Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie have one big thing in common: the tabloids are never content to allow them to just BE. They are both in a constant state of tabloid-induced drama, either loved up and pregnant or emotionally unstable and breaking up. Most of the tabloids have Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in a state of loved-up, real-estate-purchasing, baby-making bliss. True, In Touch Weekly tried to start something a month ago when they claimed that Justin had “walked out” after Aniston incessantly nagged him about proposing, but other than that, their relationship hasn’t gotten the kind of negative scrutiny that you’d expect from an alleged homewrecking of a 14 year relationship. Is that about to change? I don’t know. The Enquirer reports this week that all is not well in JustJen-ville. Jennifer seems to treat Justin like his only duty is to carry her purse – that she’s the star, and he’s just “Mr. Jennifer Aniston”.
While eating with Jennifer Aniston at Hollywood’s Tower Bar, Justin Theroux stopped to visit with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.
An eyewitness says, “Justin wanted to hobnob, and while Jen waved at Nicole and Keith, she clearly wasn’t in the mood to chat… as Justin exchanged pleasantries with them, Jen clutched his arm and tried to pull him away. Justin got flustered and said, ‘Stop it – just give me a minute.’ Jen huffed off toward the exit, but came back a moment later. Justin hurriedly said his goodbyes to Nicole and Keith, and then Jennifer grabbed his arm again and led him out of the restaurant. Justin could be heard saying, ‘Holy crap,’ and ‘What’ was that all about?’ They were hissing at each other as they left.”
The tiff isn’t too surprising, said a source close to Aniston.
“Jennifer clearly is the controlling one in the relationship, and independent Justin is fighting back,” explained the source. “He’s a successful guy, but Jennifer is a wealthy superstar. And if she doesn’t feel like stopping and socializing with people, then she thinks Justin should follow along.”
Aniston also recently purchased a $21 million estate in Bel Air. The source says, “She was telling Justin that she wants her main base to be on the West Coast. That may not fit comfortably with him.”
And while she desperately wants to start a family with Justin, trouble has been brewing between them for the past few months, the insider reveals.
“Just has his own acting, screenwriting and directing career, and he’s sort of a man-about-town. He’s a hard time playing Mr. Jennifer Aniston. But Jen stood by Justin when she found out about his womanizing and problems with drugs in the past. And if he wants to remain the other half of a power couple, he’s going to have to learn to bend to Jennifer’s moods – both good and bad.”
[From The Enquirer, print edition]
I mostly don’t believe this because Aniston doesn’t come across as a ballbuster, ever, in any situation. Aniston is not a “my way or the highway” kind of woman – she’s a whiner. She’ll complain about something not going her way, but would she actively try to change someone’s behavior? That being said, Justin signed on for all of this – he changed his representation to CAA, he lets Aniston pay the bills, he follows her around from city to city. So is struggling under the pressure? Or is everything fine in JustJen-ville?
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