Too often, Angelina Jolie has been the subject of unfounded and unfair rumors regarding her weight. Gossip-mongers target the actress a lot. Usually, those rumors are accompanied by unsubstantiated quotes from sources supposedly close to the actress, but really, it’s just the misogynist tabloid media taking shots at an actress it clearly doesn’t like.
Without question, it has been a tough few years for the star. Her divorce from Brad Pitt is the legal case that simply does not end. The divorce has now taken three times longer than their marriage lasted with no end in sight. It’s reasonable to expect that Jolie has been under some stress but that doesn’t mean that the rumors about her diet are remotely true.
A story once claimed that balancing her family life (she has six children), acting career, charity work, and courtroom battles with Pitt stressed Jolie out to lose a concerning amount of weight—so much so that the gossip claimed that Jolie had to wear her kids’ clothes because adult sizes didn’t fit anymore.
We’re not buying a single word of that story or any other primarily based on the supermarket tabloids’ completely unreliable history regarding Jolie’s health. These unreliable outlets have been generating “concerning weight loss” stories about Jolie for years. Photoshopped pictures and out of date paparazzi snapshots are passed as evidence by these rumors. Unfortunately, nothing has changed for the gossip media and its body-shaming ways.
The tabloids’ narrative about the star’s weight doesn’t really add up. At first, they always express concern for Jolie’s health. Then, a few sentences later, they criticize her for supposedly getting more surgery or doing crash diets or some other such nonsense.
Angelina Jolie has continued to appear happy and healthy despite the constant claims otherwise. It’s reasonable to think that the stress of her divorce has affected her health, both mentally and physically, in some way. However, it’s important to remember when you are standing in line with your groceries waiting to check out and read that she’s dangerously underweight in some trashy tabloid, the story is almost certainly completely fake.