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Angelina Jolie NOT “Secretly Seething” Watching Jennifer Aniston At Golden Globes, Despite Report

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Angelina Jolie was not “secretly seething” while watching Jennifer Aniston on stage at the Golden Globes, despite a completely speculative report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told there’s no truth to it.

Following Sunday night’s ceremony, a photo went viral of Dakota Johnson seemingly sneaking a peek at Jolie while Aniston was on stage presenting an award (see below). Jolie happened to have been looking down at the table in this particular screenshot, prompting various outlets to contend that she was ignoring her estranged husband’s ex-wife.

RadarOnline decided to consult a “body language expert” to find out “what may have been going through [Jolie’s] head” at that moment, but the explanation is purely theoretical. The site quotes its source as saying, “Angelina looks down and tries to smile, but it is a very forced smile. She hold her hand to her chin to brace herself. Holding on to her chin is a signal that Angelina was angry.”

The “body language expert,” who’s weaving this narrative based on a single frame, adds, “Even though Angelina is trying to smile she cannot even bear to look at Jennifer. Angelina is just really angry that she has to endure her and that she is being forced to stand in front of her and face her.” Of course, this isn’t merely analyzing body language, this is baseless mind-reading. Regardless, Gossip Cop is exclusively told by a source close to Jolie that she wasn’t “seething” while Aniston was on stage.

In fact, the photo that sparked this bogus article doesn’t tell the whole story. A video of the incident shows that Jolie was in fact watching Aniston present the award, but then momentarily looked down at her table to put a piece of food in her mouth. The actress didn’t angrily “hold her hand to her chin,” despite the “body language expert” wrongly interpreting the situation. See the viral photo (below) that was shared on Twitter, as well as the YouTube video (linked above) that puts it all into context.

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And it’s not like the two women haven’t been near each other in a decade. Just three years ago, Aniston and Jolie were in the same room for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. There was no “seething” back then nor was there at this year’s Golden Globes.


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