July 29 continues to hold a lot of significance for ex-partners Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, as it marks what would have been a wedding anniversary, had they been (officially) together all through.

Unsurprisingly, a volley of tabloids left no stone unturned in conjuring up entirely baseless stories. “New Idea” for instance, ran a report suggesting a secret celebration of sorts between the amicable exes. Citing how the “passion is still there”; a dubious source goes on to explain how the two have been making the most of a would-have anniversary, in total secrecy. “Jen was a pillar of strength for Brad during this time,” said the questionable source in the magazine, while maintaining how the two are keeping their second innings “under wraps”.

While Gossip Cop has debunked several such bogus narratives, this report is so misleading on several fronts, it demands no explanation whatsoever – the headline included. Titled as “Brad&Jen’s 20-year love affair” the story oscillates between the former celebrity couple’s past and references from the 2020 WAG awards. Despite Aniston and Pitt refuting anything beyond friendship. The two exchanged pleasantries on the backstage, and there was nothing beyond that which ensued (despite how badly fans wanted things to go a step beyond.)

Let’s also not overlook the tabloid’s long-standing tendency of rustling up juicy yet questionable rumors about Pitt’s love life. Last month, it was reported that Pitt was seeing Renee Bargh. Just a few weeks later, the rumors replaced her with Geena Davis. Strangely enough, when Gossip Cop decided to dive deep, the tabloid had changed its stance yet again. And this time around, it was clear that his ex-wife and the “Friends” star was the woman they wanted to link Pitt with.  The only common link between all these reports is that they are all FALSE.

Aniston has always maintained cordial ties with all of her exes, and it’s not very different from Pitt. She was last seen celebrating good friend Sandra Bullock’s birthday. Aside from that, she’s largely been focussing on work. Pitt on the other hand has his sights set on sobriety and fatherhood. It’s only fair to let things be, as the two stars have clearly moved on.

Brad Pitt Jennifer Aniston SAG Awards Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner