Angelina Jolie is not being forced into rehab for alleged eating issues, despite a made-up tabloid report. The story is yet another weak attempt at attacking the actress's physical and mental health. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
According to NW, Jolie is "traumatized" over her 18-year-old son Maddox going to college in South Korea, and equally disturbed at the thought of her younger five kids following suit and leaving home in the near future. "There's nothing she can do about this and it's left her crippled with anxiety," an alleged source tells the outlet.
The unreliable magazine says the so-called "devastation and desperation" Jolie is feeling has left her "refusing to eat and at her lowest weight yet." The publication further maintains that the actress's kids are terrified for her, as are her close friends, who've supposedly put her "on watch by a 24/7 medical team to ensure she's getting enough nutrients into her body."
"Her medical team has put her in an outpatient program at a clinic in Los Angeles," adds the questionable tipster. "She will be monitored there by dietitians and a psychologist, who are helping her with both her mental and physical well-being."
Naturally, the outlet also throws Brad Pitt into the equation, claiming the actress's divorce battle with the actor has led to her alleged eating issues. "The stress is literally eating away at her body," says the seemingly phony source. "If she loses any more weight... she may as well accept being force-fed through a tube or pick out a coffin now."
The tabloid's bogus story seems to have been written simply because a video emerged of the actress getting emotional while dropping her son off at school. Gossip Cop already debunked the notion that Jolie is "devastated" over Maddox leaving for college when RadarOnline peddled the same narrative last week. Several trustworthy celebrity news outlets have reported that the actress is very proud of her son. Entertainment Tonight even made a point of noting that Jolie "has encouraged him to travel nonstop, to learn many languages, and now has plans for him to go to university overseas."
Still, Gossip Cop checked in with an individual in Jolie's camp, who assures us she hasn't been forced into a rehab for eating issues, nor is anyone in her inner circle worried about her health. Unfortunately, NW has come up with countless variations of this fake narrative, despite the fact that the actress has been steadily working while raising six kids.
In June, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming doctors were warning Jolie to "eat or die." Earlier that month, we called out the magazine for similarly alleging Jolie was risk for bone disease because she wasn't eating. The publication has decided to rehash its phony storyline now that her son has left for college. It remains untrue and the actress isn't having a breakdown over her kids growing older.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.