After Us Weekly claimed Jennifer Aniston had âfound loveâ again, the celebrity news business went into high drive with a tons of stories, including a recent one about her âcasually datingâ following her split from Justin Theroux. However, they all lacked specifics or proof. Not one article thatâs been published mentions who Aniston is dating, where theyâve supposedly gone out, or precisely who introduced the actress to her new man or men.
The answer is simple: None of these outlets have any particular insight. Theyâre just spitting out generalities about Aniston and the universal desire to love or be loved. As noted, it all began last week with that Us Weekly cover, which vaguely and wrongly alleged the Aniston is dating âtwo men.â
Again, the magazine maintained one boyfriend is a âtech titan introduced to Aniston by a close friend.â Whatâs his name? What tech business is he involved with? And which close friend made the match? Naturally, the tabloid, which is a sister publication of the National Enquirer and Globe, among others, had no answers to any of those basic questions that a respected outlet should have before splashing it on a cover.
The second man was nebulously described as an âindustry creative.â Is he an agent, manager, producer, writer, director? What does Aniston like about this âcreativeâ guyâ? Does she prefer the unnamed âindustry creativeâ over the equally untraceable âtech titanâ?
Itâs precisely this non-transparency, which plagues celebrity journalism, that seemingly led to an equally uninformative âEntertainment Tonightâ article that declared, âJennifer Aniston Is âCasually Datingâ After Split From Justin Theroux.â In that story, an unidentified âsourceâ is quoted as saying, âJennifer has never felt she needed a man, but she loves love.â Does that really offer any insight into Aniston or is that actually more a statement about millions of strong, independent women? Covering its tracks for when the actress is not seen on the arm of a man anytime soon, the TV showâs websiteâs âsourceâ adds, âJennifer is casually dating, but right now nothing serious.â
That wishy-washy report was picked up by a number of other outlets that didnât bother to fact-check, including OK!, another sister magazine of Us Weekly. And Star, also in the same publishing family as Us Weekly, recently claimed Aniston was involved with a director and might even be pregnant with his baby. Not surprisingly, that story was untrue, and came from the very same tabloid that falsely asserted a few months ago Aniston was âback onâ with Brad Pitt.
The latest Star article came out just a week and a half ago, and while these other outlets have based their vague and facts-deprived âdatingâ stories on unnamed tipsters, Anistonâs rep, who speaks on behalf of the actress, told Gossip Cop on the record that she does not have a boyfriend. Basically, all these non-transparent and unverified tales are nothing more than wrong, regurgitated or reconfigured rumors. The reality is Aniston isnât a fan of dating, although like most people she does believe in love and spending her life with someone. And, as Gossip Cop has previously reported, Aniston is busy now filming Netflixâs Murder Mystery in Montreal with Adam Sandler and not âdating casuallyâ a tech titan, industry creative or any other unidentified man.
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