Angelina Jolie ‘73 Pounds And Hanging By A Thread’ Amid Brad Pitt Custody Battle?

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Angelina Jolie Weight Custody Battle

By Andrew Shuster |

Angelina Jolie Weight Custody Battle

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One of the tabloids claims Angelina Jolie is “73 pounds and hanging by a thread” amid the stress of her custody battle with Brad Pitt. The report simply isn’t true. Gossip Cop can debunk it.

According to Star, the actress’s health is deteriorating amid her divorce and custody situation involving her six kids. An alleged insider tells the magazine, “Angie is worryingly thin and none of her clothes fit properly. She’s now wearing Shiloh and Zahara’s tops and sweaters, even their jeans.” The supposed source adds, “When she buys them clothes, she’ll grab a bunch of the junior sizes for herself too. She’s losing weight at a drastic rate.”

The questionable tipster goes on to say that the actress “restricts what she eats to the point of starving herself.” Jolie’s diet supposedly consists of “crushed ice and maybe she’ll nibble on a piece of pretzel, but not even the whole pretzel.” The seemingly imaginary insider adds, “She’ll buy the kids ice cream and get a cup for herself but just swirl it around and not actually eat it.”

The so-called “insider” believes “there’s no way she’s getting the nutrients she needs to maintain a healthy balance” and it’s causing her to “behave erratically and make snap judgments.” The seemingly phony source concludes, “Many fear she’s lacking the focus a nutritious diet could give her. She’s an emotional wreck and never looked this fragile.”

None of this is accurate. In fact, Star keeps recycling this bogus storyline. Back in August, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming that Jolie was “76 pounds and anorexic” amid her custody battle with Pitt. Has the magazine since put the actress on a scale to determine she’s lost three pounds? In reality, the actress has been spotted looking happy and healthy despite her split and custody woes.

Last month, Jolie was photographed getting sushi in Los Angeles with kids Shiloh and Maddox. Also last month, Jolie went hiking in the Hollywood Hills with several of her children. If the actress were truly so malnourished, it’s hard to imagine she’d have the energy to take her kids on a strenuous hike. It’s also worth noting, Jolie recently wrapped filming Maleficent 2 in London and she’s now shooting the fantasy drama Come Away in LA. Making movies consists of long days on set and lots of running around. Someone who was “hanging by a thread” just couldn’t physically pull it off, especially while caring for six kids during her downtimes.

Regardless, sources close to Jolie have already told Gossip Cop several times that these stories about her having health problems are completely false. The actress has always been thin, including during the time her marriage was intact, and the tabloids are just trying to exploit that. This latest angle is more of the same nonsense.


Shuster, Andrew. "Angelina Jolie NOT ‘Anorexic’ Amid Brad Pitt Custody Battle." Gossip Cop. 29 Aug. 2018.

"Angelina Jolie treats Shiloh and Pax to a sushi lunch as she looks effortlessly stylish in Los Angeles." The Daily Mail. 23 Sep. 2018.

"Angelina Jolie enjoys Labor Day hike with her kids after temporary custody agreement with Brad Pitt." The Daily Mail. 4 Sep. 2018.