Is Jennifer Aniston adopting a baby girl from a Mexican orphanage? That's the story one of this week's tabloids is selling. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we've learned the truth.
A supposed source tells the Globe, "Jen has been helping out two orphanages in Mexico, and on a recent visit, she fell in love with a beautiful baby girl. Jen has longed to adopt one of these kids, and she'd wanted to do this with her ex, Justin Theroux. But he kept making excuses on why it was never a good time."
The outlet's alleged insider continues, "With Justin out of the picture, everyone's telling Jen to go for it. She's absolutely besotted with this baby, and she's started the process by getting the paperwork in order." According to the tipster, the actress's new daughter is a 13-month-old toddler who lost her parents. "The child has dark brown eyes and a lot of very dark hair, and the longest eyelashes Jen has ever seen," adds the seemingly nonexistent source. "It's only a matter of time before she takes her precious child home to stay."
None of this is true. Earlier this week, NW made up a similar story about Sandra Bullock encouraging Aniston to adopt a baby, and the actress was said to be considering orphanages in Mexico. Much like this latest article, the premise was based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "source." The actress's rep, however, tells Gossip Cop on the record that she has no plans to adopt a child at this time.
Nearly a decade ago, Gossip Cop busted the Globe's sister outlet, Star, for wrongly reporting the actress was adopting a child from an orphanage in Mexico (see below). In 2011, the magazine once again insisted Aniston was bringing home a baby from Mexico (see below). In November 2016, RadarOnline said Aniston was adopting a child from a Mexican orphanage. For whatever reason, this bogus premise keeps getting recycled. It wasn't true in the past and it's no more accurate now.
Meanwhile, the Globe claimed less than six months ago that Aniston was "officially" back together with Brad Pitt. Two months ago, the outlet maintained that Aniston wanted to date Johnny Depp. This latest article makes no mention of a rekindled romance with her ex-husband or a relationship with the Pirates of the Caribbean star. It's clear the tabloid comes up with bogus narratives about the actress on a whim. This latest one isn't remotely original.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.