The tabloids have been wrongly reporting that Brad Pitt is dating MIT professor Neri Oxman ever since the news broke in April that he visited her class last fall. The actorâs own rep has told us several times theyâre not romantically involved, but that hasnât prevented gossip outlets from making up wild stories about their nonexistent romance. Gossip Cop is now looking back at five wrong rumors about the pair.
In April, New Idea wrongly reported that Jennifer Aniston was worried her ex-husband would dump her for Oxman. Of course, this premise was false and ridiculous on several levels. For starters, reps for bot the actor and actress assured us they hadnât gotten back together. This was backed up by People, which noted that Pitt and Aniston âhavenât seen each other in ages.â Meanwhile, the New York Post noted that Pitt and Oxman have a âprofessional friendship.â They met through an MIT architecture project, but their relationship is not romantic.
Later that month, Gossip Cop busted RadarOnline for falsely claiming Angelina Jolie was âfuriousâ about her estranged husband dating Oxman. The blog even alleged that she was going to use the supposed romance âas bait to get custody of their kids.â Star then piggybacked off the fake story with a similar one about the actress having a âmeltdownâ over Pitt being involved with the MIT professor. Jolie was bound to get dragged into the narrative, but her supposed reaction to the situation was made-up. Around the same time, People also stressed that Pitt and Oxman are âjust friends.â
Gossip Cop later called out RadarOnline for falsely claiming that Pitt was moving to Boston for Oxman. Naturally, the actor never moved across the country for someone he isnât dating. The actor will instead by shooting Quentin Tarantinoâs new movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, in Los Angeles this summer. E! News also noted that Pitt âwants to see his kids moreâ and is working on a custody arrangement with Jolie to make that happen. Relocating to the east coast isnât part of the plan.
Shortly later, Heat came up with an absurd scenario about Pitt wanting babies with Oxman. This ridiculous story came on the heels of an âEntertainment Tonightâ report indicating that Pitt âis in no way ready to get serious with anyone.â The trusted entertainment news show further noted, âDating hasnât been a priority because Brad wants to spend more time with the children.â Meanwhile, E! News reiterated the fact that Pitt and Oxman are âstrictly friends.â
And finally, Gossip Cop busted Womanâs Day earlier this month for making up a story about Pitt seeking advice from George Clooney on his supposed romance with Oxman. It was said that the movie star turned to his friend for guidance because his wife Amal is also an intellectual woman who works outside of Hollywood. Considering that Pitt and Oxman arenât a couple, the entire article was based on a lie. Unfortunately, the bogus romance rumors surrounding the two havenât seemed to die down, so Gossip Cop will continue to separate fact from fiction.
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Miller, Mike. âIs Brad Pitt Dating a MIT Professor? Theyâre âJust Friends,â Report Says.â People. 5 Apr. 2018.
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