Being a celebrity is living under public scrutiny. Who could forget the way the media targeted and vilified Chadwick Boseman’s weight loss prior to his death. On August 28, Chadwick’s family released a statement confirming the actor had passed away from colon cancer, which he’d been privately diagnosed with in 2016.
As the weeks pass since Boseman lost his battle with cancer, more stories have been coming out about his personal life. One of these stories included Chadwick Boseman getting married in secret to his girlfriend Taylor Simone Ledward, whom he was reportedly engaged to in 2019.
A few weeks after Boesman passed away, new rumors have started. Specifically, that Ledward is pregnant.
The initial social media reaction was excitement. People hoped that a part of Boseman would still be on earth with him gone.
Although the pregnancy is unconfirmed, a writer, who started the rumour said, “Yeah, she looks pregnant to me. She was so much skinnier before.”
The basis of this rumor does not arise from a test or protruding stomach but solely from the fact that Ledward had gained weight.
Fans were disgusted that the basis of this pregnancy rumor was on Ledward’s weight and appearance, something that also frequently changes when a person is undergoing a period of grief and mourning. Some fans were reminded of Boseman being judged based on his weight when he was secretly dealing with a fatal disease.
It’s been a month since Chadwick passed away at only 43 years old, and fans are still grieving the loss. But a recent rumor has begun to fuel some fans’ hope that Chadwick may have passed on his legacy before he died.
It is unknown if he married Ledward before he died. Chadwick was very good at keeping his private life out of the public eye. In fact, he didn’t go public with his then-girlfriend until 2019. In October of 2019, the duo officially got engaged. Taylor Ledward has been confirmed to be a singer.
The speculation is that while fans were patiently waiting for details of their wedding, the two actually got married in private shortly before his death. They did not disclose their marriage publicly, much like the rest of their relationship. It’s unclear exactly how long they were married before Chadwick’s death.