The tabloids created a lot of fake celebrity feuds in 2018. At the top of the list is a supposed rift between Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. As Gossip Cop has stressed all along, the longtime friends are still very close.
In September, In Touch made up a story about Aniston being furious with Cox for keeping in touch with Justin Theroux. The magazine maintained that Cox and her boyfriend Johnny McDaid secretly met up with the actor in New York City, and Aniston went "into a tailspin" when she found out. The unreliable outlet didn't bother to mention exactly when and where Cox and Theroux's alleged hangout took place. Still, a questionable tipster told the tabloid that Aniston felt "betrayed" by her "Friends" co-star.
Earlier this month, In Touch's sister publication, Life & Style, published a similar story about Aniston and Cox having a "falling out" over Theroux. That article said Aniston discovered that her friend still keeps in touch with her estranged husband. The tabloid further contended that Cox has met up with the actress's ex several times since their split, but the outlet provided zero evidence to back up the claim.
A supposed source told the magazine that Aniston had stopped inviting Cox to her girls' nights, and the two were no longer on speaking terms. "Jen said the only way she'd think about rebuilding things would be if Court apologized," added the seemingly nonexistent insider. "Until then, their friendship as they've known it is over."
Also earlier this month, the National Enquirer made up a story about Cox banning Aniston from her Irish wedding. A mutual pal of ours and Cox, however, assured us Cox wasn't headed down the aisle and hadn't snubbed Aniston from her imaginary ceremony.
When the first story hit newsstands in September, a spokesperson for Aniston told Gossip Cop on the record that it was untrue. The actress's rep, who's qualified to speak on her behalf, confirmed earlier this month that the follow-up articles were also fabricated. That's become very apparent in the time since we debunked this ongoing narrative.
Just a few weeks ago, Cox supported Aniston at the premiere of her new Netflix movie Dumplin'. The two actresses, who've been close friends since their classic sitcom debuted in 1994, posed for several photos together at the event's afterparty. Cox's attendance at her friend's movie premiere dispelled any notion of a falling out between the pals. The imaginary battle between Aniston and Cox marks 2018's top fake celebrity feud.
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