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Angelina Jolie “Headed For Meltdown” From Stress Of Brad Pitt Custody Battle Is Fake News

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Angelina Jolie Meltdown Brad Pitt Custody Battle

By Michael Lewittes |

Angelina Jolie Meltdown Brad Pitt Custody Battle

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Angelina Jolie is not “headed for a meltdown” from the stress of her custody battle with Brad Pitt, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this fake news story from Celebrity Insider, which tends to take other sites’ inaccurate stories without bother to fact-check their claims. We’re told the latest article from that untrustworthy outlet is all “lies.”

According to the repeatedly discredited blog, Jolie is feeling the “strain of [her] divorce and custody battle.” Absurdly, the outlet asks whether her “friends” are afraid she’s “heading for a complete physical meltdown.” While in the real world it doesn’t matter what her “friends” think, as opposed to what Jolie herself is actually experiencing, the silly site includes that ridiculous question so that it can then maintain, “Pals have urged the mother of six to slow down.”

The made-up “meltdown” premise was originally published by the equally unreliable In Touch. And the website has no proof or original sources sharing with it information about that. Instead, it just says without any evidence that with all Jolie does as an actress-director and human rights activist, “Everyone is worried that a serious breakdown could be in her near future.”

After not being able to name one single person who’s “worried” that Jolie is “headed for a meltdown” or “breakdown,” the often disproven outlet then shift gears and contends, Jolie and Pitt are “close to finalizing their divorce and coming to a permanent custody agreement.” Of course, Celebrity Insider, which has a history of publishing fake news about Pitt and Jolie, offers nothing to back up its assertion that the estranged spouses are “close to finalizing their divorce.”

Next, the all-over-the-place site unrelatedly adds about how Jolie was recently in Paris and “posed for photographers in an eye-catching red dress.” The outlet relates that she wore matching red lipstick and had her hair pulled back for what it termed “sure-to-be beautiful photos.” Does a person “headed for a meltdown” usually look so put-together and beautiful? Separately, it should be noted that the information about Jolie posing for photographer is Paris was also stolen almost word-for-word from yet another outlet.

It appears the blog once again simply cut and pasted different parts of stories from various tabloids and websites and slapped it all together into one nonsensical and contradictory report. The false claim about Jolie being “headed for a meltdown” came from Life & Style’s sister publication In Touch, and Gossip Cop already debunked it. We were assured by a confidante, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, that the actress is “taking care of herself.”

Then there’s the whole section about Jolie suddenly feeling the “strain of the divorce and custody battle.” But the divorce has been ongoing for the past 17 months. The “stress” or “strain” is not new. Also, why would there now be additional “strain” when the site contends the exes are “close to finalizing their divorce and coming to a permanent custody agreement”? Wouldn’t there be less “stress” and more relief if they were on the verge of settling everything?

That claim about Pitt and Jolie getting closer to resolving their custody issues was previously published by In Touch and Gossip Cop similarly corrected that false contention. As we noted from an actual Pitt insider, all the legal wrangling between the two parties over custody remains in a “holding pattern.” If anything the actress appears these days to be doing very well. On Saturday, Jolie beamed as she took her kids Shiloh and Zahara to the Annie Awards in L.A. As we’ve repeatedly pointed out, she’s also said herself, “I’m in charge of my life and my health.”

Basically, most of what that site strung together in its latest fabricated article is ripped off from other outlets and 100 percent wrong. Worse, the outlet has nothing to substantiate its bogus allegations. Regardless, Gossip Cop still checked in again with a Jolie insider who wasn’t at liberty to comment on the record, but assures us the blog’s tale is nothing more than fake news and a collection of “lies.”


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