Is Selena Gomez really trying to date Justin Theroux because sheâ€™s â€śidolizedâ€ť Jennifer Aniston for years? Thatâ€™s the claim in one of this weekâ€™s tabloids, which further alleges Gomez has â€śgone all Single White Femaleâ€ť on Aniston. But itâ€™s completely untrue.
According to NW, Gomez is â€śtrying to stealâ€ť Anistonâ€™s life and estranged husband. The magazine alleges Theroux and Gomez have been â€śspending more and more time togetherâ€ť since he and Aniston announced their split in mid-February. To push its premise, the tabloid quotes an unnamed â€śsourceâ€ť as saying out of nowhere, â€śPart of Selenaâ€™s attraction to Justin is knowing how much Jen loved him.â€ť â€śThe fact that the woman she idolized so much prized him only makes Justin all that more appealing,â€ť continues the untraceable tipster.
Employing puns from their respective work, the tabloid maintains â€śGomez just canâ€™t keep her hands to herself when it comes to getting her claws into Jenâ€™s, um, leftovers.â€ť The same almost assuredly fabricated â€śsourceâ€ť continues, â€śShe finds Justin to be a breath of fresh air after going through such turbulent times with Justin [Bieber].â€ť â€śSelena will always carry a torch for her ex,â€ť adds the supposed insider in unnaturally expository language, â€śbut right now, Justin [Theroux] is helping her take her mind off things.â€ť
The outlet goes on to assert that Aniston would be â€śhorrifiedâ€ť if she knew just â€śhow closeâ€ť Gomez and Theroux have become. â€śItâ€™s progressing into something far more significant,â€ť contends the â€śsource.â€ť â€śSheâ€™d think of it as a complete betrayal on both their parts,â€ť concludes the tabloidâ€™s seemingly fictional â€śinsider.â€ť
While itâ€™s true the two actresses have a tight bond and Gomez has publicly expressed on Instagram how sheâ€™s followed Anistonâ€™s career since she was 8, thereâ€™s nothing Single White Female-like about it. The women are friends, and Gomez has credited Aniston with giving her â€śmaternal adviceâ€ť when sheâ€™s needed it. But Gomez is not trying to â€śstealâ€ť or date her friendâ€™s ex.
The claims that â€śSelenaâ€™s attraction to Justin is knowing how much Jen loved him,â€ť and that heâ€™s â€śmore appealingâ€ť because Aniston had once â€śprizedâ€ť Theroux is patently absurd. Additionally, Gomez and Therouxâ€™s friendship is not â€śprogressing into something far more significant,â€ť as alleged. While the repeatedly debunked tabloid maintains the two have been â€śspending more and more time together,â€ť the reality is Gomez and Theroux have been spotted just once since he and Aniston revealed they were splitting up.
In early May, two were part a large group of people â€” organized by their (and also Anistonâ€™s) mutual manager, Aleen Keshishian â€” that went to see an off-Broadway play starring another client, Billy Crudup. Keshishian even shared a photo on Instagram of the group, which included Paul Rudd and Rooney Mara, in what appears to have been Crudupâ€™s dressing room. While Theroux has been pictured with a number of different women since then, he has not been seen again with his platonic pal Gomez.
Curiously, the magazine brought up her ex-boyfriend, but doesnâ€™t mention in its article how Gomez is pregnant with Bieberâ€™s baby. The same publication that now contends Gomez is â€śtrying to stealâ€ť Theroux claimed just a few months ago that â€śSelena is pregnant and told Justin [Bieber]â€ť during a trip to Laguna Beach. Much like the current story, the tabloid quoted a so-called Gomez â€śinsiderâ€ť as saying, â€śThis is something they both want. Selena has always liked the idea of being a young mumâ€ť and she and Bieber are â€śsuper excited about the prospect of becoming parents.â€ť
That whole story was a fabrication, and so is the latest tall tale. And while NW relies on unnamed, unreliable, and seemingly made-up Gomez sources, Gossip Cop quotes real people, who are in regular contact with her. When pressed about the assertion that Gomez is trying steal Anistonâ€™s life and date Theroux, her rep, who rarely responds to these outrageous reports, told us on the record, â€śItâ€™s ridiculous.â€ť
Conclusion: Even though the tabloid alleges Gomez has â€śgone all Single White Femaleâ€ť on Aniston, by the singerâ€™s own acknowledgment, she reveres the former â€śFriendsâ€ť star and takes to heart her older palâ€™s â€śmaternal advice.â€ť Additionally, despite the magazineâ€™s contention that Gomez and Theroux have been spending a lot of time together and their relationship is â€śprogressing into something far more significant,â€ť theyâ€™ve actually only been seen together (in a large group) once since â€śThe Leftoversâ€ť star and Aniston split. Significantly, the outlet completely avoids how it previously swore up and down that Gomez was pregnant with Bieberâ€™s baby. And while the publication would like everyone to believe it has a reputable and genuine â€śsource,â€ť who it cannot name or even describe, conversely a rep for Gomez went on the record to dispute the phony report. For those reasons, Gossip Cop is rating the article a 0 and calling it fiction.