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Did Brad Pitt really confront one of Angelina Jolie's bodyguards for flirting with her? That's the phony claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we've learned it's untrue.

According to OK!, Pitt isn't happy about his estranged wife supposedly getting close with the man hired to keep her and their kids safe. "Angelina is always smiling when she's with him," a supposed source tells the magazine. "They have great chemistry. She seems to melt whenever she's around this guy. Brad recently got wind that Angie has nice little flirtation going with her bodyguard and decided he needed to stop it."

The anonymous insider goes on to say that Pitt finds the situation extremely unprofessional and especially doesn't like that it goes on in front of his kids. "The word is that Brad asked the bodyguard to accompany him to the Venice Film Festival under the guise of needing extra security," adds the tipster. "And while there, he confronted the guy and told him to watch himself. He made it clear he wants strict professionalism at all times - and that means no romance or suggestive talk."

The tabloid's report is coming from an untraceable "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with Pitt's spokesperson, who tells us on the record that it's total nonsense. The movie star's rep confirms he never got into any sort of altercation with one of Jolie's bodyguards. The unreliable magazine doesn't even bother to identify the bodyguard causing these alleged problems.

It should be noted, Gossip Cop has debunked similar narratives in the past. Back in June, we called out OK!'s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for falsely claiming Jolie was "falling for" one of her bodyguards. One month later, the tabloid published a phony follow-up story about Jolie having a "showdown" with her bodyguard's girlfriend.

It's unclear if the "bodyguard" mentioned in this latest piece is the same one referred to in those previous articles. It hardly matters, of course, considering that this ongoing narrative is a work of fiction. Jolie isn't developing a relationship with any member of her security team.

Gossip Cop should also mention, OK! is the same magazine that published a cover story in April about Jolie secretly dating Colin Farrell. The unreliable outlet quickly dropped that phony storyline after it became clear the two weren't a couple. The lazy tabloid is now borrowing the bodyguard scenario from one of its sister outlets. Repeating lies doesn't make them true.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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