She is twice-divorced and doesn’t have kids, but that doesn’t mean that Jennifer Aniston is sitting at home crying on her couch. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. In a new interview with Elle magazine, the 49-year-old said that her friends “don’t know how to socialize” without her and that her house is “like the clubhouse,” where she is constantly entertaining and having people over.
Now, the Friends actress is reflecting on her past marriages and insists that she is doing just fine without a man. “I don’t feel a void. I really don’t. My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion. And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore,” she said. “Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive.”
Even though her marriage to Brad Pitt seemed like a fairy tale, her world unfortunately unraveled when she learned that he was cheating on her with Angelina Jolie. For years, Jen would go on to date some A-list celebrities such as John Mayer and Vince Vaughn, but somehow nothing stuck. After years of dating, she finally found Justin Theroux, but unfortunately, they divorced in February 2018.
She admitted, “To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you’re doing your own life a disservice. When the work has been put in and it doesn’t seem that there’s an option of it working, that’s OK. That’s not a failure.”
While a lot of her fans felt sorry for the actress, she actually admitted that the idea of a happy ending is “a romantic idea,” however, “everybody’s path is different.” She continued, “I also was never a kid who sat around and dreamed about a wedding, you know? Those were never my fantasies. When I was first popped the question, it was so foreign to me.”
Well, as long as you’re happy Jen. That’s all that matters.