Was Jennifer Aniston “cast aside” by Brad Pitt again for another pretty brunette? That was the premise behind a totally inaccurate article exactly one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop busted the story, noting there was no truth to Pitt and Aniston romantically reuniting and him leaving her for another woman for a second time. And now 12 months later, it should be obvious that not only was our reporting 100 percent spot-on, but also the claims by a particular magazine were simply fan-fiction.
On April 20, 2018, NW insisted Pitt and Aniston had “rebooted their relationship,” and were even talking about walking down the aisle once more, but the actor struck up a romance with a brainy brunette and the former “Friends” star was again “cast aside for another woman.” The lady linked to Pitt was MIT professor Neri Oxman, who outlets felt bore a resemblance to Angelina Jolie, making this second alleged split with Aniston even more painful for the actress. The tabloid maintained it had an “insider” who shared Aniston was in tears when she found out Pitt was again “grow[ing] close to another woman.”
The same unnamed and seemingly made-up source asserted Aniston grilled Pitt about Oxman, and that he told her they were only friends and he was “committed to making things work” with the television and movie star. The claim back then implied that Aniston didn’t trust her ex-husband, and was “heartbroken” the same scenario she had with Jolie was playing out once more with Oxman. The magazine even quoted Aniston as saying she couldn’t believe it was “happening again.”
As Gossip Cop stated 365 days ago, the tale about Aniston being “dumped” by Pitt a second time was a collection of lies. Unlike the publication’s supposed source, who was unidentifiable and quite possibly fabricated, reps for both Aniston and Pitt had gone on the record to assure us they never reunited as a couple. In fact, the first known instance of them seeing each other in a very long time was only two months ago at Aniston’s 50th birthday party.
Also significant is that Pitt never dated Oxman, which Gossip Cop was among the first to report last year, and that the professor herself made clear in a New York Times interview. Additionally, the remark from Aniston about being unable to handle having Pitt leave her again was completely concocted by the outlet itself. That quote was so fake that even the frequently discredited publication didn’t attempt to say where or when it was supposedly uttered.
Of course, NW is not the most credible source of information about the exes. Right before its article about the love triangle involving the brunette MIT professor, and how the actress was talking about remarry the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood star, the same tabloid forgot it previously alleged Pitt and Aniston had secretly gotten married in Paris. In the intervening months, Gossip Cop corrected the magazine when it falsely contended Aniston and John Mayer were back together and Pitt and Jennifer Garner were dating.
When Gossip Cop looks back at articles from a year before, it’s to point out which outlets are and aren’t reliable and whose purported sources can be trusted. Much like the piece about Aniston being dumped by Pitt for “Jolie lookalike” Oxman, none of the aforementioned reports have been able to withstand the test of time. Actually, with each passing day, those stories prove more and more that the tabloid actually knows very little about the personal lives of Pitt and Aniston.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.