It’s really over: Aniston and Mayer call it quits

It looks like The Mirror broke this story accurately earlier today. Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are split, “multiple sources,” confirm to People Magazine. They typically don’t run rumors, so we can probably count this one as true:

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer have called it quits, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.

“They had a great time together but they are just in different places in their lives right now,” says a source of Aniston, 39, and Mayer, 30, who kicked off their courtship in April.

A friend of Mayer adds that a reconciliation isn’t necessarily out of the question: “He never ends things with a clean slate. He likes to dwell on these relationships and sort everything out before saying goodbye for good.”

The split was first reported Wednesday by the U.K.’s Mirror, which said the couple split earlier this week, after initially deciding to spend some time apart.

Reps for Aniston and Mayer have declined to comment.

[From People]

That’s what you get when you cry wolf, Mirror, people don’t believe you at first if you’ve run fake stories in the past.

Meanwhile US Weekly says they’re just taking a break or “cooling off” or whatever. I’ve heard that before and it usually means the relationship is doomed:

“It is really a cooling-off, not this big, dramatic breakup,” a mutual pal tells Us Weekly in its latest issue, on newsstands now.

“These are mature people who talk about things maturely,” the pal says. “It’s just slowed down.”

And though Us confirmed that Mayer’s Cabo hot-tub companion was merely a friend (the wife of a bandmate), a source tells Us that Aniston planned to go but “cancelled at the last minute,” opting to stay in L.A.

Since the 39-year-old actress and 30-year-old singer went public with their romance in April, she opened up to him about her desire for a baby, the pal tells Us.

“Who’s to say where it will end up, but now he has a lot going on,” the pal says.

Another source counters: “If she said she wants kids and he’s not ready, that’s not being needy. It’s being honest.”

[From US Weekly]

It looks like Aniston’s dog was right.

Damn you, Aniston and Mayer, for making me invest in your relationship and actually feel let down that you’re breaking up. Don’t try and go back to each other and make it work, though. I’ve wasted a lot of years doing that and it’s just like picking at a wound. You’ll each find someone more suited to you and be a lot happier in the long run if you move on.

People didn’t expect these two to work, and that’s why I was hoping they would. Aniston is gorgeous and Mayer is well – rich and talented, and they’ll find other partners. We’re sure to hear about it too. Can you imagine if you and your ex were both famous? You could keep track of them for years without relying on whatever you can find out online. That would have it’s drawbacks too of course. In fact it would probably suck. Better to find out through Facebook after you’ve had a few cocktails than to have it staring at you from every grocery, drug and convenience store.

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  1. NewYorkStateofMind says:

    It is kinda sad though!! I really want her to find love and move on with her life.

  2. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    OMG I am TOTALLY SHOCKED. I CANNOT believe this. It’s so weird, because I even would have bet MONEY that they were going to get married and have babies and live happily ever after!

    No wait, none of that stuff I said is true. I’m the opposite of shocked. I guess the need for publicity has died down now and she can move on to being single for a while, then hanging on someone else (someone who is currently in the spotlight, otherwise there’s no point) like a cheap suit.

    Good luck on the next publicity stunt to Jennifer. Why doesn’t she just try being a good actress or something?

  3. KERRI says:

    Perhaps she should date one of the Jonas Brothers. If it doesn’t work out, she’s got two more chances of getting dumped again.

  4. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Kerri, that’s a great idea, and they are HOT right now. She’d get her face in front of a WHOLE new generation of people, like my 14 year old daughter, who has a crush on one of those boys. Publicity coup!

    Wait, are they of legal age?

  5. Javagirl1 says:

    I read somewhere that John Mayer is supposed to be amazing in the sack. Maybe it was just a sexual thing between them.

  6. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    I just checked. The one named Kevin is 20, the one named Joe is going to be 19 in just two days the Nick one is way too young–15.

    So she could date the oldest one for about 6-8 months (granted, that’s kind of a long time), get dumped by him, then date the next younger one (who will be 20 by then) for about 6-8 months and get dumped by him. The youngest is nearly 16 now, so that would make him JUST shy of 18. She could take a break in between the brothers to stretch it out until the youngest is 18, date him for a while, get dumped.

    That would get a LOT of news stories that she was dating all of them! And it would also assure publicity for at least the next two years. Score! Plus HUGE sympathy every time one of them dumps her.

  7. jennifer says:

    i am shock..the worl is shock :lol:
    jen :dump again!?!poor middle aged woman

  8. czarina says:

    I think it’s unfair to assume Jen got dumped. Not an Aniston fan, but as a woman I resent the implication that the woman is always the dumpee!!
    Why couldn’t she have dumped him? He’s hardly Prince Charming–there seems to be a lot of agreement that he was not good enough for her. Maybe she simply wised up and kissed him off?
    In feminine solidarity I am willing to give Jen the benefit of the doubt and assume she dumped him unless good reason comes out to believe otherwise!

  9. Snowblood says:

    No, I think this time it would have been Anniston doing the dumping, so don’t set up a Pity Party right just yet – this time she was the one to do the “dumping,” I guarantee you. Didn’t she catch him in a hot tub with some other bitch, or something? Oh, god who cares, anyway. This had to have been the most stultifyingly boring celeb couple ever, I mean I feel like I’m losing IQ points just discussing them. Gotta go…

  10. MSat says:

    The latest rumor is that John couldn’t get along with her dogs. If that’s true, then good riddance. Love me, love my dogs- that’s what I always say. They’ll always be faithful!

  11. Snowblood says:

    Yes, maybe so, maybe it was a relationship-killing combo of the dogs-issue, his hot-tubbing or some other form of pre-infidelity, and her bio-clock ticking whilst he puts his fingers in his ears and goes “La-la-la! I can’t hear any clock! What clock?” She had her fun-sexy times with the guy they aren’t married, so big deal, it’s over. Anniston did the dumping, though, I’d be willing to bet money on that. No way would she let herself be seen as the poor, miserable dumpee again.

  12. bros says:

    hah, you said it anastasia. i wonder what pathetic venture she’ll dive into next. most likely it will be a whole lot of self-pity, shopping, worrying about herself and her dogs, working out, some more self-focus, a bad movie, more working out, lounging at the pool for days on end feeling sorry for herself, and another bad movie. maybe some lip injections.

  13. Granger says:

    Never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to feel sorry for JA. Sure, she’s a shitty actress, but as a person, she seems all right to me, and it’s weird how much people hate her. Anyway, my guess is that she dumped him when she realized he wasn’t going to be ready to settle down and have kids anytime soon. She might not want kids tomorrow, but at the age of 39, she’s likely thinking about it a lot, and she needs to find someone mature and emotionally stable enough to reproduce with. Dumping John was a smart move. He strikes me as incredibly immature.

  14. Spoonman55 says:


    See what happens when the biological clock starts ticking and your wanting to have a Celeb sperm donor. DUMPED!!!

    I would gladly volunteer my sperm for your child, being I’d hit the jackpot like K-Fed did with Brittney!

    Call me or just blog me back…


  15. Kris says:

    Wow, some of you women are so vile.

  16. gg says:

    Jennifer has never acted pathetic in the least. bros you’re out of your mind.

  17. Codzilla says:

    I’m not a fan of Jen’s acting pursuits, but I also can’t figure out what she did/said to piss people off to this degree.

  18. jessiee says:

    It amazes me how people want to hate on Jennifer Aniston. I think she seems like she’s probably a pretty nice person. Her marriage fell apart. That sucks. For anyone who’s been there, no matter who’s fault it is (or isn’t) it sucks. She’s climbing in on 40, and doesn’t have a kid. Probably wants one. Hasn’t had a successful relationship — like half the women in America. I’d think that there would be alot more women feeling sympathetic towards her…I know I do — and I’m lucky enough to have my kids, even though my marriage fell apart too. I look around at a lot of my women friends who are still single, without kids, and they really feel something’s missing. She’s likely just human, you know?

  19. Carrie says:

    I agree with Jessiee – dont see much to hate about ole Jen. She behaves with more dignity than a hell of a lot of the subjects of this blog.

    Most likely scenario is that she did the dumping when it became apparent that he wasn’t into the whole marriage and kids thing. Seems fair enough to me – she had a fun fling and wants to move onto bigger and better things.

  20. RAN says:

    I’m going out on limb and agreeing with Snowblood here – no way she was dumped.

    To the other posters – I’ve read this ‘publicity stunt’ conspiracy theory on a couple other posts and have to ask… Do the conspiracy theorists REALLY believe that someone like John Mayer (who thinks he’s God’s gift to women) would actually agree to date a random woman as a favor? To help her with her supposed desire for publicity? You’re giving an awful lot of credit to this woman you think can’t get a man unless it’s a publicity stunt. Makes no sense.

  21. jessiee says:

    that’s exactly right, Carrie — and what on earth is WRONG with her continuing to look for the right relationship that gives her what she wants? Isn’t that the empowerment we women have been told to go after our whole lives?

    Go Jen. Find what you’re looking for. And best of luck to you.

  22. DLR says:

    Yups, I think it was the “I want babies” factor. I don’t know if Jennifer wants children. She sure had plenty of opportunities when she was married to Brad Pitt and look at the guy now with six kids. Josh is 9 years younger than Jennifer, and usually by the age of 30 men know whether or not they want kids. Being young doesn’t stop anyone, look at Gabriel Aubrey, he’s 32 and has a kid with Halle Berry. So yeah, I think it was the “baby factor” that caused the split as it could very well be Jennifer has finally heard her biological clock go off.

  23. sam says:

    Has any of you even considered that maybe she does NOT want kids period. Not everyone wants them or needs them. Having kids is a choice not a duty. Geez!

  24. mattieb says:

    Sam I agree with you. She does not want or need kids in her life and just won’t admit that. If she did she would have had them. She also said that adoption is not for her. I do not understand why people can’t accept that reality. When has anyone ever seen her even holding a child? She does not even hold her godchild Coco. JOhnM was never going to be a longterm guy, that is not the way he operates at age 30.

  25. Not a fan says:

    I am surprised people still buy her passive aggressive act. Perez revealed that he had kissed John Mayer and that John might be gay and less than two weeks he was dating Jennifer Anniston who is pretty good at starting faux romance. John was never into her, a lot of their pictures she was all over him and he was looking straight at the camera.

    Jenn does not want children but she cannot say that publicly for fear that the mini van majority that have bought her fraudulent act will desert her, she wants movie stardom more than family, the irony is that movie stardom has eluded her and she has no family either.
    She doesn’t speak to her mother or brother and has a so-so relationship with her father, she will turn 50 and realize that fame is very fleeting.
    I wonder if in the privacy of her life does she ask herself if such single minded pursuit of oscar was worth it.

  26. jaundicemachine says:

    I guess it’s not surprising. Mayer is a well-known “man about town” and Aniston seems to be a professional victim. And whether they deserve their respective titles or not, it certainly looked like a powder keg from the get go.

    No matter the circumstances, it sucks to be dumped. And as CB pointed out, it would suck even more to be dumped publicly. (The bit about Facebook is precisely why I don’t own an account.) I actually feel a little sorry for Jen on this one. Just a little.

  27. Bodhi says:

    Crap, I was hoping they’d be together forever & that I’d never have to hear anything about their relationships/ sex lives ever again. Oh well… I don’t give a good goddamn who dumped who or why.

    What I want to know is why everyone thinks that an unattached adult woman wants or needs kids. Yeah, alot of people want a spouse & kids; but that life isn’t for everyone. Hell, I’m getting married in 2 1/2 months & we definately want kids, but I’d NEVER judge a friend for wanting anything different.

    Whatever, John Mayer is the king of douche bags. I’m 99.9% sure Jen knew what was up when they got together.

  28. Nan says:

    CB, don’t worry, some of us have asked the Universe for John Stamos. A traditional Greek wedding would be ideal. Universe, pssst! Over here. Please let Stamos & Aniston find perfect love in each other. Amen.

  29. pamela says:

    Please, Please, dont wish that for John Stamos. He seems like a nice guy, and does not play the Hollywood game in any way.

  30. Michele says:

    She needs to move to Iowa and marry an accountant already. how many romantic comedies can you do really? she has zero depth and will end up old and annoying like goldie hawn. maybe she can take kate hudson w/ her.

  31. AC says:

    thank GOD> i HATED them together. Jennifer is SO MUCH BETTER than him!!

  32. Christina X says:

    I’m not sure about how I feel about John Mayer, but I was really hoping that Jennifer Aniston would have replaced Brad Pitt’s ass.

    Then again, John Mayer seems like a manwhore.

  33. rt says:

    Jennifer Aniston is the NEW Kate Hudson!

  34. dovesgate says:

    I don’t understand this need some of you posters have for her to “replace” Brad.

    I don’t see anything wrong with her playing the field and dating lots of different guys. Maybe John Mayer isn’t husband material but from things I’ve read he’s awesome in bed and sometimes that all a woman wants.

  35. someone says:

    There are a lot of women in Hollywood who didn’t have kids when they were 39 years old..but have one now…Halle berry …Nicole Kidman..Marcia Cross..and others..whats the big deal…some of you act like shes not a woman unless she has a kid..I commend her for moving on ( and I do believe it was her choice)..if shes looking for a bigger commitment and hes not ready, thats the thing to do.

  36. Jacqueline says:

    at their ages it wss unlikely to continue into marruage and children. The majority of people make BIG decisions that are life-changing at 29-30yrs.
    Jennifer must be getting more anxious about her child-bearing time left, and John, being a misician, probably felt he was not yet ready for the responsibilities of children.
    No doubt they are very well suited and do love each other very much. It is sad for Jennifer. My advice for her is to find a guy who is more around the same age / older. I’m not saying that this age difference is a no-no, but just that it is accentuated because Jennifer doesn’t have much time to wait and, for a man, 30 is still very young if you are trying to get your carreer going – and John is probably also very considerate of his band members’ hopes & desires as well.

  37. Lola says:

    Once again I was right. I am always right. :lol: I never bought this ‘relationship’ or affair or whatever.

    John had a scandal with Perez Hilton which no one paid attention to anyway. Aniston attracts a lot of attention. Maybe they just wanted to cover things up.

    I called it ages ago :roll: . She is better than him. He is down there with Brad Pitt in the realm of losers. A bit less pathetic than Pitt but lowdown notheless.

    Look at the reasons given for the break up, Aniston is not stupid to believe that they will live happily ever after with a guy ten years younger and shallow to the boot. He always said he liked her and was a huge fan of hers. May be he was doing her a favour. It was to played out to be real.

  38. Nan says:

    Hate to break this to ya, kids…but w/all of Jen’s money she could wait until 50 to have a kid if she wants. Science is on her side. Look at Gina Davis. Jen can relax & shop around if she would like.

    The reason people hate Jen is because they know she is nothing special & just happened to get married to the hottest actor/mancandy du jour. Let’s not forget…he dated other busted chicks. Paltrow & Juliet Lewis. People forget he is a bumpkin from the midwest. It’s not like Brad could get a girl from an educated, old money family.

  39. lightastral says:

    “A friend of Mayer adds that a reconciliation isn’t necessarily out of the question: “He never ends things with a clean slate. He likes to dwell on these relationships and sort everything out before saying goodbye for good.”

    Oh ya, I said it when they got together. He’s one of those creepy jerks that likes to see every girl ge breaks up with hurt and console them a while to feel powerful. I think he gets a high off it. Then he moves on to the next victim. He gives me the jeebies.

  40. Lauri says:

    Just because they went out for a few months doesn’t mean that their relationship had to be the be-all, end-all greatest love of their lives. Can’t people date and enjoy each other’s company without it being promoted as the grandest love affair in history? Maybe they just had their fun and are ready to move on with their lives, without there even being a bad guy.

    Besides, I liked her with Vince Vaughn much better. They made a great couple.

  41. Modesty says:

    Good riddance! He’s a man-ho of the worst kind, I believe!

    She’s gorgeous and should not waste time with washouts.

    I think she is trying very hard to not be forever linked to the Brangie bunch and it’s sad that no matter what she does, she’ll always be remembered as Brad Pitt’s ex-wife. (And I’m actually a Brangie fan!)

    Good for you, Jen, John Mayer is not worth a single tear!

  42. Alexis says:

    oh, a tear rolls down my cheek. Poor dark pee pee. Where will it go for solace?

  43. yeah says:

    When are people and the media going to cut the cord. Mr. Pitt has nothing to do with her and her current choices. They are all hers, so put all of the responsibility for their success or failure on her and her partners. Why is Mayer now a “loser” because they are no longer together. Would he have been a “winner’ if it had succeeded? Relationships work or fail because of the two people in them, so if it failed, it is both their faults, not just his. What is with this ‘she can do so much better’ crap. Young, rich and successful is not good enough for her. She chose him, with his history and all, so I guess she was OK with him. Please stop making excuses for this grown woman.

  44. Nouvel says:

    Geez, why do people have to say she is pathetic. She is a woman who fell in love. It didn’t work out, but that happens everyday. I highly doubt she picks who she falls in love with for a publicity stunt. Give me a break. Now Jessica Simpson wearing ‘real girls eat meat’ shirt, that is a publicity stunt. A very poor one I might add. That comment is sick and disgusting. I haven’t liked her since she wore that shirt.. but Jennifer Anniston is awesome and so is John, break ups happen people. I hope people were kinder to you during a break up you may have had.. geeezzzz

  45. PJ says:

    CB, I share your feelings on this completely. I wanted the relationship to work too. They’re both kind of quirky people and sometimes that’s a great combination.

    Jennifer, who was too afraid to fly at one point, showed some personal growth by traveling extensively with John and being more open to change. But she’s basically a homebody, an established star who likes hanging out with old friends in LA. Meanwhile he seems like somebody who is still seeking out new things, still putting his life together.

  46. PJ says:

    If anyone was using anyone, it was John using Jennifer to boost ticket sales for his summer concert tour.

    Our culture puts incredible pressure on women to have children. Childless women are considered unfulfilled in life, no matter what they have achieved, and are objects of pity.

    Think JLo — it wasn’t enough that she had this fabulous career, and is rich, famous and powerful. According to our pop culture, she had to have a baby in order to feel really fulfilled.

  47. ff says:

    Hmm, translation: he’s a big slut, and not as great in bed as he thinks.

  48. Lauri says:

    “Our culture puts incredible pressure on women to have children. Childless women are considered unfulfilled in life, no matter what they have achieved, and are objects of pity.”

    While I understand the point you are trying to make, I think you are off base. As a 43 yo woman, married almost 20 years, and childfree by choice, I don’t think I’ve ever been an object of pity. I mean, why would I be? I don’t hate kids—I have great relationships with my nieces and nephews. I also have money to buy/do the things I want and the freedom that goes with not having kids. Hubby and I are very happy with our chosen lifestyle. So, pity? Nah…

  49. chris says:

    Not so much haters. Just jealous people or Jolie fans. Everybody loves Jen and that’s OK because she seems a VERY VERY nice and gorgeous girl.
    Everything she does’s been written in the tabloids. Everything!!! Why? because the world wants to know about her. Why don’t with Lisa kudrow (sorry i like her too, just an example) or someone else? Because SHE IS jen aniston and everybody LOVES her.

  50. Kaiser says:

    I’m LMAO at this thread. Seriously.

    I think the root of all Aniston Pity Parties is this idea that all the media-hyped “Good Girl” really wants is to get married and have babies. Unfortunately, her actions and history give no one any reason to think that motherhood and starting a family are even close to a Top Ten priority.

    Perhaps I’m being judgemental (shocking, I know) but could it be that a 39-year-old woman with money and means doesn’t give a shit about motherhood? She’s had the opportunities, but never the desire. There’s nothing wrong with it, mind you, except for the fact that she always lies about it to placate the Minivan Majority, who are hungry for beh-behs.

    So toss away the Pity Party and join the anti-pity brigade. :)

  51. PJ says:

    Good point–a woman doesn’t need a partner anymore to have a baby. Angelina, Sheryl Crow, and Meg Ryan adopted babies when they were single. Melissa Ethridge used donor sperm from a famous guitarist (David Crosby?)

    Anyway if Jennifer wanted a baby badly enough, she would have one.

  52. daisy424 says:

    Nan; I take offense to your comment above;
    “People forget he is a bumpkin from the midwest.”
    I am from the midwest and am anything but a ‘bumpkin’.
    Your comment was a incredibly rude and stereotypical.

  53. ... says:

    Jennifer has some vile fans herself which is why I can’t like her. They can’t get over her divorce which makes it look like Jen herself can’t get over it.

    Femalefirst is a site filled with Jen fans. Jen has fans that wish for Angelina to die in childbirth, have a miscarriage, call Angelina’s children racial names, etc.

    The reason people look at Jen in a bad light is partly because of that Vanity Fair article she did.

  54. ------ says:

    People would not be paying this much attention to Jen if she had not been married to Brad.
    They would be paying her the same attention as they do the other “Friends”.

  55. sj says:

    Jen is a joke, media whore who is trying like hell to keep up with Angelina and stay relevant, she looks pathetic right now, there’s no fool like an old fool, she’s too old to keep choosing the wrong men, every one but her knew that john had a reputation, so steer clear, just because she got lucky once, (you know the rest,) sorry folks, brad is the best thing that ever happen to this has been old sit com non acting person, take the money and run Jen, no more sympathy, go away now. Lisa and Courtney are way better actresses than boring Jen, and Courtney is way better looking, but because Jen got lucky and married brad, we are talking about her many failed relationships today, she is playing that card, and it has expired. really, she looks foolish.

  56. Rosanna says:

    Still thinking there’s no valid reason if all these guys dump her??? C’mooooooooooooooooooon!

  57. KERRI says:

    sj: you took the words right out of my mouth.

  58. ff says:

    To answer your question Rosanna, they dump her because she picks the wrong ones – but let’s be fair, she does pick them.

    I don’t think she believes a relationship can last. I mean, picking John Mayer for a ‘serious’ relationship? That’s just self-sabotage.

  59. Shay says:

    Yuck John is a total attention whore I never understood why she was with him to begin with.

  60. Nan says:

    Feeling shallow & dirty a/reading posts/ Love it.

  61. pamela says:

    Chris @ 1:42,

    Please tell me you LOL when you wrote that post. You really didn’t believe all that c**p you posted. Could you? Even you could not believe anything in that post.

  62. sharon what? says:

    i hope she gets a real hottie as a bf the next time round.. John is not so likeable..