Jennifer Aniston is not using Brad Pitt as "leverage" in her marriage to Justin Theroux, despite a ridiculous and manufactured claim. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Aniston is "regaining her footing and leverage in her marriage" while Theroux "grows jealous over Jennifer's contact with her ex-husband." The site contends it was originally believed Theroux was using Aniston for fame and had gained the upper-hand, but Pitt's recent communication with her has "reversed the power structure in Jennifer's relationship with Justin." The webloid alleges that with Pitt "sniffing around again," an insecure Theroux has "begun re-evaluating his marriage to Jennifer," while Aniston's "confidence is going through the roof."
The outlet goes on to assert that Theroux "knows" he can't compete with Pitt, and maintains Aniston "will have to take advantage of this sudden in attention from hubby to re-arrange the power structure of her marriage permanently." The online publication insists these claims are based on "impeccable Hollywood sources close to the situation," but Gossip Cop has repeatedly demonstrated how CDL is usually misinformed and more focused on sensationalism than accurate reporting.
In December, for instance, Gossip Cop busted the site for falsely claiming Aniston had a "baby bump." In March, we called out the webloid for wrongly speculating Aniston was leaving Theroux for Pitt (an allegation it contradicts in this new piece, now saying such a thing is "unlikely"). More recently, the publication absurdly said Theroux was sending Pitt a message by showing PDA with Aniston. And just days ago, we debunked the outlet's untrue contention that Pitt was causing Theroux to reevaluate his marriage.
Now this latest piece of fake news insists Aniston's contact with Pitt "sends a message" to Theroux about who's in control of their marriage. For some reason, CDL thinks this is all a competition. But Aniston and Theroux, like most married couples, view each other as equals. Their partnership is one of give and take. And Pitt has virtually no effect on that balance.
Aniston is not using her recent communication with Pitt as a weapon against Theroux, nor does talking to him give her some imaginary "leverage." Gossip Cop is also told by a contact close to the couple that Theroux is secure in the relationship. While Celeb Dirty Laundry is claiming Pitt has Theroux in a state of jealousy, he actually remains just as confident in his marriage as Aniston does. End of story.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.