Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Narrowly Escape a Pitt-Jolie Run In

jennifer aniston and justin theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Cue the old-timey breaking news music, we've got a doozy on our hands! While we were all off, stuffing our pie holes with pie this past weekend, something epic, ground-shifting took place: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston almost ran into each other at the movies. With Angelina Jolie and Justin Theroux. (Could have been) Aw-kward!

Both sets of beautiful people were at a movie theater in Hollywood. According to a source, "Justin and Jennifer skipped the popcorn and went straight in. Like five minutes later, Brad and the kids came out of the theater. They just missed each other!" Ack!

Half-joking hyperbole aside, the Aniston-Pitt (almost) run-in does bring up a classic issue: How do you act when you run into an ex? Particularly if you're with your current?

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This is one of the few fields that I feel I can actually dole out advice in. Because it's happened to me. Numerous times. The most awkward being when I sat down next to an ex-boyfriend with a (really) current boyfriend at a pretty-much empty restaurant. It was awful. And awkward. I had no choice but to get up and change seats, despite the general awkwardness of that in and of itself, because sitting smack-dab next to him would have been excruciating. To be honest, I can't even remember what asinine thing I said before getting up, red-faced, and walking over to the other side of the restaurant. It sucked for all.

So, don't do that.

The thing I got out of that debacle, though, is to scan. Scan public places -- particularly movie theaters. People always run into exes at movie theaters. If you see your ex, avoid. Some may say this is childish, I say it's survival. Do you really want to have a super-uncomfortable convo with your old boyfriend and your new boyfriend? And then try to act like nothing happened after you part ways?

If avoiding is unavoidable, though, play it cool. Even if you're the furthest thing from cool. Be all, "Hey, how's it going? What are you going to see?" Blah, blah, blah. Take control of the conversation, so you're not the one feeling super weird. And cut it short. No need to drag that shit out. Your new boyfriend wants no part of that. And if you're a good girlfriend, neither do you.

Have you ever ran into an ex?


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