CLAIM: Angelina Jolie Used Brad Pitt’s Mom Jane to Mock Jennifer Aniston

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By Daniel Gates


Jennifer Aniston says she’s happier than she’s ever been, thanks to her Aug. 10 engagement to Justin Theroux — but Angelina Jolie isn’t wishing [her] rival a happily ever after,” reports Star magazine. The tabloid claims Jolie “mocked” Aniston during a “recent hangout session with Brad Pitt’s mom, Jane — who has remained close to her son’s ex-wife and tells the former Friends star everything.” A Star “insider” explains, “Since Angie can’t say anything straight to Jen’s face, Jane is the next best thing.” Uh-huh.

The mag’s source says, “After Jane offhandedly mentioned how thrilled she was for Jen, Angie said, ‘Please! She’s pathetic! But hey, it’s about time. Sure hope it lasts, but don’t get your hopes up. Justin’s going to dump Jen.'” Then Jolie is said to have added “snide comments about how she’d believe it when she saw it, in regards to Jen’s wedding — making it clear that she thinks Jen is a pathetic, neurotic mess.” Uh-huh.

According to Star’s source, “Angie knew full well that Jane would tell her former daughter-in-law,” and, sure enough, “Jane went running back to Jen to report Angie’s comments, and that sent Jen into an emotional spiral.”

This is all fascinating, and, of course, not true. The best part is imagining where the “source” was during Jolie’s supposed Aniston-bashing “hangout” with Jane Pitt in order to have such delicious and perfect sound bites to share. Star has recently mis-reported stories about Aniston and Theroux and Jolie and Pitt, and now seems intent on perpetuating the stale tabloid narrative of constant tension between Aniston and Jolie.

The notion that Jolie is now using Jane Pitt as an insult messenger is one way of trying to breathe life into this overwrought drama — but it’s totally false. A source close to the Jolie-Pitt clan tells Gossip Cop the story is “ludicrous.”

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