On today’s episode of Ellen, Jennifer Aniston talks about how she’s not adopting a Mexican baby. That one is a given – Aniston Baby Watch has been in effect for a decade, and no one has the heart to call it off. But Aniston also discussed something new! Perez Hilton, and how he was mean, and how he’s not anymore:
Sick of all the nasty things being blogged about her, Jennifer Aniston took matters into her own hands. Nearly literally. The former ‘Friends’ star, who features in the upcoming comedy ‘Just Go With It,’ appears on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ on Thursday, and talks in part about her chance confrontation with the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of all Media,’ who developed a reputation as one of the nastiest celebrity bloggers around.
“I ran into Perez Hilton in a garage. One of those moments you just never expect to happen. I had finished dinner with a girlfriend and we were driving out and I saw this tall, long, lean person and I say, “Who is that?” And she says, “I think that’s Perez Hilton.” I said, “No. I have to say something to him. I have to.” So I pulled up and we were sort of scoping each other out as I was pulling the car up. I just rolled down the window and I was like, “Hi.” And he went, “Hi.” We stood there like two deer in headlights. And I just said, “Come here. Just talk to me for a second.” It was one of those great moments. It was a lovely meeting and I was just like, “Why are you so mean?”
Turns out, it worked. Hilton in fact went on Degeneres’ show in October to announce that he was no longer going to bully.
“Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying,” Hilton told DeGeneres. “In doing so, a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one… From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.”
So far, it’s been a promise kept, something Aniston gives him credit for.
“There’s something really great about putting a human being in front of another human being and then the reality that those words,” she said, “even if it’s for humor or effect or whatever, there’s a human being behind all of that… And he’s kept it up too which is good.”
[From Huffington Post]
I love Aniston getting all sanctimonious about bullying when she’s BFFs with Chelsea Handler, I really do. It’s so rich. Anyway, just an hour ago, Perez offered up his take on this Aniston story, saying in part, “I had not talked about meeting Jennifer Aniston out of respect for her and respect for the situation. It was actually a very powerful moment, I think for both of us. I told her the answer I would always tell myself — at the time, I viewed her as a character. I think it was very cathartic for her and for me.” So… Perez is now tight with Aniston, I guess…?
Sidenote: I love that Perez is wearing a t-shirt from his (and Aniston’s) one-time makeout partner, John Mayer. It makes my life.
Photos courtesy of WENN.