Jennifer Aniston did not invite Matt LeBlanc & Matthew Perry to her wedding

I’m not really sure why this story picked up so much steam yesterday, but here we go. Jennifer Aniston didn’t invite two of her most famous “Friends” to her wedding! Jennifer Aniston is Made of Lies! The whole show was made of lies! While Lisa Kudrow attended Jennifer’s wedding last week and Courteney Cox was matron of honor, Jennifer did not invite ANY of the male Friends. No Matt LeBlanc, no Matthew Perry and no David Schwimmer. No one even bothered asking Schwimmer about it, so that should tell you something. But LeBlanc and Perry were both attending the press event for the Television Critics Association (LeBlanc stars in Episodes, Perry is doing The Odd Couple on CBS) and they were asked about the JustJen wedding. LeBlanc sounded happy, Perry sounded over it.

They’ll be Friends forever, even if Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry didn’t make the guest list for Jennifer Aniston’s wedding to Justin Theroux.

“I think they’re a great couple. I think she’s happy. And that’s all I care about is that Jen’s happy,” LeBlanc, 48, told PEOPLE on Monday at a Television Critics Association press event in Los Angeles. “If she wanted me there, I would have been there.”

LeBlanc, who is promoting his Showtime show Episodes, said he wasn’t disappointed not to get an invitation, even though it meant missing her big day for a second time.

“I missed when she married Brad [Pitt],” he said. “I was in Austria working. She called me, and she was like, ‘You’re really not coming to my wedding?’ And I was like, ‘I asked them if they could change the schedule. I would fly and clap and fly out.’ And they said, ‘We can’t do it. It’s too tight.’ It was a small-budget movie in Austria you’ve never heard of. Probably should have left anyway, but s— happens. What are you going to do? Jen’s like my little sister. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] are like my big sisters, but Jen’s like my little sister. Matthew’s like my little brother, and David [Schwimmer]’s like my big brother. That’s how it all broke down. And it’s literally just like chronological.”

Perry, 45, also wished the couple well, and said he was happy Aniston, 46, and Theroux, 44, were able to pull off the surprise wedding.

“It was a surprise to me as well,” he said. “They’re a lovely couple, and I’m happy for them.” Asked if he was sorry he missed the wedding, the star of CBS’s The Odd Couple replied: “I wasn’t invited. So what can you do?”

[From People]

Is it just me or did Perry’s response come across as a bit… terse? Maybe he’s just tired of answering questions about his costar from a decade ago. Maybe Perry and Aniston are no longer friends. Who knows? I also think LeBlanc’s answer is sort of interesting, especially in the wake of his dad’s tell-all interviews. Remember that? Anyway, obviously… I don’t see why this is such a big deal. Would it have been cute to have a Friends reunion at Jen’s wedding? Sure. But she’s not required to invite every single former costar or whatever.



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  1. ada says:

    It’s her wedding.She has all the prerogative whoever she wants to be there.

    • doofus says:

      to add, as someone on yesterday’s Howard Stern thread pointed out, neither LeBlanc or Perry have met/are friends with Theroux. if they had been invited to Theroux’s “birthday party” (which they’ve never been invited to before), it would have been suspicious and neither are dummies…they would have likely figured out that it was actually a wedding. one slip to the wrong person or someone overhears and BOOM, no longer a surprise for the rest of the guests.

      but honestly, I don’t see this as a big deal. I wouldn’t invite two coworkers from a job I had 10 years ago to my wedding unless I had stayed good friends. guess they didn’t, which I also don’t see as a big deal but you KNOW people will find a reason to shade her for this.

      • justagirl says:

        Tho as you said, it would have been really odd for them to be invited to Theroux’s “birthday party”. They could still be close to Aniston, just not hanging out with her & Theroux. I agree, there’s no big deal given the circumstances.

  2. Zapp Brannigan says:

    But was Janice or Gunther there?

  3. mimif says:

    Everyone looks so cute and young in that bottom pic. And slightly sociopathic.

    • Chichi says:

      Afew of those faces are drugged out and you dont even have to dig up old tabloids to know which ones. Also I know they’ve had some help but the two girls up front have aged the best. I better leave now, before you-know-who show up.

  4. Pedro45 says:

    Matt came across as waaaay too try-hard with the long explanation about not being at Jen’s first wedding. Someone had his feelings hurt.
    Episodes is very funny though and he is great in it.

  5. launicaangelina says:

    I just need to know, was Warwick Davis there, her Leprechaun co-star? That’s all I need to know damn it.

  6. Beth No. 2 says:

    I’m sad she didn’t invite Brad Pitt.

  7. Colette says:

    NO biggie
    Did she invite her siblings?
    Why would she invite some ex co workers?

    • Thea says:

      I am surprised that Perry wasn’t invited because they have been friends for over 25 years.

      I simply don’t believe the explanation that Perry haven’t met Justin or anything. They must difinetely have spent time together as Jennifer herself said they are close and meet up regularly.

      Also surprised that none of the family members from both sides were at the wedding. Find that really odd since Jennifer is close with her father and Justin seemed close to his mother.

      • Neah23 says:

        Jens father has meet Justin and gave an multiple interviews about him so I’m surprised he wasn’t there, but then again she told People magazine she was getting married before her father. I don’t know about Justin’s mother but his cousin who I believe he is close to has meet Jen. Was he at the wedding? If not I’m surprised by that too.

      • Katherine says:

        Why don’t you believe that Perry has not met Justin Thea? It makes sense to me. Don’t forget that Perry has been battling substance abuse on and off for many years in fact during the show as well. It’s been a hard journey for him. From what I have seen with people who are going through that, they distance themselves from friends and acquaintances or isolate themselves. Maybe Jen has tried to get him to meet Justin but it just hasn’t happened. Not her fault. It would be weird to suddenly invite him and Matt to Justin’s birthday party thereby creating suspicion.

        As for the family on both sides, we don’t know the entire story but I’d guess that her dad was not up for it. He is old and has had a heart attack in the past. The journey and excitement might have been too much for him. She is estranged from her mom even though she ended up talking to her in later years but from what I have heard, the woman is in a nursing home and probably not capable of traveling. She has said too many things about her daughter and hurt Jen too much not to mention take out all her anger and bitterness on her young daughter when her husband dumped her for another woman back then.. Just because they are related does not mean they would be perfect guests. Not everyone is lucky to have wonderful relationships with their parents. Often time family members are the last you want at your celebrations for surely they’ll manage to piss you off or ruin the occasion. Trust me I speak from experience.

        Don’t know anything about Justin’s family but there may have been a good reason for that as well. Maybe she was sick or could not be trusted to hold her tongue .

        They might have a separate celebration just for family.

  8. MrsBPitt says:

    She probably hasn’t talked to LeBlanc and Schwimmer for years, but Jen, CC and Matthew Perry did some skit for some show (I want to say Kimmel, maybe) a short time ago. Also, I remember an interview with CC not to long ago, when someone asked her about getting the “friends” all together and she said she can always count on the girls and Matthew Perry, but LeBlanc and Schwimmer are “no shows”…so, I feel kind of bad for Perry…plus, I loved Chandler Bing!!!!!

    • Kate says:

      It was Ellen, a couple of years back.

      Courteney’s said she can get the girls together plus very occasionally Matthew. But that’s just because those four live in LA. David is in NY and Matt is either filming in England or at his ranch. I think Lisa said they all got together last year though.

  9. K says:

    Why is everyone obsessed with these people being friends and still interacting. It was a tv show. They haven’t worked together in over a decade, how many people do you still talk to from you job a decade ago.

    It’s nuts. She could invite who she wants.

    • Katherine says:

      AMEN!! Couldn’t agree more. They are lucky that Jen and Courtney remained friends and on occasion Lisa shows up. I used to like her character best as Phoebe and was surprised that it was Courtney who became the bff but that’s life. At least she has that one good friend she got from that show and isn’t that enough? Apparently not for these tabloids. They have to come up with stupid stuff to stir the pot all over again now that Jen ruined their fun by getting married and proving them wrong that the relationship was on the rocks as they loved to hint every other week.

  10. Kate says:

    Perry didn’t sound terse in the video. That’s just how he talks. The other Matt is more effusive and a lot more open.

    Jennifer and Justin invited mutual friends. Probably partly because they wanted a small-ish wedding, and partly because inviting a bunch of people who don’t really know Justin to his ‘birthday party’ wouldn’t have worked.

    • tracking says:

      I had forgotten about the b-day party ruse piece of it, that makes sense. Given the size of their social circle, 70-something is a small wedding. It makes sense to concentrate on very close and/or mutual friends.

    • doofus says:

      Kate, are you the same Kate that mentioned this theory yesterday?

      because I think your explanation is a likely one, and I mentioned it in a reply up-thread…I want to give credit where due…

      • Kate says:

        Lol yes I am. I should stop repeating myself 😉

        It just seems obvious looking at the guest list. Every single person confirmed as being there is either Justin’s friend, a mutual friend or at least someone who’s spent a fair bit of time with him. With the exception of the Friends girls and Handler, there’s no one on the list who you’d be surprised to hear was at his b-day even if he wasn’t with Jennifer.

        I actually wonder if they didn’t just organise a party and then a couple of weeks out decide to get married then as well, because it sounds like it was more of a party with a wedding thrown in than a wedding built around a fake party iykwim.

      • Bridget says:

        If that’s how they did it that sounds kind of sucky. Their entire wedding would have only been attended by Justin’s friends. But maybe that’s just who they hang out with.

        Though I think they may have been going for a smaller wedding, which isn’t out of left field for a 2nd wedding (especially when you consider how big Aniston’s first wedding was).

      • CynicalCeleste says:

        No idea how reliable / unreliable CDAN is, but the site has a blind that JustJen quietly married years ago and this wedding was their way of making it public. Maybe it began as a birthday party and then they decided they were ready to get the wedding publicity BS over with. It makes sense to me and I recall all those lunches with their moms etc around the time they engaged – perhaps when they actually married. It’s what I would’ve done in her situation.

      • Cleo says:

        @cynicalceleste that was ultimately disproven, the lunches in NYC – those weren’t their moms, the one lady in the pic was maybe 5 yrs older than aniston. Lol while the other woman had white hair, she wasnt elderly, Aniston’s mother is in her 80s and has had a stroke. Also she wasn’t invited to Aniston’s first wedding or this one, they don’t have a relationship. Her mom famously wrote a book on how awful she is.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yup – small wedding, you invite your closest friends, who are usually mutual friends at that point. That doesn’t mean anyone who wasn’t invited isn’t a friend anymore or that some big falling out happened.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Agreed, Lucy, especially for second marriages. She’s already had a big fairy tale wedding. It’s not so strange that this time around she might want something smaller that included only people who are close, current friends.

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  11. Jonathan says:

    OMG that old Friends pic at the bottom-Jen looks like the Cowardly Lion just after he got his hair done in the Emerald City….

    • Amy Tennant says:

      If she, were Queen, of the Forrrrrrrrresssssssst..

      That comparison gave me a good laugh this morning. Spot on. Thank you, Jonathan

      • doofus says:

        and you just gave ME a good laugh with the Cowardly Lion’s lyrics…I read them in his voice…!

    • Esmom says:

      It does, lol. But the scary thing is that hairstyle was a game changer. I had a variation of it because my hair stylist was always trying to push it on me. I look at photos from back then and cringe. Although my 80s hair was even worse.

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  12. Chinoiserie says:

    It was a small wedding so not everyone can be invited.

  13. funcakes says:

    The press is obviously assuming they gave a sh@t in the first place.
    Why would they want to go to the wedding of someone they probably haven’t seen in years?

    That’s like asking someone if they were offended the the guy you worked at a taco bell in 1985 never invited you to the wedding he had this past weekend.

    • Bridget says:

      In real life terms, it’s like the college friend that you were really close to 10 years ago but drifted apart from. It would have been nice to be invited, but not surprising when you didn’t make the guest list for a small wedding.

  14. Jess says:

    I don’t think it’s a big deal, she’s still close with the girls but probably not as much with the boys, it would’ve been cute to see some pictures with all of them though! I love that show and will keep crossing my fingers for a cheesy reunion 🙂

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Or even a panel discussion like Gilmore Girls recently did. That made fans reallllllly happy.

  15. minx says:

    Love Matthew and Matt.

  16. Jade says:

    Matt’s answer was too long, almost as if he was apologising for Jen. I don’t think 3 of them (Jen included, not David lol) need to apologise for this. I preferred what Matthew said though. Chandler Bing forevah.

  17. lunchcoma says:

    I give this a big shrug too. I know people who were as close as can be in their college years who didn’t go to each other’s weddings 15 years later. Most people’s guest lists reflect who’s important to them now – it sounds like Courtney and Lisa are still in Jen’s life and that the guys went their separate ways.

  18. Hodgkiss says:

    I don’t care about ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ and ‘she can invite who she wants’, this is DEVASTATING to me

    • Katherine says:

      Hahahaha… well you need to get over it my friend. There will be other shows you can get attached to. 😉

  19. Original T.C. says:

    It probably became a big deal because to us casual observers, we get feed media stories of how close the “Friends” continue to be after all these years. So the general public would find her friends that she was known for decades weren’t invited.

    It’s strange to say that these are random people Jen just happened to have worked with in an office or fast food joint while at the same time demanding the actors who worked on the Cosby Show , even further back in history, should contact Bill or the media. Why are they not random strangers to Bill when they actually do NOTdo interviews claiming to be still in constant contact and friends?

    The general public has more exposure to yearly “Jen and friends” stories so of course it makes people curious if they have been lied to all these years or if there is new bad blood.

  20. WinnieCoopersMom says:

    OK why is no one asking where David S fits in? I read a comment on an article yesterday that David and Jen had a big falling out a while back….but I dont know any details!! Does anyone know what happened???????

    • Katherine says:

      I looked it up because I couldn’t remember it either. Not even sure if it’s true or not but supposedly Jen didn’t know who David had married and mentioned it when asked during an interview and David got his panties in a bunch over it and ended the “friendship.” If true then he is a bigger baby than his annoying character Ross.

  21. Eru says:

    That was not nice. But they probably have no close relationships for years. Dont hang out, dont call each other every month. Still its sad. Just like Justin was not inviting NSYNC members.

    • Katherine says:

      How many of us invite people we worked with 10 or longer years ago? Did you invite all your co workers for your wedding if married or do you still socialize with all of them?

  22. holly hobby says:

    To be fair, I didn’t invite my co-workers from 10 years ago either when I got married. Really you got to make the cut somewhere. Give them all some slack!

    • Katherine says:

      Amen! Neither did I Holly. At this point tabloids are just grasping at straws trying to come up with new s&^% to write about Jen since they can no longer ridicule her for not getting married already. I wish they’d leave her alone.

  23. Tracy says:

    If you don’t think it’s a big deal, then why are you posting about it? Nobody thinks it’s a big deal.

    • Katherine says:

      Are you addressing the posters or the author of the stupid article. I came to stick up for Jen and Justin and to tell whoever wrote this article to take a hike.

  24. Katherine says:

    Too much ado over nothing. There seem to be dozens of articles all of a sudden about this ! Do we even know if these men had invited Jen to THEIR wedding? Surely we would have seen photos of that and I don’t recall seeing it. The only” friends” character who was always by Jen’s side was Courtney Cox. They have been bff’s forever and hence her being Jen’s matron of honor. Real friends would have been there for her during the breakup years from Brad and the only one who showed up was Courtney Cox so if these “boys” were not asked to the wedding maybe there is a good reason. Maybe they are not that close. Besides if this was supposed to be a surprise birthday party for Justin how would she pull that off by inviting the cast of friends? It’s not like they were buddies with him. Never saw them hanging out and we would have if they had because Jen is followed by the paps 24/7.

  25. Katherine says:

    Too much ado over nothing. There seem to be dozens of articles all of a sudden about this ! Do we even know if these men had invited Jen to THEIR wedding? Surely we would have seen photos of that and I don’t recall seeing it. The only friends’s character who was always by Jen’s side was Courtney Cox. They have been bff’s forever and hence her being Jen’s matron of honor. The rest were not there for Jen or if they were we never heard about it or saw it when she broke up with Brad. Real friends would have been there for her and the only one who showed up was Courtney Cox so if these “boys” were not asked to the wedding maybe there is a good reason. Maybe they are not that close.