Jennifer Aniston & Courteney Cox are reconnecting, but where’s Chelsea Handler?

When was the last time Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston hung out? Doesn’t it seem like it’s been years and years? The tabloids have done a few stories here and there about the seemingly BFF-breakup, and much of it doesn’t sound good. The two theories I really like (and I think they have some merit) are: 1) Jennifer always “dumps” her friends when a boy comes along, and as soon as she started up with Justin Theroux, she no longer wanted to chill out with her girlfriends and 2) that Courteney was “pushed out” of Jennifer’s Goddess Circle when Chelsea Handler came along, partly because Chelsea wanted to be Jennifer’s new BFF (and Handler was willing to do anything to get the job) and partly because Courteney might HATE Chelsea. Whatever went down, it really has been a while since I’ve heard anything about Courteney and Jennifer hanging out. But old friends are reconnecting, at least according to Radar:

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are ‘Friends’ again can exclusively reveal! The two actresses used to be very close, but have not been seen together in a long time with speculation that they had a major falling out around the time Jen got together with boyfriend Justin Theroux.

But it seems they’ve squashed whatever issue they had and got together for old time’s sake at The Soho House in West Hollywood on Tuesday night and had a great time together in what appeared to be a double date.

Sources tell Radar that Jennifer arrived with her hunky beau around 8pm and they were joined soon after by a mystery man. Courteney arrived half an hour later and greeted Jennifer warmly with a big hug.

“Jennifer and Courteney looked really happy to be in each other’s company,” the eyewitness told Radar. “And she seemed to get on well with Justin. Jen was dressed really casually in white rolled up jeans and a black tank top and Justin looked really cool in skinny black jeans and red suspenders hanging down.

“I don’t know who Courteney’s guy was but Jen was cozying up to Justin and seemed relieved to have Courteney around again. She’s Coco’s godmother so it must mean a lot to her to maintain the friendship.”

The foursome laughed and chatted it up for about two hours before they all left together just after 10pm. As previously reported, Jennifer and Justin have just got back from a romantic European vacation.

Courtney filed for divorce from David Arquette just under a month ago, so it must be good to have Jen’s shoulder to lean on again.

[From Radar]

Well, that’s nice. You know what’s interesting? I haven’t heard anything about Jennifer hanging out with Chelsea Handler lately either – do you think Justin had her banned? Reportedly, Justin wasn’t crazy about Handler (although they did seem to party together months ago), so maybe Jennifer was just in the market for a new (old) BFF. Whatever happened, I’m glad CC and JA are back together. I think CC seems like a much better friend in general.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Rhea says:

    Good riddance! Cox is waaaaaaaayy better as a friend than Handler!! Hope this is true.

  2. ladybert62 says:

    Ms Cox seems real and is probably a wonderful friend and Ms. Handler seems like a user of people.

  3. Happymom says:

    Jen in rolled up jeans and a black tank? Wow-what a surprise. Justin looked “really cool”-eye roll.

  4. valleymiss says:

    This is a good, positive development! I hate Chelsea, that loudmouth, “shocking,” try-hard party girl. Ugh. Courtney is much better for Jen, and seems like she’d be a better, kinder friend (who would also tell you how it is, gently, without kissing your *ss).

  5. Talie says:

    Chelsea is dating Balazs again, which means even if Jen and Justin wanted to ignore her, they couldn’t. He has too much social cache.

  6. Sal says:

    So shes given up her vendetta against AJ and using Handler to perform the attacks? I hope so.

  7. Thea says:

    Maybe Courtney was taking time for herself and working through her divorce, and Jen kicked Chelsea to the curb. Chelsea seems like a vindictive bitch.

  8. lisa2 says:

    It is obvious to anyone with eyes that something major happened with them. we re talking about 2 people that always made of point of saying they were BFFs. Before and During Jennifer’s marriage she was always with Courteney. even saying she spent every weekend at their house. I think the break happened before Justin. not sure if Court like Handler, but I don’t recall ever seeing any pictures of her with Jennifer/Handler. I remember during the first part of CA and DA break up him saying he and CA never were alone. Her friends were always around. That he never got alone time with his family. telling. But I don’t recall seeing pictures of them for over 2 years. I do know that CA was at some premier of JA but still no pictures together. Now I recall seeing JA/CA when she was with JM hanging out. I think when CA and DA split the break was very obvious, at least to me. ONE would have expected to see her with her Bff during such a public break up. The way CA was always around when her marriage ended.

    But something happened and whatever it was it must have been big. Things happen in friendships. But like I said they were the ones promoting how close they were in interviews and pictures. So yeah people noticed when that seemed to change.

    • valleymiss says:

      Maybe Jennifer was at the least, embarrassed, or at the most, angry and spiteful when David Arquette told Howard Stern that Aniston was always around during Courtney/David’s alone, family time…and Jennifer pulled back. Either to punish CCox, or to give her some breathing room?

      • Tiegs says:

        I see it as more of them each needing some space, and their friendship (like many of mine) is strong enough that they can take a break without it being a big deal. I doubt there was a big, ugly fallout, they probably just had other stuff going on.

        Just because they haven’t been photographed together doesn’t mean they haven’t been hanging out. Didn’t Cox go to the Wanderlust premiere?

        I also don’t get Chelsea as a mouthpiece for JA to slag off AJ. Chelsea has been making jokes about Jolie from long before they were friends, as have plenty of Female comedians, like Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin. It’s par for the course, and I don’t understand the outrage.

      • Sal says:

        Tiegs, Handler certainly did not attack Angelina anywhere NEAR even remotely as much until she became repped by CCA (Aniston’s agency). Handler also used to mock Aniston, but mysteriously stopped altogether when she became CCA’s client. She twice, TWICE, introed Aniston with a mocking of Jolie *and her children*. So clearly Aniston had no problem with it the first time. Aniston and Handler went away for a Thanksgiving Vacation for 2, and immediately on return, she launched into THE most foul-mouthed and aggressive attack on Angelina of all, and racially mocked her children. Use your brain. What do you think Aniston and Handler were discussing on their private getaway for 2? Certainly not the stock exchange. I really don’t get how some people seem to have their eyes closed and can’t *get* the blatant scheming of Aniston and Handler. There are only so many coincidences and most people can see the obvious scheming and machinations set in motion between the 2 and well-rehearsed skits. Its blatantly obvious to anyone taking notice. I really don’t get how you can’t see it when many others can. I just don’t understand it.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Jennider was probably around because Courtney was bored shitless with David Arquette. The third wheel usually acts as a “buffer” for two people who are either bored or irritated in their marriage.

      • EmmaV1 says:


        She made fun of AJ for being “incestuous” with her brother and for adopting racially diverse children…while that may be kind of a low hit (The children part), it’s funny in that terrible kind of way.

        HOwever, calling another woman a C You Next Tuesday and calling her Evil in a non-joking voice is an attack, not a joke.

    • pamela says:

      Courtney’s absence from Aniston’s Star on the Walk of Fame, and Grummans (sp) Foot and Handprint ceremonies were glaring. Also IIRC Handjob said that JustJen had Thanksgiving dinner at her house lat year. In days gone by she would have been at Courtney’s house, especially since she had spent the previous Thanksgivig with Handjob in Mexico.

  9. Lilou says:

    Nice to see their “former” faces, lol… They were both so beautiful! Now, they both have a plastic face and look like they spend to much time at the platic surgeon. What a shame!

    • Minty says:

      I never thought Aniston was beautiful. Attractive and well-groomed, yes. Her toned body is her best feature, not her face. She should stop parting her hair in the center. It highlights the middle of her face, particularly her nose, which needs to be kept “in the background”.

  10. diana says:

    I really think Aniston is not as sweet as everyone portrays her to be. It seems like she can hold a really mean grudge.

  11. Lem says:

    Huvane needs to learn some new words. Everything cant be casual and cool. Thesaurus . Com is free dude

  12. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Seems like when Jen lost Brad she was glued to Courtney, much to David’s dismay. But when Courtney’s marriage hit the rocks Jen was no where to be found. I’ve had “friends” like these…they’re not worth keeping.

  13. gloaming says:

    I think they fell out over CC’s co star calling JA a sport f*ck.

    • pwal says:

      That’s what I’m thinking too. I think that, maybe, Aniston was upset because Cox didn’t do anything to insure that dude would keep his mouth shut i.e. threaten to fire him. And why should Courteney? They’re adults, and Aniston sure ain’t the Virgin Queen, and if Aniston behaved in a sexual, kinky (the tampon part) way, then she should’ve made sure that she screwed around with someone who was more discreet.

  14. Dandilion says:

    Chelsea chewed enough of that whiny sorry for me stuff.. moving on..

  15. benny says:

    Their hair has been so overly flat-ironed that at this point, they both look like they’re wearing wigs.

  16. Darlene says:

    Boy, you can see Aniston’s nose job from those last two photos. VERY subtle, but she definitely had the bridge narrowed. I’ve not seen it illustrated so well until these two photos.

  17. apsutter says:

    Who in the hell would dump Cox for Handler?! Courtney is one bitch that you want in your corner. She’s the kind that will have your back through all the b.s. and would stick with you till the end, golden girls style.

    • pwal says:

      Someone who decided that the ‘taking the high road’ pose was for the birds. Courteney has been steadfast about not throwing Brad Pitt entirely under the bus, which was, initially, Aniston’s public position. But as soon as Angelina was pregnant with Knox and Vivienne (BTW, HAPPY B-DAY, KNOX AND VIVIENNE) and seemingly still happy with Pitt, the high road went smooth out the window.

      It’s one thing to have an awkward or non-existent relationship with an ex – quite another when you get some hired guns to talk smack about the ex several years after the divorce. At least with Courteney and David, there was some awkwardness, initially, but that $h*t dissipated pretty quick, by HW standards. Both of them had incentive to behave that way – Coco – but what incentive does Aniston have?

  18. Gigohead says:

    Just because they don’t hang out in public doesn’t mean they have stopped being friends. Jennifer is Coco’s godmother and that can’t be changed. Glad to at least fake read that they are friends again.

  19. skuddles says:

    Red suspenders hanging down? Like not serving any function.. just hanging there off his pants, to what… look cool? Is that a thing now?? What a mega poseur douche.

  20. Bec says:

    I know it’s just speculation that maybe Justin Theroux told Aniston to stop hanging w/ Chelsea Handler but (if it’s true) he has no right, when he hangs out with Terry Richardson! Justin’s friendship w/ Terry seems like the biggest red flag to me that Justin is not a good guy. ‘Uncle’ Terry, as he likes to call himself, is a sexual abuser plain & simple. Everyone knows it. Yuck.

  21. Bec says:

    I know it’s just speculation that maybe Justin Theroux told Aniston to stop hanging w/ Chelsea Handler but (if it’s true) he has no right, when he hangs out with Terry Richardson! Justin’s friendship w/ Terry seems like the biggest red flag to me that Justin is not a good guy. Uncle Terry, as he likes to call himself, is a sexual abuser plain & simple. Everyone knows it. Yuck.