One of this week's tabloids claims Angelina Jolie has been "quietly crushing" on David Beckham for years and recently began sending him secret texts. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the made-up story. We're told it's completely untrue.

According to NW, the actress has been messaging the former soccer star about collaborating on a charity project together, but it's really a scheme to get to know him better. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Ange and David came very close to working with each other several years ago for an ad campaign, and she's never been able to get him out of her mind since. She's always had a crush on him."

The outlet's supposed source goes on to say Jolie "got his contact details from one of their mutual pals and is trying to set up a get-together." A second ulterior motive for teaming up with Beckham, according to the tipster, is to repair her image amid her custody battle with Brad Pitt. "Everyone loves David. He's very popular with the fans and she would look good standing next to him," adds the suspicious source. "He can do no wrong, so hitching her wagon to him would be a smart PR move."

The seemingly nonexistent "insider" also maintains that Jolie "thinks they have lots in common - besides beauty and brains," and hopes he'll "teach some of his soccer moves" to her daughter Shiloh, "who's a keen player." From there, the outlet speculates that Beckham's wife Victoria won't be happy about the actress reaching out to her husband, "given Ange's 'man-eater' reputation." The "source" adds, "Victoria pouts and kicks up a stink whenever David is seen getting friendly with other women, so there's little doubt she is telling him not to sign up for any projects with Angelina."

Despite what the magazine's anonymous and untraceable "insider" claims, Gossip Cop checked in with Beckham's spokesperson, who tells us on the record that the story is untrue. We're assured that Jolie hasn't reached out to the soccer star about teaming up on a charity project.

Meanwhile, it's been reported by several reputable outlets that Jolie "has no interest in dating" and is only focused on her six children. That remains especially true now that the actress's custody battle is expected to go to trial. It certainly wouldn't bode well for Jolie's "image" or legal case if she were to try and steal a married man who shares four kids with his wife of nearly 20 years. The outlet's premise is both flawed and absurd.

It's worth noting, NW is the same unreliable tabloid that Gossip Cop busted last month for falsely claiming that Jolie was dating Keanu Reeves. This latest phony article makes no mention of what happened to that supposed romance. And earlier this year, the outlet made up a story about Jolie "crushing on" Chris Hemsworth. It's clear the tabloid just enjoys arbitrarily linking the actress to random famous men.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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