Over the years, the tabloids have attempted to create fake feuds between Brad Pitt and other celebrities. Gossip Cop has debunked many of the actor's alleged battles with other stars. Here are a few wrong rumors.
In February, Gossip Cop busted RadarOnline for falsely claiming Pitt has been in a "secret feud" with Tom Cruise for 25 years. According to the blog, the two stars didn't get along while working together on their 1994 movie Interview with the Vampire, and they've hated each other ever since. An alleged insider told the blog that the war between the two was escalating because Pitt was having trouble getting a sequel to World War Z made, while Cruise is in the midst of filming Top Gun: Maverick. The outlet didn't make it clear what one had to do with the other.
The premise was based on claims from an anonymous "source," but Pitt's rep told Gossip Cop on the record that it was completely false. We were assured the actor has never been at odds with Cruise. In fact, several years after the release of Interview with the Vampire, Pitt supported his former co-star when he was honored at the Artists Rights Foundation awards gala.
Last year, Gossip Cop called out OK! for wrongly reporting that Pitt was feuding with Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of their upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The outlet maintained that the two stars have always had an "intense rivalry" and it was only getting worse because Pitt felt his co-star was stealing all of their scenes together. A supposed source told the tabloid that the two weren't talking behind the scenes and would "go their separate ways" as soon as cameras stopped rolling.
Not only did Pitt's own spokesperson dismiss the story as nonsense, but around the same time, the Daily Mail published photos of the actor and his co-star sharing a laugh during a break from filming. The outlet even noted in its piece that "the mood seemed jovial" on set, and this was evident from the pictures published online. The outlet's report of friction between the co-stars was simply baseless.
And back in 2016, Gossip Cop debunked a Star story claiming Pitt had ended his so-called "feud" with George Clooney following his split from Angelina Jolie. The magazine alleged that Jolie had never liked Clooney, resulting in a wedge being driven between him and Pitt. With Jolie out of the picture, the Ocean's Eleven co-stars had buried the hatchet, according to the outlet's alleged insider.
The tabloid's story lacked logic. Pitt frequently socialized with Clooney during the time he was still with Jolie, so the idea that the actress caused a rift between them isn't accurate. All three stars happily posed together at various awards shows and movie premieres over the years. Pitt and Clooney never had to end an imaginary feud.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.