Did Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone have a “fight to end all fights” over Justin Theroux? That was the premise behind a cover story from exactly 12 months ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop noted the claim was untrue, and now a year later it’s clear no such blowup ever took place.
On June 6, 2018, Star maintained Aniston had “the fight to end all fights” with Stone, who it called Theroux’s “new girlfriend.” To make it appear as if the report was credible, the magazine alleged it had an “insider” who leaked how Aniston felt Stone dating her estranged husband was the ultimate “betrayal,” and even quoted the former “Friends” star as supposedly telling the La La Land star, “I thought you were my friend!”
But in the real world, Stone and Theroux never dated, and the purported confrontation between the two actresses didn’t occur, except for in the imagination of whoever concocted the phony report. And while that was the main contention on the front page of the tabloid, the article inside focused on Aniston thinking she spotted “sparks” between Theroux and Stone in photos of them hanging out in France, and “wondering” whether he cheated on her while they were still together.
As Gossip Cop pointed out 365 days ago, despite the outlet selling on its cover that there was a “fight to end all fights” between Stone and Aniston, the story glaringly omits any details of an incident, including where or when it allegedly took place. Significantly, while the tabloid’s tall tale was predicated on an unnamed, untraceable and seemingly made-up source, reps for both Stone and Aniston, speaking on behalf of the actresses, told Gossip Cop there was no truth whatsoever to the magazine’s sensational report.
Actually, Theroux noted on Instagram that he and Stone are “just Bfffffs,” having perhaps anticipated that just being in the same frame with his “Maniac” co-star would naturally lead to false rumors. Also, while it wasn’t publicly known at the time, Stone had long been dating Dave McCary, a comedy writer who used to work on “Saturday Night Live.”
Since that cover story (below), Star hasn’t become more reliable with its reports about Aniston, Stone, or Theroux. Incredibly, even though it was well-established that they weren’t a couple, the publication manufactured another work of fiction a month later that contended Jennifer Lawrence told Stone to dump Theroux after she supposedly had them over for dinner. Every aspect of that article was fake, from its premise to its quotes that allegedly came from a source close to Lawrence.
The same magazine then published another cover story in November 2018 that untruthfully insisted Aniston and Brad Pitt were having a baby after rekindling a romance. That article, which asserted Aniston was “telling friends that she’s pregnant,” was also a lie. Pitt’s rep went on the record to call the tale “baseless,” while Aniston’s spokesperson termed it a “complete fabrication.”
There should be no question, at this point, that the magazine has few qualms printing total falsehoods under the guise of having so-called “sources.” And the reason Gossip Cop occasionally returns to cover stories from a year before, such as the one about Aniston confronting Stone about supposedly dating Theroux, is to point out to readers how articles by certain tabloids are presented as real, but over time it’s obvious they’re nothing more than fiction. Also, while those outlets base their bogus reports on anonymous sources, we debunk them with the help of insiders who are willing to go on the record and be publicly accountable for their comments.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.