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Jennifer Aniston is not "furious" over Justin Theroux's supposedly "busy love life." Gossip Cop can correct this falsehood. We're told it's entirely off-base.

According to the National Enquirer, Aniston is "steaming" over Theroux "sending the message he's just fine without her" by stepping out with women like Aubrey Plaza. A so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "Jen is reeling over this... She's telling friends he's being heartless and cruel, flaunting another woman in public." Adds this supposed source, "It's like he's showing Jen he's better off."

"It makes Jen feel foolish Justin and Aubrey have kept up their friendship," the purported tipster claims to the supermarket tabloid. Though the gossip magazine acknowledges that Theroux and Plaza aren't "romantically linked," it's claimed the actor "loves that he's being photographed looking footloose and fancy-free — and getting Jen's goat." Contends the questionable snitch, "Justin's playing the field and enjoying the single life."

The outlet's "insider" goes on to assert, "He and Jen are not on friendly terms and haven't spoken since announcing their split. It's likely Jen won't want to talk to him either, especially after this insult with Aubrey." Of course, there was no "insult with Aubrey." Theroux was spotted just once last month with Plaza and, as Gossip Cop was told on the record by his rep, they were hanging out to talk about working together. A source similarly told People Theroux and Plaza are not dating and only met up "to discuss a potential project."

That's nothing to be "reeling" over. Surely if Theroux were actually trying to send a "message" to Aniston, he probably would make a point of repeatedly being seen with Plaza. And while the publication also brings up sightings of Theroux with Petra Collins and model Erika Cardenas, he hasn't been seen engaging in romantic behavior with them or anyone else. In fact, when Theroux posted on Instagram a picture of himself and his "Maniac" co-star Emma Stone, he made a point to write, "Bffffffs. And yes. JUST bfffffs."

Additionally, contrary to the aforementioned claim about "The Leftovers" star "playing the field," it was reported by "Entertainment Tonight" just last month that Theroux is still "heartbroken" over his split from Aniston and "is not one to play the field but rather prefers to be in a relationship." Around the same time, Us Weekly reported that Aniston and Theroux have "barely spoken," which is actually significantly different from the National Enquirer's claim that they "haven't spoken since announcing their split."

This story is precisely what Aniston and Theroux warned about when they separated in mid-February. In their joint statement, they noted that "the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent." They even predicted there were going to be a lot of "fictional narrative[s]." And this appears to be exactly the type of tabloid tale they anticipated.

The premise of this article, that Aniston is "furious" over Theroux's "busy love life," doesn't make much sense considering that all the evidence shows he doesn't have a love life at all right now. He is merely spending time with pals, which is what she's been doing, too. For instance, Aniston and some of her friends, both male and female, recently went to Tahiti. Gossip Cop is told on background by an Aniston confidante that she's not the least bit concerned about Theroux hanging out with his friends, and she intends to keep doing the same.

By the way, it should be noted that the National Enquirer is so sloppy, it refers to Theroux as "Justin Trudeau." That would be the prime minister of Canada. See screengrab below.


Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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