Both the New York Post and Drudge Report this week trumpeted claims that Jennifer Aniston, in a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine, says that Brad cheated on her and that she did want to have kids.
But a spokeswoman for Vanity Fair, Beth Kseniak, tells PEOPLE, "That conversation is not true." The sit-down interview with Aniston hasn't even happened yet, she says.
Meanwhile, nobody would have blamed Aniston if she had stayed home under the covers last weekend as millions of moviegoers turned out to watch Pitt frolic with Angelnia Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
By all accounts, Aniston's mood has been anything but somber. She and her costar Vince Vaughn and their four-person entourage "were talking, smiling, having fun," says Fausto Espinoza, a server at Chicago's Coco Pazzo Cafe, where Aniston feasted on Cornish hen and sipped Chardonnay on June 8. This was the same week that Pitt and Jolie both went on national TV to promote their movie and dodged questions about their relationship.
On ABC's Primetime Live, Pitt told Diane Sawyer that tabloid stories saying that his 4-1/2-year marriage to Aniston ended because he wanted children and she did not are, "Ridiculous bull---t ... completely fabricated."
As for what happened, Pitt told W magazine that couples often experience an "unidentifiable malaise." "You don't know what's wrong because the marriage is everything you signed up for."
Of Aniston, Vaughn, who helped hatch the idea for their film, tells PEOPLE: "She's awesome ... . I always thought of her when we were developing the movie. She has just a wonderful warmth and likability about her."
So has he got any dating advice for the newly single girl in Chicago? "Oh no. I don't have advice for anyone."