Is Jennifer Aniston having Courteney Cox find her men to date? That was the premise of a report from exactly a year ago. Gossip Cop noted it was untrue then, and it’s still false to this day.
On June 26, 2018, Closer maintained Aniston turned to her “Friends” co-star to help her get dates. The magazine even quoted the newly single star telling Cox how she was “ready for you to set me up.” And to back up its narrative, the article had an unnamed “source” share how Cox was “thrilled” to be Aniston’s matchmaker following her split from Justin Theroux.
So what kind of guys was Cox lining up? According to the publication’s anonymous tipster, Aniston was looking to get involved with “mature men” who were similarly interested in a “committed relationship.” And to that end, reported the outlet, Cox had already chosen a number of guys for Aniston, including a man who was “well-known in the music industry,” an “agent,” and a “film director.”
It bears mentioning that the tabloid’s tale was completely based on the remarks of an unidentifiable “source.” Conversely, Aniston said in an interview in the current June/July issue of Harper’s Bazaar, “Dating has not been one of my first priorities.” Let’s see: Do you believe an unaccountable individual who’s simply described as a “source,” or Aniston herself who made clear she has “zero time” for dating and that for her finding love is “not about seeking it out,” but rather it happening organically?
A full 365 have passed and Aniston has not dated anyone she’s been set up with by Cox or found by herself. Tellingly, the tabloid’s so-called “source” had no details to back up his or her contentions. No names were attached to the “music industry” mogul,” “agent,” or “film director” who Cox had supposedly picked out for her friend. And the reason was simple: As Aniston’s rep told Gossip Cop 12 months ago, the entire story was a “fabrication.”
Even since Aniston and Theroux went their separate ways, Closer and its sister publications have come up with a variety of inaccurate articles linking her to different men. One of its related magazines incorrectly insisted Aniston wanted to date Johnny Depp. Another story recently asserted Aniston was dating both Brad Pitt and John Mayer, which again her spokesperson dismissed as nothing more than fiction.
As Gossip Cop has explained in the past, we occasionally revisit a claim from the year before to show visitors how articles hold up. Not only has time proven the story about Aniston having Cox find her men to be wrong, but after her rep assured us it was made-up, the actress herself publicly also discussed how dating is not her focus these days. Unless an outlet shares specifics and can verify its report with first-person or on-the-record comments, readers should remain skeptical of pieces predicated on untraceable sources.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.