Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston haven’t rekindled a romance, but the tabloids spent 2018 insisting the ex-spouses were back together. The top wrong rumor about the pair came when it was reported they were getting married again and having a baby. Gossip Cop debunked the premise when it first emerged, and time has proven it false.
In June, In Touch published a cover story claiming Pitt and Aniston were having a “wedding and a baby.” The unreliable outlet said the actress reconciled with her ex-husband shortly after her split from Justin Theroux earlier this year. An alleged insider told the magazine the ex-spouses were “set on rushing their divorces and pushing for a summer wedding.”
The magazine’s supposed source added, “Their shared dream of coming full circle, marrying again and having the child they always wanted is finally coming true.” From there, the tabloid offered imaginary details about Pitt and Aniston’s nonexistent wedding. The ceremony was said to be a “low-key affair” that would take place in August at George Clooney’s house in Lake Como. The actor’s six kids would also take part in the nuptials, according to the publication. The outlet’s phony tipster went on to say that Pitt and Aniston would try to conceive a baby following their wedding, but would move on to IVF or adoption if a natural pregnancy wasn’t successful.
When this bogus story first hit newsstands back in June, separate reps for both Pitt and Aniston assured us it was completely fabricated. Despite what the magazine’s anonymous and untraceable “source” claimed, spokespeople for both stars went on the record to dismiss the reconciliation rumors. People magazine, a much more reliable celebrity news outlet that In Touch, similarly reported this year that Pitt and Aniston “haven’t seen each other in ages.”
Two weeks after we corrected the cover story, Aniston’s close friend Portia de Rossi told Us Weekly she knows “for a fact” that the actress and her ex-husband “haven’t seen each other.” In July, “Entertainment Tonight” reported that Pitt had “taken a step away from dating” amid his custody battle with Angelina Jolie. As recently as October, “Entertainment Tonight” wrote a story about Aniston’s “perfectly happy single life,” noting that she “feels more centered than ever because she’s not dating anyone.”
Now that 2018 is coming to an end, it’s clear that Pitt and Aniston never reunited in any capacity, let alone did they get married and have a baby. That ridiculous storyline marks the year’s top wrong rumor about the ex-spouses, who both moved on with their lives a long time ago. It’s time for the tabloids to do the same.