About sixteen years ago, everyone watched as Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s marriage fall apart. Pitt’s affair with Angelina Jolie on the set of the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith put a quick end to what seemed like a perfect marriage.
The former member of Friends has moved on and stopped thinking about that heartbreak. In the end, Pitt and Jolie’s relationship ended badly in 2016. But in her first interview after splitting up with Pitt, Jennifer Aniston said she was “confused” by what had happened.
Jennifer Aniston said goodbye to “Friends” the same month Brad Pitt met Angelina Jolie.
In 2004, Jennifer Aniston went through a lot, and to say that would not be an exaggeration. After ten seasons, the last episode of Friends aired in May. Pitt met Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the same month.
In February 2004, just a few weeks before, Jennifer Aniston told The Guardian that she was ready to leave Rachel Green and start a family with her husband.
It’s time. It’s time. You know, I think you can work with a baby, I think you can work pregnant, I think you can do all of it. So I’m just truly looking forward to slowing down,
Jennifer Aniston said.
She had no idea that her marriage was going to end. She and Pitt broke up in January 2005. In a joint statement, the couple said that they were no longer together. They said it had nothing to do with the rumors about Pitt and Jolie that were going around in the tabloids.
But in an interview with Vogue in December 2006, Jolie said that she and Pitt had a spark when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
Because of the film we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work,’
The “Friends” alum opened up about her split from Brad Pitt in a big Vanity Fair interview.
In October 2006, Jennifer Aniston was finally ready to tell Vanity Fair what was in her heart and made her cry. At the time, only her closest friends knew what really happened. She also said that she was still feeling very sad and confused, almost two years after her divorce.
The fact that the paparazzi wouldn’t leave her alone didn’t help matters. Even worse, Pitt and Jolie were showing off their new relationship, and Pitt was treating Maddox like his own son.
All of this was going on at the same time that Jennifer Aniston thought she was going to be a mom. After the divorce, things got even worse than they were before.
There are many stages of grief,
It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. I’m a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren’t in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it.
Jennifer Aniston admitted that she was confused by the end of her marriage.
After she broke up with Pitt, Aniston moved into a bungalow she rented in Los Angeles and tried to stay out of sight as much as possible. She hung out with her friends and stayed away from the tabloids.
Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I’ve thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I’m also doing really well,
I’ve got an unbelievable support team, and I’m a tough cookie.… I believe in therapy; I think it’s an incredible tool in educating the self on the self. I feel very strong. I’m really proud of how I’ve conducted myself.
The actress said that she couldn’t read or watch anything in the tabloids because it was too bad for her. She called this plan her “saving grace” and was sure that it saved a lot of people from pain. But she still had times when she felt sad.
I would be a robot if I said I didn’t feel moments of anger, of hurt, of embarrassment,
At the time, she was still trying to figure out what really happened in those few months in 2004, and she said there was still a lot she didn’t understand.
I just don’t know what happened,
There’s a lot I don’t understand, a lot I don’t know, and probably never will know, really. So I choose to take away with me as much integrity and dignity and respect for what that relationship was as I can.