Is Jennifer Aniston adopting her half-brother AJ's kids, son Ryat and daughter Kira? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can correct the report. We're told it's beyond absurd.
According to Woman's Day, Aniston's half-brother AJ has "abandoned" his two children, and now the former "Friends" star is "considering 'adopting' them" at the request of her 85-year-old father, actor John Aniston. And while the 4-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl are being raised by their mother, Adriane Hallek, a so-called "insider" tells the magazine, "It's no secret Jen has always wanted children." The publication's unnamed and seemingly made-up source adds, "Jen can see this is a difficult situation for Ryat and Kira," and though she would never replace their mom, Aniston would "love nothing more than to be... like a second mum to the siblings."
The magazine then acknowledges how AJ "hasn't spoke to Jennifer in more than a decade," and that the actress has "never met" his kids. Still, the outlet asserts that after her marriage to Justin Theroux ended last year, Aniston was left at a "crossroads in her life," with its anonymous "insider" contending, "This has all made Jen realize how precious life is, and despite her difficult relationship with AJ, it's a good time for her to help out her estranged family by taking care of the kids."
"She's ready to play a significant part in Ryat and Kira's lives," maintains the untraceable source. The publication's tipster concludes by noting that it's both her dad's "big wish" that the Aniston kids are looked after, and "it could also be [the actress'] chance to finally have the family she's always dreamed of." Of course, Aniston has no connection whatsoever to her estranged half-brother's two children, who AJ barely has anything to do with either now, and the kids already have a mom with whom they live. Irrespective of logic and reality, the tabloid continues to allege Aniston will be "adopting" Ryat and Kira, and having the children she supposedly "always wanted."
While the outlet's entire story is based on quotes from an unidentifiable and quite possibly fabricated "insider," Gossip Cop reached out directly to Aniston's rep, who's authorized to speak on her behalf. The spokesperson was actually speechless because of how insane and untrue a premise the magazine manufactured. We are not remotely surprised because Woman's Day has published a slew of phony articles about Aniston.
There was a bogus tale about how Aniston visited Brad Pitt's mom and family in Missouri more than a year ago, which both their reps assured Gossip Cop was wrong. That was followed weeks later by an equally fictitious story about Aniston going on a family vacation with Pitt and his kids. And in July of 2018, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for outlandishly insisting Aniston and Pitt got married again in secret.
By November of that year, the outlet forgot its previous falsehood because it claimed Aniston ran out of a restaurant in tears after seeing Pitt, who she wasn't prepared to come face-to-face with so unexpectedly. Then one week later, without noting any of its earlier lies, the publication alleged Aniston was in a romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, who she was supposedly introduced to her by none other than Pitt. Maybe it's time that tabloid adopts better sources and reporting standards.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.