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Is Keke Palmer CRUSHING on a married man? That’s what folks were saying after Tia Mowry Hardrict popped off with some subliminal shade about chicks who like married men, seemingly her husband Cory Hardrict in particular. Now, Keke is speaking out saying her words were misconstrued. Find out what she really meant inside….

These Internet streets were buzzing yesterday after Tia Mowry Hardrict fired off a shade-filled subliminal shot at SOMEbody saying it’s NOT cute to say you like married men in interviews. We didn’t point any fingers, but some media outlets ran with the notion and assumed Tia was referring to her husband Cory Hardrict’s Brotherly Love co-star Keke Palmer.

While on the promo trail for her new movie, Keke Palmer stopped by “The Wendy Williams Show” this morning, looking fab in a Jonathan Simkhai top and skirt paired with Jimmy Choo sandals, to chat about her new flick. AND she cleared up those nasty rumors.

Wendy went right in asking Keke what was going on and the busy young lady quickly broke it down. The 21-year old star revealed that during a prior interview in Atlanta, she was talking about how long she has known many of her cast mates in Brotherly Love, including American Sniper star Cory. Keke could hardly get her words out at the beginning because she was laughing so hard. She said, “I’m sorry to be laughing at this but this is very funny to me because it’s all so twisted. Everything got misconstrued.”

She explained she has known Cory since she was 10-years-old after he auditioned to play her brother on Akeelah and the Bee. As she was mocking her 10-year-old self crushing on Cory, she remembers saying back then, “I wanted to marry this man.” But folks took it the wrong way and ran with it.

She said she was simply mocking her thoughts as a 10-year-old and it had nothing to do with liking him now. She ended the discussion saying, ” I love Cory. I love Cory…and Tia.”

While we never believed Keke was ever having an affair with Cory, it doesn’t mean folks — us included — didn’t think there could possibly be a crush situation at hand.

And then there’s this. Tia could be in her feelings over how “touchy, feely” the YBF actress is. In an interview with the Huff Post and the Brotherly Love cast during a press stop at Morehouse College, Keke leans in (twice) and rests her head on Cory’s shoulder.

Check it below:

Seems harmless, but you know how rumors can get started….

Peep that full interview below:


Photos: AP/Keke’s IG

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