Grigorieva.
Once the Gibson’s plans to divorce were made public, the National Enquirer went public with more details about the couple’s failed relationship. It turns out that he had multiple affairs. Back in 2006, he was said to have been carrying on an extramarital relationship with Suzanne Somers’ stepdaughter and, after her, he moved on to Grigorieva. Sources say that he went so far as to buy her a house in Sherman Oaks, which was close to where he was living with Robyn and their seven children. Robyn reportedly found out about this, which is why she decided to file for divorce.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com