Is Jennifer Aniston furious with Courteney Cox for keeping in touch with Justin Theroux? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to In Touch, Cox and her boyfriend Johnny McDaid recently met up with Theroux in New York City and Aniston went "into a tailspin" when she found out. Naturally, the magazine doesn't mention exactly when or where Cox and Theroux's alleged hangout took place. It's quite telling when a tabloid story lacks any real details. Still, a questionable source tells the magazine that Aniston "was angry and let Courteney know it."
The magazine's supposed insider adds, "Jen felt betrayed. It's the one real sore spot in her life right now. Jen can't stand to hear anything about him or anyone she knows having anything to do with him." The suspicious tipster continues, "Jen was hurt and felt Courteney should have known better."
Last week, the "Friends" co-stars were spotted having dinner at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, but the tabloid claims they had only met up "to clear the air" over the situation. "Courteney apologized and insisted she felt torn, and said Justin had reached out to her and Johnny because he was worried about Jen's well-being after the split." The "insider" concludes that Aniston eventually forgave her pal, but "made it clear that Courteney shouldn't be talking to him going forward."
The magazine's premise is based on claims from an anonymous and seemingly imaginary "source," but Aniston's own rep is going on the record to dismiss it as fiction. It's also worth noting, the idea that the actress despises her estranged husband and forbids her friends from seeing him just isn't true.
In a new New York Times profile with Theroux, the actor said his separation from Aniston was "gentle" and there's "no animosity" between them. He added, "Neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It's more like, it's amicable. It's boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be."
Unfortunately, In Touch insists on creating a nonexistent war between the estranged spouses. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid last week for falsely claiming that Aniston was trying to destroy Theroux's career. In August, the magazine made up a story about Aniston being angry at Jimmy Kimmel for inviting Theroux on his talk show. The actress doesn't harbor a grudge against her estranged husband, despite the outlet's ongoing phony narrative.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.