Has Angelina Jolie stopped eating due to the stress of her divorce from Brad Pitt? One of this week's tabloids is once again going after the actress's health and weight. Gossip Cop, however, can exclusively clear up this nonsense.
According to the British tabloid Now UK, the actress has become "worryingly thin" in the wake of her 2016 split, and it's because she's more focused on her divorce negotiations than paying attention to her own well-being. A so-called "source" tells the outlet, "The stress from her divorce is affecting her and she can't eat properly. She's spending hours on the phone a day talking to lawyers and sorting out her finances in the aftermath of the split."
However, there's no truth to this bogus narrative, which has been recycled from a number of similar stories that Gossip Cop already debunked. We recently corrected a ridiculous article about Jolie being on a diet consisting of only coffee and cigarettes. Shortly before that nonsense, Gossip Cop corrected one of the tabloids for wrongly reporting that the actress was "going without food or sleep" amid her divorce.
Jolie has suffered from some legitimate health issues in the past, such as hypertension and Bell's palsy, but these baseless rumors about her not eating aren't true. Last summer, Jolie even said in a interview that she's recovered from many of her previous ailments by changing her lifestyle, adding, "I'm being smart about my choices, and I'm putting my family first, and I'm in charge of my life and my health."
Regardless, Gossip Cop once again checked in with a source close to the actress, who couldn't comment on the record for privacy reason but exclusively assures us that Jolie isn't stressed out to the point where she isn't eating. Divorces are inherently difficult, but the situation hasn't negatively impacted her health in any major, long-lasting way. This is simply a non-issue.
It should be noted, many outlets have published the reverse version of this story, wrongly alleging that the divorce was taking a toll on Pitt's health and good looks. That narrative is no more accurate. Pitt and Jolie are on relatively good terms and both are determined to do what's best for their six kids. There's no contentious battle going on between the two, so Jolie has no reason to be stressed to the point of starvation.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.