People Mag: It’s highly unlikely Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt would get back together


Just my opinion: from what I’ve seen of Brad Pitt’s romantic entanglements, he’s not much of a backslider. A backslider is someone who can’t just make a clean split, someone who gets through a breakup and then goes back to their ex at some point. It seems like Brad doesn’t backslide. But hey, sometimes people change. Brad is single-ish now – he’s still in the divorce process with Angelina Jolie, but he’s reportedly been casually dating some ladies. And now Jennifer Aniston is single-ish too. Would Brad backslide? Would Jennifer?

Don’t expect a Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunion anytime soon. Following the news of Aniston and Justin Theroux‘s split, the internet has gone into a frenzy with the possibility of Aniston and Pitt rekindling a romantic relationship. But a source tells PEOPLE a reconciliation between the former couple seems highly unlikely.

“They haven’t seen each other in ages,” says a source with knowledge of Pitt and Aniston’s current relationship. “For well over a decade now they have lived totally separate lives and so not surprisingly, they have become totally different people than who they once were when they were together.”

Pitt, 54, and Aniston, 49, divorced in 2005 after five years of marriage.

“They broke up, and they did it because they had serious issues,” says the source. “They’re not stupid. They remember why it didn’t work.” Despite the constant tabloid chatter over the years suggesting they never stopped loving each other, both Aniston and Pitt have completely moved on. “They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together,” says the source. “It is such ancient history.” And when it comes to the possibility of a new relationship, the source says their lives are simply too different from when they first met to make it work.

“Now you add six kids on his side and each of them having their own assorted battle scars into the mix?” adds the source. “Forget it. It’s not going to happen.” And while Aniston and Pitt have remained friendly over the years, the source says two aren’t especially close. “They aren’t in regular contact, beyond an occasional text back and forth to wish each other the best when there’s been a new project or big event,” adds the source.

[From People]

I say that this source is probably right? I mean, would a repeat of Jen & Brad be “good for gossip”? For sure. It would make my job easier, just like Angelina Jolie starting up with Tom Hiddleston would make my job easier, but that doesn’t mean it will happen. Before Jennifer got with Justin, I always wondered why – with her routines and her preference for an LA-based life – she never just settled down with some non-actor, like a lawyer or an agent or some kind of businessman-type outside the industry. I still wonder why she doesn’t do that, like ACTIVELY look for a nice guy who isn’t bringing a lot of actor drama to the table. Brad is possibly bringing even more actor-drama to the table than Justin ever could. And I also think that imagining Jennifer Aniston as “step-mother” to the six Jolie-Pitt kids would just… not be a good look for anyone involved in the Uncool Bermuda Triangle. It would be such a mess.

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    • WMGDtoo says:

      Thank you.. seems that story ran it’s course.

      • Sabrine says:

        The tabloids would like that but I’m surprised people are dumb enough to even suggest the possibility of them reconciling. They don’t suggest it about other couples so I don’t know why them….weird.

      • LetItGo says:

        Hey @sabrine

        It’s not that people are “dumb enough to suggest” it, it’s their wishful thinking: the dream has always been for the “other woman” in this case the demon siren man stealing most beautiful woman in the world (this is the tabloid narrative) to get her comeuppance.

        So the fantasy for Team Jen will always be for Jen to ‘win.’ It pathetically says a lot about them as women that they perceive Jen would be ‘winning’ by getting back a guy who said she was a bore and who left her and eagerly started a new life and family with his true love. As sad and weak as Aniston came off during her decade long pity party, that boosted her profile and career post Friends, the fact that her fans want that for her – shows you that their support is really not for or about Aniston at all – it’s about hating Angelina and resenting Brad for leaving the average woman they see themselves in.

        That said, those old pics of Aniston really show her old face and the procedures she’s had since then. The shaving and jaw realignmwnt, 2nd or. 3rd nose job, the fillers. I’ve always said she could be Dustin hoffman’s close relative- you see it in these pics.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Ditto duh. She wouldn’t want him back after everything that has passed, and I really doubt he would want HER back either, for the same reasons Justin-the-Arty-Pretender is leaving her: she’s not at all arty and hipster, she’s an everyday, home-loving, non-world-traveler SoCal girl whose life Brad would now find too unworldly and inadequately supportive of his own pretensions to art and architectural brilliance.

      • Sabrine says:

        He’s no prize either….his looks are gone and he seems to be somewhat flat personality wise.

      • perplexed says:

        Isn’t he an alcoholic now? Why would she want to deal with that? Angelina has six kids with him and didn’t want to, why would Jennifer?

      • Midigo says:

        Why would she take him back? She enjoyed his best years looks wise. And it was many years ago.

      • LetItGo says:

        That’s pretty shallow and superficial of you @midigo. I’ve never understood comments like yours. Saying she enjoyed HIS best looks? What does that even mean? So he wasn’t gorgeous in Ocean’s 13, or Mr and Mrs Smith, or Money Ball or Jesse James? Riiiiiiight. Lmao.

        Are you open to the possibility that SHE (Aniston) never had any ‘best years’ face wise and that’s why he left her?

        Wouldn’t that be a rude awful thing to say? People said that a lot when they were together, that Brad was the pretty one in the relationship which I’m sure hurt Aniston’s feelings as it was something her own mother may have said.

        This whole bs narrative is being driven by her PR flack as usual, anyway. Over the years this is the way it would go- she’d hook up with someone, her fans would convince themselves whoever it was made Brad look forgettable (they’d pretend Vaughn, or Mayer, or Theroux was George Clooney or something, lol), they’d inevitably break it off with her, and the tabloids would go right back to fictitiously dragging Brad Pitt who was minding his own business into her fake narrative. (Jen Cries On Brad’s Shoulder, Brad Consoles Jen after John Dumps Her, etc) her PR is running this fantasy yet again.

        It’s always quite hilarious to read Aniston’s fans insist she’d never take him back as if she’d ever get the opportunity. Delusion is a scary thing.

    • tracking says:

      “Duh” was exactly my first thought, LOL.

    • Savasana Lotus says:

      My first thought: Gee, really? Ya think? Stupid. They were never a match in the first place. She was simply the Paltrow rebound that went too far.

    • Louise177 says:

      It’s amazing how many Jennifer fans want them back together. It’s almost disturbing. The thing is people like to blame Angelina for the breakup. They ignore that the marriage was in trouble before she entered the picture. Just read their old interviews.

  1. littlemissnaughty says:

    Folks need to let this go.

  2. Keaton says:

    ITA that Brad isn’t a backslider. I also think she’s too old for him. Add in all his kids and yeah there’s no way. But I’m sure that won’t stop the tabloids.

  3. PGrant's Girl says:

    I realize these are just three of the thousands of pics taken of these two together, but Brad sure doesn’t look happy in any of them.

    • Runcmc says:

      Laineygossip posted some old pics of them last week and they looked SO happy and in sync. Probably the first time I was like “huh they were really cute together!”

    • Artemis says:

      There are but when Pitt got his MAMS haircut, dude was mentally gone and the pics show it. Which is why I’ll never believe ‘nothing’ happened with AJ pre-separation.

      • sunnydeereynolds says:

        Lol. Her fans are still out there wanting them to get back together! It’s so pathetic.

      • Fran says:

        You won’t believe nothing happened because of a….haircut for a movie part? Seriously? Of all the reasons, that is, absolute bizarre.

      • Bridget says:

        Not saying that the two concepts can’t co-exist, but those two had a lot of problems and their relationship was on the downslope prior to MAMS. I don’t think they would have lasted much longer even had Angelina not come into the picture.

      • Asiyah says:

        I think they had an emotional affair, which hurts even more than something physical.

      • Carmen says:

        Aniston is on record as saying the marriage was dead by 2004 which was before he ever met Jolie. If he hadn’t dumped her for Jolie, sooner or later he would have dumped her for somebody else.

      • LetItGo says:


        Well I think he and Aniston were toast, and that he was “mentally gone,” waaaay before MAMS and before he even met Jolie- see during the filming of Troy (a 3-4 month shoot in Malta), when his then wife didn’t visit but one time, and the pic of them both bored to tears and smoking at some outdoor café looks as if they’re standing in a firing line preparing to be executed rather than waiting on a coffee.

        This was the period of time where she told some mag she loved the separation and doing her own thing, and that Brad Pitt wasn’t the love of her life. I think he may have been gone when she didn’t acknowledge him the one and only time she won something for Friends at the Golden Globes.

        This was all “pre-separation,” and before Brad had even met Angelina.

        That said: I’m pretty sure Brad had a major crush on Angelina before he acknowledged it to his wife, himself and especially Angelina. Like she said, she thought he was happily married. So I believe Angelina when she said she wouldn’t cheat- i don’t think she’d lie, I believe Brad when he said he didn’t cheat and I also believe Aniston and her girlfriends when they say they don’t believe Brad cheated.

        But you’re right, something did happen, on his way to leaving Aniston – he became enchanted with Angelina Jolie(Courtney said it best). That didn’t require Angelina boinking him or making out, he just fell for who she was, Angie was oblivious IMO, until she wasn’t much later post his split.

        He WAS leaving Jennifer, he had inferred that exit was coming before he even met Angie -remember he went on Oprah and had to explain comments he made in some interview that they might not make it?

    • Bridget says:

      They looked very happy early on, but you can definitely see a rising tension between the two of them as time went on.

    • BorderMollie says:

      This is why I just don’t get folks who still ‘ship’ them together. By their own admissions they were not happy together, and by gossip at the time they were almost always apart while they were married. No offense but it’s a weird fixation, and I think people who still have it might be projecting just a smidge. Sorry.

  4. DiligentDiva says:

    I agree, but wouldn’t it be something if it happened. Wishful thinking.

  5. Maya says:

    Let this go people – these two didn’t work the first time because they weren’t compatible. This time around, they are even less with Brad now a father of 6 and with addiction problems.

    Despite my criticism of Brad’s need to choose his image, I think he still loves Angelina very much and is doing everything he can to amend his relationship with his children and Angelina. He would be the ultimate idiot to start something with Jennifer who seems to only like superficial things in life.

    It would actually gain some respect towards Jennifer if she put a stop to this gossip but I won’t hold my breath. She gained immensely by playing the victim and she will continue to play the game until it fails.

  6. Lorelai says:

    Yes and also, the sky is blue 🙄

  7. Cj says:

    Would you sign up to be a stepmother to 6 kids that would definitely make your life miserable, after all she doesn’t want kids.But I’m sure she’ll shoot her shot just for PR.

  8. Tess says:

    He said life with her was dull and she said he was insensitive so no I don’t think that’ll happen. He’s not a backslider and neither is she. I think she’s had enough relationships to take her losses and move on.

  9. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    They made a gorgeous couple. I’m feeling a little nastalgic looking at those photos.

  10. QueenB says:

    Even if they were still fond of each other. Who would want the amount of drama and tabloid gossip in their life? No way are they getting back together. They could leak a little here and there maybe even chatting at an event but only for the PR.

  11. jen says:

    I think Jennifer is beautiful, period, but man, that nose job, such a difference.

  12. mosi says:

    heh, I actually think they might be better suited now than they used to be? now that Brad is in therapy, has kids that he wanted and might enjoy Jens rutine.

  13. minx says:

    Does anyone who is not a Jennifer stan think they actually would?

  14. pwal says:

    No and they would be stupid to even try. To me, the only reason why many stabbed for them was because ‘they looked the part’. White, tanned, blond(ish) and fit. People (and Brad) assumed that he needed to settle down and people (and Aniston) assumed that she was the woman to lock him down. Everybody was wrong, just like they were wrong about him being lost without Jolie.

    He has a drinking problem, which he is working on and his controlling it is his responsibility and neither of these women or his children should be the inspiration for him doing it.

    • Just sayin says:

      Well, the only reason he’s getting help or claiming to get help (he was spotted at bars recently) is because he got his family in trouble with CPS. If that didn’t happen he would still be bloated from coke and booze.

    • Fran says:

      If your own children shouldn’t be inspiration enough or reason enough, then what in the world would be?

      • pwal says:

        Call me crazy, but doing something like this, whether it’s getting sober, losing weight, or anything health/mentally related should be about you and only you. You are the one who truly understand how high the stakes are and it’s you effort and perseverance that will get you o the goal. Outside influences can be helpful or hurtful, but again, it is you who dictates the access you have to them.

        Some people are too locked into Brad ‘proving himself’ for she who sits on high (in her nd stans’ mind) but ultimately, Angelina is a non factor in this. And the kids shouldn’t be either, since they are already too interwoven into Jolie’s successes and failures. Remember, she married Brad for the kids versus marrying him because she loved him. Not a good move for many reasons, but mainly because those probably assumed responsibility for the failure of this, which isn’t their burden to bare.

  15. Tiffany says:

    Otherwise wasn’t that long ago that Aniston was cracking jokes about a few of Angie and Brad’s kids in GQ.

    That alone should shut down any reconciliation.

    • Maya says:

      Plus her friends also attacked the children with racial slurs and Jennifer never put a stop to, she was busy laughing.

      If Brad truly loves his children, he would never let Jennifer enter their lives.

    • Fran says:

      Exactly to you both. You are what you hang with. And Aniston hiring Handler to attack Brad’s children and Aniston laughing about it shows that she is a racist, through and through. If Brad ever loved her I doubt he would now that she has shown she is a racist.

    • Felicia says:

      You mean this comment where she was making fun of what she called “the insane Bermuda Triangle”?

      “And they even go away together — Aniston joked.

      “The funny thing is that people don’t realize we all go away to the Hamptons on the weekends,” Aniston said completely tongue-in-cheek.

      “Can you imagine?” she continued. “That’d be hysterical: I’ve got Zahara on my hip, and Knox…”

  16. Zuppa di Clams says:

    Well, both Liz Taylor and Natalie Wood remarried their ex husbands with a new spouse in between. Not the…best…examples but it’s not unprecedented in H-wood.

    Also, so Brad liked Angie because Angie was an exciting world traveler and Jen was sort of a boring homebody who liked to smoke weed and do yoga all morning. And then one of the big rumors coming out of the Brad-Angie divorce was Brad liked being at Miraval and sunk a lot of money into it to make it a home and he didn’t like all the travel Angie put the kids through and wanted to smoke weed all the time and chill. And now Jen and Justin broke up over lifestyle differences-I guess Brad was more compatible with the Jen lifestyle than he thought.

    • ArtShark says:

      They are more compatible in the sense that they like to stay home, smoke weed and work on architecture. But I don’t think Aniston would get back together with him. She didn’t want kids, why would she want to be a step-mother to 6 of them?

      I do think it’s hilarious that Pitt wanted to make a home and stop traveling. Rich with irony. Whatever happened to his philanthropy? Since he and Jolie I haven’t heard another word about it and he couldn’t stop talking about it back in the day. It’s like he just borrowed it for his image and now he doesn’t need it anymore. Or did his usual thing of borrowing his lady’s personality and then dropped it once they split.

  17. Tulip Garden says:

    “Take it away Taylor”, says Tulip.

    *Swift puts on super red lipstick and shorty shorts, realizes Reputation has different schtick , finds oversized sweater dress

    ” ahem, tra lalalalala,
    They are never, ever, ever, getting back together…..wait, this sounds like shit, somebody throw on the autotune….

    *bounces head up and down

    “Okay, we tuned? Good.
    Talk to your friends, talk to my friends, ha, tabloids lie-e”

    Meh, print it!

  18. Chaine says:

    No way she would put up with six step-kids. And man, I never realized how drastically she had changed her nose until now. Definitely a major improvement.

  19. Luca76 says:

    I used to say it all the time before she married. She needs to go the Salma Hyack route older plain billionaire who will worship/spoil her.

  20. Just sayin says:

    Oh, I think he would do it in a heartbeat for good publicity. Pitt fans always claim that Aniston is stalking him but when Angelina dumped him he used Aniston to get points from the press and fans. Remember his team came out saying he had reconnected with Aniston through text messages? He’s not above using her for good publicity when he needs to.

    Btw, his looks are so overrated. He’s actually bland and not as pretty as the media loves to claim. There are better looking white men with blue eyes in Hollywood.

  21. BEEB says:

    This triangle of doom is never going to die is it?

  22. Bridget says:

    Will a couple that was already falling apart before he met his jumpoff, TWELVE years ago, get back together? I don’t think you need a crystal ball to figure out this one.

  23. Merritt says:

    Brad has no personality and has taken on the personality and interests of every woman he has dated. They won’t get back together and they shouldn’t consider it either.

  24. unmade_bed says:

    The timing of their divorces does seem to point to some connection. Maybe Brad and Angelina’s divorce allowed Jen to psychologically withdraw from her own marriage, or it gave her permission to stop keeping up appearances.

    • mela says:

      yeah i think justin relationship was a bit of shield so the “poor spinster divorcee Jen” conversation would end as Brad galloped around the world with his jump off.

      I think it may have been a unconscious part of her that didn’t need the shield anymore

  25. mela says:

    I doubt Jennifer wants to date a guy with as much baggage as Pitt, a cajillion kids and a controlling ex wife. No thanks!!!

    I bet they talk though. I like them both

    • Cara says:

      ‘controlling’? I think that is Aniston you are talking about there.

      • mela says:

        I think Angelina is very protective and controlling over her kids, and rightfully so she is a mama bear.

        I just don’t think many women would want to get involved with him because she is probably a nightmare to deal with from that prospective. If a woman is to get involved with Pitt seriously, she is by default involved with Angelina. And I’m not sure that is all sunshine and rainbows at this point. It’s drama still between Pitt and her.

      • @Mela is definitely talking La Jolie with the controlling issues. Brad was quoted as saying if he couldn’t make it work with her (Jolie) he didn’t think anyone could. That would be because La Jolie has a “my way or the highway” mentality that has served her very well in her career but isn’t such a recipe for success in personal relationships.
        JA is being reported as encouraging Justin to visit New York to stay in touch with that aspect of his life probably because she enjoyed doing her own thing when he wasn’t around. That recipe didn’t work out too good either but definitely doesn’t speak to being controlling.

      • Snowflake says:

        @winteriscoming. I think you’re wrong about jolie being controlling. Remember, she’s the one that gives the kids candy and doesn’t believe in structure? I think I saw that in an interview with them

    • Fleur says:

      I agree with both of your comments, Mela.

      Also, maybe it’s just my age and place in life, but Jen’s life sounds pretty fabulous. Who needs a man?

      • mela says:

        thats how i feel. if I were JA, i’d enjoy my mansion and millions and peace and quiet

        at this point- why bother accommodating another man/another relationship?

      • @mela and @fleur
        I have found the table I want to join!
        I agree JA has a new series starting with Witherspoon, no doubt a new house to redo soon, friends, drinks, and borrring Cabo vacations. Always has the option of meeting and enjoying someone new until he’s not new or fun or wants things she doesn’t so she can just move on.
        Pardon me for Saying that this is an absolute dream for some women in their 40’s that has already done the working, the compromising, and trying to smile through it all.
        No way in h@ll would I want to take on 6 kids, controlling ex-wife, or any man (ex partner, prince, or pauper) who would bring that to the table!
        Bring on easy going, no strings attached, intelligent, entertaining, funny, … or just delicious depending on the present wants!

  26. Pam says:

    How about TMZ saying they can’t find any sign of Jennifer and Justin’s marriage certificate and neither one have hired lawyers! Hmmm interesting.

  27. L84Tea says:

    To me, Brad has always been the Hollywood equivalent to a high school douche who always wants to date the popular girl just because she’s the popular girl. His relationships with Gwen and Jen always gave me that feeling.

  28. Michelle says:

    People are acting like these six children don’t exist. I think their feelings should be a huge deal of who they want in their lives. They are only just getting over having their family ripped apart, & reconnecting with their father. let alone introduce a woman who she & her friends have attacked their own mother.

    • Truth hurts says:

      You are right Michelle. That rebuttal in People said just that. His six kids are the main reason plus Jen and Brad had serious issues.”
      All these people who have the opinions are not a part of his family unit. All of they care about is hurting Jolie or gossip. Jolie is the mother of those kids listening and reading the BS. I’m waiting for one of them to go on an epic rant one day.

  29. LittleWing says:

    Na ga happen but nice try People. The thing with brad Pitt is his officials are ALWAYS showbiz born AND on a career ascent. Think about it. Juliet lewis, goop, Aniston at the height friends, jolie -
    all of them with family connections in the business and their career on the upswing. Their growing spotlight shines on him too. So no he will not be revisiting, at least not publicly.

    • Just sayin says:

      I was thinking he would want someone like Dakota Johnson. I use to joke that he would date Dakota fanning if brange ended…

      You’re right but I would’ve been ruder about it… He likes using actresses for their publicity. The worse is Juliete Lewis as she was actually just a kid. I’ve had conversations with his fans about this and they say because she imancipated herself away from her parents it was okay for him to date her. I wonder what her real age was too when they actually started dating. They filmed a movie together when she was 15 and he was 25 but made it public when she was 16. Too weird and for that alone I never liked him.

      • LittleWing says:

        Thx for pointing that out. I remember they were together without recalling the exact details, or that he was so much older. Ew.

      • Just sayin says:

        Yeah, I think his Pr team got a hold of things at the right time and directed him towards age appropriate actresses for him to date because a lot of people don’t know or remember that Lewis wasnt the only teen actress he dated. It’s not a one time thing with that dude. He dated a teenager from a show called Dallas he was on when he was first starting out in Hollywood.

  30. xena says:

    My personal funfact: Brad Pitt always coordinates his looks with his current partner … always … if I go through several relationship pictures of him and his women I start to somehow see him like a human accessory. What he is not of course … it’s just weird because the women are staying true to their looks before and after him … so I wonder what he would look like as himself?

  31. Whisper says:

    I knew these silly articles would be popping up about Jen and Brad when I heard about Jen and Justin were divorcing.

    • tracking says:

      I know, it’s insane. They seemed genuinely sweet together, often seen with arms wrapped around each other, but clearly they didn’t have what it took to go the distance as a couple. And, with even more baggage on both sides, they certainly don’t now. I can’t believe anyone would even want this.

  32. Evie says:

    I’d be shocked if they got back together. That ship sailed in 2005 and I don’t think it’s making a return to port. Both Jen and Brad are different people than they were 13 years ago.

  33. holly hobby says:

    Aw vintage Brad and Jen pics! I do like looking at these. Somehow I think Jenn thinks dating an attorney or a plastic surgeon is too blah for her. Plus maybe she’s vain enough to think there aren’t any hunky men in those professions out there?

    • Sara says:

      I honestly don’t think they are that different which is why they have both been dumped by their significant others that have changed and grown over the years. That said, I don’t think they would get back together romantically but I do feel they could become friends again.