A website is peddling a story about Angelina Jolie and Kate Middletonâs friendship. These alleged âdetailsâ were cobbled together from another site that copied them from a tabloid. Whatâs more, Gossip Cop already busted the original article.
Last week, OK! claimed Jolie and Middleton recently had a âsecret meeting.â The tabloid wanted readers to believe the actress and the duchess met face to face, but the magazine never said when or where this supposed âcatch-upâ took place. Still, the outlet maintained the pair spoke about Jolieâs split from Brad Pitt, and alleged Middleton was encouraging her to âtake Brad back.â There were a number of flaws in the tale, and a Kensington Palace staffer with whom Gossip Cop spoke actually laughed off the story. That was a marked contrast from when Jolie and Middleton actually did meet for tea in 2015. Following that time together, the palace issued a statement confirming the visit.
Now, though, this purported âsecret meetingâ was entirely unsubstantiated and clearly made-up. HollywoodLife quickly fell for it, though, and within hours repeated the bogus claims about Jolie âpouring her heart outâ to Middleton about Pitt. The blog evidently didnât care whether the allegations were true or not, and now the same can be said for YourTango. Nearly a week after our debunking, the site is announcing in a headline, âNew Details About The Angelina Jolie Kate Middleton Friendship â And Why Her Breakup With Brad Is Bonding Them Together.â
âApparently now Angie has found a confidant in none other than Kate Middleton,â writes the online publication, which asserts, âThey began the close friendship while Jolie was filming. Thatâs according to a recent report by Us Weekly.â Wait, Us Weekly? As Gossip Cop detailed above, these contentions were first printed by OK!, then regurgitated online by HollywoodLife. In fact, YourTango links its ârecent report by Us Weeklyâ phrase to HollywoodLife. Whatâs more, all but one of the links in the story are to HollywoodLife, which as Gossip Cop regularly points out, is not a trustworthy website.
To make matters worse, YourTango concludes by claiming, âBrad has been rumored to have a romantic connection to Margot Robbie and an MIT professor[, while] Angelina has been linked to her Maleficent 2 costar Ed Skrein and another suitor whose identity is kept a secret.â Actually, dating stories about Pitt and MIT professor Neri Oxman have been proven wrong, and Gossip Cop has already busted claims about Pitt crushing on Robbie. Additionally, we previously called out this same site for falsely claiming Skrein was Jolieâs âboyfriend.â
That was another example of YourTango taking misinformation from elsewhere. Apparently the site canât tell fact from fiction. Fortunately, Gossip Cop will keep setting the record straight. So, for the record: Jolie and Middleton do know each other, but they donât have a close âfriendship,â nor did they get together recently to discuss Pitt or anything else. Period.
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Weiss, Shari. âAngelina Jolie NOT âPouring Her Heart Out About Brad Pittâ To Kate Middleton, Despite Reports.â Gossip Cop, 25 July 2018.
Weiss, Shari. âBrad Pitt, Neri Oxman Dating Stories Proven Wrong.â Gossip Cop, 15 June 2018.
Shuster, Andrew. âBrad Pitt Does NOT Have âCrushâ On Margot Robbie, Despite Report.â Gossip Cop, 26 June 2018.
Weiss, Shari. âEd Skrein Is NOT Angelina Jolie’s âBoyfriend,” Despite Claim.â Gossip Cop, 15 May 2018.