Brad Pitt was not “dumped” by MIT professor Neri Oxman because she got “scared off” by the actor’s custody battle with Angelina Jolie, despite a made-up report. As Gossip Cop has repeatedly noted, Oxman and Pitt never dated in the first place. We can debunk this latest article on the subject.
According to RadarOnline, Oxman split from the movie star and started a relationship with billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman because she couldn’t deal with his divorce drama. An alleged insider tells the magazine, “Brad isn’t giving up on Neri and has been calling her nonstop to try and get her to take him back.”
The outlet’s supposed source goes on to say that Oxman was “spooked away from Brad because he had to take Angie to court just to get to see his kids this summer.” The seemingly nonexistent tipster adds, “Dating Brad was creating enough stress and headlines, but once Angie made it clear the custody battle was going to become a circus, Neri was out!”
The blog’s article is based on claims from an anonymous “source,” but Pitt’s own rep has told Gossip Cop several times on the record that he never had a romance with the professor. This has been backed up by several other publications. The New York Post reported in April that Pitt and Oxman share a “professional friendship.” People similarly noted that Pitt and Oxman’s friendship “is not romantic.” And E! News also confirmed that Pitt and Oxman are “strictly friends.”
It should also be noted, the website’s timeline doesn’t add up. The outlet claims that the MIT professor dumped the actor “in early July,” but Oxman was spotted with Ackman in June at the Finance Cup. The Daily Mail noted that she “cheered on” her boyfriend from the stands at the tennis tournament, and the two “were openly affectionate” at party following the match. It’s unclear when the couple started dating, but it’s rumored they’ve been together since at least April.
It’s also worth mentioning, the romance rumors surrounding Pitt and Oxman died down a couple of months ago when it became clear they weren’t in a relationship. It seems RadarOnline is just reviving the phony narrative following new reports about Pitt and Jolie’s custody battle intensifying over child support.
Not surprisingly, this false narrative was picked up by the cut-and-paste site Celebrity Insider. The blog didn’t even mention form where it ripped off its inaccurate information, though it quoted the other outlet throughout its entire article titled, “Neri Oxman Was Reportedly Scared Off From Dating Brad Pitt Because Of His Nasty Split With Angelina Jolie.” Of course, repeating a lie doesn’t make it any more true.
Conclusion: Despite RadarOnline claiming Oxman “dumped” Pitt, it’s been established by the actor’s spokesperson and several reliable publications that they never dated. The site’s bogus premise doesn’t make sense chronologically either. Oxman has been seeing Ackman for several months. Every aspect of the outlet’s article is provably untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.