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Is Angelina Jolie drinking booze because of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston? That's the claim being made in one of the celebrity magazines. Gossip Cop looked into the allegation about Jolie "downing wine" because of her estranged husband and his ex-wife, and we can debunk the inaccurate report.

According to the National Enquirer, Jolie has been "hitting the bottle" after finding out that Pitt and Aniston have been meeting up "behind her back." The supermarket tabloid contends Jolie was "caught drinking a large glass of wine" at a premiere party for Dumbo a few days after Aniston and Pitt had a "hush-hush, three-hour rendezvous" on the Sony Pictures lot. After editorializing how "drinking booze could be worrying" since Jolie was once a "wild child," the outlet then notes Pitt recently attended Aniston's 50th birthday party, before its so-called "source" alleges they later "went to extreme circumstances to avoid being seen together" at Sony.

Allow Gossip Cop to tear apart this wholly fictitious story. While the supermarket tabloid exclaims in its headline, "Angie Hits Bottle Over Brad & Jen," the outlet actually offers no proof whatsoever that the Oscar-winner is "boozing" because of Pitt and Aniston. In fact, the only magazine at all that says the Oscar-winner had even an ounce of wine at the Dumbo premiere party is its sister publication, Us Weekly, which also had an unnamed and unverifiable "eyewitness" quoted as saying Jolie was briefly "sipping red wine and chatting with an older man" at the event.

Let's say that account is accurate," sipping wine" is not the same as "boozing" or "hitting the bottle," which is how the Enquirer has characterized her latest behavior. Additionally, as mentioned above, there's nothing to link a cordial glass of wine with an older man as evidence that she's raging over Aniston and Pitt. Equally significant, Pitt and Aniston did not have a secret meeting at Sony. That phony narrative was floated last week by the British tabloid Grazia, and reps for both stars confirmed to Gossip Cop there was no such get-together or that they've been having trysts "behind [Jolie's] back."

The reality is the tabloid has being publishing a slew of untrue articles about Aniston, Jolie, and Pitt for years. As we recently noted, just a little more than a year ago, the magazine maintained Jolie was "heartbroken" over Pitt and Aniston getting "back together." At the time of that false report, the outlet insisted Jolie was going to therapy (and not drinking) to cope with them rekindling. Of course, Pitt and Aniston didn't reunite romantically back then, and they still haven't to this day.

Simply, the publication's supposed Jolie sources are unreliable. Five months ago, for example, the magazine swore up and down Jolie was fleeing with the kids to France amid her custody battle with Pitt. And then two weeks ago, Gossip Cop busted the very same outlet when it claimed Jolie is moving to New York to get away from Pitt. In each and every one of those aforementioned stories, we've been rightly assured by Jolie's camp that the tabloid's tales are untrue, and the same goes for the latest article which wrongly asserts she's turned to drinking alcohol because of Aniston and Pitt.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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