Are Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon feuding now that they’re both nominated in the same category at the Golden Globes? That’s what one of the tabloids is reporting. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story.
“Golden Globes Drama: Reese Wants To Upstage Jen!” reads a headline in the latest issue of In Touch. Aniston and Witherspoon are both up for best actress in a TV series drama for The Morning Show. Naturally, the magazine decided they must be in a vicious battle behind the scenes.
“Reese is fiercely competitive and doesn’t want Jen to steal the night,” an unknown source tells the magazine. “Reese is hunting for a knockout dress, something that’ll make her stand out from Jen and the rest of the crowd. While she won’t be doing a Lady Gaga or Katy Perry by wearing anything too crazy, she’s thinking about going slightly more risque.”
The anonymous insider continues, “The rivalry between Reese and Jen is getting intense – they’re even bashing each other to friends.” For good measure, the alleged tipster throws Nicole Kidman into the supposed conflict, as the actress is nominated in the same category for Big Little Lies. “Reese and Jen could cancel out each other, and Nicole could walk away with the trophy. In fact, Nicole could be a bigger threat than Jen!”
The tabloid’s report is just a lame attempt at pitting two women against each other. When the Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this month, Aniston responded to the news by saying, “How exciting to wake up to this news and I am so honored to be included with my incredible partner Reese, and all the other extraordinary actresses in our category.” Just last week, Witherspoon shared an Instagram photo from the last day of shooting on The Morning Show. She added the caption, “There are not enough hugs, heart emojis or words to express how much I cherish working with @jenniferaniston.”
Aniston and Witherspoon are very close friends and there’s no rift between them over an awards show. The magazine’s report is based on the word of an unidentified “source,” but Aniston’s own spokesperson calls it nonsense. Additionally, this would hardly be the first time In Touch has tried to create a fake fight between the co-stars.
In October, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Aniston was jealous of Witherspoon “stealing” the spotlight on The Morning Show. Shortly before that, the outlet said Aniston hated the poster for The Morning Show because she thought Witherspoon looked prettier on it. This ongoing saga has never been true. It’s no more accurate now that awards season is approaching.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.