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One of the tabloids claims Jennifer Garner is leaning on Brad Pitt as Ben Affleck tries to maintain his sobriety. The premise is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.

Earlier this week, Gossip Cop busted NW for falsely claiming that Pitt and Garner have been secretly dating for several months. The magazine further contended that the two were meeting up for trysts at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The story was based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but spokespeople for both stars tell us on the record they're not a couple. Unfortunately, the unreliable magazine is also dragging Garner's ex-husband into the phony narrative.

Affleck completed a 40-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction earlier this month and continues to seek outpatient treatment. Meanwhile, Pitt revealed last year that he quit drinking following his divorce from Angelina Jolie. The tabloid says Garner is "impressed" by Pitt's commitment to sobriety and he's "become her rock" amid her ex-husband's own struggles with alcoholism. "He can understand what Jennifer is dealing with first-hand," adds the tabloid.

This entire narrative is based on lies. Separate reps qualified to speak on behalf of both Pitt and Garner have made it clear they're not dating. The actress isn't using him as "her rock" because they're simply not in a relationship. Reliable celebrity news outlets such as People and "Entertainment Tonight" noted earlier this month that Garner is dating again now that her divorce from Affleck has been finalized. However, NW is the only publication in the world that's claiming she's been seeing Pitt. There's no romance between the two.

Also, the outlet has repeatedly proven it can't be trusted when it comes to accurately reporting about Garner's personal life. In August, for example, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming that Garner was taking back Affleck for the sake of their kids. That story came on the heels of one in April about Garner and Affleck giving their marriage a "second shot." Now that the exes' divorce has been finalized, it's clear the outlet had zero insight into the situation.

Here's what's really happening. Pitt and Garner's respective divorces have been the subjects of countless tabloid stories, and now NW has come up with a way to combine them. Gossip Cop doesn't want to give the tabloids any ideas, but it wouldn't be shocking if Affleck and Jolie were romantically linked next. This entire saga amounts to nothing more than creative fan fiction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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