Jennifer Aniston went dark after the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding broke yesterday morning. Whatever interviews you see with her today were done BEFORE the news broke. Just FYI. “Going dark” isn’t a bad strategy at this point, but it sucks that she has to do that when she was in the middle of promoting Life of Crime. And yes, while I’m no Aniston-loonie, it’s unfair that many people are going “Aw, poor Jen” in the wake of Brangelina’s announcement. To be fair though… she set it up that way. She actively participated in it for years. And it probably helps that she’s with Justin Theroux now. Us Weekly has a story about JustJen’s bliss these days. Some highlights:
*Jennifer planned their recent trip to Bora Bora. They stayed at the Four Seasons. And “that’s all she wants to organize at the moment.”
*Justin and Jennifer are “no closer to tying the knot than they were the day he slipped a 10-carat diamond on her finger two years ago.” A source says: “The vibe is that the wedding can wait… they are loving the engagement.”
*Their lack of wedding plans is “even an inside joke for the couple.” Justin’s unnamed friend says that if the wedding plans come up in conversation, “they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we should get to that.’”
*Us Weekly’s sources claim Justin “recently gave up his NYC pad” to live in Bel Air with Jennifer full-time and he’s looking to move the production of The Leftovers to LA because “Justin would like to be closer to Jen.”
*If they do have a wedding, “Jen and Justin want something casual.” And they might elope – “Jen’s mentioned bringing friends to Hawaii and doing a small ceremony.” And whenever Jennifer throws a party, her guests get dressed up because they think she might be throwing a surprise wedding.
*As for kids, a source tells Us Weekly: “At this point, Jen does not want children… Jen loves where she is in her life right now.”
[From Us Weekly, print edition]
Not to start a flame-war (JK), but I don’t think there’s a “at this point” about it. She doesn’t want kids. She never did. But she could never say it because of her fanbase. Speaking of, when Jennifer was on the red carpet for Life of Crime on Wednesday, she spoke to People Mag about how she always gets questions about babies. She said:
“It’s not something that’s in our everyday life, quite honestly. It’s more questions that arise in a red carpet line or in an interview…I just find it to be energy that is unnecessary and not really fair for those who may or may not [have children]. Who knows what the reason is, why people aren’t having kids. There’s a lot of reasons that could be, and maybe it’s something that no one wants to discuss. It’s everyone’s personal prerogative, that’s all.”
She’s right. Nobody knows what people are going through and even innocent questions can be a dagger in the heart of someone with fertility issues. But for Aniston specifically and her history of baby-baiting her fans (“I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will!”), it just feels like she’s come to a place and time in her life where she can finally admit (at long last) that she’s just not into motherhood. I’m not into motherhood either and I’m fine with that. But how will her fans feel? You know, the fans who look at these photos and say “OMG, she’s finally pregnant, thank God, IN YOUR FACE BRAD”?
Photos courtesy of WENN.