Outer Banks Star Rudy Pankow's Girlfriend Slams 'Exhausting and Embarrassing' Cheating Rumors

Rudy Pankow's girlfriend Elaine
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Outer Banks star Rudy Pankow's girlfriend Elaine Siemek opens up about the cheating rumors against her.
Fans of Pankow, 24, began speculating Monday that the 26-year-old photographer was being unfaithful, according to Us Weekly. In the posts, fans shared a picture of the couple kissing, claiming it was her and a mysterious man. "On the 1st of last month, Elaine was spotted kissing another guy who is obviously not Rudy. What do you think of it?” wrote one fan.
After the wave of hate messages, Siemek rejected the allegations and defended himself against the hatred on Tuesday via Instagram story.
"You guys are damn stupid for thinking this is me plus we flew like this from Barbados to Italy on the 1st of last month," she wrote against a black screen. "Please stop posting bulls - tales you make up because you're bored."
She continued, "It's exhausting and embarrassing."
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Siemek continued, "I pick my nails out of fear, so my hand sure doesn't look like it."
Siemek then posted a picture of her and Pankow turning off the camera with a heart emoji.
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This isn't the first time the couple has had to speak out against online trolls. Last year, Pankow defended his girlfriend on Instagram after receiving negative comments online.
"I'm here to address the disrespect and harassment that someone I love dearly experiences on a daily basis. It's gotten to the point of spreading lies and making accusations that [sic] go beyond normal 'hate','" he wrote alongside a photo of the couple.
“Not only is she not what she's accused of, she is and actively is the complete opposite. Accusing someone you don't know of being abusive and manipulative is not okay, especially if you don't know the relationship personally," he continued.
Pankow added that while he doesn't post regularly about his relationship, he is "very happy" with Siemek.
"I'm very happy in the relationship I'm in. I know I may not be actively showing how happy we are together on social platforms, but this is my personal choice to keep most of these moments to myself."
Rudy Pankow attends Vanity Fair and Lancôme Celebrate The Future Of Hollywood at Mother Wolf on March 24, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
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"It's time to stop," Pankow said directly to people who make "such displeasure and expressions of opinion" about Siemek.
"In this era of community engagement and education, I want to express the importance of spreading positivity and knowing when it's unfair to express your own dislike of something or someone, especially when doing so behind an anonymous identity can do,” he wrote. "I've always been told that the best version of yourself is your humblest self... I make that statement as my humblest self and would be so grateful if we all moved forward in a positive and respectful manner."
Pankow's Outer Banks co-star Charles Esten showed his support for the couple in the comments. "We are [sic] said my friend," wrote Esten, 55. "All the love and light you deserve to you both! ❤️❤️"
Pankow and Siemek got together after she worked as an assistant on the set of Outer Banks.
In November, the actor posted a sweet birthday tribute to his girlfriend on Instagram, which read, "You give me butterflies [sic] every day...literally." Happy Birthday PBM❤️."
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The first two seasons of Outer Banks are available to stream now on Netflix ahead of the 2023 premiere of season three.
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