A picture paints a thousand words, so the cliché goes. But in the case of Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, the story spun from several pictures of her and her friend, Miss France 2015 Camille Cerf, got out of hand.
ICYMI, some people who saw several pictures of Iris and Camille hanging out speculated that the two beauty queens were in a relationship. Soon enough, several clickbait headlines were produced focusing on Iris' sexuality—not that it's anybody's business.
To address the rumor that she is lesbian, Iris had this to say about Camille in a GMA News story: "I really love her, but I am not with her. She is not my girlfriend."
In fact, Iris has a boyfriend—a dentist named Matthieu Declercq. Apparently, he was at the SM Mall of Asia Arena during the 65th Miss Universe pageant. Of course, he was cheering for her. Below is a photo that Matthieu posted on his Instagram page to document Iris' big win.
He also posted another photo thanking Manila:
Now, let's put all those rumors to rest, shall we?