The tabloids spent much of 2018 publishing false stories about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s divorce. The top wrong rumor came earlier this year when a tabloid wrongly reported they were getting back together. Gossip Cop debunked the claim when it first emerged, and time has proven the exes never reunited.
In May, Life & Style published a bogus cover story claiming Pitt and Jolie were “secretly dating” again following their 2016 split. According to the magazine, the supposed reunion came after an hour-long phone call, during which the actor gave a “heartfelt apology” to his estranged wife for how his drinking affected their family.
An alleged insider told the magazine that the exes started seeing each other several times a week, and “the old feelings” between them were starting to return. The supposed source further contended that the exes were “keeping the reinvigorated relationship under the radar” because they didn’t want to confuse their six children.
When these claims were first published back in May, separate sources close to both Pitt and Jolie assured us the exes weren’t back together. As time has shown, the two never reconciled. Instead, their custody battle intensified. Just one month after Life & Style claimed the estranged spouses were “dating again,” “Entertainment Tonight” reported that Pitt and Jolie “still don’t get along at all.” The reputable celebrity news outlet added, “In fact, they can barely be in the same room.”
In June, a judge ordered Jolie to allow Pitt more access to the children or risk losing primary custody of them. In early November, it was reported that Pitt and Jolie’s custody battle would go to trial because they were unable to settle the situation on their own. A few weeks later, Pitt and Jolie finally reached a custody agreement with a private judge, eliminating the need for a trial. As it stands, Pitt has some form of joint legal and physical custody of his kids, but the custody arrangement isn’t yet permeant.
There have been a lot of developments in Pitt and Jolie’s divorce since May, but a reconciliation isn’t one of them. In reality, the estranged spouses have continued fighting over their children, despite making some positive strides as of late. As for getting back together, that premise could only be found in the pages of Life & Style. Pitt and Jolie haven’t reunited in any capacity, and the claim otherwise marks 2018’s top wrong rumor about the exes.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.