Is Angelina Jolie planning to steal Nicholas Hoult from his model girlfriend Bryana Holly? That's the claim in one of this week's celebrity magazines. Gossip Cop, however, can debunk this ridiculous report.
Jolie and Hoult are gearing up to shoot the wilderness thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead, and according to the Globe, the actress has set her sights on her co-star. A supposed source tells the magazine, "Angie is bragging how great her and Nick's chemistry is, and she can't wait to hang out with him and get even closer. She's telling people he's a total fox and raves about how he's a real intellect, as well as a talented actor."
The alleged insider goes on to say that Jolie is using the "same scheme she used" to steal Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston back when they worked together on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. As for Hoult's girlfriend, she's "all too aware of Angie's home-wrecking reputation, and she'll be keeping an extremely close eye on the situation," asserts the seemingly phony tipster.
The so-called "source" further contends Jolie doesn't care if Holly feels threatened, as she "will do what she wants and tip-toeing around people isn't her style." The almost assuredly nonexistent insider adds, "She must know he's madly in love with his girlfriend, but doesn't see any reason why they shouldn't bond as artists and friends, on and off the set. At least, that's how she's setting this up before swooping in for the prize!"
The publication's report is flat-out absurd. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Jolie, who wasn't able to speak on the record, but laughed off the notion that she plans to steal the younger actor from his girlfriend. This bogus article was written simply because Jolie is set to co-star in a movie with Hoult. Last year, Gossip Cop debunked a similar story about Jolie pursuing a romance with Maleficent 2 co-star Ed Skrein. That imaginary love connection was also made just because the two were working together.
Additionally, this idea of Jolie "stealing" a man from his significant other is a recurring theme in the tabloids. Earlier this year, Gossip Cop busted the Globe's sister outlet, Star, for falsely claiming Jolie was stealing David Beckham from his wife Victoria. Of course, that was also untrue.
Jolie's camp has told Gossip Cop countless times that the actress isn't interested in dating and remains focused on her six kids. People magazine, a much more reliable source for celebrity news than the tabloid, similarly reported last month Jolie is "focused on what's best for the kids." That doesn't involve dating her younger co-star and breaking up his relationship in the process.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.