Angelina Jolie has not banned her 16-year-old son Maddox from dating so he can instead focus on a movie career, despite a newly fabricated report. The article claims the actress doesn't want the teenager getting distracted by girls, but Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this. We're told it's just "nonsense."
Maddox earned an executive producer on his mom's new film about the Cambodian genocide, First They Killed My Father, for helping out behind-the-scenes. A story published on OK!'s website now says Jolie wants her son to continue down the path of working in Hollywood, and believes girls will get in the way of his professional success. A so-called "source" tells the outlet, "Maddox's at that age where he wants to hang out at the mall with his friends and flirt with girls, but Angie's got him on such a tight schedule that he feels smothered."
The tabloid's supposed insider continues, "She doesn't want him getting interested in any girls and denies him every opportunity of asking one out. It's as though nobody's good enough for him, but Angie insists it's more about having Maddox focused on his burgeoning movie career." The seemingly phony source adds, "Angie's very clear on the direction she wants him to take and as much as he respects that, he feels it's unfair that he's not allowed to date."
But Gossip Cop checked in with a mutual pal of ours and Jolie, who laughed off the magazine's report before exclusively assuring us it's "nonsense." In fact, when the actress was asked in a recent interview whether Maddox would continue pursuing a film career, she responded, "It's up to him." Regardless, we're told Jolie hasn't prohibited her son from dating.
Gossip Cop often wonders where OK!'s Jolie sources come from and why the publication doesn't vet them better. It should be clear the alleged Jolie insiders that the magazine relies on are not entirely credible. Nearly a year ago, we busted the tabloid when it falsely claimed Jolie was reuniting with Brad Pitt for Thanksgiving after the actress reached out to him. As Gossip Cop noted, it was untrue, and of course they and their kids did not spend the holiday together.
Additionally, six months ago the magazine falsely maintained, based on a purported Jolie insider, that the actress wanted to get back together with her estranged husband. Not only was that untrue, but Gossip Cop also shot down the outlet's cover story from two weeks ago that wrongly claimed Jolie had Pitt move back in with her. Simply, OK!'s Jolie sources are not OK at all.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.