The tabloids have been wrongly reporting that Brad Pitt is dating MIT professor Neri Oxman ever since the news broke in April that he visited her class last fall. The actor's own rep has told us several times they're not romantically involved, but that hasn't prevented gossip outlets from making up wild stories about their nonexistent romance. Gossip Cop is now looking back at five wrong rumors about the pair.
In April, New Idea wrongly reported that Jennifer Aniston was worried her ex-husband would dump her for Oxman. Of course, this premise was false and ridiculous on several levels. For starters, reps for bot the actor and actress assured us they hadn't gotten back together. This was backed up by People, which noted that Pitt and Aniston "haven't seen each other in ages." Meanwhile, the New York Post noted that Pitt and Oxman have a "professional friendship." They met through an MIT architecture project, but their relationship is not romantic.
Later that month, Gossip Cop busted RadarOnline for falsely claiming Angelina Jolie was "furious" about her estranged husband dating Oxman. The blog even alleged that she was going to use the supposed romance "as bait to get custody of their kids." Star then piggybacked off the fake story with a similar one about the actress having a "meltdown" over Pitt being involved with the MIT professor. Jolie was bound to get dragged into the narrative, but her supposed reaction to the situation was made-up. Around the same time, People also stressed that Pitt and Oxman are "just friends."
Gossip Cop later called out RadarOnline for falsely claiming that Pitt was moving to Boston for Oxman. Naturally, the actor never moved across the country for someone he isn't dating. The actor will instead by shooting Quentin Tarantino's new movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, in Los Angeles this summer. E! News also noted that Pitt "wants to see his kids more" and is working on a custody arrangement with Jolie to make that happen. Relocating to the east coast isn't part of the plan.
Shortly later, Heat came up with an absurd scenario about Pitt wanting babies with Oxman. This ridiculous story came on the heels of an "Entertainment Tonight" report indicating that Pitt "is in no way ready to get serious with anyone." The trusted entertainment news show further noted, "Dating hasn't been a priority because Brad wants to spend more time with the children." Meanwhile, E! News reiterated the fact that Pitt and Oxman are "strictly friends."
And finally, Gossip Cop busted Woman's Day earlier this month for making up a story about Pitt seeking advice from George Clooney on his supposed romance with Oxman. It was said that the movie star turned to his friend for guidance because his wife Amal is also an intellectual woman who works outside of Hollywood. Considering that Pitt and Oxman aren't a couple, the entire article was based on a lie. Unfortunately, the bogus romance rumors surrounding the two haven't seemed to die down, so Gossip Cop will continue to separate fact from fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.