The entire time we were so focused on whether Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss broke up, we could have been paying attention to the older Meaner Girl version: did Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston break up? I think they might have. And I think the breakup was somewhat recent, like there was a cooling off period for a year and then a bigger break up a few months ago, at least. Handler a–hole’d her way out of her Netflix gig, just like she did with her E! talk show. You’d think that Handler would be using her connection to book other high profile work, right? But it’s radio silence, almost like her CAA friends have abandoned her. She wasn’t invited to Jennifer’s birthday party goddess circle, nor did she attend Molly McNearney’s birthday party a few days ago, a party which Jennifer attended. So if they did break up, what was the issue?
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are still in the spotlight after officially announcing their breakup on February 15. The former couple has now been plagued by different controversies regarding their marital issues, but it seems that there is one person who thinks that it’s the Friends alum’s fault. They used to be close friends, but the actress cut ties with her when she reportedly found out that her pal was backstabbing her. Chelsea Handler blames her former pal over her split from the Leftovers actor.
According to an insider who recently spoke with Radar Online, Handler believes that Jennifer Aniston was the one who blew up her marriage to Theroux. It is said that the Chelsea Lately host had previously advised her pal to “readjust her expectations and treatment” of the actor. She’d been vocal about it, which was reportedly the main reason why Jen had to cut ties with her. The source added that the Primetime Emmy-winning actress believed that the talk show host is “unsupportive and spiteful.”
The insider added that following Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s split, Handler now feels proud that she had to warn the Bruce Almighty actress about her treatment towards her ex-husband. Now, she feels like Jen owes her an apology.
Handler reportedly spilled secrets about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s marriage. When The Break-Up actress learned about it, she immediately rejected their years of friendship. On the plus side, Jen has a massive group of girlfriends who have been supporting her after her split from her ex-husband. People reported that she has been surrounded by her pals who already knew their breakup several weeks before they announced it through the actress’ publicist Stephen Huvane.
Do you buy this? That Chelsea Handler was arguing that Jennifer should treat Justin differently, and that Jennifer needed to adjust her expectations when marrying someone so EDGY? I don’t know. I think it’s more like… Chelsea outlived her usefulness to Jennifer and Jennifer phased her out. Of course, I also think it’s possible that in a rare moment of lucidity, Chelsea was like “don’t marry Justin, you two are completely incompatible” and that wasn’t the narrative Jennifer wanted around her at that time. Whatever. The important thing is that Jen and Chelsea totally broke up. Like Kaylor.
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