Is Angelina Jolie really leaning on Colin Farrell amid her divorce from Brad Pitt? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation, and we can set the record straight.
Earlier this month, Jolie brought four of her kids to the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's live-action Dumbo remake, in which Farrell appears. According to Grazia, the reason the actress attended the premiere is that she and the actor are back in touch after working together on the 2004 movie Alexander.
A supposed source tells the magazine, "Colin and Angelina have been friends for a long time and have both come such a long way since the days when it was common knowledge in the industry that they were hooking up." This is inaccurate from the start. In 2013, nine years after the release of Alexander, Perez Hilton published an article falsely claiming Jolie had been hooking with Farrell but ended up "settling" for Pitt. The story was completely untrue, and Gossip Cop busted it at the time it first emerged.
Still, the alleged insider tells the magazine that Jolie has reconnected with Farrell because he's a "changed man - more into clean-living and charity than anything else since getting sober 12 years ago, and he's a doting dad [to his two sons]." The suspicious tipster adds, "Angelina is almost a different person now from her former self, much more calm and grounded."
The seemingly phony source goes on to say there's no romance happening between the two stars, but she's turning to him for support amid her split and has allowed him "back into her very guarded circle." The so-called "insider" asserts, "They have met up several times recently. They have a supportive friendship, which is something that's hard to find in their industry."
In reality, Jolie simply brought her kids to the premiere of a movie that happens to feature Farrell in a role. The actress, who's been known to bring her children to premieres, also brought the brood to the opening of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind in New York City last month. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the actress, who assures us the tabloid's report is simply "not true." We're told Jolie hasn't been leaning on Farrell amid her divorce, and she didn't attend the Dumbo premiere because of him. It's worth noting, the Oscar-winner's upcoming movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is also being released by Disney.
It should be mentioned, this narrative about the actress "leaning on" another celebrity amid her divorce isn't new. Back in 2017, Gossip Cop busted Star for falsely claiming Jolie was "leaning on" Jared Leto, who also appeared in Alexander. Just two months ago, we called out OK! for making up a story about Jolie "leaning on" Natalie Portman. This latest article involving Farrell is equally phony.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.