Truth About Bradley Cooper Dating Jennifer Aniston While Irina Shayk Dates Justin Theroux

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By Andrew Shuster |

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A blog has created a crazy story about Bradley Cooper dating Jennifer Aniston while Irina Shayk dates Justin Theroux in what’s being called an “exes exchange.” The ridiculous and false narrative is based on stories that Gossip Cop has already debunked. We can set the record straight once again.

Back in June, NW falsely claimed Aniston and Cooper had “become especially close” following his split from Shayk, and the actress was hoping “it could be the start of something serious between them.” An anonymous “insider” insisted that the two stars were going on secret dates in Los Angeles and frequently chatting on the phone.

However, a spokesperson for the “Friends” star told Gossip Cop on the record that the story was “complete nonsense.” Additionally, “Entertainment Tonight” reported around the same time that Cooper isn’t making dating a “priority” following his split and “is completely focused on his career and his daughter [with Shayk].”

Meanwhile, Gossip Cop busted Woman’s Day last month for wrongly reporting that Shayk had started dating Theroux shortly after her split from Cooper. The outlet maintained that the Russian supermodel struck up a romance with Aniston’s ex after they crossed paths at a restaurant and exchanged numbers.  Not only did trusted sources assures us the two weren’t a couple, but E! News reported the same week that Shayk “isn’t dating anyone” following her breakup as she’s “focused on her daughter and spending time with her.”

This week, the International Business Times published a story combining both untrue scenarios to make it seem as if all four stars have moved on with each other’s exes. The blog, which has been known to regurgitate false claims without doing any fact-checking, cherrypicked details from both articles referenced above to make it seem as if they were somehow connected. Both reports were fictional and came from different publications.

The outlet essentially took two recent tabloid articles and used them to create a new, equally fictional narrative about Cooper dating Aniston at the same time as Shayk dating Theroux. IBT is just using different parts from different tabloids to create a Frankenstein monster of a story. There’s no truth to any of it.

Earlier this year, Gossip Cop called out the same website for falsely claiming Brad Pitt was pushing for his divorce from Angelina Jolie to be finalized because he was in a secret romance with Aniston. In other words, the blog enjoys dragging the “Friends” star into celebrity breakups that don’t concern her.


Shuster, Andrew. "Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga Fighting Over Bradley Cooper?" Gossip Cop, 18 June 2019.

Bueno, Antoinette. “Bradley Cooper Not Making Dating 'a Priority,' Still Has a 'Deep Friendship' With Lady Gaga, Source Says.” Entertainment Tonight, 19 June 2019.

Shuster, Andrew. "Irina Shayk Moving On From Bradley Cooper With Justin Theroux?" Gossip Cop, 24 July 2019.

Finn, Natalie. "How Irina Shayk Is Taking Time to Heal After Her Split From Bradley Cooper." E! News, 23 July 2019.

"Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Finalizing Divorce Because He’s In 'Romance' With Jennifer Aniston?" Gossip Cop, 17 Mar. 2019.