Is Michelle Pfeiffer playing matchmaker for Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp? That's the phony story in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop has learned the report is complete fiction.
An article in the new issue of Woman's Day says Pfeiffer, who co-stars with Jolie in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, is eager to set her up with Depp, who she worked with on the movies Dark Shadows and Murder on the Orient Express. A supposed source tells the magazine, "She insists Johnny has always had a soft spot for Ange. She feels they'd be perfect together - especially given they've both been through particularly bitter and painful divorces" from Brad Pitt and Amber Heard, respectively.
Of course, Jolie and Depp co-starred in 2010's The Tourist, so they already have history together. The magazine says they've "remained close" since making the film, but there's zero indication the two have had any contact over the years. Still, the alleged insider adds, "Ange has always had a great relationship with Johnny. They were great sources of support to each other during their respective marriage breakdowns which, bizarrely, occurred within months of each other."
From there, the suspicious tipster claims Jolie believes she and Depp have the potential to make a great couple, "but she's hesitant about entering into a romance with another high-profile actor and all the attention that would attract." Pfeiffer, according to the alleged source, "has been reminding her that Johnny's spent the last couple of years soul-searching, having therapy and dealing with a lot of his own issues. She thinks that makes him an even more perfect match for Ange - he would be coming to the table with a clean slate!"
The tabloid's premise is totally made-up. It seems to have been created because all three stars have working relationships with each other. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Jolie, who confirms the actress has been focused on her career and raising her children. She's not looking to date anyone at this time, let alone Depp. Meanwhile, Pfeiffer's spokesperson tells us on the record that the actress hasn't taken on the role of "matchmaker" for Jolie and Depp. She hasn't involved herself in either of their personal lives.
It should be mentioned, this isn't the first time Woman's Day has attempted to link Jolie and Depp. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming Jolie reach out to Depp and offered to help get him healthy. Back in 2017, we called out Star for wrongly reporting Jolie was dating her former co-star to get "revenge" on Pitt. Gossip Cop also debunked a bogus story last year about Jolie and Pfeiffer feuding on the set of the Maleficent sequel. The gossip media knows nothing about the dynamics between any of the three stars.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.