One of this week's tabloids claims Jennifer Aniston and Orlando Bloom are having a "secret affair," but it's not physical. The story is completely ridiculous. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
A headline in the latest issue of the National Enquirer reads, "Jen & Orlando: More Than Friends!" The accompanying article says Bloom is still dating Katy Perry, but he's emotionally cheating on her with Aniston. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "They had an affair many years ago, even though it was something they tried to deny, and the spark's never gone out between them." There's absolutely zero evidence to suggest Aniston and Bloom ever had an "affair."
Still, the outlet's supposed tipster continues, "Jen always says she could see herself with Orlando if the opportunity presented itself. Orlando's been in love with Jen since 'Friends.' If he was free, he wouldn't hesitate to dive into a relationship with her." The seemingly imaginary source concludes, "Everybody thinks they would make a great couple. They know they can flirt, but they don't take it any further. Jen's not out to steal Katy's guy. But if they ever break up..."
The tabloid's tale is coming from an unidentified "insider," but Gossip Cop reached out to Aniston's spokesperson, who assures us the article is "absurd." Despite what the outlet's so-called "source" claims, the actress isn't having any sort of emotional affair with Bloom. In reality, the two stars have been friends for several years, but their relationship has never been romantic. Bloom even attended Aniston's wedding to Justin Theroux in 2015. They also happen to share a manager.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the tabloids have attempted to create a nonexistent love triangle between the three stars. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the Enquirer's sister outlet, RadarOnline, for falsely claiming Aniston and Perry were fighting over the actor. That story was also based on claims from an untraceable source, but the actress's rep told us on the record that it was "nonsense."
Gossip Cop called out the Enquirer's other sister publication, OK!, for making up a story last year about Bloom calling Aniston "nonstop" following her split from Theroux. That report was equally baseless. Meanwhile, the Enquirer also alleged earlier this week that Aniston was "at war" with Charlize Theron over Brad Pitt. How many nonexistent love triangles does the tabloid plan on creating? At the very least, the outlet could try sticking to one of them at a time. Aniston has had quite a busy week in the fantasy world created by the magazine.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.