Did Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal go on a â€śsecret dateâ€ť in New York City last week? Thatâ€™s the claim in one of this weekâ€™s tabloids. A rep for the actor, however, tells Gossip Cop itâ€™s completely untrue.
According to Womanâ€™s Day, supposed â€świtnessesâ€ť at the Italian restaurant Nelloâ€™s spotted the actor and actress, who co-starred together in 2002â€™s The Good Girl, enjoying a cozy dinner that â€śended with a romantic kiss.â€ť An alleged â€śonlookerâ€ť tells the magazine, â€śHe had his arm around her almost the entire time,â€ť before claiming the two went back to Gyllenhaalâ€™s Tribeca apartment. In other words, this â€śonlookerâ€ť stalked the pair and followed them home?
A so-called â€śpalâ€ť of Anistonâ€™s is then quoted as telling the tabloid, â€śThereâ€™s always been chemistry between them, but itâ€™s never been the right time. Jen reached out to Jake when she knew she was going to be in New York and he immediately asked if they could arrange a dinner.â€ť The actressâ€™s â€śfriendâ€ť further contends that â€śshe got butterflies when he kissed her goodnight.â€ť
The seemingly made-up insider goes on to say Aniston â€śdoesnâ€™t know if sheâ€™s ready for a relationship yet,â€ť but is open â€śto seeing what happensâ€ť with Gyllenhaal. Meanwhile, other supposed sources suspect she hooked up with the actor to get revenge on estranged husband Justin Theroux, whoâ€™s been wrongly linked to various female celebrities following their split.
This entire saga is fabricated. Aniston was spotted leaving Nelloâ€™s by herself during the daytime on April 24. She went to the Italian eatery for lunch and Gyllenhaal was nowhere to be found. Considering the high-profile actress was already photographed at the restaurant, had she actually returned with the famous actor, the two very likely would have been spotted by paparazzi.
Regardless of the magazineâ€™s story being illogical, Gossip Cop has also learned itâ€™s impossible. While the tabloid is basing its whole narrative on information from â€śonlookers,â€ť Gyllenhaalâ€™s own spokesperson tells us heâ€™s been in Los Angeles shooting the upcoming Netflix movie Velvet Buzzsaw. The film wrapped production on April 30, so the actor and actress were on separate coasts at the time they were alleged to have shared a romantic dinner at Nelloâ€™s.
Additionally, Womanâ€™s Day has proven to be very unreliable when it comes to the actressâ€™s post-split life. Gossip Cop busted the magazine last month for making up an absurd story about Aniston being pregnant with Brad Pittâ€™s baby. This latest article involving Gyllenhaal, which fails to explain what happened to the actressâ€™s unborn child, is also bogus.