Angelina Jolie is not getting "revenge" on Brad Pitt for supposedly seeing Jennifer Aniston, despite a report. Gossip Cop can correct this untrue story. It is both late and wrong.
According to the National Enquirer, Jolie only "clobbered" Pitt with "embarrassing claims he was a deadbeat dad — after learning he was sneaking off to hook up with his first wife." It's alleged she "feels 'humiliated' and is acting like a woman scorned as she strikes back" against her estranged husband with "vengeful plans." What supposedly went down?
The supermarket tabloid claims Aniston and Pitt have had "steamy romps all summer," which Jolie only recently found out about. "Angie had decided to call of the divorce and win Brad back. But now she's furious," contends the magazine. A so-called "source" asserts Jolie is "putting the screws to him" because she's "convinced Brad's been seeing Jen behind her back all along."
If any of this sounds familiar, it's because the outlet is copying a week-old story from its sister publication, the Globe. Here's what's going on: In both June and July, the Globe maintained Jolie was calling off her divorce with Pitt, and intended to become a family again to end the custody issues between them. That never happened, just as Gossip Cop said it wouldn't, and in August, the situation between the former couple actually worsened.
So, just as the Globe made-up those stories about the stars reconciling, last week it made-up a narrative about why the tension between them has increased. The magazine told readers Jolie was only continuing to battle Pitt because she found out he's hooking up with Aniston. This, of course, was just as much a fabrication as the prior stories.
On top of Aniston and Pitt's own spokespeople confirming they haven't reunited, as well as other outlets like People and even their own friends, there was a pretty big reason why they couldn't have been having "romps" all summer. The exes have been in different countries, and even different continents. Aniston only wrapped filming Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler in Montreal and Italy this week. Meanwhile, Pitt has been on the set of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in Los Angeles. The claims that Pitt and Aniston have spent the summer romantically involved were provably untrue, and their nonexistent romance had nothing to do with Jolie ramping up her custody battle.
But now the National Enquirer is repeating the bogus contentions, similarly insisting Jolie is trying to get "revenge" because of supposed hookups between Pitt and Aniston, and even using the same quotes. The facts, however, haven't changed: Pitt and Aniston haven't been seeing each other, and have actually been thousands of miles apart. The Globe simply had to make-up a storyline to explain why its previous allegations about a Brangelina reconciliation didn't hold up, and now the Enquirer is jumping on board. None of it was true last week, and it still isn't now. Whatever Jolie's issues with Pitt, a renewed relationship with Aniston is not a part of them.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.