Is Gwyneth Paltrow making Jennifer Aniston her maid of honor? A report claims the "Friends" star could fulfill the role when Paltrow ties the knot with Brad Falchuk. But Gossip Cop has learned the story is not true.
The National Enquirer alleges that even though Aniston had a "disastrous marriage" with Justin Theroux, "her two-year union isn't a curse" to Paltrow. It's specifically alleged Aniston "still has the inside track on being the Goop guru's maid of honor at her upcoming wedding." Contends the supermarket tabloid, "It doesn't even matter that Jennifer's private life was a wreck. Instead, Gwyneth was won over by Jennifer's wedding ceremony!"
As was widely covered at the time, Aniston and Theroux secretly planned a wedding at their Los Angeles home in 2015. Friends who were invited were under the impression it was a birthday party for the actor, but the couple ended up tying a knot in a ceremony that was organized under wraps. Now the magazine cites a so-called "source" who claims, "Gwyneth was blown away with the job Jen did when she planned her A-list backyard wedding with Justin."
That supposedly puts Aniston "in the lead" to be Paltrow's maid of honor, "amongst hot competition including Beyonce and Cameron Diaz." Unsurprisingly, though, the outlet provides no evidence of any "competition." Still, Aniston is described as "plenty flattered." There's no proof to substantiate that assertion, either.
Gossip Cop suspects this tale was concocted because all three women are friendly with Paltrow. Diaz and Aniston both attended Paltrow's engagement party in April, and Paltrow was famously a guest at Beyonce's own wedding back in 2008. But that doesn't mean any of the women are in the running to be Paltrow's maid of honor, or that Aniston is the favorite for the gig.
The claims about Paltrow being inspired by Aniston's nuptials also don't ring true. Last month, Paltrow admitted she's "not that involved" in planning her wedding, and just last week, Us Weekly reported that Paltrow is "letting her wedding planner run with it." Nothing has been said about taking a cue from Aniston's wedding day. Furthermore, Aniston and Paltrow share the same spokesperson, who exclusively tells Gossip Cop this narrative is "made-up."
Gossip Cop would be remiss not to point out that this publication also has a history of printing phony stories about both stars' love lives. Last year, the tabloid falsely accused Paltrow of cheating on Falchuk, and earlier this year tried to maintain Chris Martin was racing her to the altar. Plus, a few months ago, the magazine stooped to the level of spreading a debunked claim about Aniston suffering a miscarriage, something that was busted back in 2016. This isn't an outlet that's credible.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.