Angelina Jolie is not suffering from anorexia, despite a new tabloid cover story that claims the actress weighs less than her 11-year-old daughter Shiloh. The actress’s health is frequently used as the basis for phony reports, and Gossip Cop can expose this latest one.
According to this week’s Star, Jolie has been spiraling “down a dark path of stress and starvation” since her split from Brad Pitt last year. The untrustworthy magazine quotes a doctor who hasn’t treated the actress as saying, “Angie’s weight has plummeted to a dangerous new low. She’s starving herself and she’s burning her own muscles for fuel.”
The physician, who has seemingly never met Jolie, speculates that she weighs “no more than 78 pounds,” which the magazine notes is less than the average weight of an 11-year-old like Shiloh. Meanwhile, a so-called “insider” tells the outlet that the actress’s estranged husband is urging her to get help, but “her life has been so chaotic lately that nutrition has hardly been a priority.” The same seemingly made-up source further contends that Jolie is too busy raising six kids to focus on her own well-being, adding, “Angie prides herself on being able to do it all, but she’s not superhuman and it shows. She needs to put her health first so she can be the kind of mom they deserve. Everyone who’s close to Angie is concerned.”
Unfortunately, this inaccurate narrative surrounding the actress’s physical condition has often been recycled by the tabloids. Actually, Gossip Cop just busted Star last month for falsely claiming Jolie was “hospitalized” because of her weight. Curiously, no other legitimate outlet reported anything about the Oscar-winner having been hospitalized.
And shortly before that fabricated tale, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for wrongly reporting that Jolie’s friends feared she was battling a “cancer crisis.” While it’s true the actress has suffered from a few legitimate health issues in the past, the tabloids have repeatedly inflicted her with ailments that she simply doesn’t have. It’s also interesting that the doctor, who’s never treated Jolie, refers rather informally to her as “Angie,” just like the outlet’s unnamed and seemingly manufactured “insider.”
Regardless, Gossip Cop is once again assured by a source close to the actress that her inner circle isn’t concerned about her weight, nor does she have an eating disorder. In fact, Jolie recently told Vanity Fair, “I’m in charge of my life and my health.” It’s time that Star stops trying to take over.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.