Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are not headed for a $400 million divorce over the death of a friend's assistant during their 2015 honeymoon, despite a completely false tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this inaccurate report.
In August 2015, the spouses invited dozens of their friends and family members to help celebrate their honeymoon in Bora Bora. One of the guests was movie producer Joel Silver, who brought along his 28-year-old personal assistant, Carmel Musgrove. The young woman tragically died during the trip after accidentally drowning in a lagoon, prompting her parents to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Silver.
Aniston and Theroux happened to have departed the tropical island days before Musgrove's untimely death, but a new Star cover story now alleges the incident has caused major problems in their marriage. Despite not being named in the lawsuit filed by the late assistant's parents, the tabloid insists the spouses may be forced to give a deposition, which could put "more strain on their increasingly tenuous bond."
A supposed "source" tells the outlet Musgrove's parents "suspect that Jen and Justin know more than they're letting on," so they're contemplating dragging the spouses into the legal battle. A so-called "friend of the couple's" adds, "Jen and Justin's schedules keep them apart so much as it is - this is hardly something they'd be excited to reunite for. Especially if it means some of their own private skeletons are about to be unearthed."
The tabloid's questionable insider continues, "The last thing they want is to subject their fragile relationship to some intense emotional auditing about a honeymoon gone wrong - and end up with a $400 million divorce." But the magazine's story doesn't end with the unfortunate honeymoon incident, as the "source" go on to claim time apart and "other women" have contributed to the couple's alleged impending split.
Star's deceptive cover blares "Jen & Justin: Cocaine, Cheating & Lies," but the "cocaine" is in reference to Musgrove having drugs in her system when she drowned, the "cheating" accusation is entirely baseless and the only "lies" here are the ones coming from the tabloid itself. Gossip Cop checked in with reps for both Aniston and Theroux, who exclusively assure us there's no truth to the publication's report. News of the honeymoon drowning reemerged earlier this month after Musgrove's parents filed their wrongful death lawsuit, which is seemingly the only reason this article was written. The couple, however, have nothing to do with the case.
Of course, Star has been trying to break up the happy spouses ever since they tied the knot two years ago, so the magazine's latest attempt at doing so isn't surprising. Gossip Cop recently busted the tabloid's bogus cover story alleging Aniston and Theroux were "at war" because she reconnected with Brad Pitt via text message. This latest report is more fiction from the that publication. NOTE: On February 15, 2018, Aniston and Theroux announced they were separating. The claim about them divorcing because of the death during their honeymoon was and remains untrue. As the couple noted in their statement, "Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictional narrative."
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.