The reason people are speculating and why the story is annoying, is that the Daily Mail are featuring it as a main story with a lot of detail.
It's very very PR drenched and hard to really understand why it's in the news, until you start to think why it could be...
Quite. Think you may have hit the nail on the head.
It always seems to be big big news when Dec either gets a girlfriend, or splits with a girlfriend! Wonder why?