Jennifer Aniston Bald? No, Photo of Shaved Head, ‘Cancer’ Buzz-Cut for Niece Actually a Hoax

December 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A viral Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram rumor that’s being spread on Tuesday is claiming that Jennifer Aniston shaved her head for her cancer-stricken niece, showing a photo of her with a bald, buzz cut-style haircut, but it’s a hoax.

A photo was Photoshopped around seven years ago when she was at the premiere of the movie “Friends With Money” to show her with a bald head.

The viral Facebook posting was from a fak, or Photoshopped Instagram account that has her name on it, saying that she shaved her head for cancer awareness.

“My niece was diagnosed with cancer last year. Once her hair started to fall off, she was depressed and terrified to look in the mirror. She recently asked me why she wasn’t pretty like all the other girls. I didn’t know how to react. So, I cut my hair off for her,” it says. 

“This Christmas, I’ll be her mirror,” the fake post reads.

But it’s not real. Aniston doesn’t have an Instagram account, reports said.

To add to the hoax, when one searches for “Jennifer Aninston” in Google’s search, the fake photo of her with a bald head shows up on the left.

Recent photos of Jennifer Aniston show her with a slightly different hairstyle from before.

In April 2013, a rumor was spread with the same shaved head photo, but in the fake reports at the time, Aniston said it was for a movie. At the time, she obviously didn’t cut shave her head, as she was seen days later with long hair.