Did Angelina Jolie ask Johnny Depp to live with her? That was premise of a report exactly one year ago today. The claim, much like many others tying the two stars together, was untrue and time has also proven it false.
On May 27, 2018, NW insisted Jolie had invited Depp to live with her in a house she was staying at while filming a movie in England. With Depp facing a number of legal issues, the magazine maintained Jolie had “stepped in” and came to his “rescue.” To give the appearance that it had inside information, the outlet alleged it had a “source” who leaked how Jolie assured Depp that “she’s got his back.”
The tabloid had no proof whatsoever that the Oscar-winning actress reached out to his co-star in The Tourist or that Depp was “leaning” on her, as it had contended. It just strung together a number of quotes from a supposed insider who related in general terms that Jolie and Depp always had a connection because they both have a “dark side” and been painted publicly as a “villain.” The anonymous tipster added that Depp was “grateful” to have Jolie on his side.
But, as Gossip Cop previously reported, Jolie never invited her former co-star to live with her and her kids in England while she shot Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, and it’s clear 12 months later that never happened. Just like we noted back then, their closeness has been over-exaggerated in tabloid stories and the actor was touring with his band, Hollywood Vampires, and not crashing at Jolie’s temporary home. A source in Depp’s camp rightly told us a year ago the magazine’s article was wholly inaccurate.
In the subsequent 365 days since that tale, NW hasn’t gotten any more reliable with its articles about Jolie. Just three months later, for example, Gossip Cop busted the outlet when it published a fictitious cover story about Jolie warning Jennifer Aniston to stay away from Brad Pitt and their kids. In reality, the “Friends” star has never met Pitt and Jolie’s children, despite the claim she was “bonding” with and “playing stepmom” to them.
That was followed earlier this year by another cover story that similarly asserted wrongly that Jolie warned Charlize Theron to stay away from her and Pitt’s kids. And even though the actor’s rep denied he was romantically involved with the South African actress, and she herself has said she was single, the same outlet published another bogus article that incorrectly stated Jolie was dating Sean Penn to get revenge on Pitt and Theron. And just two months ago, the tabloid concocted another tale about Jolie getting revenge on Pitt and Aniston by “hooking up” with Justin Theroux. Of course, Pitt and Aniston are not a couple either, and so that report was also a fabrication.
Gossip Cop routinely returns to articles from one year ago to show how stories hold up over time. In this case, Angelina Jolie wasn’t focused on saving Johnny Depp, as alleged. In fact, she’s had no interaction with him for a very long time. Nor has she tried to get revenge on Pitt and Aniston or told that actress or Theron to stay away from her kids. Simply, the publication occasionally prints lies about Jolie, which is why we come back hours, day, weeks, and even a year later to make sure it’s held accountable.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.