Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are constantly feuding with each other in the world of the tabloids. In reality, the co-stars of Apple’s upcoming series The Morning Show are close friends. Here are five wrong rumors about their relationship that Gossip Cop has busted.
In November 2017, shortly after it was announced the two actresses would be working together, OK! alleged Aniston and Witherspoon were fighting over equal pay. The story quoted a supposed insider as saying, “Reese wasn’t happy to find out” that her co-stars was supposedly making more money for the TV show. That simply wasn’t the case. Aniston and Witherspoon are also co-producers, and are being paid equally for their work on the show. Individual reps for both stars also assured Gossip Cop the two were getting the same salary.
After filming began, Life & Style falsely claimed Aniston and Witherspoon were feuding on set. The story, again quoting a questionable “source,” said Witherspoon was a bully who was “calling all the shots” and “acting more like Jen’s boss than her colleague.” Aniston’s spokesperson told Gossip Cop on the record that the story was nonsense. The article was published to capitalize on the two appearing together at an Apple event to promote the new streaming service and their show.
A couple of months later, New Idea also wrongly reported Aniston and Witherspoon got into a fight on the set of The Morning Show. The genesis of this fake story came from photos of the actresses filming a scene in which their characters get into a fight. The tabloid tried to sell the images as a real-life actual altercation, hoping no one would look too deeply into the origins of the photos. Gossip Cop was also told by a production insider that there was zero tension on set.
In July, after The Morning Show had wrapped filming, Star alleged Witherspoon had “ditched” Aniston in favor of Kerry Washington, her co-star on the upcoming Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere. The tabloid claimed Witherspoon realize she “had nothing in common” after working together, whereas she and Washington “have so much in common – they’re both these type-A, supermom personalities juggling 25 things at once.” In addition to sounding like silly high school drama, Gossip Cop confirmed with a rep for Aniston that she and Witherspoon were still “great friends.”
Shortly later, OK! wrongly reported that The Morning Show had ruined Aniston and Witherspoon’s friendship. The story rehashed many of the other false reports from earlier in the year, including using a lot of the same quotes and fake reasons for the co-stars’ supposed falling out. An unnamed insider claimed the two actress had “grown apart and are just gritting their teeth trying to get through this experience without embarrassing themselves.” Once again, Aniston’s spokesperson told Gossip Cop the feud rumors were ”absolutely false.” If you’re looking for drama between Aniston and Witherspoon, check out The Morning Show when it debuts this fall. You won’t find any between the actresses in real life.