Jennifer Aniston has been wrongly linked to many of her co-stars recently, despite the actress herself saying she has no time for dating at the moment. Gossip Cop has debunked several stories involving the actress’s nonexistent romances. Here are five wrong rumors on the subject.
Just last week, Gossip Cop busted Woman’s Day for wrongly reporting that Aniston was secretly dating French comedian Dany Boon, her co-star in the new Netflix movie Murder Mystery. The magazine contended that the two struck up a romance shortly after wrapping production on their comedy, and all of the actress’s friends were “hoping Dany could be the man to prove there is such a thing as happily ever after.”
Not only did Aniston’s own spokesperson dismiss the story as fiction, but just last month, the actress herself told Harper’s Bazaar she has “zero time” for dating and has been focused on her career. People magazine similarly reported how Aniston’s schedule “doesn’t allow too much time for dating,” and she’s “genuinely happy and fulfilled by her work right now.”
Earlier this month, Gossip Cop called out Life & Style for falsely claiming Aniston was getting “too close for comfort” with Naomi Watts’ boyfriend, Billy Crudup, on the set of their Apple series “The Morning Show.” The publication maintained that Aniston and her co-star might be “more than friends,” so Watts had recruited “spies” to keep tabs on them during shooting. But the relationship between “The Morning Show” co-stars is completely professional, and a source close to Watts assured us she never suspected otherwise. The actress is still dating Crudup and Aniston never came between them.
In January, Gossip Cop debunked a Life & Style story about Aniston being in love with Jason Bateman, her longtime friend and frequent co-star. The outlet maintained that the actress developed deep feelings for the actor following her split from Justin Theroux last year, despite Bateman being happily married to Amanda Anka, with whom he shares two daughters. “Jen doesn’t want to be in love with a married man,” an anonymous source told the magazine. “But it’s a classic case of the heart wants what it wants.”
In addition to Aniston’s spokesperson brushing off the story, the tabloid didn’t bother to mention that the actress is actually close friends with Bateman’s wife. The two women were spotted on shopping outings in New York and Los Angeles shortly before the outlet published its bogus report. Less than two weeks ago, Aniston and Anka traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to celebrate Courteney Cox’s 55th birthday.
Gossip Cop also busted NW in January for making up a story about Aniston wanting to date “Friends” co-star Matt LeBlanc. The ridiculous report came after the actress said on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” that she’s open to a “Friends” reunion. According to the magazine, the actress was just “looking for an excuse” to spend more time with LeBlanc after forming a “connection” with him when they worked together all those years ago.
The unreliable tabloid didn’t bother to mention that LeBlanc has been dating TV producer Aurora Mulligan since 2016. Around the same time the article emerged, trusted outlets such as People magazine and “Entertainment Tonight” reported that Aniston is more focused on work than on dating. The actress herself later confirmed that to be the case.
And last December, Gossip Cop called out Woman’s Day for wrongly reporting that Aniston was dating Murder Mystery co-star David Walliams. The article said the actress and the British comedian hit it off on the set of the movie, and had since taken their relationship to the next level. This story seemed to have been concocted simply because Walliams spoke about working the actress in an interview the week prior.
The actor had described his Murder Mystery co-star as “charming and lovely,” but he also made a point of noting that she was out of his league. “I think it would be a bit of a comedown from Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux,” joked Walliams, adding, “I wouldn’t wish that on her.” There was simply never a romance between Aniston and her co-star, nor any of the other ones mentioned above.
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