Angelina Jolie and Justin Theroux are not dating, despite a completely false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the romance rumors. We're assured the two aren't a couple.
According to Life & Style, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's estranged spouses have "quietly gone out a bunch of times since late summer" and "pals think they're starting to develop feelings for each other." The magazine contends that Jolie and Theroux met up at a restaurant in New York City in August to discuss a film project, but the two found they have a lot in common on a personal level.
"Since that night, their relationship has only grown in momentum and intensity," an alleged insider tells the magazine. "Friends wouldn't be surprised if they're sending steamy texts and having secret sleepovers." The supposed source adds, "It's the best-kept secret, but it's not like Angie is worried about the romance getting out. The reality is that they're really into each other."
The alleged tipster goes on to say that Theroux is "charmed by her passion" for human rights work and filmmaking, while Jolie "caught on to Justin's quirky sense of humor right away, something Jen was never able to." The so-called "insider" continues, "I don't care how much chemistry Angie and Justin have, what they're doing to Jen is just plain cruel. She'll be devastated when she finds out. Can you imagine? The woman who wrecked your marriage to Brad is now dating your last ex-husband? Jen will be in tears."
The supposed source further contends that "Justin doesn't want to hurt Jen," but Jolie "cleverly orchestrated" the situation from the beginning. "As far as Angelina is concerned, it's a complete win-win. Not only has her retribution mission against Jen been accomplished, but she's found a potential new love in the process."
This bogus report is a follow-up to an equally untrue Life & Style story from last month. Gossip Cop already busted the tabloid for falsely claiming that Jolie was trying to "seduce" Theroux. That article said the two met up at a restaurant in New York City, but it didn't mention exactly where or when the dinner took place. Theroux's rep, who's qualified to speak on his behalf, told us at the time that the two never got together. A source close to Jolie similarly confirmed the story was made-up.
It's worth noting, if Jolie and Theroux had actually met up for dinner in New York, it's virtually impossible they wouldn't have been spotted together. Paparazzi constantly snap photos of both stars when they're out and about in public, but they've never been photographed together. Even more tellingly, there's zero indication that Jolie has visited New York any time in the past several months. The actress spent the summer in London shooting Maleficent 2, and she's now back home in Los Angeles working on the movie Come Away.
Additionally, it was reported earlier this year that Jolie "has no interest in dating" and is only focused on her children. The actress and her estranged husband are currently going through child custody evaluations to determine a custody arrangement. It's illogical to believe she's complicating matters by dating Pitt's ex-wife's estranged husband. Still, Gossip Cop once again checked in with Theroux's spokesperson, who confirms this latest story is a complete fabrication.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.