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Rumors are running rampant that Michael B. Jordan paid Atlanta socialite Lori Harvey for discrete beard services.

These rumors have cropped up about Lori before. Lori's beard services are legendary. The 24-year-old has a history of briefly dating effeminate rappers, music moguls, and pro athletes.

Rumors have plagued Jordan for his entire career. Then there's this from a young man on TikTok:

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Internet sleuths claim the paparazzi is paid to leak photos of Jordan, 33, and Lori to the Instagram blogs to improve his public image -- particularly among Black women who despise him for certain comments he made back in the day.

The sleuths also point to Jordan's body language in the photos as proof that he is not that into her.

They're saying the couple is going overboard with all the trips, vacation photos and public displays of affection. It all looks absolutely staged, they say.

But, according to the actor's rep, there is no deception or beard services: just a young couple that is really in love.

The rep told HollywoodLife that the paparazzi pictures do seem a bit excessive, but "Love is in the air."

"No one should anticipate an engagement between Lori and Michael this year, although it would not be a bad thing. But, they are enjoying being a couple, traveling and celebrating birthdays together. Things are really positive between them both and they have a really deep connection. They both respect each other’s work ethic as well. Michael would like more privacy and will not be talking about his relationship much or at all, but to say it’s going well would be a drastic understatement. Love is definitely in the air for them both."