Maddox Jolie-Pitt is 10 years old now, so it’s only natural that the almost-tweenager has started to develop a case of puppy love. Less natural — the fact that (according to the all-knowing National Enquirer) the apple of Mad’s eye is none other than Jennifer Aniston.

Ha! I know, it’s ridiculous, right? And of course it has about a Lohan’s chance in rehab of being true. It’s not that I don’t believe that Maddox could have a crush on a pretty blonde lady who has been positioned by his parents as “forbidden fruit,” but how do the fine people at The Enquirer just happen to stumble upon this scoop? They don’t. It’s a lie. But that doesn’t mean it’s not amazing, so let’s dig in.

According to TNE’s (via Cele|bitchy) sources, the eldest Jolie-Pitt kid first got tingles for An after watching her inMarley & Me (which I would have to agree is one of her hotter movies): “Maddox just loved Jennifer’s rapport with the pup in the movie and got hung up on her nice smile.”

It gets worse (or better), because now he is allegedly bent on decorating his room in posters of Jen and… duh, duh, duuuuuun — Mom is freaking out!! Sidenote: Poor Angelina has done a lot of fake freaking out this week.

Just for a sec, why not approach this story as if it could be true, in which case, I would argue that kids Maddox’s age no longer have crushes on women Jen’s age. We’re not living in the ’70s anymore when Farrah Fawcett was supplying the horny in men from 10 to 100. These days, Maddox has dozens of teen and 20-something beauties to choose from and, still, we are supposed to believe that he is crushing on someone older than his mom?

Personally I can’t wait for next week’s Enquirer headline: “Maddox likes Jen… and she likes him back.” Yeah, gross, but when it happens, don’t say I didn’t warn you.