People: Jennifer Aniston is fine, she & Justin Theroux ‘won’t get back together’ just FYI

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux attends the premiere Of HBO's 'The Leftovers' Season 3 in Hollywood

Even though gossip about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux is basically at a stand-still, I get the feeling that there will be some longer-term gossip payoffs. We just need to have patience, because of what they’re saying about Justin and Petra Collins, I just can’t see Aniston quietly dealing with the divorce situation. Like, her whole celebrity-persona is built on being Poor Jen, and here’s a perfect moment for everyone to say it once again: Poor Jen, her second husband was such an edgy hipster cheater. Poor Jen, Forever Alone-iston. In the meantime, Poor Jen is going back to the well for stories about how strong she is because she has such a good group of female friends. They are literally just recycling these stories from 2005 and changing “Brad” to “Justin.”

Jennifer Aniston is moving on with her life apart from Justin Theroux.

“Since her split from Justin, Jen is doing fine,” a source tells PEOPLE. The duo, who announced their separation in February, has “had some contact” after the breakup but “won’t get back together,” adds the source.

“Justin has moved on with his life in N.Y.C.,” while “Jen still enjoys hers in L.A.,” the source continues. Ultimately, Aniston’s “life now is not very different” than it was before the breakup, the source says. “She loves socializing with friends.”

Earlier this month, the actress, 49, headed out for Molly McNearney‘s 40th birthday party, where she posed with her pals — including the birthday girl, Tobey Maguire‘s estranged wife Jen Meyer, Jason Bateman‘s wife Amanda Aanka and her manager Aleen Keshishian — in a photo booth.

“Her friends always invite her out and to parties,” the source says. “Jen has a very caring group of friends that take care of her.”

Meanwhile, Theroux, 46, was in Paris recently for Fashion Week during which he attended the Louis Vuitton womenswear show and spent time reenacting a Bachelor rose ceremony with longtime friend Carlos Quirarte.

[From People]

They “won’t get back together.” No derp. Justin, by all accounts, ran screaming from Jennifer and straight into the arms of the first edgy It Girl who would have him. As for this being a story about Jennifer being Fine, Just Fine… I do believe she’s fine. I don’t think Justin was the big love of her life or anything. Mostly, I would imagine she just feels embarrassed about everything. But I’m suspicious about all of these “she’s fine, really” stories coming out. And why is it so important that we know that a 49-year-old woman has close friends and they invite her to parties??

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux attends the premiere Of HBO's 'The Leftovers' Season 3 in Hollywood

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  1. Snazzy says:

    this has nothing to do with the divorce but I do love the leather dress she is wearing in the pics

    • Nancy says:

      Right. I’d have that dress on my body, before that douche Justin any day of the week! Since Justin ran screaming down the street on his tricycle, no worries about that. Ha! If I never saw or heard the word edgy again, it would be a good thing.

      • Jess says:

        Tricycle…ha!! So true

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Justedge read what you wrote and has jumped off the tryke, threw his bullseye helmet, hiked up his lowslung skinny jeans, and huffed into the nearest hipster coffeehouse to take solace among his people!
        You Meanie, if only he could admit he read it! Wait, he can say he “ironically” read it, they can say they did too, and then they can feel superior while bashing “gossip readers”!
        Whew, you almost ruined his day. Boo!

  2. lightpurple says:

    Oh, thank God! we will all be able to sleep tonight now that we don’t have to worry about Jennifer Aniston reconnecting with the edgy hipster! Humanity thanks you, People Magazine!

  3. LAK says:

    It’s important because she’s trying to spin a different story that pushes poor Jen, BUT emphasises how fabulous and popular she is. Not sitting at home crying at the ocean and throwing pity parties.

    The 2005 stories were all about her pity parties and crying at the ocean.

  4. Eleonor says:

    Jennifer Aniston is the original inventor of the female squad.

    • Nancy says:

      Absolutely. For the Taylors of today, it’s woman power, but for JA, it’s I’m so alone and sad. I’d love to be sad with her fortune and “squad.” I’d trade him for Molly McNearney alone! She’s hysterical. She writes the words her husband gets the laughs for. Every woman needs a squad. Since I have a twin and two other sisters, they’re my sanity, my husband approves!

  5. Cantgooglme says:

    No one cares Jen

    • Catherine says:

      I wish we could “like” comments because this is the best!

    • The Original G says:

      Yes, “Like”

    • rigaou says:

      I care.

    • maisie says:

      And that’s the reason behind the construct of Poor Jen: it’s a way to make the public care about an aging actress who never quite got beyond her first TV success. If she’s a perpetual victim to cruel men who trade up, we might still be interested in her enough to let her keep the Aveeno gig. It’s a pretty standard PR ploy to maintain interest – the public just loves a “star” who is as “miserable” as they are. But in RL Aniston doesn’t give a crap about all this – it’s just commerce which goes with the job.

  6. Really says:

    Ok ok ok, you are still sexy, desirable and hot, Jen. Can we move on now?

    • minx says:

      AND she has the best, closest, most caring group of “girlfriends.” No one else in the world has as wonderful a group of friends as JA. No one. They are there for her. She has these friends, good friends. Because no other 49-year-old has friends. Just Jen.

      • NoShame says:

        Theroux has now put out 3 articles in a week talking about his friends and how he’s hanging out with them.

  7. Rosalee says:

    I agree, she’s fine, but embarrassed. Sure he was cute, but he co-wrote Tropic Thunder..that’s not edgy, that’s juvenile. We all mistakes, unfortunately sometimes we marry them.

  8. SM says:

    She trully displays a complete lack of imagination. This whole poor Jen narrative may have been more believable when she and Pitt split up since they had a life together. She and Justin barely ever saw each other, I am sure that whatever personal things they have at each other’s place they can return by mail in a single box.

    • N. says:

      The “Woe me, I got dumped for another woman” pity party has been her schtick for years. She even did a “Jen – Five Years After Brad” sperad for People mag, her pr-people moved heaven and earth to milk her connection to Brangelina to the very end.

      Jennifer is clearly trying to play the victim card again but Justin is no Brad Pit and there’s no hot young A-list actress to blame for Jennifer’s failed marriage this time. This cheap pr game just makes her look desperate for attention. Slumber parties with the girl squad? Please.

  9. Maya says:

    That’s the whole Jennifer image – see I am a girl’s girl with lots of female friends.

    It’s not only a dig at Angelina (fake stories about her not having female friends) but also to make sure CAA ladies hang out together.

    Every single of those so called goddess circle are with CAA so I don’t think they are real friends but instead reel friends. Courtney and few others I thing are true friends but the rest, it’s mutual PR.

    Jennifer is definitely laying low and will jump when she thinks is the right time. Unfortunately for her, Justin ain’t Brad and he will fight back and play the dirty PR game. It’s going to be nuclear and I ready with my popcorn. No children involved so I can look forward to the gossip.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      Stop. She’s always had a circle of good friends, and they’ve pretty consistently been the same people. This has nothing to do with Angelina.

  10. RBC says:

    I am waiting for the “ Jennifer’s dog is so sad and missing Justin” story.

    • Nancy says:

      Dogs do get sad. When my husband was out of town, my little Daisy the dog would lay on his pillow and make sad dog sounds, for real!

      • RBC says:

        My dogs are the same way. But can you imagine the tabloid covers if it was Jennifer’s dog?

      • Nancy says:

        For an element of the population (mostly the rags), they will and do attack her for breathing. I’m not a stan, but she gets so much snark. She’s not the only woman alone, just one that is a magnet for criticism. I know I will get all the reasons she deserves it, but it doesn’t change my mind. She’s been around for decades, but for some it’s only for her bad taste in men and how they never loved her and ran for their lives to get away from that horrible woman! LOL

      • magnoliarose says:

        Our fur babies and feather baby have feelings, and they do miss us.
        Jen gets snark because this is the PR game she played. So now it kind of stuck to her.

  11. Mira says:

    ““Her friends always invite her out and to parties,” the source says. “Jen has a very caring group of friends that take care of her.””

    OUF. Now I can breathe, I was SO worried about our lil Jen (!)

  12. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    Wait, isn’t she rekindling her amazing previous relationship with her ex-husband Mr. Pitt with the help of Mr. Clooney? So why would we be worried she’s getting back with Mr. Edgy? I’m sorry but at 49 years old, these she’s just fine with her gal pals have as ridiculous a tone as the current poor Brad ones. Is as though People mag thinks they are two 20year olds!

    • Darla says:

      For me it’s the reverse. When i was in my 20’s, I was more concerned with having a man. These days, I love my “gal pals”.

      • Nancy says:

        Well for my twentieth post, lol, my feelings are similar to yours. As aforementioned, my sisters and I are joined at the hip. There are things you do and talk about with your man, then there are the lunches, dinners, talking about things only a woman understands. I guess if you have both, you have the best of both worlds.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Daria, hey again! (See my response to you in the Jolie thread)

        Anyway, I’ve found age makes my female friendships more and more important even though I am married. I love the freedom that sharing with old friends (many family related) gives me to be unedited, inappropriate, and understood. They Know-know me and my history, who I really am, and how I got here, it is irreplaceable, imo.

      • Darla says:

        Okay I will go look now, thanks!

  13. Ms. Lib says:

    I wish she would get her act together when it comes to men!

    • NoShame says:

      Couldn’t you say this about most of Hollywood? Jolie was divorced 3 times by the time she was 40.

      • LetItGoo_ says:


        I don’t think that’s technically accurate since Angelina is 42 and still not “divorced,” officially from Brad Pitt. So to be accurate, Angelina was divorced twice by age 42, and Jennifer will most likely be divorced twice by age 49. Looks like they’re almost even as of this writing.

        But again, why bring up Angelina in this thread? Your comparison with Jolie is on the ridiculous side, as Aniston is known for her wallowing, complaining, griping, bitter and pity partying post break ups (hence her ‘Poor Jen’ nick) and not really moving on…that’s not Angelina. So bringing her up a) doesn’t make sense and b) reeks of the Aniston PR shenanigans known as the ‘team’ politics from 2005.

      • citney says:


        Big deal, Angelina married the men she lived with (3), whereas women such as JA lived with men they never married, what’s the real difference?????

        The young stars today live with almost every person they “date”.

        I saw a quote Elizabeth Taylor once said about why she married so many times, she said it was because she married every man she fell in love with, instead of just living with them.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I thought Elizabeth Taylor claimed to have married them because she didn’t want to have sex outside of marriage. I could be wrong.
        Plus age and experience may have changed her outlook later in life.
        Also, IMO, married versus living together is a very big deal particularly if/when you break up. This isn’t about the “versus” comments, just practicality. I also think it’s why much of young Hollywood doesn’t marry today. They Know it isn’t likely to last: if it does, great and if not easier to move on. Many seem to wait until/if they want kids and others don’t let that sway them either. Just observations.
        Also, I’ve no idea how many men either of the aforementioned women have lived with particularly pre-fame. After I thought it was their eventual husbands. I could be wrong about that too!

      • citney says:

        @Tulip Garden

        Since Liz had affairs with at least two husbands while either she or the guy were married to others, I don’t think Liz was especially concerned with having sex outside marriage.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I wish we all could. Every single one of us! But humans don’t usually work that way so screw it, and just do the best you can and don’t beat yourself up is a much better, kinder philosophy for me 🙂

  14. Darla says:

    Of course she’s fine. She has millions and millions of dollars, a great body, and funny friends. I am of the view that as long as you have funny girlfriends, and a bit of cash, (and your health and the health of loved ones), life is good. I love nothing more than getting together with my gf’s and having a drink-infused dinner. I never laugh so hard as i do then.

    • tracking says:

      +1 Aniston’s been close to some of her friends for more than a quarter century, and not all of them are famous. She herself said she has a great life, and a partner would just be icing on the cake. Whether or not she ever gets the icing, she’s got perfectly great cake and seems to know it. Since these updates are repetitive and pointless, they should stop soon.

      • LetItGoo_ says:

        @darla and @tracking

        Of course Aniston has a great life, if you count mansions, millions, and seemingly supportive girlfriends there to pick you up when you’re low, as the most important criteria. It’s a heck of a great start.

        But we all know that’s not the end all. We certainly know that Jen doesn’t believe that’s the end all. Or else we wldn’t have gotten a near decade of her complaining about Brad, Angelina, the tabloid image, the paparazzi, rumors in rags and mags. We’ve seen her crying on Oprah, in Vanity Fair, and tons of assorted other interviews which focus on how she’s coping, and dealing. We’ve read pieces where she snipes at Brad and of course the ones where she snipes at Angelina (those stop the presses when her name is dropped and the media attn is triple fold). We had to witness her embarrassing John Mayer phase where she put that relationship and it’s failings and her sad breakup (twice).with him in print interviews.

        So let’s please be honest: if Aniston handled her breakups from significant others who happen to be famous people like Nicole Kidman or Cameron Diaz and just moved on (strong, in charge, spending her millions and cavorting with hee gal pals) we wouldnt be in this ‘poor jen’ place again. It’s her discontent and portrayed sadness that she and her PR have hyped over the years and her own inability to not portray herself as a victim, that always brings us back here.

        It’s disingenuous to claim that she’s not behind this image, and that it’s the rags fault.

      • Darla says:

        Um, okay.

    • Jess says:

      That’s so true Darla! I love my husband and daughter very much but I never laugh with them like I do with my girlfriends, like can’t breathe, tears, and sore abs the next kind of laughing. It’s the best! When I think of myself as an old woman I hope they’re all surrounding me, we’ve been through so much together since elementary school, true soulmates.

    • Pandy says:

      Agree Darla. My girls and I smoke a little too. Hubby does not. I think Jen does as well. Something in common lolllll.

    • lucy2 says:

      I very much agree! I had a great evening out with friends last night, and I really value that.

  15. Peg says:

    Jennifer is all about Jennifer, the World revolves around her.
    Courteney better watch out that her boyfriend don’t dump her again, because she spent all her time mollycoddling her friends, especially the helpless one.
    She is not going to play the same games with this artsy Fartsy guy, that she did with Brad, Justin put her on notice that he can leak to ‘page six’ just like her PR do.
    Brad was such a wuss, it looks like he is tired of being a dad, children don’t stay babies forever.

  16. Svea says:

    Of course she is fine, she is free of the edgy egomaniac. And she keeps the friends. Friends are pretty much everything. If there is one complaint I hear from people in this connection-challenged age, it is that they wish they had more close friends.

    • tracking says:

      +1 My guess is her life will indeed by easier in many respects without him. He seems the opposite of low maintenance.

      • mela says:

        yeah he is the type of man that needs you to babysit him when you take him anywhere. he just strikes me as the type you walk on eggshells around and apologize for his pretentious comments to your friends when he steps out of the room

  17. Amanda says:

    She has been spending more time with her friends even before her marriage ended so what’s the difference? She and Justin have been living separately with their marriage arrangement, of course she’s fine. I guess her team wants to milk these boring divorce as much as they can to put her name out there cause nobody really cares about this except her team.

    • kate says:

      I don’t think her team will be able to milk anything. The public is already exhausted by one decade long poor Jen pr party (from her) and an ongoing one (from Jen Garner). Plus, Edgy Justin is no Brad Pitt and there is no Angelina Jolie this time to drive public interest/resentment for the “third party”. I cannot see people being interested, even if he cheated with Petra.

    • minx says:

      Yes, to all of this.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Absolutely. The desperation is there because she will have a new project this year and she needs to stay on everyone’s radar.
      Expect more Brad and Jen stories.

  18. kate says:

    Uh OK? Good for her I guess. Their marriage had less depth and emotional connection than Taylor Swift’s showmances so I’m not surprised she is fine.
    More interesting questions:
    – did any tabs find the oh so elusive marriage certificate?
    – has any of these doomed lovebirds hire a lawyer yet?
    That, I would like to know.

    • Carmen says:

      So far, the answer to your questions seem to be no and no.

      I have a feeling that missing marriage certificate never existed.

    • minx says:

      Honestly, now I’m starting to believe they weren’t married–that they had a big party, bought rings, etc. And if this is true it was a sensible thing to do. We’ve heard nothing about a marriage license or divorce lawyers.

      • kate says:

        It actually was very sensible of Jen (tough, to be fair, I think Edgy Justin was more after her fame than her money) but it begs the question: why marry a guy if you feel you had to protect your financial assets from him?

      • Carmen says:

        But why the pretense in the first place? Just throw a big party and have fun. Their was no reason to pretend they were married and have it all blow up in their faces.

      • minx says:

        Carmen–yes, there is that lying part, where they pretended to be married and presented themselves as husband and wife.

      • kate says:

        Yes, they could have had a commitment ceremony. Honestly, Star Magazine & co, instead of photoshopping Jen’s head on Angelina Jolie’s body, you should investigate that marriage certificate issue. Way more interesting.

      • Carmen says:

        Minx — I don’t think she really thought the whole pretense game through, and how ridiculous she would look when the truth came out, as it inevitably would. The whole mess has made her look silly and pathetic and so desperate to get married that she would do anything to make it seem like she finally snagged a husband, including a fake ceremony.

        What I’d really like to know is, why did Justin go along with it?

    • Rachel in August says:

      “Doomed lovebirds,” hmm. I find, and have always found, their body language to be very casual and almost cold. If they were ever crazy about each other or even actually in love, it never showed. They always just looked like good friends to me. In some photos it’s almost like they’re afraid their bodies will touch.

      • Anonymous says:

        Google shows the exact opposite so you must have a differing opinion of affection. They were touching almost always in public and holding hands most of the time. A cold and non affectionate couple would not hold hands most of the time when walking together.

      • Rachel in August says:

        I haven’t seen a ton of pictures of them but I never saw “in love” between them at all. Nothing about them ever looked convincing.

  19. Anastasia says:

    So….she’s fine. Ok. Great. Isn’t this something we’ve already been told??? Someone’s trying to stay in the headlines, isn’t she?

  20. StephN says:

    Jen is in Tetiaroa at the Brando with Courteney, Batemans, Jimmy Kimmel and Molly, Will Speck and his husband, Will Arnett, Portia, Ellen and the kids of the couples who have them. BTW/ Justin’s friends have released just as many if not more stories about what and how he’s doing post split. People magazine released another boring update on his life yesterday.

    • tracking says:

      Ooh, the Brando is spectacular, and what a fun group. Millionaires really do have an advantage in terms of tools to get over breakups, don’t they?

  21. JennieDrn says:

    I don’t understand why everyone is dogging Jen for this stupid “story”. She didn’t write it… Anytime I see “a source” said… I chalk it up bs. Why speculate or assume anythin about how she feels, we don’t know her personally. And also, who really gives a sh*t?! We should. All worry about our own lives

    • Ummm says:

      Apparently sources are only fake when the story is about Angie or Meghan. Jennifer does it ALL herself lol.