Angelina Jolie is demanding Brad Pitt dump Jennifer Aniston or never see his kids again, according to a completely wrong tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk it. This story is based on the entirely false premise that Pitt and Aniston are back together when they aren't.
As we already pointed out, the latest issue of NW untruthfully claims Pitt and Aniston were married again in Paris, even though he is still legally wed to Jolie. To sell this fabrication, the gossip magazine is using an old photo of Pitt and Jolie, in which the actress' head is swapped with Aniston's to deceptively make it look like the actor was photographed kissing his ex-wife. He was not. In another trick, the outlet features photos of Aniston in a white wedding gown, but fails to mention the pictures are from when she filmed a wedding scene with Owen Wilson for the movie Marley & Me.
It's alongside these outright lies and misrepresentations that the publication has a sidebar with a headline blaring, "Ange's Rage: 'Dump Jen Or You'll Never See Your Kids!" According to the article, Jolie is "seeing red over Brad's newfound happiness with Jen, and it's kicked off a new round in their long-running divorce war." A so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "She's giving him an ultimatum... It's Jen or the kids."
Jolie currently has temporary primary custody of their six sons and daughters, and the tabloid contends she's "opposing his requests" for more time with the brood because "she can't stand the idea of her children being around Jen and, even worse, calling her stepmom." The magazine goes on to allege that if Pitt "doesn't remove Jen from his life... Ange [is] going to go hard for full custody and demand that their agreement stipulates that he can't see them if Jen's around."
"Angelina is very well connected in L.A. and is also a woman who is very used to getting what she wants," asserts the outlet's supposed source. However, this purported tipster further claims, "Brad's assured Jen he's not taking Ange's ultimatum seriously. There's no way a judge would give in to her demands." And that's just one of the reasons this storyline is entirely bogus. No matter how "well connected" Jolie is, she has no legal ground to threaten Pitt in this way.
Of course, Jolie never actually issued such an "ultimatum" anyway, as she has no reason to make this kind of a demand. The whole basis for these claims about the Oscar winner supposedly threatening her estranged husband is Pitt being back in a relationship with Aniston. But he isn't. While it was reported over a year ago that Pitt and Aniston were in touch very casually and occasionally, there hasn't actually been an Aniston-Pitt reunion in the wake of her separation from Justin Theroux.
As evidenced by the marriage fabrication pointed out above, the outlet clearly wants readers to believe otherwise. But again and again, reps for both Aniston and Pitt have separately confirmed to Gossip Cop that there is no romance between them and there hasn't been for more than a decade. Given those facts, it obviously makes no sense to claim Jolie is ordering Pitt to dump her. The only aspect here that is remotely true is that Jolie and Pitt are still working on a divorce settlement, including a custody agreement.
But NW is a publication that's run previous tall tales about Jolie and Aniston ending their "feud" at a Golden Globes party and Jolie wanting to date Justin Theroux to "get even" with her and Pitt. Neither of those claims, which Gossip Cop debunked and can be seen in our archives, jive with this current narrative. If the "feud" was ended, why would Jolie object to Aniston being around her kids? And if Jolie wanted a romance with Theroux, how could she then hypocritically object to Aniston and Pitt being together?
None of these claims hold up because the tabloid is apparently set on delivering fan-fiction instead of the truth. But as tangled as this web of lies appears, it's abundantly clear that it's all phony and untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.