Angelina Jolie is not trying to "seduce" Justin Theroux to get revenge on Jennifer Aniston, despite a ridiculous tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story. A rep for the actor confirms it's untrue.
According to Life & Style, the actress is upset about all the rumors surrounding Aniston reuniting with Brad Pitt, so she's using the actress's estranged husband to even the playing field. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "She hates that everyone still roots for golden couple Brad and Jen to be together, while she's forever painted as the villain in their original breakup." Of course, Pitt and Aniston aren't back together and the idea that Jolie believes the tabloids is absurd.
Still, the outlet's supposed source says that Jolie invited Theroux to dinner during a recent visit to New York City "under the guise of talking about a movie role with him." The questionable tipster adds, "She asked him to meet up at his favorite restaurant. There was instant chemistry and they ended up talking all night. Afterward, Justin raved to pals that he'd had dinner with the most beautiful and fascinating woman in the world." Tellingly, the magazine doesn't mention exactly where or when this dinner took place. The magazine says they met at Theroux's "favorite restaurant," but fails to provide the name of said restaurant.
The alleged insider continues, "Justin remarked that he felt like they were having a meeting right out of a spy novel, and they both laughed again. She caught on to Justin's quirky sense of humor right away, something Jen was never able to do." The "source" goes on to say that Jolie was "fascinated by his edgy, interesting manner," while Theroux "was blown away by how exotic she was, the way she walked into the room, the way she spoke."
"By the time they walked out of the restaurant, they were hugging and kissing goodbye," adds the seemingly nonexistent source, who goes on to say that Aniston "would be livid, just about the idea of them meeting and working together." Naturally, there are no photos of Jolie and Theroux meeting in New York, despite both stars constantly being chased by the paparazzi. In fact, there's nothing to indicate that the actress visited the east coast anytime recently.
Jolie spent the majority of the summer in London filming Maleficent 2, and has been spotted with her kids in Los Angeles several times over the past month. She hasn't been spotted in New York at all. It's also worth noting, People reported earlier this year that Jolie "is absolutely not seeing anyone and will not be" as she's completely focused on her kids amid her divorce and custody battle. The publication confirmed a few weeks ago that Jolie "remains focused on healing her family."
Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with Theroux's spokesperson, who tells us on the record that the story is "false." There was no dinner between the two and Jolie hasn't been trying to "seduce" the actor. A source close to the actress also confirms the report is untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.