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Leonardo DiCaprio Called Out Brad Pitt For “Flirting” With Margot Robbie?

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Is Leonardo DiCaprio calling out Brad Pitt for “flirting” with Margot Robbie? A new report claims Pitt is “crushing on” the married actress, making waves on the set of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Gossip Cop, however, can correct the flawed story.

In a very bizarre reference to Tonya Harding, whom Robbie portrayed on-screen last year, Life & Style begins this bogus piece by asking, “Would Brad Pitt secretly like to kneecap Margot Robbie’s marriage?” The tabloid claims he has been “flirting up a storm” with the I, Tonya star as they film Quentin Tarantino’s newest movie. “It’s so obvious that Brad’s completely smitten with Margo,” a so-called “source” is quoted as saying.

DiCaprio is also part of the film’s star-studded cast, which leads the magazine’s untraceable insider to maintain Pitt’s flirting with Robbie is so noticeable that even DiCaprio “has called him out for laying it on so thick.” Yet the outlet doesn’t provide one example of Pitt hitting on their colleague. Instead, the publication just goes on to assert Pitt “has a habit of romancing his co-stars.”

The article references Gwyneth Paltrow, Clare Forlani and, of course, Angelina Jolie. But this sensational claim doesn’t acknowledge all of the female co-stars Pitt hasn’t “romanced.” That list is far longer, and includes the likes of Julia Roberts, Marion Cotillard, Cameron Diaz, Patricia Arquette, Minnie Driver, Diane Kruger and Cate Blanchett, just to name a few. What’s also odd is that the tabloid makes no mention of Pitt and Robbie previously working together on The Big Short, which he produced and starred in while she made a cameo.

The magazine is wrongly making it seem like Pitt is all of a sudden taken with Robbie, largely because he has dated a couple of his past co-stars. There’s also a glaring problem with the specifics of this premise: Though filming began in June, Robbie was photographed for the first time on the set of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood just this week. The Oscar nominee was pictured hanging out with crew members on Tuesday while Pitt was nowhere to be seen.

The pair appear to have different production schedules, with Pitt spending the last few weeks shooting, while she recently returned from a vacation to Costa Rica, where Robbie was seen kissing her husband, Tom Ackerley. So though the outlet is maintaining Pitt has been “flirting” with her so heavily that even DiCaprio is calling him out for it, there’s no actual evidence that they’ve even been on set together.

But for the past few weeks, the gossip media have been pushing a phony narrative about Pitt having a “crush” on Robbie, something that one contact close to the actor noted to Gossip Cop was “entirely predictable.” Now we’ve also checked in with Pitt’s rep, who confirms the duo haven’t been working together yet, let alone “flirting up a storm.” It should go without saying, but that means there is no basis for DiCaprio to be calling him out for anything. This whole story is based on a false premise.

Sources

“Brad Pitt Filmography.” Wikipedia.

Wright, Tracy. “Margot Robbie spotted for the first time on set of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Daily Mail Online, 25 July 2018.

Cain, Dan. “Margot Robbie Stuns in a Black Swimsuit as She Passionately Kisses Husband Tom Ackerley on Holiday in Costa Rica.” The Sun, 20 July 2018.

Shuster, Andrew. “Brad Pitt Does NOT Have ‘Crush’ On Margot Robbie, Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 26 June 2018.

Matthew Hiltzik, Spokesperson for Brad Pitt.


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