One of this week's tabloids claims Jennifer Aniston has been casually dating both Brad Pitt and John Mayer at the same time. The story is completely false. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to OK!, the actress has been secretly seeing both her ex-husband and her ex-boyfriend since they attended her 50th birthday party last month. A supposed source tells the magazine she's romancing both of her exes because she has a new outlook on life and is "going to say 'yes' to as many dates as possible and enjoy herself, but not get too attached."
The alleged insider goes on to say that Aniston is keeping things "very casual" with Pitt, adding, "She has a history of jumping into relationships, so with Brad she plans to keep it easy — no strings attached. They don't want things to get messy."
As for Mayer, "They've been seeing more of each other over the last few weeks," says the suspicious tipster. This time around, however, Aniston has supposedly "made it clear" that he can't discuss their relationship with the press as he did following their 2009 split. "She told John that if he wants to spend time with her, he needs to keep his mouth shut this time, and he's agreed," adds the seemingly nonexistent "insider."
The tabloid's article is a work of fiction. Gossip Cop checked in with a rep qualified to speak on Aniston's behalf, and we're assured she isn't dating either of her exes. Despite what the magazine's anonymous "insider" claims, the actress's spokesperson tells us on the record that she hasn't rekindled a romance with either Pitt or Mayer.
Gossip Cop already busted OK! last month for falsely claiming Aniston and Pitt vacationed together in Mexico following her birthday. Separate reps for both stars assured they never took a trip together following their brief reunion at her party. Reputable entertainment outlets such as E! News have also confirmed that Aniston and Pitt "definitely aren't dating or on that path," despite his attendance at her birthday bash.
Back in December, Gossip Cop called out OK! for making up a story about Aniston having an "intimate reunion" with Mayer. That bogus report even included a section about the musician asking Pitt for permission to date the actress because he had heard a rumor they were "getting back together." That entire narrative was also dismissed by Aniston's spokesperson.
This latest article is attempting to combine both storylines and create a crazy love triangle between Aniston and her two exes. None of it is based in reality. The actress is on friendly terms with both Pitt and Mayer, but she's not dating either of them again.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.