Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunited at her 50th birthday party earlier this month, but is the actress also bonding with her ex-husband's mom, Jane Pitt? That's the story in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop, however, can exclusively debunk it.
"Jen & Brad's Family Reunion" reads a headline in the latest issue of NW. The accompanying article says Aniston has "regained her friendship with Jane" now that she and Pitt are back in touch. "Jane was the kind of caring and trustworthy mom Jen always wanted, but never got from her own mother," a supposed source tells the magazine. "Jen and Jane shared such a bond, and now Brad's given them the go-ahead to talk again."
The alleged insider further contends that Pitt forced his mom to cut off all contact with Aniston while he was married to Angelina Jolie, but he's no longer concerned with how his estranged wife feels, so "Jane and Jen are picking right up where they left off." The seemingly phony tipster adds, "Jane simply didn't have the same kind of relationship with Angie... and I think she always secretly hoped Brad and Jen would find their way back to each other."
The tabloid's premise is complete fiction. Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Aniston, who tells us on the record that the magazine's report is "nonsense." Despite what the outlet's anonymous "source" claims, the actress's spokesperson confirms that Pitt hasn't encouraged her to reignite a friendship with his mom.
Additionally, this isn't the first time the magazine has published a phony article surrounding the actor and his mother. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the outlet for making up a story about Pitt's mom pushing him to "stand up" to Jolie amid their custody battle. It seems the publication has a habit of arbitrarily dragging the movie star's mom into his personal life.
For further proof that NW isn't trustworthy, Gossip Cop would like to point out that the outlet spent most of last month coming up with a variety of stories about Pitt dating Charlize Theron. The two stars aren't in a relationship and never have been. Meanwhile, the magazine wrongly reported in January that Pitt was in a secret romance with Julia Roberts.
The tabloid isn't any more accurate when it comes to reporting about Aniston. Last year, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for falsely claiming Aniston was secretly dating Leonardo DiCaprio after being introduced to him by Pitt. The outlet's many different narratives about both stars have more in common with fan fiction than they do with journalism.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.