Is Angelina Jolie going around slamming Brad Pitt's so-called "new babe," Alia Shawkat? That's the absurd storyline in one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop can confirm there's zero truth to it.
As Gossip Cop has made clear several times already, Pitt is not dating Shawkat. Those rumors emerged last month after people came to the realization that the two stars have attended several of the same events together as of late. However, they've been accompanied by other pals during all of these outings, and Pitt's own spokesperson assured us he's "just friends" with the Arrested Development actress.
The National Enquirer, however, has decided to drag Pitt's ex-wife into the phony scenario. The outlet claims Jolie is "jealous" and "taking cheap shots" at Shawkat to anyone who will listen. "Angie's not mincing words," says a supposed source. "She thinks Alia's plain and ordinary looking."
The alleged insider adds, "Angie's been critical of Brad dating other women while they're still settling their divorce and custody issues, saying he's more concerned about his love life than making sure his kids are provided for. She's not going to make it easy on anyone he dates!"
In reality, Jolie isn't upset about an imaginary romance between Pitt and Shawkat, nor has she been dissing the actress in any way. People magazine, a much more reliable source for celebrity news than the Enquirer, has similarly confirmed that Pitt and Shawkat are "just friends." There's also no indication Jolie is concerned with her estranged husband's love life, but she's certainly not disturbed by him having pals in the entertainment industry. A source close to the situation tells Gossip Cop the outlet's report is nonsense.
This also wouldn't be the first time the Enquirer has wrongly alleged that Jolie was upset about a woman who her ex wasn't actually dating. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming Jolie was "furious" over Pitt's "new girlfriend," MIT professor Neri Oxman. However, the movie star was never romantically involved with the professor. That storyline, like this new one involving Shawkat, went on for quite a while. Oxman, who's since gotten married and had a baby with hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, refuted the rumors herself.
Also last year, the publication made up a story about Jolie having a meltdown over Pitt getting back together with Jennifer Aniston. The Ad Astra star never rekindled a romance with his ex-wife. Every time Pitt is wrongly linked to a woman, the Enquirer comes up with a bogus angle involving Jolie's supposed anger over it. These articles have never been accurate, and the concept remains untrue when applied to Shawkat, who Pitt isn't dating.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.