Does Jennifer Aniston want to date Matt LeBlanc? That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can set the record straight.
Aniston said on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” last month that she’s open to a “Friends” reunion, but according to NW, the actress “may just be looking for an excuse” to spend more time with former co-star LeBlanc. A supposed source tells the magazine, “There have even been some whispers around Hollywood that they may have hooked up back in the day. Jen and Matt have remained tight-lipped about the rumors, but they can’t deny that they’ve always had a great connection.”
The outlet’s supposed source further contends that “pals” of the co-stars believe they “would be a perfect match.” “There was a lot of chemistry between Jen and Matt when they worked together, and that didn’t go away overnight,” adds the questionable tipster. “They’re still good friends and they’re always comfortable around each other. People that know them both would be thrilled if they got together!”
The seemingly phony insider goes on to say that Aniston “hasn’t given up on true love and [is] ready to find the right person,” and believes LeBlanc may be the one. “Matt is easy to talk to and super-fun to be around, and Jen needs someone like that in her life again,” adds the suspicious source. “There’s no doubt fans would go wild if Joey and Rachel dated for real.”
There are several problems with the tabloid’s phony article. For starters, LeBlanc has been dating TV producer Aurora Mulligan since 2016. The magazine is essentially suggesting that Aniston is looking to break up her former co-star’s relationship. Meanwhile, reputable outlets such as People magazine have noted that Aniston “isn’t concerned about dating” and “is happy to focus on work.” “Entertainment Tonight,” another reliable source for celebrity news, recently wrote a story about Aniston’s “perfectly happy single life.” The outlet noted that the actress “feels more centered than ever because she’s not dating anyone and she’s perfectly happy.”
Additionally, the magazine’s premise is coming from an anonymous and seemingly nonexistent “source,” but Gossip Cop checked in with Aniston’s rep, who tells us on the record that the story is fabricated. It’s worth mentioning, NW falsely claimed in November that Aniston was in a secret romance with Leonardo DiCaprio. Just days before publishing that phony story, the tabloid alleged that Aniston had set her sights on Alex Rodriguez. The unreliable outlet simply makes up random stories about the actress’s dating life. This latest one involving LeBlanc is another example.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.