Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were the world’s hottest couple during the late ’90s/early ’00s. Literally, we thought it could get no hotter (until, of course, he hooked up with Angelina Jolie). The whole situation was messed up – Brad very likely cheated on Jen with Angelina while filming a movie with her, though their relationship was already on the rocks. Jen was seen as the angel in this situation while Angelina was a homewrecking whore, yada yada. It’s all in the distant past now and everyone has moved on, of course, but some people feel like Jen must still be harboring some serious pain about the whole thing. WRONG!
Here’s how she explained it in an interview with Lee Cowan for CBS Sunday News:
“The fact that it still follows you around — I mean, I’m divorced. It’s gotta be painful. I mean, I don’t like it when people bring it up. But people still do, right?”
“I don’t find it painful, though,” Aniston said. “I think it’s a narrative that follows you because it’s an interesting headline. It’s more of a media-driven topic.”
“You’ve moved on, clearly.”
“Well, everybody has!” she laughed.
“You guys still talk? You friends?”
“We’ve exchanged good wishes and all that sort of stuff to each other, but not a constant thing. I mean, do you talk to your ex-wife?”
“No. … When I have do, I do.”
“There ya’ go!”
She’s currently engaged to actor Justin Theroux — happy and blissful, she says, despite the spotlight.
“But can you and Justin turn off all that noise and static?” Cowan asked.
“Oh, we do. We absolutely do. We know what our truth is. And that’s all just static.”
I truly do feel bad for Jennifer Aniston. I don’t think another actress has EVER been plagued by the amount of bullshit questioning she has ever since being with Brad. What happened to your marriage? Are you upset? Do you hate Angelina? Will you get married again? When will you have babies? Do you not want babies because you care about your career more? What about the babies?! And when are you getting married?! Like, I would seriously punch someone.
I’ve always found Jennifer Aniston really enjoyable and still do – especially since I’ve been rewatching Friends lately and she’s just so damn charming.
Here’s the full video of her interview, if you’re interested: