Jennifer Aniston Is Kidding Herself When It Comes to Her Divorce From Brad Pitt

Jennifer AnistonIt's been ten years since Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt split up, but we still can't stop talking about it. I mean, they were the golden couple, and he left her for Hollywood's resident bad girl, Angelina Jolie. But now that a decade has passed, Jen says her divorce isn't really that painful anymore.


The Friends alum, 45, was on CBS Sunday Morning on January 4, to promote her upcoming film Cake. But because it's Jennifer Aniston, she was invariably asked about her notorious breakup with her ex-husband, whom she once publicly accused of lacking a "sensitivity chip."

Host Lee Cowan asked, "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," she answered. "I think it's a narrative that follows you because it's an interesting headline. It's more of a media-driven topic."

She even joked that of course she's moved on. "Well, everybody has!" she laughed.

So have the former couple moved onto a place of friendship? Cowan asked her if she still communicates with Brad. "You guys still talk?" he asked. "You friends?"

Not so much. "We've exchanged good wishes and all that sort of stuff to each other, but not a constant thing," Aniston admitted. "I mean, do you talk to your ex-wife?"

"No," Cowan replied. "When I have to, I do."

As much as Jen says that her divorce isn't painful anymore, that last little dig shows that she probably still holds at least a tiny bit of resentment. And who could blame her? Marriage is one of the most intimate relationships two human beings can share, and when it falls apart, for whatever reason, it hurts.

It may eventually stop being acutely painful, and hopefully life will improve dramatically for both partners, but nothing can ever really erase the pain completely. It's part of life.

But it seems like Jen is in a really good place right now, and I love that she's not dwelling on the past. And she says that she and her fiance Justin Theroux pay zero attention to tabloid gossip about them.

"We know what our truth is," she said. "That's all just static."

Do you think divorce ever stops being painful?


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