Are Angelina Jolie's kids encouraging her to adopt another child? That's the story in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the scenario and we've learned it's untrue.
According to the Globe, Jolie is eager to adopt a seventh kid now that her oldest child Maddox, 18, has left the house and gone off to college in South Korea. "She's gung ho to expand her family," says a suspicious tipster, adding that the actress is being coaxed to adopt by her other kids - Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
"They're all for it," adds the seemingly phony source. "Pax and Zahara are thrilled Angie wants to adopt from a poorer country. Shiloh is all for it because she loves being a big sister already to Viv and Knox, who are also very excited." From there, the supposed insider says Jolie "favors picking a child from an impoverished region she's familiar with, like Syria or another part of the Middle East or Africa. The plan is to have a baby in her arms by year's end at the latest."
The outlet's report simply isn't true. In fact, Jolie has adopted so many babies in the fantasy world of the tabloids that she should have around 100 kids in her house by now. Less than a week ago, Gossip Cop busted the Globe's sister outlet, RadarOnline, for similarly reporting that Jolie was adopting another child now that Maddox has left for college. As we noted, the premise doesn't make much sense considering that the actress still has five kids living in her house, including two pre-teens.
In April, Gossip Cop called out Heat for making up a story about Brad Pitt being furious over Jolie's plans to adopt another child. The actor wasn't angry about a nonexistent scenario. Less than year ago, OK! wrongly reported that Jolie was adopting a little boy from Syria. Gossip Cop has corrected so many variations of this narrative that we even dedicated an entire article to wrong rumors about Jolie adopting another baby.
Despite how many times we've corrected this storyline, Gossip Cop once again checked in with an individual in Jolie's camp, who assures us it remains untrue. This latest angle involving the actress's kids encouraging her to adopt is more nonsense.
In fact, Jolie gave an interview to Hello! magazine last week and spoke about enjoying motherhood even more as her kids get older. The actress explained, "When they are teenagers you start to remember yourself as a teenager. I'm in this fun moment where I'm rediscovering myself." The idea that Jolie is "aching" for a baby, as the tabloid puts it, just isn't true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.