Angelina Jolie
Actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie talks to children as she arrives at a Syrian refugee camp in Azraq in northern Jordan, on Sept. 9, 2016. Getty Images/ Khalil Mazraawi

Taking advantage of actress Angelina Jolie’s visit to Syria earlier this year, as part of her humanitarian work, a tabloid tried to falsely claim actor Brad Pitt’s estranged wife was adopting a child from the war-town country – a rumor that was debunked by Gossip Cop.

The tabloid that unsuccessfully spun the baseless narrative was OK! Magazine, with an article where Jolie’s supposedly “top secret plan” to adopt a Syrian child was revealed.

“This didn’t just come out of the blue — this is something Angie has wanted and believed in for a long time. The custody issue has been taking up much more time and energy than she expected, but they’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. So Angie has quietly begun paperwork to adopt a little boy from Syria,” an anonymous insider told the magazine.

The so-called source also insinuated the “Maleficent” actress did not want to keep her estranged husband in the loop about the latest adoption and was only waiting for the custody battle for her other six kids to be done with before she went forward with her plan.

“Brad doesn’t have a clue,” the unreliable tipster said. “Her main concern right now is getting her legal custody mess out of the way and then going to Syria to finalize the adoption process. If everything goes according to plan, she sees this as the start of the next chapter in her life.”

After talking to a source close to Jolie, Gossip Cop confirmed OK! Magazine’s latest claim was a figment of its imagination because the actress had no adoption plans lined up in the near future.

Another fact that made the story seem like “fake news” was the fact that there was a stark lack of details regarding the supposed adoption plan. The magazine refrained from mentioning when Jolie began paperwork for the adoption or the kid that she planned on adopting.

Jolie, being the special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, has always pushed for peace in conflict-ridden Syria. She reiterated that message in January, when she visited Jordan for the fifth time.

"Humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution. No one wants to get off aid more than a Syrian family," Jolie said. "A viable political settlement is the only way to create the conditions for Syrians to be able to return to their homes, to end the human suffering and the strain on host countries.”

She added: "It is heartbreaking to return to Jordan and witness the levels of hardship and trauma among Syrian refugees as this war enters its eighth year. I'm very proud. You're very strong, all of you.”