Angelina Jolie is not using Bradley Cooper to fill a void left behind by her oldest child Maddox going to college, despite an absurd tabloid report. There's no romance between the two movies stars, and the actress's life isn't in turmoil because her son has left home. Gossip Cop can correct the ridiculous story.
"Ange Has A New Brad!" reads a headline in the latest issue of OK! Australia, suggesting that Cooper has replaced Brad Pitt as Jolie's new lover. The accompanying article says the actress has "set her sights" on the A Star Is Born actor, who split from Irina Shayk a few months back. The outlet further contends that Cooper and Jolie are "enjoying getting to know each other - and it comes just at the right time for Ange."
An alleged insider is quoted as saying, "Ange is very emotional now that Maddox has gone off to college. There is a huge hole in her life she needs to fill, and she thinks now's the time to dip her toe into the water with some potential suitors." At the top of the list, according to the magazine, is Cooper.
The tabloid's story is simply a combination of two fake narratives that Gossip Cop has already corrected. Last week, we busted Life & Style for making up a story about Jolie being "on a mission" to date Cooper. This storyline got created because both stars visited Disneyland with their kids on August 23. However, they were at the theme park totally separately and didn't cross paths.
Shortly before that story emerged, Gossip Cop called out RadarOnline for falsely claiming Jolie was looking for a serious boyfriend in the wake of Maddox leaving for college. That article included a similarly phony quote about the actress searching for "potential suitors" and wanting to "fill a void" in her life. It's always a red flag when the same quotes get recycled by different outlets.
As Gossip Cop pointed out at the time, the premise makes very little sense considering that Jolie still has five kids living in her house. The idea that Jolie needs a new man in her life because her son went to college is illogical, in addition to being somewhat creepy. Regardless, an individual in Jolie's camp assures us she's not pursuing a relationship with Cooper, or anyone else for that matter.
It's also worth noting, Gossip Cop busted OK! Australia in May for attempting to create a fake romance between Jolie and her Eternals co-star Richard Madden. The unreliable outlet has since dropped that bogus scenario. This latest involving Cooper is no more accurate.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.