Jennifer Aniston “betrayed” Nicole Kidman with Keith Urban, claimed a magazine exactly one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop exclusively reported the article was nothing more than a work of tabloid fiction. Now 12 months later, it’s even clearer that the outlet either wholly made up the tall tale or relied on an untrustworthy source.
On May 29, 2018, New Idea maintained Aniston “betrayed” Kidman by having a secret dinner with Urban, causing the Oscar-winning actress to become “furious” and “jealous.” The frequently discredited publication noted Kidman also felt “betrayed” by her husband for having a “rendezvous” with Aniston. A so-called “source” close to Kidman contended she “hit the roof” when she found out about the “secret” meal. The alleged insider added that even though the redheaded movie star later learned Urban’s dinner with Aniston was “discuss a new project,” she was still “livid” because she feared there would be “chemistry” between her husband and the former “Friends” star, who was described as both “funny” and “charismatic.”
While the magazine’s entire and unprovable premise was based on an unnamed, untraceable, and seemingly fabricated “source,” Gossip Cop reached out 365 days ago to reps for on-the-record comments. Kidman’s spokesperson told us in no uncertain terms that she was not “worried” about a dinner date that never took place. Similarly, Aniston’s rep exclusively assured Gossip Cop that the get-together with Urban “never happened.”
It bears mentioning that when we first debunked the story, we pointed out how there were several red flags in the tabloid’s tale that gave away it was phony. Tellingly, the article never said where or when Aniston and Urban supposedly had dinner. And naturally, no legitimate outlet ever reported about (or paparazzi published photos of) the purported meal last year.
In the intervening months since that piece, the magazine simply reinforced that it’s not a reliable source of information about either Kidman or Aniston. Just a couple of months later, Gossip Cop busted the same tabloid for falsely asserting Aniston was wearing an engagement ring from Brad Pitt. That was followed up earlier this year by an equally bogus story about Aniston and Pitt getting married at her 50th birthday party.
For her part, 10 months ago the magazine wrongly insisted Kidman and Urban were going to announce they were having a third baby. And then six months ago, Gossip Cop corrected the outlet when it untruthfully alleged Kidman and Urban were going to have a baby boy through adoption or surrogacy. Not only were we transparently told by spokespersons, speaking on their behalf, that these claims were inaccurate, but time has also proven them to be incorrect.
When Gossip Cop looks back at articles, such as the one about Kidman being furious about Aniston and Urban having a “secret rendezvous,” it’s to remind visitors to question the outlets making these claims. There’s no question New Idea‘s story was a lie and that some of its subsequent reports haven’t been any more truthful. While the tabloid occasionally prints fiction, Gossip Cop won’t publish anything until we’ve completely fact-checked it.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.