Brad Pitt and George Clooney‘s friendship has been at the center of many false tabloids stories. Gossip Cop frequently debunks reports surrounding the two actors. Here are five recent wrong rumors.
In September, Gossip Cop busted Grazia for falsely claiming that Clooney was getting involved in Pitt’s divorce from Angelina Jolie by attempting to play “peacemaker” between the two. The magazine contended Clooney planned to step in amid the exes’ custody battle and help them settle it amicably. The story was completely fabricated. For starters, Clooney hadn’t even heard the news of Pitt’s divorce when it first occurred back in September 2016. The actor was first informed of the split by CNN, so it hardly seems like he’s heavily involved in Pitt’s personal life. Regardless, Clooney’s spokesperson assured us the story was simply “not true.”
Also in September, Gossip Cop called out the National Enquirer for falsely claiming that Pitt had a “romantic dinner” with Jennifer Aniston at Clooney’s house in Italy. The supposed meal was said to have taken place over the summer, but Pitt spent the summer in Los Angeles shooting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and never traveled to Italy. Additionally, reps for both Pitt and Aniston assured us the two never met up at Clooney’s home. And shortly before the article was published, Aniston’s friend Portia de Rossi told Us Weekly she knew “for a fact” that the ex-spouses “haven’t seen each other.”
Woman’s Day Australia claimed in August that when Jolie was still with Pitt, she had banned Clooney from being friends with Aniston. The magazine alleged that Jolie didn’t want Clooney associating with her husband’s ex-wife. Shortly before the phony report emerged, E! News published an article detailing Clooney and Aniston’s “Brad Pitt-defying” friendship, which has persevered for more than 20 years. Aniston even joined the actor on several vacations during the time that Pitt and Jolie were still together. Simply put, Clooney remained friends with both Pitt and Aniston following their breakup.
Gossip Cop busted New Idea in August for making up a story about Pitt throwing a “custody party” with Clooney after “winning back” his kids. There were several issues with the tabloid’s tale, but a major one was that the actor didn’t gain back custody of his children. In fact, it was reported this week that Pitt and Jolie’s ongoing custody battle is heading to trial in December. The two actors didn’t celebrate a custody victory that never occurred.
And finally, Gossip Cop called out Woman’s Day in May for falsely claiming that Pitt was seeking advice from Clooney on his so-called “romance” with MIT professor Neri Oxman. The tabloid claimed that Pitt wanted tips from his friend on dating an intellectual woman who works outside of Hollywood. However, Pitt’s rep assured us that he wasn’t in a relationship with the professor. And last month, Oxman broke her silence about Pitt in a New York Times interview, confirming that she never dated the movie star. Pitt never sought advice from Clooney about a nonexistent romance.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.