When Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt separated, the teenagers in all of us thought the world is ending. The Hollywood A-Listers seemed to have the perfect life! Two married beautiful people who were rich and famous. I know, I know…money doesn’t buy happiness blah blah blah. But if these two couldn’t find love, then what hope was there for the rest of us?
Then, of course, it came out that Brad was dating Angelina Jolie and “Brangelina” was born. Everyone felt bad for Jennifer Aniston having to watch her recent ex-husband fall in love with someone else, but really we shouldn’t have felt bad at all. She was still a mega-star and now had a world opened up to her: single life.
Jennifer did find love again, and in 2011 it was revealed that she was dating Wanderlust actor Justin Theroux. They were engaged a year later, and Jen couldn’t be happier.
“Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want,” she said. “As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.”
After their wedding in 2015, the couple seemed to be steady as a rock. But as with everything, things change. Two years after their marriage, in February of this year, Jennifer and Justin announced their split.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” they released in a statement. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
That’s when the rumor mill started turning.