One of this week's tabloids claims the only reason Jennifer Aniston attended Leonardo DiCaprio's 44th birthday party is because she's on the prowl for a new boyfriend. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. It's totally fabricated.

Aniston was one of dozens of big stars who celebrated the actor's birthday in Los Angeles earlier this month, but according to Life & Style, the actress had an ulterior motive for being there. "It's really not the kind of party that Jen usually goes to," a supposed source tells the magazine. "Jen is actively looking for a guy. That's why she was at the birthday party. She's starting to listen to her friends who are telling her to get out there, and now she's desperate to find a man."

The outlet's alleged insider adds, "She says she doesn't like being alone, but she's such a homebody that it's hard for her to find a guy." From there, the tipster provides Aniston's supposed criteria for the next man she dates, saying she's "looking for a guy who lives in LA, who's not in the spotlight - a contractor, a doctor or someone in finance would be ideal." The "insider" further contends that Aniston is looking for a suitor "who doesn't mind being trailed by her bodyguard all the time and who isn't intimated by her fame. She's even open to dating a younger guy."

This premise doesn't make much sense. If Aniston is on the hunt for a man who's not in show business, why exactly would she look for a boyfriend at DiCaprio's star-studded birthday party? Regardless, the tabloid's report is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with the actress's rep, who tells us on the record that it's completely untrue. Aniston didn't attend DiCaprio's birthday because she's searching for a boyfriend.

In fact, People magazine recently reported that Aniston "isn't concerned about dating" and "is happy to focus on work." And last month, "Entertainment Tonight" published an article about Aniston's "perfectly happy single life." The reliable celebrity news outlet noted, "She's surrounded herself with close friends and feels more centered than ever because she's not dating anyone and she's perfectly happy."

Unfortunately, Gossip Cop often calls out Life & Style for making up stories about the actress's post-split love life. We recently busted the tabloid for making up a story about Aniston becoming a "cougar" and dating younger men in the wake of her separation. This latest article is more fiction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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