Ever since Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were announced as co-stars in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the tabloids have been desperate to come up with false rumors about the two A-listers. There have been quite a few articles about the two actors helping the other’s love life. Here a few examples that Gossip Cop has busted.
In June, Star came up with the idea that DiCaprio was “playing Cupid” for Pitt after he was declared legally single in his divorce from Angelina Jolie. The tabloid said the co-stars had even went on a double date with DiCaprio’s girlfriend Camila Morrone and a mystery woman in Los Angeles.
The entire story was false. We checked with DiCaprio’s spokesperson, who told us on the record that the article was total junk. Despite being single, Pitt’s far more focused on “being a dad than on dating,” according the movie’s star’s own rep and reliable publications such as People magazine.
In July, Woman’s Day published a story about Pitt and DiCaprio’s “bromance.” In addition to featuring a bunch of nonsense about the two ordering takeout and playing video games at Pitt’s house, the article also included a section about DiCaprio helping his co-star get back into the dating scene. The magazine said Pitt didn’t want to “rush into anything” while he still had the divorce hanging over his head, but “Leo’s given him the boost he needed to get back out there with the ladies.”
The story was a hyper exaggeration of DiCaprio and Pitt’s friendship, while the dating aspect was a total fabrication. We checked with an individual in Pitt’s camp, who told us as much. The piece also lacked logic, considering the two had been wrapped up in the global press tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, leaving no time for their so-called “boys’ nights” at Pitt’s house.
Meanwhile, the tabloids have also published plenty of stories about Pitt returning the favor and helping DiCaprio out with his love life. Earlier this month, OK! falsely claimed Pitt helped DiCaprio propose to Morrone. The outlet quoted a so-called “insider” as saying, “Brad gave Leo tips on how to pop the question in a romantic fashion without coming across too cheesy.” The outlet also maintained that Pitt would be “front and center” on DiCaprio’s wedding day.
Gossip Cop spoke to a source close to DiCaprio, who told us the actor wasn’t engaged to his girlfriend. This was backed up by another source in Pitt’s camp who confirmed that he didn’t assist with any kind of a proposal.
A few days later, NW intensified the false narrative by claiming Pitt was going to serve as DiCaprio’s best man in a “shotgun wedding” to Morrone. The tabloid contended that the actor’s girlfriend was pregnant, and Pitt was “one of the first people Leo called” when he learned the news. DiCaprio’s girlfriend isn’t expecting his child, and the two aren’t headed down the aisle either. Pitt won’t be the best man at his co-star’s imaginary “shotgun wedding.”
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.