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Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts are not in a secret romance, despite a completely false tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus premise. There's simply no truth to it.

An article in the latest issue of NW says "things are heating up" between the longtime pals, who co-starred together in The Mexican, Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve. According to the magazine, the supposed new "romance" comes as Roberts' marriage to husband Danny Moder has "reached a breaking point." A supposed source tells the outlet, "Brad and Julia have been friends for years, but lately they've gotten a whole lot closer and everyone's taken notice. They talk and text constantly, and not just about professional matters."

The alleged insider continues, "It's widely known she opens up to him about tensions or problems in her personal life, while she's been a rock in helping him stay strong during his horrific divorce battle [with Angelina Jolie]." The questionable tipster further contends that the two movie stars "are made for each other and are two huge romantics with a whole lot of love and respect for each other."

The seemingly phony source goes on to say that Pitt and Roberts have always had a "strong connection," but they drifted apart while the actor was married to Jolie, "because she didn't love him having a lot of girlfriends." They reconnected amid the actor's split, according to the magazine's "insider," who adds, "If Julia's marriage is as shaky as it seems to be, she's obviously playing with fire by getting so close to Brad. It's as though she's risking everything for him."

Nothing about this story is remotely true. For starters, the actress isn't having marriage problems. Just last week, Roberts and Moder packed on the PDA at the Golden Globes, where they were spotted kissing at their table during the ceremony. Following the awards show, Roberts shared an Instagram photo of her and the cinematographer kissing in their car after picking up burgers from In-N-Out. The actress added the caption, "Fun Night W My Fella."

The tabloid's report is also based on claims from an anonymous and seemingly imaginary "source," but Gossip Cop reached out to Pitt's spokesperson, who tells us on the record that it's "absurd." The actor's rep, who's qualified to speak on his behalf, assures us he's not developing a romance with Roberts.

It's worth noting, the magazine's false narrative isn't original. Last month, Gossip Cop busted Woman's Day Australia for falsely claiming that Roberts was leaving her husband for Pitt. The premise wasn't true then and it's no more accurate just a few weeks later.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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