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Brad Pitt’s Mom Has ‘Showdown’ With Angelina Jolie?

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Brad Pitt, father William Alvin Pitt, mother Jane Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

By Andrew Shuster |

 Brad Pitt, father William Alvin Pitt, mother Jane Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

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Did Brad Pitt’s mom, Jane, really have a “face-to-face showdown” with Angelina Jolie? That’s what one of the tabloids is alleging. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

According to Woman’s Day, Pitt’s mother is fed up with Jolie’s “constant public slamming” of her son, and finally decided to do something about it. An alleged source tells the magazine that Jane flew to Los Angeles over Thanksgiving to confront the actress. “She told Angelina how upsetting it’s been watching her continually twisting the knife and publicly making digs at her son three long years after their split.”

The supposed source continues, “She also told Ange how Brad had kept a dignified silence through everything despite her continuing to move goalposts in their divorce and custody battle, and her continued efforts to keep the kids away from him.” From there, the unknown tipster says Jane “dropped a bombshell” by warning Jolie “she would have no qualms about doing her own tell-all” about the divorce, “including the furious messages Ange sent Brad and the threats she made to him.”

The seemingly phony source goes on to say that Jolie was “visibly shaken” by the end of the conversation, which supposedly went down without Pitt’s knowledge. “Knowing how mild-mannered Jane normally is, she couldn’t help but take her seriously,” adds the supposed insider.

The tabloid’s story is pure fiction. For starters, there’s no indication that Pitt’s mom traveled to Los Angeles over Thanksgiving. The details of the magazine’s article are also very sketchy. It’s never explained where this “showdown” between Jane and Jolie occurred. The “tell-all” aspect isn’t fleshed out either. How exactly does Pitt’s mom plan on spilling dirt about her son’s estranged wife?

Meanwhile, this idea that Jolie has been continuously bashing Pitt isn’t even accurate. The outlet doesn’t provide any examples of how the actress has publicly slammed her ex. The closest Jolie has come to taking a dig at Pitt was in her Harper’s Bazaar cover story last month. The actress noted that she’d love to move abroad with her kids, but had to stay in Los Angeles “where their father chooses to live.” That’s hardly a major attack.

It’s reasonable to believe that Pitt’s mom is frustrated with how Jolie is handling the divorce. Custody negotiation have been going on for quite some time, and neither party has reached an official settlement. However, multiple sources tell Gossip Cop that Jane never confronted Jolie. The scenario is made up.

Additionally, this narrative isn’t original. Back in December 2018, Gossip Cop busted RadarOnline for falsely claiming Pitt’s mom planned to confront Jolie. It didn’t happen last year either. Prior to that, another tabloid made up a story about Pitt’s mom pushing him to “stand up” to Jolie. Sensing a theme here? This latest take on the subject is more nonsense.

Sources

"Angelina Jolie on Her Parenting Style, Being Unpopular in School, and Dealing with Her Emotional Scars." Harper's Bazaar, 5 Nov. 2019.

Shuster, Andrew. "Brad Pitt’s Mom NOT Confronting Angelina Jolie, Despite Report." Gossip Cop, 31 Dec. 2018.

Shuster, Andrew. "Brad Pitt’s Mom Pushing Him To “Stand Up” To Angelina Jolie?" Gossip Cop, 26 Jan. 2018.