Are Brad Pitt's parents really urging him to marry Jennifer Aniston again? That's the premise of a story in this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can bust it.
A headline in the new issue of Life & Style announces, "Brad's Parents Play Matchmaker: Marry Jen Again!" According to this bogus article, Pitt and Aniston "quietly started talking again" in the wake of their respective "heartbreaks" with Angelina Jolie and Justin Theroux. "They have become close, and are in a great place," a so-called "source" is quoted as saying.
"Some of his best friends think he should give it a shot, but the majority of the pressure is coming from his own parents," a supposed "insider" contends to the magazine. It's alleged, "They are desperately trying to convince Brad that Jen was the right one for him all along." The purported "source" adds, "Brad's parents want them to get married again."
These questionable tipsters maintain Pitt's parents "constantly remind Brad that they always loved Jen and that Angie was never a good fit for him." The outlet even claims that the actor "understands why they feel the way they do." Insists the publication, "For now, Brad and Jen have kept their relationship friendly, but there's an intense connection between them. And his parents hope it turns romantic again soon."
There are a multitude of problems here, beginning with the contention that the former spouses are suddenly back in touch in the wake of their respective breakups. In actuality, it was first reported in March of 2017 that Pitt and Aniston were still in contact. That was nearly a year before her separation from Theroux.
But that contact is not what the tabloid describes. As People reported in February in a story about why it's highly unlikely Pitt and Aniston would ever reunite romantically, it was specifically noted, "They aren't in regular contact, beyond an occasional text back and forth to wish each other the best when there's been a new project or big event." It was further revealed they haven't seen one another "in ages."
And while this narrative claims the exes are "friendly" again but haven't become "romantic," that goes against the Pitt-Aniston "relationship timeline" the magazine peddled in May. In that piece, the outlet asserted that not only had the former couple reunited, but they were moving in together and having a baby. None of that is even mentioned here, which shows the outlet has a problem with both accuracy and consistency.
Additionally, Gossip Cop already busted RadarOnline earlier this year for falsely claiming Pitt's mom was begging him to get back with Aniston. So not only is this Life & Style tale wrong, contradictory and filled with misinformation, but it's not even original. On top of all this, Gossip Cop also checked in with Pitt's rep who literally laughed off this story and confirmed it is not remotely true.
Conclusion: This Life & Style article about Aniston and Pitt has factual inaccuracies, and also conflicts with what the tabloid has previously claimed. There is no evidence of an ongoing relationship between the stars apart from the limited communication it was already known they had. And Pitt's spokesperson, who is authorized to speak on his behalf, confirms on the record that the allegations his parents are involved, something that was already debunked months ago, are still false.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.