New cover of OK!: Jen’s stealing Brad back on their would-be 10th anniversary

I was in the US for a while recently, and I loved getting a stack of fresh tabloids at the grocery store every Thursday. It wasn’t until weeks had passed that I realized I didn’t buy OK! Magazine once. (Let me give a shout out to Stacie, who has scanned the tabloids for us for years. I am so grateful to her for helping us get them fast and for providing an online archive of past issues.) Anyway we’ve never had Stacie scan OK! that I can remember, and since the magazine changed hands last year it’s really changed. Star Magazine is now more reliable and breaks more stories than OK!, which used to position itself as a kind of budget People but is now less interesting than Life & Style. (They jumped the shark with that photo of Michael Jackson dead on the cover and have never quite recovered.)

The latest cover of OK! looks like yet another blatant attempt to move copies with fake news. We’ve had all sorts of phantom pregnancies, engagements, marriages and now a faux-reunion from OK! They claim Jennifer Aniston is “Stealing Brad Back!” on what would be their 10th wedding anniversary. The vague intro article on their site has Aniston calling Brad, meeting up with him and sending him gifts, but it’s unclear whether she plans to do this or has actually already done it, according to whatever throwaway text they add to this very familiar and fake-sounding scenario.

On what would have been her 10th wedding anniversary with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, gorgeous and glowing in a little black dress, bantered with Jay Leno before millions of Tonight Show viewers. “It was an emotional day for her,” a source tells OK! about the July 29 anniversary. “She put on a brave front.”
And a sexy one: At 41, Jen looks better than ever — and it’s no accident. Insiders say Jennifer is looking to get even closer to Brad with late-night phone calls, gifts and private meetings.

[From OK!]

I want to like OK!, I really do. Their online edition has good unique interviews with celebrities and they break news sometimes but it’s like they don’t recognize when they have a real story to hype. These fake cover stories must sell for OK! or I guess they wouldn’t bother. They’re not in the top 100 magazines by circulation in the US, though, and have less than a million copies in circulation each week.

How many times have we heard this made up reconciliation story, though? OK! even ran a “Yes, they’re back together again” cover for Jen and Brad earlier this year, and we know just how true that was.

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19:  Actress Jennifer Aniston and Actor/husband Brad Pitt attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'The Bourne Identity' at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, June 6, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'Ocean's Eleven' at the Village Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. Wednesday, December 5, 2001. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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  1. bite me says:

    when hell freezes over

  2. lisa says:

    Well someone should tell Brad and Angie that he has been stolen.. they are in Oakland and have been spotted on the set together all week with the kids.

    Really, I doubt on the “anniversary” Brad was weeping. I think after almost 6 years these stories do more harm to Aniston. Painting her as a woman stuck in the past. NOW with the reference to her Leno interview which many noted was the Sh*t.. this feeds into the story. If I was a fan I would not buy this crap. But I’m not and so I Have never bought this stupid stuff. I really doubt if they even talk to each other at all. It is over and done. But there are nuts that are buying this crap. I have seen her fans going on and on about the supposed meetings. Creaming themselves for the day it is revealed. YEAH. and the JP fans are called loonie..

  3. maya says:

    How does OK! Magazine stay in business? I can’t imagine that anyone purchases this magazine.

  4. meme says:

    Seriously how does this rag stay in business? Who buys it? Do they really believe this ridiculous story?

  5. Eileen says:

    I don’t know why anyone purchases gossip magazines period anymore? What’s the point when you can get everything online every day and is usually more reliable?

  6. guesty says:


  7. Whatever says:

    This article is stupid. I think its all BS and I don’t believe Jen is wishing for Brad back.

  8. Whatever says:

    oops double post

  9. endoplasmic ridiculum says:

    Anniston and Jolie aside.. I would have killed Brad if he had been MY husband…

    You kind of put your trust in someone when you send them off to make a hot movie with a hot actress and he blew it…

    I totally belive there is a point where a man can say to himself..”I am NOT going to think of another woman THAT way”, or at least, “she is beautiful but I should probably not get to know her this intimately”.. “This tete a tete conversation is a bad idea”..

    Like forget about the women involved in this for a second – Brad Pitt’s image is as fine as ever…This is the aspect of this whole melodrama that still sticks it to me every time. Ugh.

  10. truthSF says:

    Today will be a good day, all these funny stories from this week tabloids have me LMAO!!

    But seriously, when has Brad ever left a current partner to go back to an ex, NEVER!!!!

  11. émer says:

    Aren’t they tired already with these same stories all the time?!!

  12. Katalina says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that maybe Aniston doesn’t want Brad back?

    And @endolpasmic ridiculum, I agree. Angie got tons of sh*t for the Brad thing, and he came out of it smelling like a rose. Makes no sense.

  13. bite me says:

    well lets see aniston, only talk favorably of her ex and talk shit of La Jolie is th tabloids are only following her lead

  14. Karen says:

    For crikey sakes, when is this shizz going to end?? Are we going to be subject to reading tabloid headlines in 2025 about Brad waiting until his last grandchild finishing high school before he decides at long last to reunite with Jen??? Puhleeeze!!!

    However, I still get a kick out of Michael D at DListed when he makes up a Maddox crank texting Jen scenario. That will never get old!

  15. DD says:

    Anybody who emotionally invests in a celebrities life are a little touched. Aniston or Jolie. When I start hearing posters talk about celebrities like they are their intimate friends, or the celebrity themselves. I have to question their mental-health.
    These magazines are beyond ridiculous, they sound worse than some trashy soap operas that make you cringe when you watch.

  16. jessica says:

    that why ok mag is only .99

  17. Gwen says:

    Lisa, I agree, these stories make Jen look pathetic and bitter and they are NOT good for her image. In real life, I very much doubt she wants him back. I really wish she would come out and say something about it. She should make a statement about the way the tabloids are fixated on the past, and she’s not. She has a great life and always looks like she’s having fun, she’s filthy rich, working all the time, dating whoever she pleases, and I doubt she’s sitting at home at night plotting to get her ex back.

  18. DD says:

    @Karen, lol the only good thing these tabloids give are gold material for Michael K’s blogs.

  19. Cheyenne says:

    @meme: Nobody really believes this bullshit, but some people want to believe it, and they will buy any tabloid that keeps their hopes alive.

    @Lisa and Gwen: I very much doubt Aniston wants him back after all this time. What’s done is done and she knows it. But one can’t help but wonder why she has not made a statement to the tabloids and told them to just let it go. It is possible that she doesn’t discourage all this stale tabloid gossip because it is the only thing that is keeping her career viable at this point.

  20. LolaBella says:

    FFS,it’s been 5+ years GET OVER IT!!

    He’s moved on and it’s time the tabloids did as well.

  21. Kim says:

    That’s funny Karen . I guess Brad will be escorting JA to her premiere. Maybe he will bring Maddox along to celebrate his 9th bday and meet his new stepmom GMAFB

  22. lucy2 says:

    Hilarious, as always.
    Everyone actually involved has MOVED ON…

    LOL Karen, I can totally see that headline!

  23. snowball says:

    Everyone wants a statement from JA saying she’s let Brad go, but why isn’t anyone asking for a statement from Brad saying he’s let JA go?

    She’s had other relationships too, just like he’s with AJ. So why is it her responsibility to announce once and for all their relationship is over? It’s a ridiculous double standard just because she’s not in a long term relationship to assume that she hasn’t put him behind her the same way.

    This crap sells, the same way headlines about alien babies and bigfoot sightings do.

  24. CR says:

    endoplasmic ridiculum:
    August 4th, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Anniston and Jolie aside.. I would have killed Brad if he had been MY husband…

    You kind of put your trust in someone when you send them off to make a hot movie with a hot actress and he blew it…

    I totally belive there is a point where a man can say to himself..”I am NOT going to think of another woman THAT way”, or at least, “she is beautiful but I should probably not get to know her this intimately”.. “This tete a tete conversation is a bad idea”..

    Like forget about the women involved in this for a second – Brad Pitt’s image is as fine as ever…This is the aspect of this whole melodrama that still sticks it to me every time. Ugh.






  25. bnice says:

    I didn’t follow this whole deal as much as some people at the time, and I certainly don’t now, but my (perhaps not very well informed) opinion has been that maybe Jennifer is trying to take the high road or have some class by refusing to discuss this. I used to be a big fan of Brad’s, but he does seem scummy to me now. I wouldn’t trust him or Angelina, but I’m not married to them! But, human beings make mistakes and then make the most of them and move on, I guess. I’ve never bought the idea that Jennifer is still pining for him, though. If I were her, I’d be closer to hating him than wanting him back.

    PS–CR, it’s awfully hard to read through your entire post when it’s in “Billy Mays” mode.

  26. jen says:

    This is as believable as him getting back together with Goopy Fishsticks.

  27. endoplasmic ridiculum says:

    @CR – Is that you……..KANYE?

  28. Kim says:

    Jessica this crappy mag is $3.99 not $.99.Oh yeah Angie looks very worried, on the set with Brad and the kids

  29. Moreaces says:

    Didnt they rekindle their relationship last week, and the week before that, and the weeke before that, and the week before that,, and the week before that, and the week before that,, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and…

  30. tje20europe says:

    only losers buys this magazine

  31. anon says:

    @CR she does (know more) she was in the room 🙂

  32. carrie says:


  33. Andrea-2 says:

    I had a friend that was a wardrobe mistress (no pun intended) for one of Pitt’s films in the 90’s. She said he almost never showered and stank to high heaven. Just a little insider gossip for your Wednesday.

  34. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    CR: You’ll catch more flies with calm, Maya Angelou mode than Stone Cold Steve Austin “ALL CAPS LISTEN TO ME!!!!!” mode.

  35. someone says:

    Ridiculous, Im sure Jen doesn’t want Brad back at this point, they have all moved on, its the tabloids that can’t seem to let go!

  36. Cruisin Through says:

    It’s a ridiculous article. If I was Aniston, I’d start some kind of legal action. Even if she didn’t win, just to cause them some headaches.

  37. Mairead says:

    You know, for someone who is meant to have been ‘stealing Brad Pitt back’ for nigh on 5 years now, she’s doing a piss-poor job of it! 🙄

  38. serena says:

    Oh please, who whould believe that?
    It’s so boring, always the same shit.
    Brad will not leave Angie, at least until she dumps him (not the opposite- that will never happen). He loves her, their kids and life so what the hell with jennifer? What does she have to offer to him now? Nothing.
    And I don’t think she would too. I think she holds a hell of a grudge against both of them and that’s all. It’s been 10 years already people, stop day-dreaming and wake up!
    They don’t love each other anymore.

  39. Liana says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that maybe Aniston doesn’t want Brad back?

    Nope. She’s over it. It’s the tabloids and the scary fanatics who aren’t over it.

  40. nag says:

    What’s to say they aren’t a 3some? I think anniston provides intimacy and ang supplies the sex.

  41. Majosha says:

    CR: You bring new meaning to the word “certifiable.” Damn.

  42. Camille says:

    WTH is with the fantasy of these 2 getting back together? Its not going to happen.
    If him and AJ do split up, I doubt that he would go running back to JA anyway. That ship sailed a long time ago.

    These mags need to let this shit go.

  43. BethL says:

    Wasn’t it Ok! who said that Jennifer was finally a mom because of her new “boyfriend” a few weeks ago? I don’t get how tabloids can get away with saying something one week and say the complete opposite the next week. I think Jennifer is the cause for most of the “poor Jennifer” mentality. After the divorce she did several interviews where she was always crying and self-pitying herself. Then a couple of years ago she was gushing over Brad and making snide remarks about Angelina. Other women have had very public breakups like Elin Woods, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, etc yet nobody is pitying them. They had sympathy for a little while but when people talk about them it’s about how strong they are. Nobody was saying they hoped Nicole finds love and happiness five years after her divorce like they do Jennifer.

  44. Shy says:

    Who are those people who BUY and pay money for those tabloids? What low self respect you need to buy and i guess that they believe those stories. It’s like the editors of those tabloids think that their readers are so dumb that they will believe anything. And they lie and lie every week. For years.

    Every week there is story about confirmed 100% break up and return do Jennifer and still there is no break up. How dumb you have to be to buy those magazines every week. It’s like they are laughing at faces of people who buy them.

  45. purelife says:

    Brad’s partnership to Angelina is not a mistake. He got children now and that’s an achievement and real time inspiration. Why he should downgrade his life by going back to Aniston? Almost every guy in HW already slept with that woman for 5 years.

    Aniston started this ‘pity me’ and that approached will follow her for lifetime. Rag mags are doing this insane stories because theyre making fun with those actions she did in the fun. HW will never forgive you know. Same as they portray Angelina as man stealer, Aniston is also the woman who cant move on and crying over spilled milk. The only bottomline here is that, Brad stays with Angie more than he stayed his life with Aniston.

    Angelina has tons of strengths over JA. JA went to Oprah and sob about her unfortunate lovelife while for sure Angelina will never even give Oprah the time of day.

  46. mln says:

    I really want to hear from someone who believes this crap I think even the psychos over at FF have admitted to themselves that there is no reunion.

  47. OC lady says:

    Someone on Jezebel said something really funny about this ongoing tabloid stupidity. She said, “Brad has been stolen so many times that they need to place an exploding ink, security tag in his pants.” 🙂

  48. Cheyenne says:

    @shy: Some people want Brad and Angie to break up so badly that they will buy any tabloid that tells them what they want to hear, even when they know it isn’t true. It just makes them feel better to see it in print.

    It makes you wonder what kind of wretched lives these people must have.

  49. nel says:

    seriously, i had this chat with my sister a few days ago.

    what is wrong with jennifer anispololopolopululus??

    she has a banging body, lots of moolah, she isnt ugly, why cant she keep a man??

    i mean vince vaughan even left her and shacked up with that waitress and had a kid.

    is jen like some scary monster or something?

    and im not a hater, i actually defend jennifer alot lol when people said she only got her A-list status through marriage, she is untalented actress, boring etc.

    im like yes you are right! but, she isnt hate-worthy though.

    hmmm im curious about why she is like the death touch.

  50. lisa says:


    There is a site called Melvinknows or something. All the freaks that think Brad and Jen are meeting and texting are meeting up there. The blogger is a bit@h who hates Angelina. Well we all know any news about La Jolie gets hits. So this nutjob is using that to feed the crazies. And yes they do still buy the Brad is still in love with Jen. and the evil Angie is keeping them apart. They want Brad to take ONLY the bio children and leave Angie and go to Jen with a ready made family.. blond blue or green eyed cuties. See Jenny does not have to get pregnant. She can just raise Angie’s children.

    Look I am a die hard Jolie-Pitt fan. Do I think they are perfect..NOPE. I think they are just like most couples (take away the fame and money); trying to make it word with 6 kids. good days and bad. But these stories about them and ONLY them are just beyond sick. Especially after so many years. AND I mean there has been some nasty story about them EVERY single day. To me the fact that they have made it as long as they have is a testament to them, and that maybe they actually have something that could endure. NOT many couples could have withstood the kind of attacks on them personally or as a couple.

  51. Cheyenne says:

    @nel: Do you ever get the feeling that the tabloids are sabotaging every relationship she gets into? Two weeks after she meets a man they are printing bullshit about wedding plans and babies. That is enough to make any guy run for the hills.

  52. Misele says:

    I’ll admit there was a time when i wanted Brad and Jen back together but now I’m sick of hearing these faux reconciliation stories. I think they are all over it and have moved on.