In the span of just 25 hours, HollywoodLife has flip-flopped in its belief that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux‚Äôs romance could be ‚Äúback on.‚ÄĚ This boomerang type of reporting, however, is quite common for the site, which is often nicknamed HollywoodLies. After Gossip Cop called out the outlet for its inaccurate story on Friday that alleged Aniston and Theroux‚Äôs ‚Äúromance might not be entirely over‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcould reignite,‚ÄĚ the blog did a 180, maintaining there‚Äôs ‚Äúno hope whatsoever of Justin and Jen ever getting back together.‚ÄĚ
HollywoodLies published an article on August 10 that had the headline, ‚ÄúJennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux‚Äôs Subtle Clue That Their Romance Might Not Be Entirely Over.‚ÄĚ The often discredited site then blathered how there‚Äôs ‚Äúone big hint‚Ä¶ that their romance could reignite.‚ÄĚ What was it? Intrusive aerial photos of Aniston‚Äôs property that the Daily Mail published, showing Theroux‚Äôs Porsche and Mercedes still in her garage. Thrown in to lend credence that the two stars ‚Äúmight not be entirely over‚ÄĚ was a ‚Äúso-called source close to Theroux,‚ÄĚ who the site quoted as saying he ‚Äúfears‚ÄĚ he‚Äôll never meet another woman like Aniston, and ‚Äúthe more time Justin spends away from Jen‚Ä¶ and being single, the more he realizes how incredible he had it‚ÄĚ with her.
Fast forward to August 11 when Gossip Cop debunked HollywoodLies and Daily Mail‚Äôs false narratives about Aniston and Theroux possibly getting back together because his cars were still at her home. Of course, neither outlet applied common sense, such as why would the actor need a car (or two) in New York City, where Theroux is routinely seen on his bike? Or how it‚Äôs easier to pack bags and ship clothes and other keepsakes from the West Coast to the East Coast than it is to transport two cars.
Irrespective of logic or reasoning, one of the very clear reasons not to believe they ‚Äúmight not be entirely over‚ÄĚ is because while his cars may still be under her roof, Aniston and Theroux have not be under the same one since they announced their split in February. And, at the time the photos of her private property were obtained without the actress‚Äôs permission, Aniston was in Italy filming Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler. In fact, she hasn‚Äôt been home in weeks since the Netflix production began in Montreal before heading to Italy. In addition, Aniston‚Äôs rep, who‚Äôs commissioned to speak on her behalf, told us the Daily Mail and HollywoodLies‚Äôs speculation was ‚Äúfalse,‚ÄĚ and the couple is not reigniting their relationship. We heard the same from Theroux‚Äôs camp, too.
Magically, just a few hours after Gossip Cop corrected HollywoodLife‚Äôs phony claim about how Theroux and Aniston‚Äôs ‚Äúromance might not be over,‚ÄĚ the repeatedly disproven outlet flip-flopped and in a second story nebulously quoted a ‚Äúsource close to Jen‚ÄĚ telling the blog, ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no way these two will reunite romantically.‚ÄĚ Wait, just 24 hours earlier, the same site said they ‚Äúcould reignite.‚ÄĚ A cynic might suspect HollywoodLies‚Äô ‚Äúsource close to Jen‚ÄĚ was actually her rep sharing that information with Gossip Cop hours earlier about their first fabricated story.
None of this, however, surprises us. That blog has a rich history of publishing false reports about both Theroux and Aniston. Much like how the current bogus stories were spurred by photos published by the Daily Mail, back in March HollywoodLies, working off pictures of Theroux and Aubrey Plaza hanging out, wrongly declared they were a ‚Äúnew couple.‚ÄĚ
And in May, Gossip Cop busted the unreliable blog when it contended Aniston was furious about rumors about Theroux dating Selena Gomez. If you want facts, stick with Gossip Cop. But if you want flip-flops, read HollywoodLife or better yet, go to a surf shop.
Weiss, Shari. ‚ÄúJennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux NOT Getting Back Together, Despite Claim Romance Isn’t ‚ÄėOver.‚Äô‚ÄĚ Gossip Cop, 11 Aug. 2018.
Google image search for “Justin Theroux Bike New York City.”
Dosani, Rishma. ‚ÄúJennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler Row in the Street as They Film Murder Mystery.‚ÄĚ Metro, 11 Aug. 2018.
Stephen Huvane, Spokesperson for Jennifer Aniston. 11 Aug. 2018.
Weiss, Shari. ‚ÄúJustin Theroux, Aubrey Plaza ‚ÄėNew Couple Alert‚Äô Is Wrong.‚ÄĚ Gossip Cop, 29 Mar. 2018.
Weiss, Shari. ‚ÄúJennifer Aniston ‚ÄėFurious‚Äô Over Selena Gomez, Justin Theroux ‚ÄėDating Rumors‚Äô Is Made-Up Story.‚ÄĚ Gossip Cop, 16 May 2018.