Is Angelina Jolie trying to upset Brad Pitt by flaunting their kids on the red carpet at the various premieres for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? That's the absurd claim in one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop can confirm there's zero truth to it.
Jolie has been traveling the globe promoting her new Disney sequel, with screenings in Los Angeles, London, Japan and Rome. The actress's six children have accompanied her for many of these events, including her oldest son Maddox, who attended the Japanese premiere despite currently attending college in South Korea. According to a ridiculous article in Heat, Jolie is only bringing her children on the red carpet to get under Pitt's skin.
"Ange is using this movie tour as a way to show the world what a great mom she is, and how happy the kids are when they're with her," a supposed source tells the outlet. "It's as if she has a point to prove to Brad and get one over on him. She's really gone overboard this time."
The tabloid's article is just ludicrous. There's absolutely nothing unusual about Jolie spending time with her kids or taking them to her film premieres. In fact, she's even been known to take them to premieres of movies she's not involved in, including March's Dumbo remake. The idea that the actress only hangs out with her children for publicity or because she has an axe to grind with her ex is simply untrue.
In essence, here's what's happening: Jolie is traveling around the globe with her kids, spending quality time with them and taking them to her movie premieres - and Heat is attempting to turn the situation into drama involving Pitt. There's also the added insinuation that the actress is only a good mom for the sake of her image. The whole narrative is bogus, especially considering that the paparazzi constantly catch Jolie out and about with her kids in Los Angeles. She's not putting on a show when she takes them to the supermarket.
Meanwhile, Heat has already proven to be a very unreliable source for accurate reporting about the exes. In April, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for falsely claiming Pitt was furious about Jolie adopting another child. Of course, the actress never adopted another kid and never had any intention of doing so.
Shortly before that, the magazine made up a story about Jolie plotting revenge on Pitt by doing a TV interview in which she'd insult his parenting skills. No such interview ever aired, as Gossip Cop said it wouldn't. This latest phony article was created to capitalize on the actress's promo tour for the Maleficent sequel, but it's baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.