Is Angelina Jolie pursuing Sean Penn to get revenge on Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron for supposedly dating each other? That's the ridiculous premise in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can correct it.
Last month, several unreliable outlets spread false rumors about Pitt and Theron being in a secret romance. The claim came from an anonymous source, but the actor's rep told Gossip Cop on the record that he's never dated the actress. The two stars collaborated on an ad for Breitling watches last year, but Pitt's spokesperson assured us he "hasn't seen her in months" and they never had a relationship.
Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped NW from making up a story about Jolie trying to arrange a "revenge romance" with Penn, who dated Theron from December 2013 to June 2015. According to the magazine, Jolie has been "flirting up a storm" with the actor in an effort to woo him. "They've met at least twice since Brad and Charlize's dating news came out in the open," a supposed source tells the outlet. "They were already pretty close, but they've decided to ramp things up since their exes got together."
The alleged insider further contends that Jolie is determined to be the one who "wins" the divorce, and she's getting the ball rolling by constantly texting Penn. "Ange is definitely taking her friendship with Sean more seriously, and you've got to wonder if it's because she's hoping this will turn into something more," says the questionable tipster. "That would be the ultimate way to get back at Brad."
The so-called "source" further contends that Jolie's next step is to organize a pubic outing with Penn and her six kids. "Ange is showing that two can play at this game," adds the seemingly nonexistent insider. "She goes after what she wants - and if she's got her heart set on revenge, you can bet she'll go all out to make it happen!"
In reality, Jolie isn't plotting revenge against two people who aren't dating each other. In fact, the actress isn't pursuing any type of romance, let alone one built on "revenge." Jolie's camp has assured us she has no interest in dating. We've been repeatedly told that the actress is "focused on her children and work."
It's very clear that this point that NW comes up with new narratives on a whim. Less than a month ago, the tabloid falsely claimed Pitt was in a secret romance with Julia Roberts. Prior to that, the tabloid insisted that Jolie was pursuing David Beckham. The outlet has a habit of throwing the exes into imaginary romances with other celebrities amid their divorce. The latest targets are Theron and Penn, neither of whom are involved with the estranged spouses.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.