Are Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman fighting over Reese Witherspoon‘s friendship? That’s the ridiculous claim in one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop can debunk the phony story.
According to New Idea, tensions are mounting between Aniston and Kidman, who are supposedly “locked in a tug-of-friendship battle” over their mutual pal and co-star, Witherspoon. All three actresses are nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama at the Golden Globes. Aniston and Witherspoon scored nods for The Morning Show, while Kidman is up for Big Little Lies, in which Witherspoon also co-stars.
“Nicole and Jen used to be good pals but lately they’ve been competing over who gets to hang out with Reese,” a supposed source tells the outlet. “It’s become super awkward, but they haven’t had to deal with it publicly until now. They’re all pretty fiery and used to getting their way, so you can expect the claws to come out big time when they’re all in the same room.”
The alleged insider goes on to say that Witherspoon “just wishes they could all get along and stop being so competitive and childish,” but the conflict is escalating. The questionable tipster adds, “In one ear she’s got Jen telling her to sit at her table and at the same time Nicole’s trying to put her foot down and call the shots.”
The tabloid’s report is totally absurd and untrue. The magazine invented this premise simply because Witherspoon is involved in two different shows with several Golden Globe nominations. There’s no petty battle between Aniston and Kidman over their mutual co-star. A source close to the situation assures us the magazine’s premise is nonsense.
It should be noted, New Idea can’t keep track of the fake tension it creates. In May, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Aniston and Witherspoon were fighting on the set of The Morning Show, and didn’t enjoy working together. In February, the outlet made up a story about Witherspoon and Kidman having a “showdown” at a press conference for Big Little Lies amid an alleged rift.
In reality, Witherspoon is close friends with both of her co-stars, as has become evident in the time since we debunked those articles. The tabloid is now ignoring its previous storylines about the actress being at odds with both Aniston and Kidman. Instead, the magazine is pitting Witherspoon’s respective co-stars against each other. None of these interchanging scenarios are true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.