The tabloids have thrown Jennifer Aniston into a lot of nonexistent feuds with other celebrities. Gossip Cop frequently debunks this made-up drama. Here are five wrong rumors about the actress’s fake feuds.
Just last week, Gossip Cop busted the National Enquirer for alleging that Aniston was at war with Julia Roberts over who’s upcoming TV show would be a bigger hit. The premise made little sense. Aniston hasn’t even started shooting her series yet, which will debut on Apple TV sometime next year, while Roberts’ show debuts on Amazon next month. The two projects aren’t in competition with each other. Still, we checked in with Aniston’s rep, who told us on the record that the article was completely fabricated. In fact, Aniston and Roberts posed together at a charity benefit earlier this year.
In August, Gossip Cop corrected OK! after the magazine claimed that Aniston and Angelina Jolie were feuding over becoming Netflix’s “golden girl.” Jolie directed a film for the streaming service, while Aniston is attached to star in two movies for the content provider, which inspired the tabloid to concoct a fake conflict. However, both actresses also have plenty of projects lined up outside of Netflix. The outlet decided to create a phony rivalry just because both women happened to have worked for the streaming giant.
Gossip Cop also called out NW in August for falsely claiming that Aniston was refusing to do a “Friends” reunion because she was feuding with the show’s creator, Marta Kauffman, and didn’t want to work with her again. The premise seemed unlikely considering that Kaufmann has made it clear she’d “never” do a “Friends” reunion. Regardless, a spokesperson qualified to speak on Aniston’s behalf assured us the story was “absolutely false,” adding, “Jen is a huge fan of Marta and has kept in touch over the years.”
In May, Gossip Cop busted New Idea for wrongly reporting that Portia de Rossi warned Aniston to stay away from Ellen DeGeneres. The magazine claimed de Rossi was jealous of their close friendship and believed the actress was a “bad influence” on her wife. The alleged alteration was said to have taken place while the women were out to dinner in Los Angeles, but the outlet failed to mention that the dinner took place following the launch party for de Rossi’s art company, General Public. Aniston attended the launch party to support de Rossi, and dined with the actress and her wife following the event.
And last year, Gossip Cop debunked an OK! story about Aniston and Reese Witherspoon fighting over getting equal pay for their upcoming Apple TV series. Reps for both actresses, however, dismissed the report. In reality, Aniston and Witherspoon are both executive producing the show, in addition to co-starring, and each is receiving the exact same salary. The project was put together through their mutual talent agency CAA.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.