Is Jennifer Aniston having a meltdown on the set of her Apple TV series over the news that Brad Pitt has moved on with Charlize Theron? That's the ridiculous claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
Over the past week, there have been a slew of false reports claiming Pitt and Theron are dating, but the actor's rep has told us on the record that the two aren't a couple. They spent time together while shooting an ad for Breitling watches last year, but they haven't seen each other in several months and never had a romance. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped Woman's Day Australia from making up a story about Aniston being devastated by her ex-husband's (nonexistent) new relationship.
An alleged insider tells the magazine that Aniston "looked so unhappy" while filming scenes for her upcoming TV series, which takes place behind the scenes of a morning show. "She got on with her work but she kept her head down trying to hold back tears in between scenes," adds the supposed source. "It's probably no coincidence that her miserable mood comes right after the news broke about Brad's latest romance."
The questionable tipster goes on to say that Pitt's "romance" with Theron is "a painful reminder that [Aniston] doesn't have anyone special in her life as she approaches the big 5-0." The so-called "source" further contends that the actress "figured she'd be happily married by the time she turned 50, but Brad's moved on and so has Justin [Theroux] but she's still single. She'll be feeling pretty lonely right now."
None of this is remotely accurate. For starters, Pitt and Theron aren't dating, as the actor's spokesperson has confirmed. Regardless, the idea that Aniston would be upset about her ex-husband moving on with another woman is completely absurd, especially considering that she and Pitt divorced more than 13 years ago.
Additionally, in Aniston's cover story for the January 2019 issue of Elle, she dismissed the idea she's lonely and unhappy because she's single. "We live in a society that messages women: By this age, you should be married; by this age, you should have children," the actress said. "That's a fairy tale. That's the mold we're slowly trying to break out of." Aniston added, "I don't feel a void.... What brings me happiness? I have a great job. I have a great family. I have great friends. I have no reason to feel otherwise."
Meanwhile, there's absolutely nothing to suggest the actress has been despondent while shooting her Apple series. In fact, Aniston has been photographed smiling on set on several different occasions over the past week. The Daily Mail even noted that Aniston looked "cheery" on the set of her show just days after the rumors about Pitt and Theron started circulating. And even if the romance rumors were true, which they aren't, Aniston would have no reason to be upset.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.