A website is purporting to know Brad Pitt's reaction to Jennifer Aniston's InStyle interview and photo shoot. This was made-up. Gossip Cop can expose the fabrication.
On Wednesday, InStyle released its September cover story, which focuses on Aniston, who gives her first interview since splitting from Justin Theroux earlier this year. In addition to talking with her pal Molly McNearney for the feature, she also posed for a number of photos. Hours later, HollywoodLife is pretending it has the "details" on whether Pitt is "now thinking about rekindling a romance with the hottie."
A so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "Now that she has this recent interview with InStyle out there, he knows people will be rekindled with the interest of them getting back together and people talking about the both of them. But he isn't bothered by it." The site's untraceable snitch goes on, "So much time has past [sic] that he looks back at his time with Jen and remembers the good times and if she ever talks about him from this point forward he will be OK with it."
"We all move on and he has moved on and being bothered by anything she might say about him now or in the future really doesn't do anything good for him," concludes the alleged tipster. Okay, but is Pitt thinking about "rekindling a romance" with Aniston? The blog never actually says. The outlet even asks in its headline whether he's "missing her," and doesn't answer that question, either.
What also makes this bizarre is that Aniston didn't talk about Pitt at all in her interview. The lone mention of him came in the very beginning, when McNearney jokingly asked her, "When are you getting back together with Brad? Did Justin ever wear your jeans? And when are the twins due?" She replied, "You're the only person who could start an interview like that and actually send me into hysterics, not hives." The online publication even acknowledges Aniston "didn't specifically name Brad" in the article.
What she did do was speak generally about the misconceptions that "Jen can't keep a man," and that "Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career." HollywoodLife doesn't offer Pitt's response to those characterizations. Instead, the site babbles on and on about how they'll always be linked, even though, as noted above, she didn't mention him at all in the interview. It is really the blog doing the linking, because it has a habit of tying exes together, whether it be Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, or Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
During the previous two days, the website ran stories on all three couples. In each case, the outlet wanted readers to believe it had an "exclusive" scoop, when in reality, the narratives weren't believable or even logical. Just to recap what's going on here, Aniston is the subject of new magazine cover story in which she didn't discuss Pitt at all, but the publication is claiming to know his reaction. But instead of featuring responses to anything Aniston said, its unnamed "source" just speaks generally about how she and Pitt will always be linked. The site doesn't even fulfill its own promise to reveal whether he's "missing" her and wants to "rekindle" their romance.
Gossip Cop is also told by a Pitt confidante, who declined to go on the record, that the quotes presented did not really come from someone in his world. That was also the case earlier this year, when the blog manufactured a story about Pitt's mom supposedly being "so happy" that he was "talking again" with Aniston. Just as that tale was clearly made-up and totally bogus, so is this new one.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.