Jennifer Aniston gushes to Oprah about John Mayer

Last week Brad Pitt taped an appearance on talk show queen Oprah’s show, which some eyewitnesses say was filled with awkward silences and some strange moments as Pitt refused to answer a question or two. Pitt was joined on Oprah by Cate Blanchett, his co-star in the upcoming film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Their film opens on Christmas in the US and will directly compete with Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson’s dog-centric story, Marley and Me, which is said to be a real tear jerker.

These Boots are Made for Stalking, a blog based out of Chicago, has some advance details from an audience member at Aniston’s last Oprah interview, which was taped yesterday. They say that Aniston, a longtime friend of Oprah’s, had a natural and friendly rapport with the media mogul and her interview had a better flow than her ex husband’s.

She was said to be gracious and friendly and to answer questions about her ex husband and his new partner with panache. Having already opened up about her personal life in an interview with Vogue, Aniston was candid and is said to have gushed about her relationship with John Mayer. She also expressed how faraway and distant her marriage with Pitt seems, as if it was ages ago:

Audience members said that Jennifer Aniston was in a “great mood” during today’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and absolutely “glowed” when she talked about her boyfriend John Mayer.

Audience member Niveen Atieh said that Aniston did confirm that the is dating Mayer and that she got really excited when she gushed about him.

“She was glowing and very excited about the relationship,” Atieh said.

Audience members also said that Aniston was very nice when the topic of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came up and she handled it really well.

“Jen was nice in the interview and when she was asked questions about Angelina,” Jared Campbell said. “She handled it very well.”

Insiders also said that the rapport between O and Jen was amazing and, unlike Pitt’s interview with the talk show queen, there was no awkwardness at all.

“Things between O and Jen were great,” Campbell said. “They were like two old friends”

Eyewitnesses also said that it seems that Jen is really happy for Brad and Angelina and boasted about how her marriage to Pitt seems like a 100 years ago.

[From These Boots are Made for Stalking via Us Weekly]

I really wish Aniston the best in her relationship with Mayer, but I can’t help but think it’s a terrible idea to speak so publicly about their relationship, particularly on Oprah. Reading all the crap that Mayer spews and the way he acts with the media, I just don’t think he’s mature enough to handle all the attention this relationship is getting, as much as he seeks the spotlight for it.

Is Aniston making a key female relationship error?
In her Vogue interview, Aniston expressed some reservations about her upcoming movie based on the self help book He’s Just Not That Into You. She said the plot of the film was too much “whining and complaining about wanting a man,” that she didn’t believe in it and “there is nothing you can control about love.” She also said that “love just shows up” and I got the impression that she thought it was something completely natural that you went with and threw yourself into. I don’t agree with all the manipulation recommended in He’s Just Not That Into You, but there’s a reason that almost all relationship advice for women recommends that we hold back and play hard to get. It’s not about “games” so much as it is preserving your own life and friends and not getting enmeshed in the other person too soon.

Mayer is a younger guy who by a lot of estimates isn’t ready for a long term commitment. If he is going to be convinced, it’s the kind of thing he’s needs to believe he came up with on his own. Aniston would do well to hold this relationship a little closer to her chest.

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  1. Shane says:

    Ugh. I am so tired of this entire shenanigan. Oprah too. Wonder if Brad knew Jen was filming an episode with O the very week after him? hmmmm…….

    So their films are competing this Christmas. What’s new. Everything this bunch does is one big competition, disguised as friendly innocent banter.

  2. CandyKay says:

    When it comes to Mayer, I think she is betting on a losing horse. But you never know. People do change.

  3. Bros says:

    why cant she just talk about her work? STFU about your ex. hes over it. she should be too. refuse to talk about it anymore, because it only makes her look like she cant move on and isnt strong enough to put her foot down and say, hey, there is more to me than the divorce, and im not going to entertain questions about it because its not who i am anymore. period. what a sad sack

  4. geronimo says:

    Oprah’s head is enormous. 😯

    Well, she says she’s a strong, independent woman and is exactly at the place in her life where she wants to be. That it’s with a man who has the maturity of a flea and the ego and self-absorption of 2 Madonnas is ultimately her business and her lookout. Best of luck.

  5. crib says:

    @ Bros – take a hike!!

  6. susan says:

    She is just responding to questions asked and good for her. It is about time that she just states how she feels. She spent four years saying nothing and that certainly didn’t work out well for her – the blogs and the tabloids – in her silence wrote horrible things. About time she started to talk. I personally love it.

  7. wow says:

    This is so 4th grade. And I thought Oprah was above this crap.

  8. roller says:

    yea first of all, she didnt voluterrily speak about her ex. second of all, i dont think she’s a ‘bitter old hag’ (as some of you like to put it) now.

    Audience members also said that Aniston was very nice when the topic of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came up and she handled it really well.

    “Jen was nice in the interview and when she was asked questions about Angelina,” Jared Campbell said. “She handled it very well.”

    and its said by an eye witness. go JEN!

  9. fancyfree says:

    I don’t like John Mayer. He is concieted, self absorbed, and he continues to butcher what remains of music. Pretty sad, I think. 😕

  10. Kaiser says:

    Bros – Don’t you dare take a hike! 😆

    Anyway, is this really surprising? Her m.o. is running to Oprah whenever she gets bad press or is about to get dumped.

    The Minivan Majority eats this shit up for some reason. *shrug*

  11. dr.grrl says:

    oh jeez….. ANOTHER stupid thread about JA, lord help us! 🙄

    you are so right about O’s big o’l melon head!

    Minivan majority—- BRILLIANT!!

  12. roller says:

    its sad you guys get a kick out of putting jen down. do you even think she cares what you say? you only hate her cause you’re such a huge angie fan and you know it!

  13. Mary says:

    For someone who says she is not defined by the men in her life, she sure likes to talk about the men in her life (past and present) especially on this show. Didn’t she go on here just before her relationship with Vaughn ended?

    Also, if the purpose of all of this is to promote your movie, why not talk about the movie. I still don’t know what it is about.

  14. Kaiser says:

    Dr. Grrl – I can’t take credit for “Minivan Majority” – I think it was started by Lainey at Lainey Gossip. 😛

    Hey, did anyone see The Colbert Report last night? His “WORD” of the day was “Pity Party” – of course, he was talking about the GOP, but I had a giggle.

    Question of the day: How is Aniston like the Republican Party?

  15. Bros says:

    @ Crib

    get a new line. you said this verbatim to me on another thread. i dont think anyone even says ‘go take a hike’ anymore in 2008.

  16. Kim says:

    First it is childish and petty attacking the messenger. Oprah has done nothing wrong to call her names. Jen was scheduled to be on the show because she is promoting a movie duh! It is not her problem that she has better rapport with people. She is innocent and has nothing to hide like Pitt. Pitt does not even have rapport with the air around him, lol. He always acts like he want to disappear. I doubt he has sat down and had an adult conversation with any one in the last 4 years. That is what shame does to you. You can’t hold your head up high.

    Should Angelina fans talk about any one with a melon head seeing that Angelina is the queen of melon heads? 🙄 With such a big head and skinny legs, she is practically a lollipop.

    And like you loonies advise us all the time, if you don’t like Jen, then skip her threads simple.

    Mary, you have no problems with Brad and Angelina talking about their private life more than their movies. What double standards. Jen has not released indecent pictures from her private album and sold them to further her career. Has she?

  17. geronimo says:

    In three separate threads, has anyone noticed that NOT ONE SINGLE ONE OF JA’s DEVOTED FANS has actually gotten round to talking about her upcoming movie?

    Speaks volumes about her ‘fans’. My guess is that they’re more anti-AJ than pro-JA. :mrgreen:

  18. roller says:

    her movie’s not out yet if you haven’t noticed 🙂

  19. vdantev says:

    Another celebrity jumping on the couch- yawn……

  20. dr.grrl says:

    uh that’s the point of promotion roller.

    you are supposed to talk about your UPCOMING movie. and then you keep the promo tour going after it’s start date.

  21. PJ says:

    These interviews seem to be a turning point in the continuing Jen/Brad/AJ saga (at last!)

    Jen seems over it, except for some lingering annoyance at AJ for sharing too much. Actually she should probably be mad at Brad for not being honest about what was happening.

    Sounds like Jen/John are much tighter than the gossip rags have led us to believe. She’s telling the world they’re in love, which is a pretty strong statement. I don’t think Jennifer would tell Oprah and the world anything she hadn’t already told JM, so this interview is not going to be a surprise to him.

  22. Kaiser says:

    No, Kim, Pity Party just paps herself sunbathing doggy-style. Klassy!

    G, can I talk about her upcoming movie? I saw a preview for it, and her face is looking *rough* – too much Restolin.

  23. aleach says:

    so its ok for AJ to talk about her family and brad EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW but not for JA to talk about mayer or answer questions about those 2 when audience members ask?
    jeesus, get over it. you people really are obsessed. 🙄
    i know youre all going to fire back your “best” comebacks, so im ready for it.
    i used to just read these posts with the tons of comments to see what crazy things SOME of you people were saying on here, but you are all nuts.
    just thought someone should let you know.
    get over these celebs and get some real friends.

  24. Kim says:

    Geronimo, how many times did Angelina talk about changeling in her W interview or Vogue? Besides you of all people should know that these are only excerpts. Obviously they pick out the juiciest bits. She did talk about the movie I am sure. In the real issue.

    Besides, I have not hard you complaining once that Angelina or Brad not talking about their movies when they tell us about their kids’s poo, bathing together, twins smiles and latest donations. Can you tell me what selling personal (in some cases indecent)pictures had to do with promoting a movie?

    Kaiser, careful, put your arguments across in a grown up manner, at this rate you are losing any little credibility you had. And it was not that much in the first place being a loonie 😉

    BTW, love that picture of Jen. Beautiful and natural.

  25. dr.grrl says:

    easy there kim, you back off our kaiser!

    ***readies her poking stick in kaiser’s defense***

  26. susan says:

    Kaiser you should be happy – Jen did what you wanted. She wished Brad and Angie the best. There it is over. Jen has moved on, she wished them the best, she adores another man. All the Brad/Angie fans should be very happy this is what they have been waiting for for forever.

  27. Kim says:

    Lol Dr.grrl, got me laughing hard.

  28. Michelle says:

    Um, can’t wait to see her new movie! Not just her though, I ♥ Owen Wilson. Why celebitchy, you like all of the comments these posts get do ya??? Bunch of AJ/JA haters here! Um KERRI can you post some lovely rhymes about any of the other posts. You are talented in that respect and I would love to see what you can do with other topics.

    Can one of the die hard AJ fans please tell me why it is ok for AJ to talk and talk and talk about her relationship with Brad and why JA can’t say a word? Please and Thank you in advance. Oh and while you are at it, how is it that Sienna Miller is such a slut in comparison to AJ. (For the record I do not like SM, but I also thought what AJ hooking up with Brad was wrong, she was pregnant when his divorce was finalized!!! Happy for them now and it HAS been 4 years so by all means I think they are fine now but…)

  29. Kaiser says:

    ZOMG FACE IT Kim, I just come here to make and to read fun, snarky comments. I didn’t realize my “credibility” is at stake. *cues dramatic music*

    Dr. Grrl, get your stick ready…

    Susan, if only Pity Party hadn’t given a prominent interview explicitly showing she wasn’t over it…

  30. Lisa says:

    Why is she talking about him after she said in Vogue it was no one’s business? She always spills her guts then wonders why she is followed by the paps and questioned. I have no respect for her, but I have to admit she has pretty hair.

  31. Bodhi says:

    What the hell does Sienna Miller have to do with anything?

  32. dr.grrl says:

    ***sharpening her stick in preparation***

    go get em Kaiser, i got your back! LOL :mrgreen:

  33. Michelle says:

    Um she is the girl that dates sometime married men and gets thrown to the wolves!!! Same type of person as miss Jolie in some respects and treated completely different.

  34. Bodhi says:

    Again, what the hell does Sienna Miller have to do with Jennifer Aniston’s appearance on Oprah?

    Nothing at all.

  35. Bodhi says:

    Can one of the die hard AJ fans please tell me why it is ok for AJ to talk and talk and talk about her relationship with Brad and why JA can’t say a word?

    No one thinks that Jen can’t say a word about her relationships. If she didn’t, what would we all blather on about?

    There ya go.

  36. Michelle says:

    Ok, but by AJ fans it still makes her bitter and a pity party if she does, right?

  37. raven says:

    Oprah has a history with Brad Pitt of trying to get too chummy and he’s just not into it. Then she has Aniston on her show right after the split and wants all the gory details. Oprah is lucky to get Pitt on her show at all. She should, for once, act like a professional, and stick with the film stuff and the charity work, esp in NOLA, that they have in common.

    As far as Aniston, I think she and Oprah are friends. It sounds like Aniston knows how to be a professional. Trashing your ex-spouse after you’ve been split up without kids for 3-to-4 years is a dead end.

  38. Granger says:

    I would have so much more respect for Jennifer if she would refuse to answer questions about Angelina and Brad. I honestly just don’t understand why she doesn’t tell interviewers the subject is off-limits, and insist that she wants to talk about her films, career goals, charitable work, and current love life. Have some dignity, woman! It seriously boggles my mind.

  39. Aquanetta says:

    The laughs I got from this thread:

    Maturity of a flea.

    Twice the ego of Madonna.

    So 4th grade.

    Go take a hike.

    Pity Party.

    Big O’Melon Head.

    Jumping on the couch.

    The MiniVan Majority.

    Thanks guys for the laughs!

  40. Syko says:


    Kaiser, nudge me when you need me to load my shotgun.

  41. KERRI says:

    @eleach – **sitting in my closet counting the shells of my pitchasio nuts I ate last night** – Beats the heck out of watching looney-toons backpeddling out of her remarks faster than Lance Armstrong on a Trek bike.

    @Kim – She did not sell those indecent pictures from her private album, they “accidentally” leaked onto the Internet.

    To all of you who can’t wait to see her upcoming doggie movie, just rent one of her old endless romantic comedies. They’re basically all the same — “Rachel” and a different lead actor. same old, same old.

    Still waiting for that mental break-down. If Angie is nominated for an Oscar, get that Mini-Van heated up and the GPS at-the-ready for directions to Bellevue!!

  42. vdantev says:

    *Eats popcorn, throws the un-popped bits at the Jennifer A fans*

    Someone drop a rusty chainsaw on the floor and let both sides go at it. Two enter- one leaves.

    I read book, I don’t need to see the Marley& Me movie. I cried enough reading the book. 😥

  43. KERRI says:

    CB: Is this story true?


    Brad Pitt allegedly was none too happy about Jen Aniston slamming his baby mama in Vogue mag.

    The Chicago Sun-Times cites a “very close source” of Brangelina who says AJ and BP were “totally thrown” by the Aniston interview, in which she said Ange was “uncool” for yapping about the beginnings of Brangelina in public. So much so, a source tells the paper, Brad actually called Jen to complain.

    Aniston’s people say any communication between Brad and Jen is “nobody’s business.”

    There’s alot coming out from Chicago and the U.K.

    If it is true, it’s about time Brad defended his love and mother of his children.:P 😀

  44. Kaiser says:

    *pulls the shotgun from Syko’s hands and grabs the stick from Dr. Grrl*

    Ladies, ladies! Can’t we all laugh at The Pity Party without threatening violent retribution? 😆 But thanks for defending me – seems like the The Pity Patrol’s ire has been particularly potent this past week, right?

  45. geronimo says:

    Oooh, nice bit of alliteration there, K. All the ‘Ps!

  46. california angel says:

    Hey Kaiser, I think that a certain someone changed their name, don’t you think, perhaps to give themselves some credibility…hahaha!
    be careful how you word your own words…woooo (ghost sounds)

  47. kate says:

    oh my god this is soooo 90210! seriously, all three of them need to stop yammering about their love lives. maybe if just one of them put out a decent movie they would have something else to talk about.

  48. Kaiser says:

    G, it was nice wasn’t it? Usually I don’t go for alliteration, but it flowed!

    Cali Angel – There’s something screwy happening… I’d name names, but I’ve been called a ZOMG MCCARTHYIST before.

  49. dr.grrl says:

    anytime Kaiser! 8)

    it’s my nature to poke (i’m an L.Ac)

  50. california angel says:

    lol! seriously? One would think that they would at least change up their opinion/bad grammar to throw people off their trail.

  51. Rosebudd says:

    I really sit on the fence with the AJ-JA saga. Both sides are over analyzed. Really no right or wrong, just perspective based on individual’s personal life experiences (baggage) or simple sublime fingerprints on the brain. I THINK, plain and simple, Brad could not go home without being hit by one of the toys (knives) AJ bought for that sweet little
    Maddox, if he did not “defend” the mother of his children. I can only imagine the ranting/raving AJ must do.

  52. debra77 says:

    The interview was not earth shattering. She looked good. she did not gush about John…Q: Are you dating John Mayer..A: Yes..Q: Are you pregnant.. A: NO..

    That does not sound like gushing. I hope it works for them. Is Brad on by himself + Kate, or is there another act with him?