Jennifer Aniston is not "mulling a move to NYC," despite a report from the tabloids. A rep for the actress exclusively tells Gossip Cop the story is inaccurate.

The article is featured in the new edition of Life & Style, which writes, "Jennifer Aniston is the ultimate California girl, but the actress is thinking about relocating to NYC." A so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "Even though Jen loves her L.A. lifestyle, she feels the time might be right to move out of her comfort zone." According to the tabloid, Aniston has a "sudden interest in moving East" because husband Justin Theroux "loves" New York City.

And living there permanently "would make him so happy," contends the gossip magazine's supposed source. Additionally, the outlet also claims Theroux is "pushing" Aniston to "try a stint on Broadway." Contends the publication's purported tipster, "Justin knows Jen wants to be taken seriously as an actress. She doesn't have much experience on the stage, but she wants to shake things up in her career, and this would be a perfect way to do it."

All that said, this "source" adds, "Jen's not 100 percent decided on living in NYC full-time, but she's getting close." That line is actually a red flag. It's a tell-tale sign of tabloid trickery when the gossip media throws out an allegation and then tries to back away from it by including the caveat that the claim might not actually happen. That way, when Aniston doesn't move to New York full-time, the magazine can just say she ultimately decided against it.

Or, as Gossip Cop has exclusively learned, it was never something seriously under consideration in the first place. First off, Aniston and Theroux already have a place in New York, which Life & Style fails to mention. Secondly, as her spokesperson tells us, the couple "will continue to be based mostly in L.A." In other words, nothing's changing, contrary to the assertions in this article.

It's also a bit laughable that the outlet wants readers to believe it genuinely knows what's going on in Aniston's life. This is the same discredited publication that ran a cover story earlier this year falsely announcing Theroux "dumped" Aniston "on her 48th birthday." Funny, none of the tabloid's previous divorce tales like that one are mentioned in this new piece about relocating to NYC together.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.


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