Was Jennifer Aniston uncomfortable when she ran into John Mayer & Katy Perry?

Did you know that Jennifer Aniston is going to present at Sunday’s Oscars? True story. And I’m sure Justin Theroux will come along as her plus-one and I’m sure we’ll be talking about it the next day. It will be their first red carpet together, right? I mean, the first red carpet where they actually walk hand-in-hand, arm-in-arm, Brazilian wax-to-Brozilian wax. Do you remember the last time Jennifer was asked to present at the Oscars? The year was 2009. Angelina Jolie was nominated for Best Actress (for Changeling) and Brad Pitt was up for Best Actor (for Benjamin Button). Jennifer walked the red carpet with her on-again boyfriend John Mayer, who she had taken back after he dumped her and announced that he dumped her as he was leaving the gym one day. Looking back on it… I still think that was one of the worst, most obvious stunt-queen moves Jennifer has ever made, and the fact that she and Mayer barely lasted two more months after that was just the douche icing on the douche cake.

I took this little trip down memory lane because it’s Oscar weekend and there is a delicious little story about John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston. It’s probably not true, but I want it to be true. Allegedly, John and Jennifer ran into each other at The Tower Bar. Only John was with Katy Perry and he started being extra demonstrative with Katy once he knew Jennifer was watching. Because of course.

Of all the gin joints in all of LA, John Mayer had to walk into hers. Jennifer Aniston is in a turf war with her ex over their favorite restaurant, The Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.

“Jen freaked out when she ran into John and Katy one night,” tattles a witness. “Then John poured on the PDA with Katy.”

Jen, who rarely throws around her star power, pulled rank and made the maître d’ promise to call her personally if John and Katy were in the restaurant so she could avoid them. Jen continued to sit red-faced at her table but eventually slunk out alone.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

The idea that Jennifer would have gone to The Tower Bar alone is what rings false with me. If she wants a drink, she’s just going to get blitzed at home. If she’s going to the Tower Bar, she’s going to meet friends or have a moment with Justin Theroux. But I love the idea that Jennifer and John still occasionally run into each other and Jennifer has moments of “OMG, THAT DOUCHE. What was I thinking?” Because that’s exactly how so many of us felt as it was happening – what the hell was she thinking?! And what the hell is Katy Perry thinking now? YIKES.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Micki says:

    Sh*t happens, she’s a big girl, she’ll deal with it. I don’t believe the story per se but do wonder whether she pulls rank with all ex-es? Going out can turn into logistic nightmare if she does.

    And Justin at the Oscars. Pity he has to wear clothes. It’s such a perfect opportunity to walk fully flexed in front of all paps.

  2. Leah says:

    Wait a minute, Jen and John broke up? I thought she said he was the one because she likes the way he thinks thoughts.

  3. Jessy says:

    John Mayer looks like a troll in that first picture.

  4. gloaming says:

    Yawn. The tabloids were squawking about a turf war when the Jolie’s were in Malibu.

  5. honeychurch says:

    I’m more like “wtf was John Mayer thinking for hooking up with Aniston?”

  6. Agnes says:

    This story doesn’t make it sound like “wth was I thinking?”, more like she’s unable to move past yet another relationship. Which I have no trouble believing. But yeah, the drinking alone at a bar sounds false. I’m sure she’d rather drink with her Cabbage Patch dolls at home.

  7. lucy2 says:

    I hope she had an OMG what was I thinking moment, because seriously, that guy is the worst.
    Hollywood must be like high school, exes all over the place.

  8. jules says:

    1. I don’t believe this, even for a minute.

    2. At least when Jen dated him, he looked slightly less terrible.

  9. Suze says:

    I remember that set of photos with Jen wearing the spangled beach towel and Mayer hanging around. Back then those photos were proof positive that she was three months pregnant – just look at her little belly! And that she had found lasting love at last.

    That same story has been around her so for oh so many years. The partners change but the story doesn’t.

    I agree with CB about this story: doubtful that Jen ventures into bars alone. What is Chelsea for, anyway?

    • spinner says:

      Chelsea couldn’t go. She was busy partying with Charlize & Sandy B. at Louis’ Birthday Party.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      I think Kaiser miss-read the article. It doesn’t say that Jennifer Aniston was ‘seated’ alone when John and Katy walked in, it says she sat ‘red-faced at her table, and then slunk out alone.’

      She was probably with friends. I’ve read somewhere else that she loves that particular bar … oh snap! It was at Ted Casablanca’s blog. He said that Jen often meets her gay male friends at the Sunset Tower bar for drinks. This is no snark, he actually said that. Someone reported seeing her arrive there, where she met up with a group of guys for drinks. So Ted gave the skinny on Jen’s standing ‘drinks date’ with her gay male friends.

  10. gogoGorilla says:

    John Mayer must be a, um, serpent in bed. Just saying. Otherwise, I can’t understand all of these women going for him. He’s just so… ick.

  11. emmie_a says:

    The story doesn’t say that Jen was there by herself — it says she left by herself. She was probably there w/other people, saw John, was uncomfortable & left early. By herself.

  12. Miss Kiki says:

    Mayer makes my skin crawl, he’s so smarmy HOWEVER I’ve gone from thinking that Katy Perry is having some sort of break down, to thinking they actually kind of work and they should just remain a couple and be gross together, forever.

  13. Ailine says:

    It must be really weird for John Mayer to go to any Hollywood function. He’s probably slept with half the women of any Hollywood party.

  14. LEER says:

    Mayer likes divorcees as in recently divorced…Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Anniston, and Katy Perry…

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      (Blinks) Was Jennifer Aniston still ‘recently divorced’ in 2008 (she got divorced in 2005)? Isn’t that the year they started dating?

      • lisa2 says:

        mmmm hard to tell. People act like her divorce was yesterday. So I can understand the confusion. She has had many relationships after the divorce, but again it never seemed to matter.

        John is douche but that is who he is. And yet he is blamed because these women keep picking him. What about them? He is a talented guy and good looking. John is not ugly. Like him or not. I actually like he and Katy as a couple. I hope they work out. But funny how people turn. When he and Jennifer were together her fans were all up and you go girl. John was the hottest man going them. Younger then the one(s) that came before. Better in bed. The best thing ever. Then they break up and he is the douche. Well he was that when she picked him. When he dumped her. When they got back together, and when they broke up again. Same man.

        I doubt anyone thinks of anyone else. And if they do and are.. well their problem. Doesn’t matter because no one is getting back with anyone else.

  15. RobN says:

    I always thought that JA really liked him and that it just took those extra couple of months for the “he really is that big a douche!” to sink in. There are guys out there who have a way of making you think they’re just misunderstood and it makes girls feel special that they can see the real person. It’s never true, but it feels good until reality sets in.

  16. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    This is the dress! Jen looks like a stumpy little sausage in this dress … with no waist. And she has a bit of a tummy in the dress (2nd white dress photo), so everyone looking at her ‘tummy’ bump now saying she’s preggers, it’s just her natural build.

  17. Untrue says:

    Ummm…Jennifer Aniston hasn’t been in LA for a month.

  18. Jaana says:

    i dont think she cares. Plus Im sure Justin a better fit with her friends when they go out.

  19. valleymiss says:

    A “turf war”? Really? Lol How old are these people?

  20. mar says:

    not a huge Jen fan, but her body is so on point!

  21. Paige says:

    Fabulous legs! I find her very attractive. Much more so than Katy Perry. Stumpy little sausage? I’d love to see what some of you look like!

  22. Paloma says:

    I want the camera to be on Brad and Angie when Jennifer is presenting.

  23. K-rock says:

    Whats with that douche bag try hard outfit he has on in the picture with Katy?

  24. kitkerenina says:

    Oh God.

    Can’t hate on her slinking out embarrassed. If true. Can only HATE HATE HATE when ex bf’s overdo the pda thing. Ugh! So douchy! I’ve been married 19 years and my face burns when I remember those days…

    • BestJes says:

      Aniston has always been grating to me but I can’t fault her for this move either. There’s one particular ex of mine from a decade ago who’d make me flee the scene if I was ever unfortunate enough to run into him, mainly because I’d be protecting my purse. I’m sure most people have at least one ex that they’d rather not set eyes on again.

  25. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    This may be harsh, but John Mayer looks like a fart to me. He looks like he rolled out of bed, hasn’t showered in a week or bothered to shave off that sparse beard stubble and needs a breath mint.

  26. Jennifer Aniston says:

    Sorry guys, Jen was in Connecticut filming a movie. False story

  27. Amelia says:

    Mayer is better looking than Justin.But I suspect Justin may be a nicer man though.

  28. H. Larkins says:

    Jennifer looks GREAT in the red dress on the red carpet!