Jennifer Aniston ‘bailed’ on Courteney Cox’s b-day party, they’re no longer friends

I sort of previewed this story yesterday, although that was not my intention. Yesterday, we were talking about why (suddenly) Courteney Cox and Brian Van Holt are a “thing” when I always believed (and there was evidence to back it up) that they were a “thing” years ago. At the end of that story, I tacked on a little sidenote about how the real scandal was that Jennifer Aniston and CC seem to have “broken up” completely as BFFs. And now lo and behold, here’s a story about just that in this week’s National Enquirer:

FOR two decades, just about nothing could come between former “Friends” co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox – but now it looks like Jen’s fiancé Justin Theroux has managed to create a rift!

A source says that Jen skipped Courteney’s 49th birthday bash because control-freak Justin wants her to stop hanging out with all her old pals – and Cox is so upset she’s ready to kiss the friendship goodbye for good.

On June 16, Courteney and her closest buddies, including actresses Laura Dern and Isla Fisher, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, “Cougar Town” co-stars Busy Philipps and Christa Miller and daughter Coco, gathered at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica. But her best friend of 20 years was noticeably missing.

“Jen’s absence was the talk of the party,” revealed an insider. “Courteney invited her, but Jen hemmed and hawed and then finally bailed on coming altogether. She used a lame excuse of being tired from too much work.”

But Courteney later learned the truth – that Justin, 41, wants his 44-year-old fiancée to “freshen up” her friends list. And the source says he gave her so much grief about going to the party that she finally decided to decline the invitation.

As The ENQUIRER recently reported, Justin is delaying their wedding to focus on his career but Jennifer wants to marry him as soon as possible.

“Her world revolves around Justin,” the insider explained. “After they hooked up, she dropped the friends who had stuck by her through her difficult split from Brad Pitt.”

Courteney has been understanding of Jen’s flaky behavior so far, but she’s finally at the end of her rope, says the source – and she’s even talking about boycotting Jen and Justin’s wedding.

“Courteney is sick of forgiving and forgetting,” the insider added. “She’s been slighted by Jen one too many times now.”

[From The Enquirer]

Personally, I’ve always thought Jennifer is one of those girls who is all “rah, rah goddess circle” when it’s convenient for her, when SHE is the one needing the support. But it felt like Jennifer basically left Courteney hanging when CC needed support after she and David Arquette split.

But I’m also wary of this idea that Justin is super-controlling and that he’s trying to cull her ‘Friends’. I think Jennifer does what she wants. And right now, she doesn’t want to be tight with Courteney anymore. She’d rather hang out with Chelsea Handler, her new BFF. That’s one of the tabloid stories I always believed – that Courteney saw right through Chelsea Handler’s bulls—t and warned Jennifer to stay away. And Jennifer made her choice: Jen would rather hang out with a boozehound Mean Girl/hatchet woman than a friend of 20 years. And to be fair to Jen, when is the last time Courteney Cox has stood up and publicly called Angelina Jolie a “c—t”? That’s right, NEVER. Chelsea Handler is the kind of friend that can be bought and used as the best kind of hatchet woman.

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  1. Suze says:

    I agree.

    Courtney has always been so much prettier than Jennifer. It’s too bad that she decided to go with the “mess with your face” route.

  2. Cece says:

    Courtney seems like a class act – she handled herself well through her separation/divorce. She’s too good for Jennifer Aniston and her slimy new friends.

    • KayMary says:

      Friends drift apart. Big deal. I think this is just the typical tabloid crap, with some poor kid who dreamt of being a journalist being assigned the fill-in-the-gap story. I take all Jen and Angie tabloid articles with a massive pinch of salt. Lol.

      • springingforward says:

        I don’t think they drifted apart so much as Courtney grew up and Jennifer did not.

      • Vesper says:

        I understand that friends grow apart, but for years Jennifer was practically tied to Courtney’s hip, certainly throughout Courtney’s entire marriage. There are a few interviews in which one or the other admitted they saw each other 3+ times a week (after Friends ended).

        There is one pic of them that always stuck in my mind. It showed Courtney and Jennifer walking and laughing together, I believe their arms were around each other, and David was trailing behind, alone.

        I always got the impression Jennifer is like a leech, the kind of girl who can’t be alone and clings onto her friends the same way she does with her men.

        After Courtney’s marriage broke up, it seemed pics of Courtney and Jennifer became rare. It was long before Justin came along. Who knows, perhaps it was Courtney’s choice. She likely did some soul searching after her married ended and, perhaps, came to the conclusion that Jennifer is a leech who contributed to the demise of her marriage to David.

    • Sherry says:

      I’ve always liked Courtney. I think she and JA just grew apart. When they first became friends, they were young and single. Courtney got married and started a family. She’s a mother. Parenthood changes you and it becomes all about your child.

      JA, on the other hand, has continued her narcissistic lifestyle. I think this goes all the way back to the Pitt/Jolie affair. If Pitt was happy with JA, even Angelina couldn’t have taken him. I think he wanted a more family-centered life and saw he could have that with AJ and Aniston wasn’t that interested in pursuing that road. Brad Pitt has said as much in interviews.

      Jennifer likes to go on vacation, workout, drink, tan and take the occasional romantic comedy role. Most of the time, she wants to hang out with her single friends. She’s not interested in kids and family life.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        Well put, I don’t think female friendships can be oversimplified or analyzed so point by point as gossip tries to (a general observation, not a slate on CB ;-) . They have both been through divorces, both were tight w/each other’s partners, sometimes friendships end when people start new lives with new partners, just naturally, cyclically. They were work buddies who became friends, I have found that few of my work buddies stay my long term friends after a certain amount of time and distance.

        And I don’t get CB’s obsession w/hating on Handler/portraying her as Jen’s henchwoman. Handler is a professional, she slags people off for a living as part of her comedy. Of course she is more likely to say something about Jolie than Cox ever would. Sure there may be some defending her friend going on there but I genuinely think she just doesn’t kiss up to people she doesn’t like. I find the constant pillorying of her a bit bizarre. Like she’s some mooch who wouldn’t be anywhere with Aniston when she has her own career – I’m coming off like some Handler obsessive I know but I got her books (free) on Kindle and it just seems weird to me how wrongly interpeted she is imho. To be honest I think Jen is a bit of a vapid good time girl who if anything brings down Chelsea’s intelligence!

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I don’t care for Jennifer Aniston at all, but I don’t think there’s a single thing wrong with not having kids when you don’t want them. Actually, it’s very responsible of her. Look at all these people who want babies- babies, not to be parents- and have kids under whatever circumstances they’re in, positive or not, and then want to just leave the kids with sitters, grandparents, or whomever most of the time. I totally agree that Jen is interested in her friends when there’s no guy around, but I don’t see why she should be slammed for not having kids she doesn’t want.

      • EmmaV1 says:

        @Mrs Darcy, I don’t think you’re coming off as obsessive, haha, but as someone who enjoys some of Handler’s jokes, and though I personally find her vile, I do admit she can be ranchy humorous sometimes.

        The thing is and I think Handler’s press agent had something to do with it, is that when Handler slammed Jolie again in that interview (was it Marie Claire) for the 3rd or 4th time, most articles on like yahoo, dailymail, etc. said something like “this isn’t the first time she’s slammed Jolie, she slammed her in 2007 over her adopted kids”.

        Prior to becoming best buddies with Jen in 2010, Handler had said things about Jolie like “her brother’s the only man she’ll stay in a committed relationship with” and like “I bet her adopted kids were like, dude lady you were supposed to provide me with a rich lifestyle, but now you’re dragging me all over the world”.

        Actually the “feud” started because Handler, after a few days vacationing with Handler, at an act, on stage in public, called Jolie an evil homewrecker and a Cee You Next Tuesday.

        Then, before Jennifer appeared on after lately a bit later, she introduced Jennifer by saying “Angelina Jolie, we all know you’re evil, everyone, please welcome Jennifer Aniston”.

        So Chelsea went from usual making fun of Jolie (same level as she went after other celebrities) to this intense hatred over someone she admitted she’s never met.

        She claims it’s not because of Jennifer, but Handler mentions that Jolie is a homewrecker, except Handler is a homewrecker, she hugged Leann Rimes (an admitted homewrecker), and she defended K-Stewart after her affair with Rupert Sanders by saying K-Stew was young and Hollywood gets to you.

        So basically homewrecking isn’t really a problem with Handler so why did she suddenly start hating Jolie so much after becoming friends with Jennifer?

        @Jennifer12

        This website is COMPLETELY, overwhelmingly in favor of supporting women who choose not to have kids.

        The problem is, Jennifer maintained up until either 2011 or 2010, that she wanted kids and that it would happen. Earlier on, in like 2005, when the brangelina scandal was happening, she said wanting kids was a big part of her life/priority.

        From her lifestyle in the past decade that was a huge lie and it was to make her look better in the divorce because the large majority of people would not fault a man (brad pitt) for leaving a woman who went back on an agreement to have kids.

        Look, people change their minds about kids which is perfectly fine but if you married a man on the premise of having kids in the future and you change your mind during the marriage, he has every right to “dump” you.

        Very few people grow up thinking “I never want kids” it’s usually something like “It’ll happen someday”. I think that happened with Jennifer but her lavish, partying lifestyle made her realize she didn’t want kids.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        @EmmaV1 -
        wow, thanks for the low down! I did know a lot of that, but I live in the U.K. so I don’t really ever see Handler except to watch an occasional youtube clip ot something. I think her writing is much better than her comedy, btw.

        I can see why it would be seen as hypocritical her not calling out other “homewreckers” -btw did you say she was one? With who, the E! guy? But, playing devil’s advocate, thus far Kristen Stewart has not run off with Rupert Sanders. Nor has she adopted babies w/him within a few months.

        Did she homewreck? Probably,though it seems he was always going to stray. Also she got a lot of fall out/flack, whereas Angelina had come out of the Brad/ Jen split without it affecting her career at all, not even a blip.

        I have a feeling what rubs Handler the wrong way is the complete perception that Angelina is now a saint when she did clearly break up a (already broken) marriage, the fact that Brangelina did very little to be subtle or not hurtful by getting together and posing for pictures with her kids a couple of months after he left his wife, and the way the two have risen in the Hollywood ranks without any stink on them.

        I can see why she thinks an injustice was there and she possibly feels like the only one who will say what she thinks, so she continues to court the controversy of it. It is beating a dead horse but I really would not be surprised if she came out with something new despite Angelina’s recent ordeal. Despite Chelsea’s feud w/ Joan Rivers I think they are very much cut from the same cloth and will continue to offend where they see fit, a dying trend in comedy but there you have it.

        Leanne and Eddie were a couple of low rent sluts with trainwreck marriages anyway, she probably just thinks they deserve each other/doesn’t give a monkey’s about them. I do think her friendship w/Aniston has biased her in this case, but aren’t we all biased towards those we care about? I think she should give it a rest because it is not helping her case at this point but oh well!

      • Sherry says:

        I’m not slamming Aniston for not wanting children. It’s her life and her choice.

        I was just pointing out that when there is a difference in lifestyle choices as you age, a friendship can end. Courtney went down the motherhood/family path, which tends to center around child-friendly activities and time at home.

        Aniston’s lifestyle hasn’t really changed since she was younger. She’s still doing the same things she’s always done which is taking on romcom roles, vacationing, drinking, working out, tanning and hanging out with her like-minded friends. That is fine and she should live her life the way she sees fit.

        If you look at the life she and Brad were living compared to how he is living his life with AJ, you can see she has stayed basically the same as she was. He, however, has become very family-centric.

        It’s just life. Jennifer seems happy. Courntey seems happy. Brad and Angelina seem happy.

        FWIW – The NY/CA debate aside, I think Jennifer has found the perfect mate in JT, because I don’t think he cares much for having kids either. That wasn’t the case with Pitt.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Mrs.Darcy

        When you say (something along the lines of) that it was insensitive for Brad and Angelina to pose with a bunch of kids so soon after the divorce, I’m assuming that you are referring to the W magazine shoot that they did-which was for the promotion of MAMS. It’s a very interesting photoshoot…the whole concept was that things aren’t as they always appear, and they set that in the ’50s perfect, happy, loving husband and family vibe…it was very creative.

        http://www.wmagazine.com/people/celebrities/2005/07/brad_pitt_angelina_jolie/photos/

        Or are you talking about the pictures on the beach in Kenya (?). I don’t see those as insensitive either, as they were after Jennifer filed for divorce…there wasn’t any pda…they were on a beach, playing with Maddox.

        As for Chelsea Handler…well, she’s the only reason I even started paying attention to the triangle at all. I started reading this site in 2010 (around there) and thought it was all bs. Those weren’t just “jokes” that she said about Angelina and her kids…calling someone a c*nt, evil, a homewrecker (when you are best friends with the woman whose whom she supposedly wrecked) isn’t comedy. It’s also not comedy when you call the kids of your best friend’s ex a monkey, a lesbian, and an eskimo…all of this to kids that were all under the age of ten.

        That’s not funny and that’s what really started to make me dislike Handler AND Jennifer. I’m biracial (black, tiny amount of Native American, and irish) and I live in a very ignorant town…I’m the only black female in my high school….it’s not funny, nor is it sticking up for my friend when I insult and attack her ex’s woman and kids, under the guise of comedy.

        I lost a huge amount of sympathy and respect for Jennifer, when she didn’t back away from her publically and privately. That’s not funny. It’s disgusting. And the most interesting thing is, Chelsea never goes after Brad for his part in the supposed homewrecking. He was the one that was married…if anything go after him. But she doesn’t. The only thing that I’ve heard her say about him was on Howard Stern, she said something along the lines of “she feels bad for Brad because he can’t leave Angelina, because of the kids”…to say that of someone she’s never even met…who do you think she’s getting this from?

        She didn’t start any of this until after she met Jennifer, like the previous poster said…not until she signed on with Jennifer’s pr firm, not until she went on vacation with Jennifer-she used to be a lot tougher on Jennifer, now she doesn’t make fun of her at all. So the conclusion I come to is that Jennifer, at the very least, approves of what she’s saying.

        Because if not, then she would’ve told Handler to back off, and if Handler didn’t, she would’ve completely cut her out. I would’ve. If I had a friend saying stuff about my ex and his woman and kids in a public forum, like Facebook, let alone if I was famous, I’d cut her out of my life. It makes me look pathetic and stuck in the past…which, at the very least, I think professionally, Jennifer is.

        And what’s funny is that Courtney, who was there in the beginning, middle, and end, has never said a bad word about anyone in this, and is still friendly with Brad. Says something.

        But my opinion, take it or leave it. (sorry for the obscenely long post, I didn’t think I said that much)

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I do remember Aniston claiming she wanted kids, when she clearly never did. I think Brad and Angelina are soulmates, and think that Brad came to the realization that Jennifer liked their married life of hanging out with friends, eating out, drinking, etc. I dislike that Jennifer doesn’t take her part in it and say the truth: that Brad wanted a family, she didn’t, and it wasn’t fair to be in a marriage with different visions of life. But I do like that she doesn’t go and have kids she doesn’t want, even if she’s too cowardly to cop to the fact that she doesn’t want them.

      • Petee says:

        Believe me I am not a fan of Jennifer Aniston.How she has this victim thing down must be from the love of her fan’s from that crummy show she had,but anyway maybe she did want kid’s.I am almost 50 and alway’s wanted to get married and have children.I never did either.I was alway’s waiting for the right guy,spend time together and then start having children.It didn’t work out that way and here I am middle aged.Sure I still can get married and still want too but I am not going to marry just anyone but I too old to have children.That well is drying up as we speak so maybe that’s what happened with her.Thing’s sometimes don’t happen like you planned.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Peetee (I’m sure I spelled that wrong)

        I respect that…it’s better to wait and find a good guy/woman than settle and have it end up in disaster, especially with kids in the middle.

        With Jennifer, if she hadn’t used it as a pr move, then we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I also think that she hasn’t been looking that hard, given the men she dates. The only person she’s dated post divorce who has a family now is Vince Vaughn. Other than that, the others aren’t interested.

        If she hadn’t kept reiterating time after time that she was going to get married and have a few kids, then we wouldn’t be talking about this at all. It’s her decision to date men who clearly don’t do the wife and kids thing, but when you are in a public forum, you’ve gotta be careful about what you say. It can come back and bite you.

      • Loira says:

        @petee
        I have been married for several years. I wanted kids, but we had problems conceiving. We tried several things, including IVF (twice). Itbturned out extremely expensive and taxed my body after a miscarriage. We are waiting to see if adoption happens. In my country it is not easy nor cheap. We are coming to terms with it.
        Summing up, if Aniston wanted to have one or several children, she has the resources to have tried different methods, including a surrogate, adopting, whatever it takes. She could have said that she wanted to have them naturally, and that was that, not tip toeing around. She did not want to angry her fans, IMO.

      • Vesper says:

        @ Virgilia Coriolanus:

        Thx so much for posting the photo shoot from W. I’ve never really checked it out before, but the concept is interesting and the pics are beautifully done. It perfectly captures the myth of marriage being the end all and be all to happiness in general and the must have, end goal for happy relationships. It’s a concept both Brad & Angelina have mentioned consistently in interviews thru out their relationship.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      @Virgilia Coriolanus :

      I had never heard Handler use that racist language regarding the children, I had heard her use the general “Angelina collecting babies of every colour type” jokes, of course that is unacceptable and offensive as well. It is completely understandable why you would find that hurtful and unacceptable. I don’t know enough about Handler’s specific joke history to debate when she particularly became this offensive, I will take your word on it. As I said before I have only read her books, where she has a large circle of interracial friends who seem ok with her admittedly crude humour. I do think she crossed a line there, no question, though.

      I still don’t accept the photo shoots as ok just because they were for a good cause or not overly pda ish, sorry. They could have waited, they chose not to. I think that was a slap in the face to the marriage they both split up. I am by no means Team Aniston, I find the Jen vs. Brangelina thing exhausting and I agree she should have shut up about it a long time before she did. That said I do think she would have done that if she hadn’t felt so humiliated and disrespected by the way things were handled by Brad and Ange. And he has taken his little digs in recent years too, it goes both ways and somehow Aniston gets the majority of the “not letting dead dogs lie” blame.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        The “jokes” that Handler told about the kids were on her show, I believe. Either her show or standup.

        My point about the W photoshoot is that that photoshoot was for work. It would have happened whether or not Brad and Jennifer had decided to separate or not. The only reason she even said it was insensitive is because he had some creative input on it….meaning he thought what the photographer wanted to do was boring and cliché, so he came up with an idea. To show how the idyllic 50s marriage with the beautiful, loving wife wife, the handsome, strong, loving husband and kids wasn’t always true, that things weren’t as they seemed. If you watch the slideshow, that’s what you’ll get out of it. It’s a very interesting photoshoot.

        I understand that she found it insensitive due to the fact that they were getting divorced and the rumors were that it was because he wanted kids and she didn’t….I get that and I sympathize with her during that time. But it was going to happen, no matter what. It was for work.

        The pictures in Kenya on the beach were rather interesting, because all they were doing was playing with Maddox on the beach. If I have my dates right, these pictures were taken about a month after Jennifer filed for divorce. Again, I get that they would be seen as insensitive to Jennifer, but it’s not like he tipped them off. The story is is that there was a local paparazzi staying near Angelina’s home/hotel room, and he saw Brad coming off his plane and followed him. They didn’t even know that he was there until the pictures came out.

        I guess my point is in terms of Hollywood divorces, Brad was very respectful and thoughtful of Jennifer. He and Angelina were not seen together, in public as a family until near the end of the divorce, before that, besides the paparazzi photos, they were not seen together, unless for work…and so on.

        I don’t get what she wanted them to do, as she already knew about his feelings for Angelina. He told her before they separated…as Courtney told Vanity Fair. He wanted to see if they could start something (as they had to go back for reshoots later in the year 2005), and when he and Jennifer separated in Jan. 2005, she was fine with that. Until those paparazzi photos came out…don’t get what happened between January and March/April.

        And I don’t think she was humiliated by the whole thing. At least not personally…her ego may have been humiliated, especially since Brad and Angelina lasted longer than a year. But if you read the Vanity Fair article, Courtney says he told Jennifer that he wanted to pursue Angelina, and he didn’t want to be married while doing it….she’s the one who told him to “get it out of his system and come back”…so she has nothing to be offended about. She knew about everything, but once she saw that he was serious, that’s when she decided to start all of this-Angelina doesn’t have a pr person and Brad dumped his in 2008ish.

        And except for his Parade interview, and recent Esquire interview-where he spoke about his marriage and the writers inserted Jennifer’s name-he hasn’t said anything about her….Angelina was asked about meeting her and she said that that would be her (Jennifer’s) decision, and in the same Vogue interview she said that she “didn’t know the state of Brad’s relationship w/Jennifer, but she knew he was married to his best friend…that’s it. The last comment, I agree was something that probably should not have been said, but it’s said and done. They haven’t gotten their little digs in…they don’t speak of her.

      • gennline says:

        There have been no digs at Aniston, BP simply spoke about his life, her name was never mentioned.He spoke for himself.He didn’t use a second person to attack her and her new partners. Chelsea Handler chose to deliberately go after AJ,starting on the same night that the film The Tourist had its American premier. She also deliberately went after the children as well.I use to watch her show and she made fun of AJ and Maddox but never with the malice and viciousness that she now shows.
        Surprisingly she never goes after BP,even going as far to say on the Howard Stern show that he is a good Dad,how would she know that.
        I believe that either Anniston,Handler or Huvane wanted something from AJ and couldn’t get it so went on the attack. The attacks are not comedic,they are personal and deliberate.How funny is it to go on a popular radio show and say that a woman(who you have never met)but you have already called evil and a c:unt would take away her partners children if he ever left her.That goes way beyond comedy.I hope Handler continues to befriend Aniston, with with a friend like that,who needs enemies.

      • Janet says:

        Handler referred to Z as a “monkey” and called Pax and Maddox “eskimos”. Is that racist enough for you?

        She is absolutely despicable. I admire Angie and Brad’s restraint if they heard about it. If anyone made racist remarks about my child they would be getting fitted for dentures.

  3. lisa2 says:

    Well Courteney was never in a position to call anyone anything. Especially considering her relationship with Michael Keaton. And if you look at that “goddess circle” well none of them are in a position to call anyone anything.

    I have long wondered about that friendship. Even when they were on that Ellen show there was a distance there. Look friendships change. My point on this was they were the ones putting it out there. They were the ones talking about how great of friends they were. So yes it would be natural for someone to wonder why they have not been seen together outside that Ellen show. When Aniston was with Mayer we got all those stories of her taking him to meet Courteney. Getting Courteney’s approval. I don’t think I have seen a picture of Courteney, Jennifer and Justin together. They went on EVER vacation together. Nothing now in Years. I think that the Handler thing may have something to do with it. But then Jennifer needs to be liked by anyone that doesn’t like her.

    They could be friendly, but something is very off there.

    During that whole David thing Courteney was asked if Jennifer was her BFF.. she said no but she was one of her friends. hmmmm that’s not what they led everyone to believe. But whatevers.

    • cs says:

      I believe it’s because of the Vanity Fair article but, C Cox was the only friend that actually said the truth.. “Brad told JA that he was intrigued with Angie”. Her other hens tried to make it seem as though she was blindsided.
      I’m all for women that don’t want to have children. But, unlike Cameron Diaz, JA doesn’t own up to it. She’s always pretending to want children but as she ages you can see she doesn’t want children. Maybe she did change her mind. It’s OK.. But, Cameron has stated “I’m not sure I want kids” That’s the difference.

      Her fans kill me with this miscarriage myth. This woman never had a miscarriage. I would find it hard to believe that a woman that had several miscarriages would joke about being pregnant (SNL and a Commercial).

      However, she cried for several years about how Pitt did her her wrong or Angie (the wicked witch)stole her man but didn’t put the nail in his coffin that she suffered a miscarriage.

      C Cox, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Bette Midler, Pink, Brooke Shields, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Celine Dion, even GOOP discussed their miscarriages but the queen of “PITY” never has after almost 9 years..

      ” Personally, I’ve always thought Jennifer is one of those girls who is all “rah, rah goddess circle” when it’s convenient for her, when SHE is the one needing the support..”

      I’ve known women like this and you know what? as you get older, you recognize the pattern and you rid yourself of them. I believe that’s what C Cox did.
      I’m sure they are cordial with each other but no longer BFF’s.

      Besides, C Cox is almost 50 and has a young daughter to raise so, she’s probably not into hanging out in Mexico doing tequilla shots/smoking pot.

  4. EmmaV1 says:

    Courtney was the only “fair” person on Jen’s team during the divorce, saying Brad admitted to Jen he was attracted to Angelina and that Courtney believes he didn’t physically cheat but probably had an emotional affair.

    Don’t forget at the 2009 Oscars (or some awards event around that time…it wasn’t tabloid gossip, but truth) that Brad and Courtney hugged and hung out for a few minutes.

    Courtney stuck by Jennifer throughout everything but maintained class and then Jennifer was nowhere to be seen when Courtney was struggling with her marriage breakup. And Jennifer is Courtney’s daughter’s godmother too!

    That said, I mentioned this in your last post about Courtney, but I highly doubt Jennifer and Courtney have ANY beef at all. It’s just they drifted apart and probably meet up once a year to get dinner and catch up and then nothing.

    And yes, I agree that Jen chose Handler. Don’t forget at some event Jennifer called Handler her best friend forever or something along those lines, despite only having known Handler for 1.5 years then.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t know if I believe the details, but either way, it ‘s sad when a long time friendship ends.

  6. tracking says:

    According to Radar pics, the ladies had dinner at Nobu last week and they recently did an Ellen skit. Sorry to disappoint everyone but by all means don’t let this stop you from snarking on Aniston (goes to get popcorn)

  7. Bianca says:

    This story saddens me. Also, can you believe how stunning Courtney Cox used to be? I’m so disappointed she’s been messing with her beautiful face. I’m sure she would have aged gracefully.

  8. sophie says:

    Of course you believe any negative article from the enquirer or star magazine re aniston. Cox and Aniston were recently spotted out to dinner recently.

  9. lisa says:

    in that middle pic, JA looks like she got hit in the nose with a football

  10. Jess says:

    Courtney’s always spoken about how she’s a homebody (she said it’s why she always ends up dating her co-stars). I think she socialized a lot more when she was with David. Plus, as with most parents, I’m sure a lot changed for her when her daughter started school a few years ago. It’s easy to take a young child along to beach parties and vacations, it’s a lot harder when they have their own things going on. The whole big group Courtney and Jennifer were a part of hasn’t been that close for years now, and rather than some huge rift I’d guess the fact that most of them have kids who’ve grown up a bit and probably don’t want to spend every weekend hanging out with parents friends is the reason for that.

    That’s just what happens. When one friend has a child/children and the other doesn’t (or they do but the kids don’t get along) there’s always a period where you drift away for a while, and it usually becomes most obvious when kids get to that age where they have a million activities and birthday parties and so on going on. Between school, all the extra’s and family stuff, there’s not a ton of time left over, and that will be when old friends start looking for some new friends to fill the hole.

    Courtney and Jennifer both have a habit of spreading brutal gossip when they don’t like someone or fall out with someone. Courtney especially can be a major mean girl when someone get’s on her bad side. If they’d had some big ‘break-up’ we’d be getting much juicier stories covering every little detail of the rift.

  11. Elle says:

    People have been saying the friendship between Courtney and Jennifer was broken long before Justin came on the scene. Seriously when was the last time they were pictured together, apart from doing the Ellen promo, which to me proves they are still speaking but no longer best buddies.

    Obviously it’s more gossipy to paint Jennifer or Justin as the bad guy but Courtney’s behaviour has been very odd over the past few years, especially this Brian Van Holt business and what she’s doing with her face. She used to be so pretty. I wonder if there’s free bottox on the set of CT because she’s not the only frozen face in the cast.

  12. Hannah says:

    They had dinner together last week. Prob to celebrate her birthday together. Maybe she couldn’t make the party?

  13. emmie_a says:

    WOW they’ve both had a lot of plastic surgery and injections.

  14. Jess says:

    I dont know about anybody else but i dont think anybody has the EXACT same friend over the course of 20 years. Things change – life moves on – just because she didnt attend a bday party doesnt mean they arent friends. Seems like alot of fake drama to sell papers, and really who wouldnt love a friend who called out a homewrecker for what she was! Thats what friends do.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Jess, who wrote: “I dont know about anybody else but i dont think anybody has the EXACT same friend over the course of 20 years. Things change – life moves on”

      I’m 58-years-old and still have two of the three good friends I’ve known since we were 12-years-old (one male and one female … the other friend, a male, is gay and now has a different life on the West coast). And what about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who have been good friends since Matt was 10 and Ben was 8? They’ve remained friends through poverty and feast, through tabloid messes and crazy girlfriends, through marriage and fatherhood. It happens, but it usually happens when both people grow in the same direction.

      I don’t believe Jennifer Aniston has any interest whatsoever in being a ‘Domestic Goddess’ and children just don’t (and probably never will) fit her lifestyle. With Coco, Courtney Cox just can’t ‘drop everything’ for a quick ‘sun, sand, and margarita’ weekend in Cabo … or even L.A., for that matter.

      @Jess, again: ” – Seems like alot of fake drama to sell papers, and really who wouldnt love a friend who called out a homewrecker for what she was! Thats what friends do.”

      With all due respect, but if Jennifer Aniston needs ‘a friend to call out a homewrecker’ 10-years and three relationships after the breakup, then she has–and probably had then as well–serious issues that have nothing whatsoever to do with Angelina Jolie.

      We should all know by now–or at least consider the fact–that the Aniston/Pitt ‘home’ was wrecked before Angie entered the picture, and that they didn’t get together until ‘after’ Jen filed for divorce. But most importantly, we should all consider that Brad Pitt wasn’t ‘stolen’ from Jennifer Aniston … he walked away from her all by himself.

      • Photo lab says:

        Jennifer has had the same non-famous best friend since her early 20s, her business partner Kristin Hahn. Celebrities do have non-famous besties.

        And she’s maintained long-term friendships with plenty of people. Jason Bateman mentioned that she was one of his and his wife’s closest friends back on the Howard Stern show in February, and they’ve known each other since their 20s.

      • UsedToBeLulu says:

        “We should all know by now–or at least consider the fact–that the Aniston/Pitt ‘home’ was wrecked before Angie entered the picture”

        If I had a dime for every time I heard that excuse, I’d be a wealthy woman. Just because a marriage is in trouble, that makes it OK to go and have an emotional affair? Or lessens the gravity of what happened? No. It may make it more understandable, but it is not in any way an excuse.

        I think the ‘story’ about their friendship is much ado about nothing, and is just a way to garner more interest, gossip, and to sell more papers.

      • Katherine says:

        Hahn is basically her employee.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Hahn is not her employee- they co-own a production company and she has done other stuff on her own as well.

    • Sugie says:

      Um, Angelina is not a homewrecker, we all know that now. But Chelsea Handler is. And Jennifer Aniston is twice homewrecker. So lets call them out.

      • Maia says:

        Angelina may not hold primary responsibility for the end of this marriage, but she is a repeat offender for going after married/engaged men. Other women do not matter if she wants them. We have known this for a while.

      • Sugie says:

        Maia that is completely untrue please stop repeating debunked tabloid myths. The fact of the matter is Angelina has never been with a married/engaged or taken man let alone a ‘repeat offender’. Reading tabloid lies which have been debunked, isn’t knowing anything. We’ve known for awhile that the lies told about her in tabloids are completely untrue. She has never been involved with any taken man and there has never been one credible skerrick of evidence to suggest otherwise.

  15. Rudi says:

    Aniston looks like a man with a wig the world doesn’t Need her movies, shes a waste of evolution.

  16. Eleonor says:

    I believe they “split”, but I always had a strange vibe from this friendship. To me it didn’t seem an adult one, but the sort of BFF you have in high school, you know?
    The one bff you text and phone 24/7, and the world around doesn’t exist. At a certain point one of the two starts looking for something else, for something different,or mature, and the other one (Aniston in this case) is pissed.

  17. LahdidahBaby says:

    I think this is another bogus NE story. Why? Because the distancing seemed to begin around the time of Courtney being linked with BVH, no? I think that having been left by her own spouse for his co-star in M&MS, Jen just got a nasty sense of deja vu when she saw that situation repeating with CC and David, and it made her uncomfortable…Or maybe even made her feel sorry for David and think of CC as the bad guy there. But who the hell really knows? I don’t believe Justin is controlling Jen, though–if he were, they sure as hell wouldn’t be in a stand-off about living half the year or less in NYC.

    • Loira says:

      If Aniston had qualms abou her firends having affairs with other (married or engaged) people, then she would hardly have any friends, let alone see herself in the mirror.
      Laura Dern-BBT and ben Harper
      Courteney- m Keaton and supposedly this guy
      Sheryl Crow and the biker, I think.
      Chelsea Handler- her boss
      The own Aniston, with costar Justin Theroux (who was engaged to Heidi Bivens).
      I used to know more names

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        I know you’re right about that in theory, Loira, and I agree (what’s NOT to agree with there?), but CC & DA were both close friends to Jen–she hung with them even on their family holidays after Brad left her–and when you see someone who’s been good to you being played false you can forget rather quickly that you’ve done the very same thing you’re judging that person’s partner for. We humans are all such freaking hypocrites. And we do find it scary-easy to forget our own failings.

    • pwal says:

      …until Aniston decided to ‘homewreck’ Heidi’s home. The only difference is that the press would potentially go after Cox for her behavior while Aniston, per usual, get an automatic whitewash because America wants Jen to be happy. It’s moot, since the press doesn’t give enough of a damn about Cox’s possible hypocrisy.

    • Leah says:

      No way. Jennifer herself got with Justin who ended his decades long relationship to run off with her so i dont think she has any moral scruples in this regard. And i am pretty sure David called out Jennifer for interfering in the marriage so it didnt seem like there was that much love lost between them in the end.

    • LAK says:

      That’s a lovely theory except for the part where David complained that Jen was in/around their lives so often he felt like he had 2wives!!!

  18. gogoGorilla says:

    Not a popular opinion, I’m sure, since JA is fun to snark on, but I will say it anyway. JA is aging better than CC. Probably because she has not gone totally wax with the fillers and such. Or maybe CC got a full facelift? That’s what it looks like. Very unfortunate. I wonder sometimes if people in Hollywood think everyone looks like this or something.

  19. The Original G says:

    Wasn’t there some party a couple of years ago for Brad and Courtney’s mutual manager, where it was reported that they were friendly? Then Jen cooled to Cox completely.

    In any case, I’m not an Anniston fan, but friendships do change.

  20. Jayna says:

    Sigh. I’ve been waiting for the reasons they broke up and all I get is a fake Enquirer story that Justin made her cut ties with Courtney for silly reasons. About as believable as I’m wealthy. I could have written a better story for the split-up in my sleep.

  21. floretta50 says:

    Why should anyone be surprised. All women irregardless of who they are , if they are in an abusive relationship the man involved take down their friends, especially if the friend is wise enough to see through their motives. It seems everything Courtney warned her about is about to come to pass. Justin is a user and JA is needy. Just looking at Justin Theroux you know his type of personality, dangles affection, when he wants something, cold shoulders you for hours making the person feel guilty that they aren’t good enough,Heidi must have been very happy to get rid of him, the worse.

    • pwal says:

      The problem with the idea that Justin is pulling the strings is that he didn’t get his way, in terms of living in NYC, unless living in CA is so important that she was willing to promise Justin that she would cut out her friends. While CA has a lot of people there, what fun would it be to stay put if you can’t visit/be with the people that make CA home.

      If there’s a rift, I think it’s because Aniston is putting Justin above all others. And Aniston is having regrets about going the so-called ‘classy’ route, now that Brad and Angelina’s has surpassed the length of Pitt and Aniston’s courtship and marriage, and the fact that it honestly looks like Brad and Angelina are in it for the long haul, in sickness and in health. Which is not to say that if Aniston was completely ratchet that Brad and Angelina would’ve broken up years ago, although Aniston may think so, hence outsourcing the ratchet to Chelsea Handler, several years after the fact.

  22. loie says:

    I feel like the best thing that ever happened to JA’s career was Brad leaving her. I don’t think anyone would be talking about her today if all that drama hadn’t gone down. She is such a snooze.

  23. The Original Mia says:

    Friendships change all the time. I don’t think they are besties anymore, but I also don’t think they are enemies or anything of the sort. They are just friends.

    I also think they probably have cooled since Chelsea’s arrival in Jen’s life. Courtney has never said a bad word about Brad & Angelina, and we all know Chelsea’s feelings on Angelina.

  24. Holden says:

    One missed occasion doesn’t mean the friendship is dead, give it a while – if they’re real friends it won’t matter. I see my BFF every six months and we always pick up right where we left off.

  25. ladybert62 says:

    I must say they both look better with long straight hair!

  26. Bridget says:

    Look at that list of women – one of these things is not like the other! Cc hangs with the Hollywood wife and mom crowd, while JA is still partying it up in Cabo (hopefully not still at Joe Francis’s place)

  27. Janet says:

    Aniston sounds like an ungrateful bitch. For at least two years after Brad dumped her she was a third wheel in the Cox/Arquette marriage, tagging along after them everywhere they went. When they went on vacation they had to drag her along. Every time they went out, there she was, literally in between them. She stuck to them like a barnacle. But when Cox was having problems in her own marriage, Aniston wouldn’t give her the time of day. Also, Cox and Arquette named Aniston the godmother of their little girl. Has anyone ever seen a photo of Aniston with that child? I haven’t.

    If Cox decided to end this one-sided friendship I wouldn’t blame her a bit. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

  28. rachel says:

    I used to think JA was just a little unlucky and boring. Now I am beginning to think there is something really wrong with her– like maybe she is more than just a heavy partier and actually a closet alcoholic. She seems to have this instability and selfishness in all her relationships–people just can’t take her, long term. I know friends drift apart. But i do think there might be something here about the change between ja and cc. If someone was there for me in my time of need and named me godmother and was my bff for years and years — well I would be showing up for them whether I was feeling drifty or not– especially if I was unable to sustain a long term romantic relationship. You need to hold onto some people in life, even if its hard work.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Rachel, who wrote: “I used to think JA was just a little unlucky and boring. Now I am beginning to think there is something really wrong with her– like maybe she is more than just a heavy partier and actually a closet alcoholic.”

      I’ve thought the same thing since seeing the first of many videos featuring her ‘slurred’ speech. She’s gotten a pass for that … and other celebrity would have been put in a tabloid spotlight, with suggestions of a much needed intervention. But of course, it’s poor, pitiful Jen Aniston; who deserves to be happy, after everything she’s been through (sarcasm very much intended).

      • Cece says:

        Interesting – I have always assumed that the poor speech patterns were the result of her stupidity — she really does seem as dumb as a bag of rocks (I know – that’s “so not cool,” but that woman’s development seemed to have ended in her teen years). But maybe there is something else going on there.

    • Fue McCormick says:

      I remember when The Hills was a reality TV show. I never watched it but I remember when Lauren Conrad was on a talk-show one night, either Leno or Letterman, and after they talked about all the bad blood she had with the other cast members (who all said the same thing about Conrad), the host looked at her dead-pan and said: “… you don’t think you’re the problem?” Yeah, Aniston … you’re the problem … It’s not CC, BP+AJ, JT … it’s you!

  29. Apsutter says:

    I don’t think Justin is calling the shots here at all. Jen has always seemed like a shitty person who does what she wants, when she wants. I’ve known many people like her…the type who when she’s going through something terrible is all about her friends and wants to be surrounded but as soon as things are going well she dumps all her close friends for her man or job or whatever it is she’s enjoying. Those are toxic people. Courtney can do better.

    And I agree with the assessment of Courtney. She’s been famous and acting for a long time so she’s from the older school where she’s not going to call out Angelina in public like Chelsea. Chelsea Handler is a grade A mean girl with absolutely NO class. Jen ditching her long time best friend for THAT woman speaks volumes about her character.

  30. gennline says:

    The friendship with Handler and Handler’s vicious attacks on Angie&her children has done no good for Aniston at all.Also all the present negative publicity about her supposed delayed marriage seems very strange.
    May be Huvane has seen what negative publicity did for Angie and is trying that route on behalf of Aniston.

  31. GirlyGirl says:

    This will give Aniston time to focus on finding a job. She’ll be supporting Justin for quite some time.

  32. Time Will Tell says:

    Everyone is completely misreading the death of Cox & Aniston’s friendship. It’s Courteney who doesn’t want to hang out with Aniston anymore. She basically said as much when she announced her split from David Arquette. She said she was tired of solving all of her friends’ problems and being David’s “mother”, that she just wanted to concentrate on herself and her own issues. After nearly 6 years of having to prop up Aniston because she cried wolf so much Cox was sick or holding Aniston’s hand, telling her everything would be ok and she’d find someone else. Cox had also quietly started that “emotional affair” with Brian Van Holt and began to understand why and how Pitt fell for Jolie on the M&MS set. It occurred to Cox that she had outgrown Aniston just as Pitt had. Aniston has a comfort zone of about 2 feet and Cox was suffocating being her sole support system and cleaning up David’s meses so she cut them both off. It’s been almost 3 years since Cox and Aniston were photographed together. This all started slightly before Aniston and Huvane bought Handler by promising her access to Huvanes clients for her talk show. And that’s also why she’s Aniston’s new bestest buddy and does her dirty work taking digs at Jolie. Courteney Cox wants no part of that and is on friendly terms with Pitt because they share the same manager. That probably doesn’t go down too well with Aniston either.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      I like Jen just fine, but I think you may be on to something here. She seems like a needy, clingy friend (see photo of her hanging onto to Cox with both arms). No matter how much you love someone, that gets old if you aren’t a co-dependant type personality.

    • Sugar says:

      team Courtney! I think you are on it with what you said-even to have this Jen blows off Courtney due to Justin story out there shows how much news has to spin in the Jen cycle. When all along it’s CC who’s moved on.

  33. Linda says:

    Friendships change!! Especially with women – I have distanced myself from three of my friends since grade school simply because we no longer share the same interests…things happened in my life that changed me forever – I see them in a different light. It’s not that I’m still not friends with them – I’m just not as close – my choice and it includes celebrating birthday’s…we would all get together – I no longer care to do that. Does this make me a bad person…I hope not.

  34. Tansey says:

    This makes me sad because it reminds me of how I no longer have my best friend of almost 15 years in my life anymore (she did something completely unforgivable then lied right to my face about it when I confronted her). I’m the one who ended the friendship, but I still miss all the good times we had. So, if these two really aren’t friends anymore, I can imagine how hurt they both must be (but CC especially).

  35. user00005 says:

    CC could have had a serious career as a dramatic/character actress imo after Friends, but she was interminably overshadowed by JA. Living the life in LA must have seemed more appealing with her young and hilarious husband than restarting a career from scratch after Friends had ended. She couldn’t have carried Monica as a character and continued her career with playing that whiny character alone.
    JA played Rachel in almost every movie she made post-Friends. Her public image has risen beyond her wildest imagination thanks to the epic Pitt-Jolie tabloid saga.
    CC can be fun.
    I listened to her on Howard Stern while she was separating from whats-his-face and she came off as feisty and self-possessed. Too bad she doesn’t have a better career or ex-husband, or close pals in the industry who could have helped her to make the next move.

  36. Cece says:

    Maybe JA was pissed that CC wouldn’t go on the drunken beach trips anymore b/c CC wanted to hang with her kid. There is often a big divide btw women who have the responsibility of a child and women who do not — it’s such a different life and perspective post-child.

    • Tres Jolie says:

      Don’t worry, it’s probably not true. I saw a pap picture of Jen hiding her face in the back of the car leaving the restaurant that CC was at. Probably a private birthday dinner for the two of them. Maybe Jennifer doesn’t want to be with one of the other friends of Courtenay and that’s why she wasn’t at the birthday party. Perhaps Laura Dern? Who knows. Also they filmed that thing for Ellen recently together, soooo.

  37. Stanhope says:

    Jennifer Aniston is and always was a surface, no depth runt. :-) That is why Brad left her ass in the dust once he stopped getting high so much. I expect it is only a matter of time before Justin drops her ass too.

  38. Daddy says:

    These stories sound more like fan fiction than news. Courtenay Cox is a nineties has-been… Of course JA hangs with Chelsea. Chelsea is enormously successful and looks like fun to hang out with… She is thriving here in 2013.

  39. Kathryn says:

    If Jen’s absence really was the ‘talk of the party’, that must have been a hell of a boring event. You’d think after an initial “Jen’s not here” “Yeah, what’s up with that?” they’d all have better things to talk about and do.

  40. Cinderella says:

    Maybe there’s a chance that Jen feels left out in Courtney’s circle of friends these days. I think they all have kids—Laura Dern, Busy Phillips, Isla Fisher and Jennifer Meyer. Maybe they like sharing kid stories which isn’t exactly down JA’s alley.

  41. ParisPucker says:

    Am ending a longtime friendship now. Sometimes, the sh*t expires — it’s called life. Aniston seems to self involved to give a true sh*t about anyone else. They seem to deserve each other..

  42. sauvage says:

    What is this, High School?

  43. Lexi says:

    Its always sad when a friendship ends :(

  44. Esme says:

    Ugh, Jennifer is soooo fugly! I can’t believe ANYONE thinks she is attractive. And her desperation to have a man is so apparent, that I believe she’ll do anything that creepy looking jerk asks her.

  45. Gina says:

    She looks really rough with her old nose, especially next to Courtney.

    I think they’re still friends, but are maybe not in each others pockets all the time anymore. People change and friends drift apart, but people will use any excuse to bash Aniston.

  46. Zombie Shortcake says:

    I thought JA and CC haven’t been close for years.

  47. MorganM says:

    Why is it the norm these days for adults to have big birthday parties? I could see having one maybe for those milestone birthdays, (turning 30, 40, 50, etc.), but come on – every single year?

  48. Wicked says:

    Not a big J.A. fan, but I don’t know…I have a party and I invite some friends, whoever makes it, makes it and whoever doesn’t, doesn’t. Now, if it’s pattern and their is some weirdness involved every time you talk, then you have that conversation and move on accordingly. How old are these women? In their forties, really? Grow up…

  49. Maia says:

    Sorry, this comment was meant in response to someone else and ended up in the wrong place.