Earlier this week, one of the tabloids wrongly reported that Justin Theroux found old Post-it notes that Brad Pitt wrote to Jennifer Aniston while they were married. A rep for the actress, however, exclusively told Gossip Cop, “There were no Post-it notes. It’s a fabrication.” Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped a slew of outlets from spreading this fake news.
The cover of this week’s Us Weekly reads, “Inside Jen’s Shattered World,” and includes a section about Theroux and Aniston fighting two years ago over “love notes” she saved from her previous marriage. The supposed messages written by Pitt are said to have included sentiments such as, “You looked nice tonight” and “Miss you already.” As the story goes, Theroux got upset after discovering the Post-its, despite his wife assuring him they ” weren’t a big deal.” Once again, this never happened.
Despite Aniston’s spokesperson debunking this story, many publication’s have decided to take the word of the tabloid’s questionable “insider.” Among the outlets that regurgitated the inaccurate article were the Daily Mail, Elle, Elite Daily, the Sun, Marie Claire and the Mirror, to name a few. Had any of these outlets bothered to do a bit of fact-checking, they would have also learned that no Post-it notes were ever found.
Tellingly, Us Weekly includes Aniston and Theroux’s official split statement in its article, but leaves out a very pertinent line. To conclude their separation announcement, the estranged spouses stated, “Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative.” The tabloid conveniently omitted this important tidbit.
Additionally, this isn’t the first time the magazine has published false details surrounding the ex-couple’s marriage since they announced their separation last week. Gossip Cop recently called out the publication for wrongly reporting that Theroux stayed in a guest house at the Bel Air home he shared with Aniston in the months leading up to their breakup. Only, there is no guest house on the property.
Of course, Gossip Cop suspects that the tabloids will continue to spread fake news about the estranged spouses for the foreseeable future. Aniston and Pitt divorced nearly 15 years ago and they’re still consistently the subject of phony stories. Luckily, we’ll be here to separate fact from fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.