Angelina Jolie Pursues Justin Theroux After Hearing Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Got Engaged?

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Side by side shots of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, and Justin Theroux

By Andrew Shuster |

Side by side shots of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, and Justin Theroux

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Is Angelina Jolie hooking up with Justin Theroux to get revenge on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston for getting engaged? That’s the absurd story in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk every aspect of it.

Last month, Gossip Cop busted NW for falsely claiming Pitt and Aniston got engaged around Christmas. Separate reps for both stars assured us they’re not back together at all. The ex-spouses are friendly, but they haven’t rekindled a romance. Pitt himself dismissed all of the dating rumors surrounding him in an interview with the New York Times last month.

Unfortunately, none of this has stopped NW from publishing a phony follow-up story involving Pitt and Aniston’s other ex-spouses. An alleged insider tells the magazine that “Ange made it her mission to sleep with Justin” after learning Pitt and Aniston were engaged. “She was relentless in her pursuit of him. She bombarded him with script offers and flirty texts, and made it clear via mutual acquaintances that she thinks he was way too good for Jen.”

The supposed source goes on to say that Jolie managed to win Theroux over by stroking his “enormous ego,” and now the two can’t get enough of each other. “Justin blows Ange’s mind with his bedroom skills,” adds the seemingly imaginary tipster. “For all his supposed arrogance, the guy is an incredible lover and his intensity is a real turn-on for Angelina, as is the taboo nature of their affair.”

The unknown “source” goes on to say that Pitt and Aniston are going to “flip out” when they get wind of the “passionate affair” between their respective exes. “But that doesn’t faze Ange or Justin. In fact, it’s a big incentive to keep this going.”

The tabloid’s story doesn’t make much sense considering that Aniston and Theroux are on good terms. The actor even attended his ex-wife’s Friendsgiving dinner in November. The Leftovers stars has no reason to get “revenge” on his ex. And while Jolie and Pitt’s relationship is far less cordial, that doesn’t mean she’s seeking vengeance either. The actress most certainly isn’t out for blood over an engagement that never happened.

Meanwhile, NW seems to be running out of ideas, as the magazine already invented this same premise in March 2018. Gossip Cop busted the magazine at the time for falsely claiming Jolie was hooking up with Theroux to get “revenge” on Pitt and Aniston. The scenario didn’t play out two years ago, and it’s not a reality now. The tabloid either forgot it already came up with this fictional narrative, or it’s banking on its readers forgetting. Gossip Cop hasn’t. A source close to Jolie confirms this latest take on the subject is more nonsense.


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Marchese, David. "Brad Pitt on the Kind of Leading Man He Doesn’t Want To Be." The New York Times, 10 Dec. 2019.

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"Angelina Jolie Getting ‘Revenge’ On Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston By ‘Hooking Up’ With Justin Theroux?" Gossip Cop, 2 Mar. 2019.

Stephen Huvane, Spokesperson for Jennifer Aniston.

Matthew Hiltzik, Spokesperson for Brad Pitt.