Do you know what’s insanely annoying? When famous people have personal lives and don’t want to tell everyone about every minutiae of their existence. Like what – you’re real people who want some privacy? Pfft. Stop that. SACRIFICE YOUR LIVES TO THE PEOPLE.

Emily Barclay and Tom Ward are two celebs who just don’t really give much away. The pair starred in greatest-show-on-Earth Please Like Me as everyone’s fave couple, Tom and Ella, and have been the centre of dating rumours for pretty much an entire year and then some.

I’d say because Please Like Me is a bit more niche than, say Riverdale, they don’t get as much public scrutiny as other on-and-rumoured-off screen stars like Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. But there’s definitely a core fanbase that gives a lot of fucks about whether they’re boning/in love.

Things took a wild turn over Christmas when Tom announced he was expecting a kid.

At the same time, Emily posted a pic of herself quiiiite up the duff.

Uh oh

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Since then, people have stopped caring about whether they’re together and more about whether we can expect a tiny Tom-Emily in several months.

Because I am a loser with no life and also someone pays me money to write these insane articles, I decided to hunt through what “evidence” we have so you’re all very well informed.

FOR: THEY’VE BEEN HANGING OUT ONE ON ONE FOREVER

Who wants to come over for a swim?

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There’s literally so many photos of these guys together. Obviously this could mean they’re just mates (that was the original fan obsession – are you pals or are you romantically in love). So basically – this is the weakest evidence, but gives a bit of a foundation, no?

AGAINST: THEY TROLL A LOT

The problem with these guys is you just don’t bloody know when they’re being serious or not. There’s so much shit-talk on both of their Instagram feeds, you can never be 100% that what they’re saying is legit. Like the above – was Tom hacked? Is he joking? What the fuck is going on? In fact, loads of commenters on Tom’s baby announcement thought he was taking the piss.

FOR: THERE’S LOTS OF PICS OF THEM IN EACH OTHER’S HOUSES

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If you scour their Instagram accounts (like I have been doing for the past hour) you’ll find plenty of pics and videos that seem to have been taken in ~intimate~ environments, like each other’s beds or lounge rooms. AGAIN – could just be mates. Pals hang out at other pals houses! But hanging out on someone else’s bed? That lends more firmly to “I have been in here naked” over just friends.

AGAINST: THEY’VE LITERALLY NEVER REMOTELY CONFIRMED A THING

Fact is, evidence has to be actual evidence by way of “yes Tom Ward is the dad of my baby” coming from Emily herself. And we have nothing of the sort from either of them – if anything, we have less than nothing. Best we’ve got? Tom’s liked a couple of Emily’s pregnancy pics.

So here we are, mates. Unsure, confused, yet with a gut feeling that they probs are expecting a beb together. But also might not be? Oh god, I am far too invested in this mystery which – by the way – they absolutely have every right to keep under wraps.

Either way, Emily Barclay is deffo sprogged up so congrats, bb! Would pay good money to start up Please Like Me Season 5 ft. lil beb as new cast member.

 

Image: ABC / Please Like Me