Jennifer Aniston 2005 may have been a tumultuous year when it came to her personal and professional life, but the actress says she considers that time to be the start of a whole new chapter in her life.
Aniston stopped by the series finale of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday where she discussed both the end of her marriage with brad pitt and the end of Friends occurring back to back. When asked how she handled the hugely successful Season 10 that was coming to an end, she told DeGeneres with a laugh, “Well, I got divorced and went to therapy. And then I made a movie called Breaking. I just leaned a bit towards the end. I was just like, ‘You know what, guys? Let’s make this chapter a brand new chapter. Let’s finish everything and start over. It worked very well.
After almost five years of marriage, Aniston and Pitt announced they were separating in January 2005, finalizing their divorce in October of that year. But there’s certainly no hard feelings between the exes as Pitt attended his 50th birthday bash in 2019, and Aniston even recently referred to him as one of her “buddies.” After the former couple did a live table reading together Fast times at Ridgemont High during the pandemic, Aniston said howard stern of the experience, “It was absolutely fun…we’re talking, and there’s nothing weird about it at all, except for everyone who probably watched it and wanted there to be, or assumed there was. We had fun, and it was for a good cause, CORE,” Sean Pennnon-profit community relief organization.
The Friends star also previously said She in January 2019 that her marriages to Pitt and Justin Theroux“have been very successful in [my] personal opinion.” She explained that “when they ended, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness no longer exists in that arrangement.” Aniston admitted that “there were bumps, and every moment wasn’t fantastic, obviously,” she added, “In the end, it’s our only life and I wouldn’t stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive. Staying in a marriage based on fear is like doing a disservice to your only life. When the work has been done and it is It doesn’t seem possible to make it work, that’s okay. It’s not a failure. We’ve got these cliches around all of this that need to be reworked and rearranged, you know? Because it’s a very thoughtful narrow-minded.
Aniston and Theroux dated for seven years before getting married, announcing their divorce in February 2018 after two and a half years of marriage. However, the pair have nothing but kind words for each other, and last April Theroux confirmed that they even continue to use FaceTime and text regularly.