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Are Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in a "nasty money battle"? That's the claim in one of this week's celebrity magazines. Gossip Cop, however, can exclusively correct this inaccurate report about their divorce.

According to Star, more than a year after announcing their split, Aniston and Theroux are finally "dividing their finances and intellectual property," and it's going to be "messy." To make its wholly untrue story sound legitimate, the often discredited tabloid contends it has an "insider" who insists, "They had a lot of money tied to shared [movie] projects." The supposed source further states how Aniston finds this all "annoying" because she was "the breadwinner in their relationship," and separating their business dealings is "not as simple as just pulling the plug and paying each other out."

Next, the magazine relates that while the former "Friends" star is known for her acting, through her production company, Echo Films, "Jen's [also] produced movies like Cake, which got her an Oscar nomination." The outlet then mentions how Theroux wrote the screenplays for Rock Of Ages and Tropic Thunder, before speculating that his and Aniston's "money battle" will probably be over "ideas they shared each night before bed." The tabloid's anonymous and possibly fabricated "insider" claims, "They have piles of notes and scripts concepts, plus story lines and projects that they both contributed to equally." "They could have huge value in the future," maintains the purported source, who adds their split will "get messy as they navigate their spoils."

Before delving into all the provably wrong aspects of the article, it's worth pointing out that, despite reiterating throughout its story how Theroux and Aniston have "shared projects" and "piles" of "script concepts" that they'll be battling each other for ownership and revenue, the publication doesn't provide any specifics about these movies. There isn't a single detail such as whether the films are comedies, thrillers, or dramas. And that's because the entire tale is a lie.

It also appears the reason the outlet doesn't name or give a description about its alleged "insider" is because that person doesn't really exist. Clearly, anyone who knows anything about the actress (or even the filmmaking business) would be aware that, contrary to its claim, Aniston's movie Cake did not "[get] her an Oscar nomination." In fact, Aniston and Cake were famously snubbed for Academy Awards.

Now that Gossip Cop has established the publication's "insider" actually has no inside (or reliable) information whatsoever, are we still supposed to believe Theroux and Aniston are really in the midst of a "nasty money battle" over pillow talk, or as the outlet calls it, "ideas they shared each night before bed"? Despite the magazine's ludicrous premise, we checked in with reps for both stars. A spokesperson for Aniston went on the record with Gossip Cop to call the tabloid's tale "total nonsense." Meanwhile, Theroux's rep exclusively assures us the narrative is "absolutely false."

Star has a track record for publishing phony reports about Aniston. Six months ago, for example, Gossip Cop busted the magazine when it ran a bogus cover story that asserted Brad Pitt and Aniston were having a baby after allegedly rekindling their romance. The article was a complete work of fiction.

It's also the same outlet that photoshopped two unrelated pictures together last year to deceive its readers into thinking Pitt and Aniston were caught kissing and "back on" as a couple. There was no validity to that report, nor is there to the latest article about Aniston and Theroux fighting over money. The only (losing) "battle" here is the one the tabloid repeatedly has with the truth.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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