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A tabloid claims Justin Theroux is getting "too close" to Jennifer Connelly, who's been married to Paul Bettany for 16 years. The story is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.

"Justin & Jennifer: Raising Eyebrows!" reads a headline in the latest issue of Star. The accompanying article says the actor always requests to sit next to the actress whenever they cross paths at fashion events. "They make a beeline for each other at gatherings," a supposed source tells the magazine. The outlet goes on to describe their relationship as being "too close for comfort," seeing as Connelly shares two kids with her longtime husband.

The unreliable tabloid is simply trying to create a nonexistent controversy. Theroux and Connelly are both ambassadors for Louis Vuitton and have attended many of the same events for the luxury brand. Although the two are certainly friendly, the idea there's anything inappropriate about their relationship simply isn't true. The magazine's suggestion that Theroux is pursuing a happily married woman is also flat-out false.

The publication's article is also based on claims from an anonymous and possibly fictitious "insider," but Gossip Cop reached out to Theroux's spokesperson, who tells us on the record it's "false." While the magazine hides behind an untraceable "source" to sell its story, a rep qualified to speak on the actor's behalf assures us he's not getting "too close" to Connelly.

It's worth noting, Theroux is also friendly with Bettany. The two actors were photographed sitting together at a Paris Fashion Week event last year. Star either fails to realize or purposely doesn't mention that Theroux has a relationship with Connelly's husband.

Of course, we're not surprised by the outlet's attempt to create a sordid love affair. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for making up several stories about Theroux dating Emma Stone, who's also a brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton. One of those articles even alleged that Jennifer Aniston had "confronted" the actress over the situation. In reality, Theroux and Stone were never a couple and there wasn't a showdown over their imaginary romance.

Just last month, Gossip Cop called out the publication for falsely claiming Theroux and Aniston were battling over money. That supposed drama was also fabricated. The exes have remained on good terms and haven't been fighting over finances. The untrustworthy outlet spends a lot of time creating fake scandals for the actor. This latest one involving his friendship with Connelly is more nonsense.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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