A tabloid claims Jennifer Aniston wants to adopt a baby but needs Justin Theroux's blessing before she can make it happen. Nothing about the story is true. Gossip Cop can debunk it.

According to Heat, the exes were in the process of adopting a child from an orphanage in Mexico prior to their split, and now the actress want to put the wheels back in motion. "Jen has always said she'd love to have kids when the time is right," a supposed source tells the outlet. "If she was in a committed relationship, she would still be looking at the possibility of carrying a baby herself, but given her age, the reality is that adoption is the least stressful way to go."

The alleged insider goes on to say that Theroux's name was on the initial adoption application that the actress filled out a couple of years ago, and now she's talking to him about allowing her to proceed alone. "They were very close to making this happen before they split, and it's one of those painful subjects that was left up in the air and never really resolved," adds the questionable tipster.

The seemingly phony source then notes how Aniston and Theroux got together last month to bury their dog Dolly, adding, "Their friendship is in a much better place now, and since he doesn't want to adopt himself, there's no real reason why Justin would've give Jen his blessing." The so-called "insider" concludes, "She'd prefer to be doing this with a partner, but she's not going to let the fact she's on her own stop her from realizing her dream."

None of this is remotely accurate. Gossip Cop first corrected this premise is 2016 when RadarOnline wrongly reported that Aniston was considering adopting a child from a Mexican orphanage. The bogus narrative got rehashed in January when the Globe made up a story about Aniston adopting a baby girl from a Mexican orphanage. The actress's spokesperson has assured us several times she has no plans to adopt a child.

The only reason the magazine concocted this latest report is because Aniston and Theroux recently reunited. However, the exes didn't fill out adoption papers prior to their 2018 split. The idea behind the article doesn't make much sense either. Even if Aniston and Theroux had filled out a joint application to adopt a child, there's no reason the actress wouldn't be able to apply for a new application now that she's single. Regardless, an individual in the actress's camp tells us this latest take on the subject is more fiction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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