Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt NOT In “$450 Million Divorce,” Despite Report (PHOTOS)
On Wednesday, the new issue of Star hit newsstands with the bold (and fake) announcement that Jolie and Pitt are divorcing. Not surprisingly, the accompanying story is worded differently, claiming the couple is “on the brink of divorce,” and asking, “Will they split?” It’s all based on the premise that they have a “miserable marriage” because of “nonstop fighting, cheating allegations, and vastly different values.”
“Things have been rapidly deteriorating for Brad and Angie,” a so-called “source” is quoted as saying. “Their life together hasn’t worked out like they envisioned, and Brad is beginning to think that fighting for their marriage is a losing battle.”
Describing their dynamic together as “World War 3,” the supposed “source” says, “Brad has practically moved out, and rumor has it Angie recently consulted a divorce attorney.” Ah, yes, rumors, always a reliable source of information. The rest of the piece is filled out with alleged details of the Jolie and Pitt’s marital problems, and regurgitates nonsense from sister publication National Enquirer about the pair being spotted with other people, even though nothing unseemly took place.
Selena Gomez is even dragged into the story, with it being said “rumors” of her involvement with Pitt drove Jolie “insane with jealousy.” Of course, as Gossip Cop previously reported, the two co-stars were merely hanging out at a Golden Globes after-party, something Star conveniently fails to mention. Questioning whether this is now the “end” for Pitt and Jolie, the cover story concludes by speculating she may “sucker punch” him with divorce papers “later this year.”
As sad and shocking as that would be, you’ll have to forgive Gossip Cop for not taking a word of this seriously. After all, this is the same gossip rag that falsely claimed Jolie and Pitt were on the verge of splitting last October, and several other times in years past. But in actuality they’re no closer to breaking up now than they were in any of the prior instances.
Star just wanted to sell magazine copies with a dramatic cover, even if it has no basis in reality, and uses the “$450 million” figure to grab people’s attention. It’s a tabloid method that the magazine has pulled with other stars, from Reese Witherspoon and Faith Hill to Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, and yet everyone remains happily married. Instead, Star just keeps divorcing itself from the facts. See some of the fake divorce announcements below.