Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were not spotted together on a boat in Italy, despite a laughably wrong tabloid report. Although the actor was photographed on a boat with a woman overseas, she wasn't his ex-wife or any sort of love interest at all. Gossip Cop can clear up the situation.
During the Venice Film Festival last week, Pitt was pictured on a small boat with an unidentified woman and a few other people. The latest issue of New Idea includes a few photos of the woman with her face mostly concealed, but one can see she has dirty blonde hair under a floppy hat. The outlet has wrongly identified her as Aniston.
According to the tabloid, the exes' so-called "outing" was their way of "telling the world" they've rekindled their romance. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Since arriving in Italy, they have made no effort to hide away and are acting like a normal, happy, in-love couple." This assertion makes very little sense from the start. Even if the woman who accompanied Pitt on the boat was Aniston, which it wasn't, the exes haven't been pictured together anywhere else in Italy. How exactly have they been publicly flaunting their love overseas?
Still, the supposed source adds, "They're tired of staying behind closed doors and keeping their romance under lock and key. They want to finally share their romance with the world." The suspicious tipster goes on to say that Pitt and Aniston feel like "a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders" now that they've supposedly gone "public."
Unfortunately for the magazine, this is all provably false. The Daily Mail posted more photos from Pitt's boat ride in Italy, and the face of his female companion can be seen in these images. She very clearly isn't Aniston. The outlet describes the woman as a "female friend," but it also appears she could be a colleague or an employee, as do several of the other people on the boat with Pitt. In fact, they're all riding the same water taxi that the actor used while making his entrance to the Venice Film Festival.
It seems likely that New Idea had access to the photos where the woman's face is less concealed, but decided not to print them and instead used ones that it could try to pass off as Aniston. Regardless, separate reps for both Pitt and Aniston assure us they're not back together and haven't spent any time together in Italy. The actress didn't attend the Venice Film Festival and didn't accompany Pitt on his trip.
Just last week, Gossip Cop busted New Idea for wrongly reporting that Pitt and Aniston went on a secret getaway to Mexico. That story emerged shortly after the actor attended the Mexico premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It seems the outlet just likes coming up with phony stories about Aniston joining her ex-husband on his work trips.
In April, Gossip Cop called out the publication for falsely claiming Pitt and Aniston were getting married again. In addition to that story being totally untrue, this latest article makes no mention of the exes tying the knot. The tabloid's ongoing saga surrounding the ex-spouses is nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.