In an appearance on today’s “Oprah,” Vince Vaughn sort of acknowledged his relationship with co-star Jennifer Aniston when questioned directly, but he gave the old “Jen’s my friend” response earlier in the interview:
Even though they’re hounded by the press and there’s a lot of controversy over Pitt leaving Aniston for Angelina Jolie, you think Vaughn could come up with a better way to handle it than to act like he’s just buddies with his live-in girlfriend. He told David Letterman about a week ago that “I’m not saying we are or aren’t a couple. I think she’s great, but I just don’t discuss whether we are.”
That’s weird and most celebrities at least acknowledge their significant other without getting into too much detail. It’s strange that Vaughn is referring to Aniston like a friend’s sister or someone he just happens to know, and it doesn’t make their relationship seem too secure.
When Oprah asked Vince if he considered having children with Aniston, he didn’t jump back into his “just friends” mantra and seemed to acknowledge that he’s with her. He said there’s no way he’s having kids with her, though:
Has Vince discussed having kids with Jennifer? “No, I have not talked about having kids with Jennifer,” he says. “I think [having children] takes a lot of focus, takes a lot of attention. I think it would be nice at some point to have a different priority in something else as you’ve sort of done stuff and challenged yourself, I think that time would come. But not any time in the near future for me, I don’t think.”
It doesn’t sound like VInce wants to stay in his relationship. Any guy his age who wants kids but doesn’t want them with their girlfriend – just doesn’t want to be with their girlfriend.
Aniston is said to have asked Vince to give up a role that would have required him to film abroad for three months, suggesting that she’s just as clingy and whiny as everyone thinks she is.
Aniston is also said to be devastated by the artsy pictures of Brad and Angelina on the beach in Namibia that came out a couple weeks ago. She was nearly in tears and said that Brad never looked that happy with her. It’s just a matter of time before Vince wises up, too.
Here is Vince on Oprah. Thanks to marthaz on the JJB board for pointing these out.
Update: Video segment of Vince on Oprah: