Selena Gomez Problems NOT Connected To Brad Pitt Divorce, Despite Report

Truth rating: 0
Selena Gomez Problems Brad Pitt

By Shari Weiss

Selena Gomez Problems Brad Pitt

(Getty Images)

Selena Gomez’s personal problems are not in any way connected to Brad Pitt‘s divorce from Angelina Jolie, despite a flat-out wrong report. Gossip Cop can debunk the speculative and sensational story.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Gomez canceled her “Revival World Tour” in August in order to focus on her health. The singer-actress is suffering from lupus, and opted to clear her schedule for the rest of the year. Now a month after the announcement, the National Enquirer is trying to tie her time out of the spotlight to the recent news that Pitt and Jolie are divorcing.

On its website, the supermarket tabloid purports to have the “inside story” and announces in a headline, “Selena Gomez: Pill-Popping Star’s Lust For Brad Pitt.” The article, which is filled with unverified claims, begins by saying, “Selena Gomez is hiding out from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce battle in a rehab clinic — checking in just as The National Enquirer revealed that she’s addicted to pills!”

The magazine regurgitates sister outlet RadarOnline’s unconfirmed allegation that Gomez is being treated in a rehab facility for depression, and goes on to speculate that her issues are related to Pitt. The publication says she showed “wild behavior” earlier this year by “creating a scandal at the Golden Globes when she told reporters that she was ‘trying to find” Brad Pitt!'”

“She then proved she wasn’t kidding by getting cozy with Brad, who attended the event without Angelina,” says the tabloid, which then rehashes its untrue claims about the two getting inappropriately close and angering Jolie. The outlet adds that Gomez’s “dalliance with Brad could be attributed to an addictive personality.”

But there was NO “dalliance.” Gomez and Pitt merely chatted at the awards show, just as they did with many other stars. That happened in January, and has absolutely nothing to do with Gomez’s health now or Pitt’s divorce in September.

And though Gomez is indeed lying low (her rep has not responded to repeated requests for comment), she is in no way “hiding out” from Pitt and Jolie. She has no reason to. RadarOnline already tried blaming Pitt and Jolie’s divorce on Gomez. This new report blaming Gomez’s health issues on Pitt is just as wrong.

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue