Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh is demanding to live with her grandparents, William and Jane Pitt, in Springfield, Missouri? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the fabricated story.
According to Star, the 12-year-old girl is tired of her parents' bitter divorce battle and wants to get far away from all the drama surrounding them in Los Angeles. A supposed source tells the magazine, "Brad's parents live a stone's throw away from his sister and her kids [in Missouri] and Shiloh loves it there. She says she wants to grow up around 'normal' people. She's so determined, she even ran away last summer. It was hours before anyone realized she was gone."
The alleged insider further contends that Shiloh has been torn between her parents, who both want her to take a different life trajectory. "Brad brought Shiloh into his movie production business because she's shown real acting talent," says the suspicious tipster. "Angie wants Shiloh to be 'mommy's little activist' instead of getting wrapped in all the movie business drama with Brad."
The outlet goes on to say that Pitt has tried to appease his daughter by offering to purchase a property in Missouri so she can visit her grandparents on occasion, but the young girl insisted that "as long as her parents are involved, drama will follow." The seemingly phony source adds, "She's desperate for a change of scene, and right now her grandma and grandpa are just about the only means of escape she has."
The tabloid's premise, which is coming from an anonymous and untraceable "insider," simply isn't true. Gossip Cop reached out to Pitt's spokesperson, who tells us on the record that the article is fabricated. Shiloh hasn't been demanding to live with her grandparents in Missouri, and the claim otherwise is baseless.
Naturally, it would be hard for any child to be caught in the middle of a custody battle, but the idea that Shiloh is miserable simply isn't accurate. Last month, the pre-teen was spotted with a huge smile on her face while shopping with Jolie in Los Angeles. Shortly after that, Jolie took Shiloh and three of her sibling out for breakfast in Los Angeles, where the family was photographed chatting and laughing. Although it's reasonable to believe Pitt and Jolie's kids have had difficulty adjusting to their parents' split, Shiloh isn't plotting an escape.
Unfortunately, this wouldn't be the first time Star has dragged the young girl into a phony story surrounding her famous parents. Gossip Cop busted the magazine last year for falsely claiming Shiloh had broken Pitt's heart during a trip to Paris. Shortly before that, we called out the tabloid's sister publication, OK!, for alleging Shiloh was begging Jolie to let her make friends. These various stories involving Pitt and Jolie's daughter are bogus.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.