Brad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston’s big 50th birthday party at the Sunset Tower


It’s no secret that Brad Pitt doesn’t know what to do with himself, and that he doesn’t know which media narrative to embrace. Should he go with “sad sack father desperate to see his kids”? Should he go with “twice divorced Hollywood heartthrob desperately seeking MIT professor” Should he go with “single father dating blonde bombshell Charlize Theron”? None of those narratives have stuck. So he’s going back to his comfort zone: PR shenanigans with his first wife, Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer threw herself a huge 50th birthday party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Saturday night. And Brad was there.

Have Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunited? Pitt was spotted outside the actress’ 50th birthday party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, PEOPLE confirms.

Pitt, 55, made a casual entrance at the hotel, where his ex-wife, who turns 50 on Monday, held her big bash. The actor arrived at the hotspot with his long hair slicked back underneath a cap, photos show. A source tells PEOPLE party guests included Pitt’s ex Gwyneth Paltrow, plus Aniston’s ex John Mayer and his ex Katy Perry, who was joined by boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore and Jennifer Meyer also attended, the source says.

[From People]

Jennifer Aniston AND Gwyneth Paltrow were there? Damn, I’m feeling the ‘90s nostalgia. All I need now is a Winona Ryder sighting and I’ll be so happy. As for The Brad and Jennifer Reunion, f–k it, I’m on board. If they want to get back together, so be it. It would actually be a good narrative for Brad – returning to his first wife, who also just went through a high-profile (ish) breakup (with Justin Theroux). He could get his career back on track and they could stay at her mansion and look after the dogs. But we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves.



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  1. Maya says:

    To me, Brad just betrayed his children again by attending this party.

    He is actually okay with all the attacks on his children from Jennifer and her friends. Especially Chelsea Handler (who was at that party) said some horrible racist stuff about his children.

    Not once has Brad stood up for his children and he just continues to prove he doesn’t care about them and their feelings.

    One thing I cannot stand is whenparents dont stand up for their children.

    As for Jennifer, good for her throwing a massive party.

    • B n A fan says:

      To be honest, I’m a fan of both Brad and Angelina. I do not know them, and I will never meet them, I dont believe we will ever meet. What I don’t understand is, how is BP going to his X wife’s 50 birthday party betraying his children? Btw, I’m not a fan of the X.

      • Maya says:

        Just explained that above. Jennifer & her friends talked bad about the children throughout the years.

        If my dad went to a party for his not so friendly ex and her pals who called me racist stuff, I would feel betrayed.

      • Hmmm says:

        Remember when good ole Jen laughed at a cartoon depicting her SHOOTING the mother of his kids. Handler called Jolie a c u next Tuesday trashed his children with racist names like monkey. Said “brad was getting the China and Angelina was getting pax and Maddox in the divorce” and sooo much more. Mellisa etheridge has also be on a campaign to attack Angelina over the years – even going so far to put down her preventive surgery. I doubt the kids would like to be around his friends 🤣🤣😂🤣😂

        But whatever doesn’t seem like he has much of a relationship with Angelinas kids anyway.

      • B n A fan says:

        I had forgotten about her and Chelsea being a “B” to some of his children, good catch. To be honest, I have not thought about his X in years, btw, I never use her name.

      • PhillyGal says:

        I’m with you B N A Fan. Makes me laugh when people on this site act like they definitively know and understand the details of the lives of celebrities and all of their motivations.

    • Hmmm says:

      I feel like he’s going to lose a lot more fans than he’s thinking. LoL

      I think it was one of the Charlize threads on here or another site that said “give it up brad. We don’t care. The only way to get attention is to get back with Aniston.” Or something similar. LoL

      • Everley says:

        Plus she won’t “emphatically” deny dating him unlike the dr and Miss Theron.

      • Chaine says:

        Maybe Brad reads Celebitchy! 😂

      • Original T.C. says:

        Yeah I see no problem with this. I’m sure Angie wouldn’t have minded attended Aniston’s other parties but that would have made them look like friends and ended the “Poor Jen” narrative that kept her famous and getting roles initially (until she proved herself).

        Even if they go back together as Brad and Jen, I have no F’s to give. It might finally make the Poor Jen fans finally take a seat and let us enjoy gossip on each of the actors. Or at least on Angie Threads. I will see myself out. Peace!

    • K-Peace says:

      I definitely hear what you’re saying here, however, what if Jennifer had nothing to do with what Chelsea Handler said about the kids? She seems the type to just take it upon herself to just run off at the mouth all on her own, just to be controversial. And if I’m not mistaken, i seem to remember Jen & Handler having a falling out for a while not too long after her nasty remarks. Handler seemed to dislike Angelina for whatever reason, so i could picture her just making those remarks with no prompting from Jen. So IMO we maybe shouldn’t hold Jennifer responsible for Handler’s remarks without even knowing if Jen had anything to do with it.

      • MC2 says:

        Not everyone is responsible or in control of everything their friends do. I just went through a not too nasty divorce & plenty of people took it upon themselves to trash talk one of us cuz they were “supporting” the other. I paid attention to this divorce & I never heard of one thing Jennifer said about their kids.

      • Maya says:

        Then you are okay with Hugh Jackman who is friends with Ivanka Trump???

      • Justina says:

        Aniston grinned and walked on stage after Handler introed her by making racial attacks about Zahara, not once but twice. On two separate occasions. It’s more than obvious Aniston supported the attacks.

    • Mego says:

      Yeah I get a trolling Angelina vibe from this big time.

    • Kebbie says:

      Didn’t Jennifer drop Chelsea a long time ago? I thought they weren’t friends anymore.

      • CA Family Code says:

        That is the last news out there about Handler. Aniston is no longer friends with that pig. Not sure why she ever was, but Handler was NOT at that party. Was Pitt ever friends with Handler? I seriously doubt it. Also – IMHO, Pitt was just a face in the crowd. He probably barely saw Aniston among all of her other guests. She arrived with Kathy Najimy who calls Aniston her best friend. Considering the fact that he is rarely out socializing, I’m not sure this was his best plan. Kinda weird. It does seem like he is trying to rekindle old friendships he had before having six kids. He seems fickle and weak…but it is possible that he has remained friends with this crowd without it being public knowledge.

      • crogirl says:

        According to the guest list at Just Jared Handler was there, where did you read she wasn’t?
        I don’t have any problem with Jennifer not liking Angelina or anyone else. But, before Jennifer and Handler became friends she didn’t really trash Jolie, sure she mocked her sometimes like any other celebrity, Jennifer included, but it wasn’t vile.
        When she befriended Jen it become ridiculous, but the most disgusting part were attacks on children.
        I have nothing against Jen, if she wants to be friends with Handler that’s her choice. My problem is with Brad partying with people who attack his children.

    • Annie says:

      This is true. Brad’s friends have attacked his kids and Angelina for years. He never stood up for them. People like the narrative that Angelina is the villain in this story but I think she’s a good mom and it’s obvious the kids get along better with her.

    • Finnmurr says:

      seriously, Brad betrayed his kids by going to the party, you are just creating drama that’s not even there. Give it up… you don’t know that Brad hasn’t defended his kids…and everyone knows Chelsea talks crap about everyone and nobody pays attention to her. Was she even there? I didn’t see any pics of her there. I don’t think Jennifer is even friends with her anymore.

    • Agapanthus says:

      Funny how the same people who are saying how awful it is for anyone to attack the Jolie Pitt children are the ones constantly saying that their father doesn’t care about them…double standards maybe?!

    • StellainNH says:

      I agree.

  2. Jessica says:

    Well that’s interesting.

  3. crogirl says:

    Yes , I bet his kids would be thrilled. I wonder how he would explain to Zahara that he’s hanging out with a woman whose best friend called her a monkey (probably with Jennifer’s approval or maybe even request).

    • Alissa says:

      seems like a stretch to imply that it was Jennifer’s request when Handler is known for saying stupid shit all on her own.

      • Michelle says:

        Aniston has made her own digs at Angie & was laughing it up on handlers show straight after she said something awful about Angie. Handler was never this hateful about Angie untill she became BFF’s with Aniston. She would always be nice about pitt though. Jennifer is very much a part of the mean girls no matter how much you try to excuse her.

      • Alissa says:

        considering the circumstances under which Brad and Angelina fell in love (during Mr and Mrs Smith, when he was still married to Jen, by Angie’s own admission) I’m gonna give her a hard pass for allowing some mean comments about Angelina. I’m not much of an Aniston fan but the way both Brad and Angie handled that was pretty bad. and I seem to remember her making some comments about Brad as well (him lacking a sensitivity chip, etc).

      • CROWHOOD says:

        @alissa 100%!!! I’m sorry but I dont Believe any woman on this comment thread wouldn’t talk shit about the woman that their husband had an affair with. I’m not saying it’s all right or fair but it’s funny to me to read these comments as if jennifer Anniston is the true villain here.

      • Darla says:

        @Crowhood – Preach!

      • isabelle says:

        You do realize he cheated on Jennifer with Angleina? you must be saint if you would be OK with that and talk smack about him and her.

      • crogirl says:

        I am not talking about Angelina, she is a grown woman and can defend herself. My issue is with racist attacks on the children.

      • Maya says:

        The issue here is not Jennifer & Co talking shit about Angelina.

        The issue here is that they racially attacked the 6 children.

        No decent woman will ever attack innocent children.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I mean, I’d probably talk shit about my philandering ex-husband and the woman he had an affair with, too. It’s the attacks on the children that problematic. Even if Aniston didn’t have a personal hand in telling Handler to do that, not publicly distancing herself from racially-tinged insults looks, uh, unflattering, to say the least.

      • otaku fairy says:

        Her allegedly sleeping with Brad before they were separated (didn’t Jen herself deny it though?) doesn’t make it ok or ‘less bad’ to make racist comments about her children. If Brad had left Jen for a male celebrity , I doubt some of the same people making excuses for this would be ok with the ‘Other Man’ and his sons of any race being called homophobic or transphobic slurs.

      • SK says:

        Yep! People are nuts! A few things:

        1. Jen A. is not the axis of evil.

        2. Angie is not the axis of evil.

        3. You do not have to hate one to like the other.

        4. Chelsea Handler is a beyotch who says horrible things about everyone. She crossed the line massively when she attacked those kids.

        5. NO ONE has ANY evidence that Jen encouraged those attacks on the kids, that she approved of them, that she even knew about them, or how she responded to them if she did know about them.

        6. Laughing at a cartoon of you shooting the woman your ex basically left you for does not mean you actually want to shoot her. It most commonly means that you are making light of the situation, saying something along the lines of “yeah, yeah, sure!”, getting some old angst of your shoulders, etc.

        7. Not caring so much if your crazy friend verbally goes after the woman your ex basically left you for is not a big deal and is pretty damn common to be frank.

        8. Laughing at some jokes about a grown adult does not mean you approve of jokes not said in your presence about said adult’s children.

        9. Anniston has not been friends with Handler in years.

        10. Get over it.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Thank you SK, for bringing rational thinking to this.

        I mean, the Jolie-Pitts have been split up for two years+ now, and people are STILL re-hashing what went down and who said what?!

    • Eliza says:

      Jennifer never seemed to want kids. Fur babies only. I doubt she’d go back to the man that cheated on her and become stepmother to 6 children. It’s good they healed old wounds but i don’t think they’re going back to what they were.

      • Go Figure! says:

        Has everyone forgotten it was Brad, Jen’s husband, who cheated on her? After all these years and all the mean, nasty things said by all of the girls (and yes I call them girls, for women shouldn’t act like this) Brad is and was always given a pass. It was all mean ole Angie’s fault that Brad left Jen. Especially after he called her boring. If there is blame, why not blame both of them instead of just Angie? Yes I do believe things were said with the permission of Aniston and I do remember Aniston making an appearance on Handler’s talk show and coming out to do her segment after Handler made all of those derogatory remarks. And that old saying, a man who will not and never defend his woman against in and everything is a bitch? That explains Pitty right there.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Aren’t Brad and Jennifer A still business partners with their production company Plan B? I suspect they are in touch all the time.

  4. xdanix says:

    Wow, the Daily Fail are set for the next ten years at LEAST. They continued to write Brad and Jen stories even when they hadn’t been seen near each other in YEARS, and now THIS? It must be like Christmas morning for them!

  5. tempest prognosticator says:

    Why on earth did she invite him?

    • crogirl says:

      The real question is why did he accept the invitation? I think something about MIR or him not having anything near to 50-50 custody is about to come out and he’s trying to distract.
      He obviously doesn’t give a crap about his adopted kids if he’s hanging out with these people.

    • B n A fan says:

      Exactly, why did she invited him.

    • LadyT says:

      Because she has the maturity and insight to celebrate the good parts of her first 50 years and leave the bad parts on the sideline. Holding on to bitterness and anger is damaging and useless. Good for her.
      My go-to saying in sorting out priorities— Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        Mayer and Pitt both told the world how boring she was. Both dumped her. Why invite them? It wouldn’t mean she’s angry or bitter if they weren’t invited; it would just mean she has a healthy self-respect.

      • Carrie says:

        I think when another human being deliberately harms me and especially if they continue to via derogatory comments etc., that’s not my happy, that’s a person to forget and keep them away. With legal reinforcement if they don’t stay away.

        A happy life does not mean letting people who abused your trust and health back in. (Mentioning health for mental health and STD risk as well!)

        This is Hollywood, where I’d not survive because I feel strongly about abuse, but I’m surprised at Jen a bit. Or maybe not. Maybe she is just as awful as Handler.

  6. TMC1 says:

    Can you give some examples of “PR shenanigans” played by Pitt and Aniston? Can’t think of any. Pitt and Jolie? Yes.

    • Maya says:

      Go back to Jen & Brad golden years. These two were known for their pr games.

      • B n A fan says:

        I agree with you about this is more for PR to keep their names out there than anything else. They are not as popular as years ago so playing the games they both know quite well.

    • Hmmm says:

      Aniston and Pitt we’re constantly in the tabloids about a baby this or a baby that. He was crying on television about kids. Then he gets with Angie and blames her for the Jen doesn’t want kids narrative. Never got how people forgot the millions of times he cried and cried about kids. Supposedly even creeped Paltrow out by buying her a pram for her b-day.

      I’m guessing they’ll all be presenting at the oscars together. Shame about make it right foundation and his loss of custody for 2 years but I’m sure he’ll still get a standing o and lots o laughs at the oscars 🥴

    • minx says:

      Lol seriously?

      • oliphant says:

        I know right? the ravings of the Stans who somehow know all the inner workings and thoughts of their faves are more entertaining than the actual events.

      • minx says:

        I’m responding to the idea that Aniston or Pitt never engaged in PR shenanigans. I mean, come on. Stephen Huvane anyone?

      • Justina says:

        Oliphant same can be said for Aniston stans who think they know how Pitt-Aniston marriage ended.

  7. Everley says:

    Are they desperate to stay in tabloids?

  8. Adorable says:

    Anything to keep us talking😌🤷🏼‍♀️

  9. LaraK says:

    Oh heck no!
    Jen, have some self respect!
    And as for Brad, I’ve just completely written him off. He needs to get his sh*t together, then try to salvage his relationship with his children, only then I’d buy whatever cheap romance he’s trying to sell.

    • minx says:

      Both of them (Aniston and Pitt) would do anyting to stay relevant. For her, those were her glory days, the peak of her career and media interest. His sex symbol days are over—attempts spark interest in his love life have been met with yawns. It’s pathetic.

      • Jadedone says:

        Wow her sex symbol days are over? Why bc she is 50? I do not think that when woman turns 50 they become asexual all of a sudden. What a sad outlook

      • Sun in Libra says:

        @jadedone maybe reread what Minx wrote. “HIS sex symbol days are over” as in Brad Pitt. You’re trying to start some female ageist BS fight where it doesn’t exist.

      • Lena says:

        Wow M. maybe you don’t like them but both are still pretty relevant given all the attention we paid them today. You have no idea if her glory days are past or if they are still to come. Look at Helen mirren -she never was bigger than after her 50th birthday. That is an ageist attitude. And i think there’s plenty of interest in Brad’s love life just as there is with any star after a breakup. Half the fun of gossip is about new romance

      • Justina says:

        Wow Lena, minx is just giving their opinion, the same as anyone else here. I thought that was allowed on here?

  10. Michelle says:

    The tabloids are set for another decade of the vilification of Angelina. All thanks to this POS. Now his kids have to put up with all this garbage all over again. It’s already started. Now he’s lost his older boys for good.

    • Kimma1216 says:

      Because he went to his ex-wife’s birthday party?

      • Michelle says:

        Because he knows his kids are going to see the onslaught of media attacking their mother & putting the kids all over the tabloids. He knows how they work,he’s not some naive newbie to this PR stuff. He’s back with friends who have slammed their mother on a regular basis. When you already have a fractured relationship with your children this is the last thing you do to get close to them again. I’m talking about the timing of all this. If he had mended things with Angie & kids & they had further moved on from divorce this wouldn’t be an issue. Just seems he could easily of missed this party for the sake of his kids.

      • Jellybean says:

        Kimma, that is exactly what I was thinking.

      • Nancy says:

        Kimma & Jellybean: Right!! I’m reading all of these comments on how the children will be hurt and “the onslaught of media attacking their mother….” Makes no sense. The dude went to a birthday party, along with it appears half of Hollywood. Just ridiculous speculation. OMG

    • cee says:

      He is a bigger phoney than I gave him credit for. I really hope the divorce gets announced soon . Free Angie is a great hashtag.

  11. Kimma1216 says:

    I like Aniston and I don’t mind him either and think it would be fine if they got back together.

    • jan90067 says:

      I don’t get this “get back together” nonsense. Why would she even want him?? A man that cheated on her, in a VERY public way, while they were still married?? Once that garbage is thrown out, he *stays* out, in my book.

  12. Nancy says:

    They can both be on the cover of AARP magazine now. The glory days are over. Looking at the invitation list, Kate Hudson?

    • B n A fan says:

      That’s 😆.

    • Some chick says:


      AARP sent me a free copy of their magazine. (How did they get my address?!)

      It had Cyndi Lauper on the cover. She was saying she and Cher would do an end of the world tour which would mostly be attended by cockroaches. (She also said she’d be the opening act!)

      Well, they got me there. I’d totally buy tickets to that!

    • Jadedone says:

      So Nancy you think that reaching a certain age means your career is over? Wow, thank God the rest of the world doesn’t agree or the world might fall apart. Imagine if everyone over 50 was discounted based on their age? Sorry Obama you don’t get to be president bc you are over 50. SAD

    • Mumpkinlasts says:

      In relation to the AARP comment, what’s wrong with being seniors?

    • Sidewithkids says:

      @Nancy, very true.

      Plus, Angie doesn’t give 2 fu— about the tabloids. She will leave a legacy of being one of the most beautiful people on the planet who did extraordinary things. Plus, her kids will make sure that’s done. She like Shiloh said, they love her and she loves them. That’s what she cares about. Family. Most important thing in the world.

      Lol. I actually can’t wait until Maddox spills the tea on Brad. He’s gonna be glorious.

  13. Hmmm says:

    His fans are pretending like Angie fans are so upset about this. The only reason Jolie fans care is because Angelina and her kids are setup to take the brunt of negativity in the news AGAIN.
    Blind gossip had this news days before it happened and the gist of the item was very negative and hurtful towards Angelina Jolie OF COURSE. it just proves that his team plant smear items online and in tabloids. Just give Angelina her divorce and remarry Aniston but leave Angelina and her kids out of the narrative. Chelsea handler? Yikes. Hope it backfires on him.

    He obviously was looking for a renewed tabloid triangle and Charlize didn’t bite. Also make it right foundation had a hearing the other day. Distraction?

    Now as for his fans they loved and bragged when he dumped this group of people and now they’ll be stuck talking about all the stuff they made fun of Aniston aka Ticky (as theybcalled her) for. You know like being vapid airhead who only talks about her hair. This seems like karma for them. No more foundation. No more kids. All they have is hair and trashing Angelina now. Smh.

    Good luck to Aniston and I hope we get a pic of brad with Melissa etheridge and Chelsea handler… that oughta be the slap in Angelinas face he’s looking for 😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

    • otaku fairy says:

      “Blind gossip had this news days before it happened and the gist of the item was very negative and hurtful towards Angelina Jolie OF COURSE.” Of course. This looks like another situation where one of these blind gossip sites took a kernel of truth (Brad Pitt being invited to Jennifer Anniston’s birthday party), added a predictable opinion to it (Angelina must be so jealous!) and passed it off as insider knowledge to further their villainess/damaged narrative about whichever woman they want to demonize. Those places are notorious for doing that. Too bad so many people take whatever they read on blind gossip sites as gospel (and will sometimes even build up anger/disgust toward the subjects of these blind items based on a rumor that may not even be true).

  14. Loopy says:

    They are all adults I am sure as time passes they can all be friendly wit each other,I mean Jennifer is friends with Gwyneth who was once engaged to Brad. If John Meyer can also get an invite why not? And surely one day Brad and Ange will be cool again.

    • Hmmm says:

      Maybe if he stops bashing her, planting items and creating more stories in the tabloids. Is there a way she can force the judge to get him to stop? Perhaps then they can work on being FRIENDS. 🧐

    • crogirl says:

      Why would Angie want to be a friend to a guy who supports racists?

      • Loopy says:

        So because Chealse Handler was present at someone else’s party that means he is supporting her and her racism?

      • crogirl says:

        So you would party with someone who made racist remarks about your children?

      • Sparkly says:

        I sure wouldn’t let them stop me from attending a party most of Hollywood is at, especially if I was a gossip queen like Brad Pitt. I might give them a hearty stinkeye or accidentally spill the messiest food down their back, if I deigned to notice them at all.

        ETA: I never heard JA say anything of that sort.

      • Jadedone says:

        Blaming others for the actions of a third party…..thata problematic at best

    • CA Family Code says:

      What you say is great in theory. I am close with my ex because we have children together. It would be nice for their children if they could forgive and forget, but I’m pretty sure the earth leading up to the bridge, and the bridge itself are scorched to oblivion.

  15. Elisa says:

    Wow, she aged very well well whereas he … not so much.
    Also, seeing these old pics you can clearly see her nose-job.
    Anyways, she looks fab for 50. Congrats!

    • launicaangelina says:

      I was thinking the same. Her nose job is noticeable. Also, it looks like she got some great jawline work too. The work she’s gotten looks great and she’s aging well.

    • isabelle says:

      She does look great and really hasn’t aged a lot. She had an older looking face when she was younger. Those type of old/young faces actually age well in the long run.

    • CA Family Code says:

      That was really my only comment about all of the pics of her party, that I loved her pantsuit, and she looks fabulous. Pitt looked like a slob, but who cares. There were far more interesting people at her party.

  16. Wilf says:

    Wow am I missing something with these comments? Why is this a big deal? I could absolutely be missing something since I haven’t really followed the history of this relationship, but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, you know?

    • Alissa says:

      right? I feel like everyone is going a little overboard here. but it seems like Brad posts always get really intense reactions.

      • Michelle says:

        @Alissa As an Angie fan i’m just sick of her being vilified again & again because of her ex husbands actions. She was vilified for being with him, Vilified for leaving him, vilified for protecting the kids from him, now she will be villified all over again. Just sick of it. All while people fawn all over him even thought he’s the one whose done all the shitty stuff.

      • Miss M says:

        @Alissa: a little?! You are being generous…
        Absolutely deranged comments.
        Basically, two adults who shared a life together cannot bury their hatchets and be friends and attend one’s birthday party. Wow…

      • Lucy2 says:

        Yes, some of the reactions seem a bit extreme to me!

        Given his recent PR tactics, I’m guessing Brad was eager to go to this and stir up positive rumors about himself. Why Jen invited him though, I don’t get. If I were in her position, I would want to find forgiveness for what he did, and move on with my life, but I wouldn’t want to be friends with him. Especially since he’s trying to use any famous woman he can right now for PR.
        Pretty funny how many various people’s exes were all there. I wonder if there was a lot of avoidance or awkward interactions.

      • Snigs says:

        Couldn’t agree more. These elaborate theories about all the inner workings of these people’s lives are kind of sad

      • minx says:

        Meh, it’s no different from the royal threads, or really any topic here. People are allowed to speculate.

  17. Beech says:

    All the exes gathered together, so incestuous.

  18. Elizabeth Suzanne Phillips says:

    I always thought they looked like brother and sister…

    • minx says:

      Same here, they look like Aryan siblings. I never got a sense of much heat between them. Pitt and Jolie, on the other hand, sizzled—until they burned out.

      • CA Family Code says:

        I agree. I never thought Pitt was that great looking (not my type) but that’s all you heard all the time. “Brad Pitt=Gorgeous hearthrob” At that time I was thinking more about the super talented/triple threat Antonio Banderas LOL. I do remember thinking that it was weird that he was with Aniston. They didn’t seem to me a fit at all. I always thought she was the Paltrow rebound–the Paltrow/Pitt insta-split which happened because she cheated on him which Paltrow now translates as “I was just so young” and she was too young for engagement IMO and now has lived an entire life and says she’s finally with the right man. My take was that this Pitt rebound relationship would not last. I also believe that Brad and Angie had a very successful relationship which ended. They endured the unenviable position of trying to be a couple and being world icons at the same time. Pretty sure 12 years is a good go.

  19. anp says:

    Angelina fans except that this so called man is Not a Good Human Being. That’s the bottom line.

  20. Shannon Malcom says:

    I’m not one of those JA stans who pines for them to get back together. But weirdly, if I’m honest, I don’t hate this possibility. Or maybe it’s just me wanting to feel like it’s the 00s again lol

  21. RoyalBlue says:

    Wow. Their PR teams will stop at nothing to keep them in the news. They crave the spotlight and love the speculation that comes out of these PR stunts. Why didn’t she invite JT? Vince Vaughn? Oh only those who wanted to play along showed up.

  22. Marty says:

    Did he attend of his children birthday party? He just an assfwhole smh

  23. Talie says:

    I’m sorry, but I would live for Gwyneth posting a selfie with him and Jen on Instagram. She seems messy enough to do it.

    • Miss M says:

      That would be GOLD! Do it, Goop!

    • Esmerelda says:

      I second this! Help us, Goop, you’re our only hope… for the ultimate 90s throwback pic!

      And Aniston and Pitt being buddies in middle age makes a weird amount of sense. They should produce a movie together or something.

    • Mumpkinlasts says:

      I think they’re just all old and mellow, not so much desperate for attention or pathetic in inviting exes who might have sort of trashed you in public. The prospect of mortality does things to people. It’s good. Jen seems happy and well liked in HW. It’s a complex thing to navigate networks and friendships in showbiz, I imagine, and she seems to have a forgiving attitude towards everyone.

    • CA Family Code says:

      But it was that messy/thirsty Kate Hudson who posted on Instagram a pic of her, Paltrow and Aniston insinuating (still) (rolls eyes) that she was in a relationship with Pitt at one point (lies). There was a social media ban at the party but good ol’ mom of the year Kate posted said pic

  24. FF says:

    I don’t get it. People have explained why and how this is a clapback at Angelina (in more than one comment above) and her adopted children and people still keep asking what the big deal is? But people just explained it.

    It’s like people read the explanation and their takeaway was: well you just don’t like Jennifer Aniston. Nevermind all these mental backflips to excuse Jennifer’s continued association with her racist friend. Is it really that hard just to wish both she and Brad could behave better?

    Nothing against her inviting him to her birthday though, she did it right after they separated, so it seems to be something she does in general.

    • Alyse says:

      I’ve read the comments above but I think people are reaching and looking for another reason to be mad at Brad. I am an Angie fan but Brad isn’t responsible for who Jen invites to her birthday party. He is now friends with his ex and he went to celebrate her party. Angie and the kids will not be affected by this.

    • Tourmaline says:

      What’s to get? Everyone can have their own opinion on It even after someone thinks they have explained it all.

  25. SM says:

    Damn a party of awkward where everyone is someone else’s ex.

  26. Nacho_friend says:

    I don’t think handler was at jen’s party ladies. Also I don’t think Jen wants to get back with brad, but he will spin the gossip wheel as long as he can with this one.

  27. Lindy says:

    I don’t get why people have a problem with this. I think it’s nice that as exes they’ve moved on and become friendly.

    I also, for what it’s worth, think both Brad and Angelina have handled the divorce atrociously. And I say that as a woman who’s been in Angelina’s shoes but with less money and power. Neither appears to be acting in the best interests of the kids. I’m sure that won’t be a popular opinion.

  28. TheOriginalMia says:

    Wow. I don’t understand her inviting him or him going. Why invite that back into your life, Jen? Why associate with your ex when she called you insensitive and through her friends slagged you, your ex and your kids for the better part of a decade? Even if Hollywood is a different place, what good does this do? What does Brad get from this? Except the 1 finger salute to Angie. And Jen? Jen gets to be the third side of the triangle again. Why would either want that? Brad can kiss his relationship with those older kids bye bye. They are only going to stick closer to Angie.

    • Carmen says:

      The three oldest kids are all 14 and up, and any visitation plan is moot where they are concerned. They have the right to choose never to visit with him again, if they don’t want to.

  29. Specialp says:

    Do you people even know these celebrities? So quick to judge and throw stones. Who knows if Brad was really there; that pix is one of someones back side of their head.. could’ve been anyone!

  30. Lady G says:


    Jenn won!
    Ang lost!
    Brad is a loser!

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Angie has 6 beautiful kids, a fulfilling work and philanthropic life. Jen is living her life the same way she’s always done. Brad is the loser.

    • Michelle says:

      How exactly did Angie lose? She dumped Pitt. He begged her not to. He dumped Aniston & Aniston like a dooormat invites him back with open arms. Pitt & Aniston are the real Losers. They both got publicly thrown to the curb. Angie rid these phonies out of her life.

      • Sun in Libra says:

        That was Angie’s third divorce. Her marriage which was built on the destruction of Brad and Jen’s marriage, failed. How is she a winner in all this? Nothing is black and white. All three have recent failed marriages, come on.

  31. Detriotgirl says:

    So, for people asking why she invited him… I have several exes that I invite to my big life events! I feel like it’s nice if you can be cordial with people after spending so much time together. I mean, if you can find a way to be friends, who does it hurt? But, Jen and I are both Aquariuses… and although I do not out a lot of stock into astrology, this does seems to be a very Aquarius thing. Lol

    • Miss M says:

      I should not place much trust in Astrology either. But I am too aquarius and get along with, if not all, most of my exes. Hang out, have a drink, give and receive career advice, etc. My mom and dad are the same with each other(divorced for many years). They both are aquarius 😂🤣

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I do, as well…get along with exes, that is.

      an initial break up can be painful but as long as neither said anything super hurtful or mean that can’t be forgiven, and once both have moved on, why not remain friendly?

      I have hope that even Pitt and Jolie can one day be OK with each other and that the kids forgive their father for what he did and the part he played in their parents’ break up.

  32. Felicia says:

    I think that it’s more than silly to read the above “Pitt is evil and betraying his children because he’s on friendly terms with his other ex” comments.

    I mean… Jolie and BBT have remained friends. Jolie and her first husband are still friends. Why would Pitt having remained friends with his ex be any big deal?

    • Maya says:

      BBT & Johnny never once attacked Brad nor the children. That’s the difference.

      • Felicia says:

        Yeah, Aniston called comments that Jolie made about falling in love with Pitt while he was still married to Aniston “uncool”. And frankly, since she was the woman who was Pitt’s wife when that was going on and Jolie was just his co-star, the situation was more than “uncool” from the wife’s point of view. It doesn’t really matter who the wife, the co-star or the man involved was. “Uncool” was an extremely mild remark.

        Calling that an “attack” is like calling a Yorkshire Terrier that barks at you once when you walk past it’s owners house a “vicious attack dog”. #getsomeperspective

      • Maya says:

        So conveniently forgetting about the racist slurs against the children…

      • Jadedone says:

        @felicia your comment is amazing, thank you

      • Jadedone says:

        Maya why are you rewriting history? When did Aniston say anything about his kids? Oh wait she never did

      • @Jadedone…I was wondering the same thing. Googled it, couldn’t find anything about JA saying anything negative at all about the kids…

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “BBT & Johnny never once attacked Brad nor the children.”

        and neither did Aniston.

  33. Lena says:

    Good question Felicia. This is no reason to have Meltdowns folks. Or say “so he’s going back to his comfort zone: PR shenanigans with his first wife jennifer Aniston “. And to say him going to his ex wife’s birthday party has anything to do with dissing his children is some weird stretch of imagination. This isn’t PR shenanigans. Just Look at the guest list: it’s just a culling of all famous people from the 90s early 00s and it’s fabulous! It’s been YEARS kids and the fact she has two of her long ago ex’s there as well as her ex’s ex (GP) shows that it’s all water under the bridge and they all can be friends again which is the Hollywood way and a lot healthier than holding on to any bitterness over being cheated on 15 years ago. After all everyone was full of praise for Denise Richards letting by gones be by gones by being friends with sheen even though he was much worse to her than brad was to JA during their split. Good on them! People are putting WAY to much meaning into this!

    • Mumpkinlasts says:

      Well said. 10 years or whatever it is is a long, long time. Plus they’re heading towards the seniors years. Time levels stuff for you. It’s not like committed a crime. He didn’t treat her 100% respectfully in public (boring marriage comments and leaking she didn’t want to give him babies) but it wasn’t THAT bad.

  34. Dal says:

    I just wana know who she didn’t invite from her friends sitcom 😂

  35. mycomment says:

    damn.. adults acting like respectful adults..
    the horror!

  36. Tallia says:

    Adults acting mature. How refreshing.

  37. zikifly says:

    I do have to take issue with the part about Pitt’s career getting “back on track”. I don’t think his career is off track in any way. He may not be acting as much, but I don’t think it’s because he can’t get parts. I think he’s just into producing these prestige pictures now, and that seems to be going very well. Every year it seems like one or more of his movies makes it to the Oscars and often wins – Moonlight, 12 years a slave, and this year Beautiful Boy, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Vice. I think, if anything, he has more clout than he did before. There’s no part of his career that’s not on track. I don’t love how the rest of his life has been the last few years, but he’s far from being some pariah in Hollywood.

    • Booie says:

      On twitter it was noted that he’s not a member of the producers guild. Meaning he doesn’t actually qualify to have his name listed as a winning producer when those films win. So it doesn’t seem like he’s too preoccupied with them as the twitter user said, the guild requires a certain amount of work, he isn’t doing thus not a qualifying member. His acting career hasn’t been strong but he’s got a guaranteed hit with Leo so there’s that.

      As for this, I don’t think Aniston is at fault here but that is the most awkward guest list ever. Hollywood is not a big town is it?

    • Hmmm says:

      His movies have been flops even before Angelina dumped him. He is not qualified for any movie plan be produced because he is just the executive producer meaning in name only. Just like the make it right foundation brad is simply the face of plan b.

      The big movie after Angelina dumped him should have been huge but it too flopped. His space movie was shoved back and world war Z was dropped so to financial issues… they did not want to give him a big budget movie to star in. Oh well. The only movie he has that will be big is a huge ensemble Tarantino movie 😂😂😂

      Angelina on the other hand has 3 movies down the pipe line including a big budget Disney movie, she’s producing all of them has the Jim Thorpe movie she’s producing about a Native American athlete and just signed on for an action movie that starts filming in 2 months. Boo ya!! Talk about karma. Hollyweird is what he cares about so…

  38. Veronica S. says:

    Huh, I forgot how beautiful he really was in the 90s and early 2000s. I guess enjoy having had him in the best years, Jen.

  39. Paisley says:

    Brad would be bad news for Jennifer; lots of negative energy around him.
    Hope she doesn’t fall for the bait. I honestly thought they’d be complete strangers by now.

  40. Tourmaline says:

    I’m just here for the pics of a mega drunk Reese Witherspoon falling down a staircase after the party (as seen in DM)

    • Booie says:

      All she had to do was take off the shoes.

    • Mumpkinlasts says:

      Haha. She looked stoned in the car! But aware enough to be embarrassed. Randomly, she pinched Aniston’s butt on some red carpet event years ago while Aniston was being interviewed.

    • lucy2 says:

      She had on ridiculously high heels. I’d fall in those too, even stone cold sober.

  41. liriel says:

    Actually why can’t they be friends? There was bad blood between them but they also have of history and they did lots of drama recently and they’re kind of old for high school gossip.
    I find Aniston rather harmless herself. Sometimes she could shut up, didn’t dismiss so many bad rumours. She also doesn’t pretend her life is perfect. She’s so Californian “girl”.
    Btw, I wonder if know Brad understand that ok, she was boring to him (insensitive comment, whatever) but boring is better than nasty. After all they can at least talk to each other.

  42. Adorable says:

    Brad could’ve sent a private gift,sent a message etc etc,but no he had to Go there,be seen, so as to rehash this “life long triangle”cause it clearly feeds his ego.He knows There are some fans still hoping for Brad the innocent Golden boy to go back to “America’s sweetheart”🙄…After he was “seduced”by the evil Angelina🙄🙄..Brad absolutely knows what he was doing & he clearly enjoys this whole “Triangle” bs…And people say Angie is the PR manipulator..

  43. truth hurts says:

    I think too much is being riddled into this but this is Brad and it was done for PR reasons for him. Everything is planned with him. Whether it is to get back into the goodwill of the public with Aniston or just to deflect the media. Whether or not he went just to socialize with George and Gwenyth we will never know but he knew this would be discussed.
    Who knows why JA invited him but she did it to be cute and he showed up. She would have never invited him if she was with JT. C’mon folks we all know how that town works. After that debacle when she divorced JT and how the sulked up the internet love of their reunion. After the made up lies about how Angie looked at her while at the GG was utter stupidity.
    I will never forget his words he spoke about being stuck in a marriage that he wasn’t happy in and how it wasn’t what they presented to the public. Those were his words and that couldn’t possibly been accepted as nice. Even JT got upset about it. He has embarrassed and talked badly about her yet at every turn they blame Angelina and overlook his actions. That is what irks Jolie’s fans. But Karma is definitely a b##ch. This is one reason why there was a breakdown of his relationship with his kids. Those are facts.

  44. electra says:

    I totally agree Lady T.

  45. serena says:

    I hope not, for Jennifer. She can do much better honestly, especially after the Justin Douche.

  46. phlyfiremama says:

    Must we continue to beat this dead horse??

    • Oliviajoy1995 says:

      Ikr? It’s a fricking birthday party that John Mayer was also at. I don’t see Brad and Jen ever getting back together anyway. Too much time has passed. If he is dating Charlize, they’re a good couple.

  47. Dttimes2 says:

    So are we STILL not talking about how NO ONE is calling Aniston out on her non divorce aka they were never married???

    • Mumpkinlasts says:

      They considreed themselves married but didn’t bother with the paperwork. Turned out good as no legal costs for divorce.

  48. Andrea says:


  49. Mia says:

    I like Jennifer and Angelina, that’s all I got

  50. Meg says:

    whenever justin has an album to promote or he wants attention he talks about britney because he knows theres still a lot of interest in that-this story made me think of that

  51. Sidewithkids says:

    Well, here’s the thing. We need to stop using this term “friends” so loosely, especially w/ Hollywood folk. Y’all see they were all “friends” w/ Harvey Weinstein until he was found to be a sexual deviant/rapist. Look how they quickly turned on him and said he wasn’t their friend. Riiight. The word “friends” is not really what these people are especially w/ Brad. This looks like a Hollywood function. Remember the Oscars are right around the corner. JA invites famous people to her stuff b/c she wants to be the belle of the ball, she wants to network and get another job, she wants to feel revelant in a system where she isn’t anymore.

    Brad, wants to to be relevant as well. He lives for his stans and wants them to believe in his persona but he’s not friends w/ these people tho. I remember when they ask GC about it and he said Brad is cool w/ everyone but he isn’t really a great friend of his. He’s friendly w/ them but not friends. Now he is friends w/ those that run his production company, Dede Gardner and David Fincher for sure but other than that Brad doesn’t call and talk to any of these people on a daily basis. If they were in the hospital, he would quickly run to their aid. Lol. That’s a friend. That’s why it was easy for him to leave all of these people and be tucked away w/ Angie and her kids. Notice how she doesn’t hang w/ any of them outside of Hollywood functions. She’s friendly w/ them but not friends. Media/tabloids try to make it seem like they distance herself from her b/c she’s some diva. Nooope. It’s just she knows a lot (not all) of these people are full of sh— like she knew Harvey Weinstein was as well. She doesn’t need it as much as others do to feel validated. She’s cool. She does her. Plain and simple. I love that b/c why pretend you’re something you aren’t.

    Brad pretends he’s something he’s not. This I believe is why it didn’t work w/ her and him anymore. Angie stop pretending. He hasn’t. He has a persona vs real person problem. The author of this is right. He doesn’t know what narrative he wants to play out. Which is funny and sad at the same time. In reality Brad is a affable white man in his 50’s wishing for his 20’s back, who wants to be seen and known as a heartthrob, a smart and a great actor and producer who kinda gets sexism and racism yet who still clings to old ideas learned in Missouri, someone who who could be an alcoholic b/c he can drink a lot then become mean and crappy to his kids and spouse at times yet wants to kinda be a father but w/o any of the responsibility for real in everything that he does, especially if it means he has to look bad, if it makes him look good tho, he’s all for it. I believe this is the truth.

  52. Sidewithkids says:

    Lol. Yes, I wrote a long post there.

  53. intheknow says:

    I stayed out of the Brad/Angie/Jen narrative for years as I was going thru a nasty and violent divorce during that same time. People in relationships lie and cheat.

    I will bet money Brad lied to Angie about (Jen doesn’t want kids, and I want kids, and she is boring) then Brad lied to Jen about not cheating on her and other crap. Angie fell for the lies (as most normal woman would, he was HOT back then). Angie fell in love with the POS shit, gave him a bunch of kids and the family he whined he wanted that Jen would not give to him.

    Then when he got 100% of what he wanted – he still turned out to be an even worse POS.
    Privileged rich white dude. Nothing will stick. He’s back into the Hollywood’s arms quite literally.

    Angie is super strong and she will carry on and live her life like she did before him. Jen would be a fool to even remotely consider getting back with him. She doesn’t even need to be polite to him at this point given how he bad mouthed and humiliated her. Unless she is planning some ‘revenge is best served cold’ sting in which she ‘takes him back’ and dump his ass 5 seconds later. But I don’ think that is her style. Brad has the personality and depth of puddle.

  54. april says:

    To me that is such a horrible photo. She’s making such a weird smug face. Brad looks bored, tired, disinterested and sad. Neither of them is smiling which is the most telling of all.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      That’s the thing. They weren’t together tho. Sure on paper maybe but they were gonna break up. They were both unhappy (JA and Brad). Angie and Brad were attracted to each other but didn’t have sex until he and JA went away and decided to call it quits. Everyone forgets this but it’s hella true. JA just took the label of cheating on spouse b/c it helped her further her career. Let’s be honest, JA is not that talented (like Kate Hudson) and would not be thought of much after Friends had she not been married to Brad.

      Brad lied to Angie about a lot when they first got together clearly but him being unhappy wasn’t a lie. He’s unhappy now. Again, dude has a persona vs real person problem. He thinks he will be happy doing something then can’t do it and gives up or just gets bored w/ it. I think he really did want to be a father but he’s just not good at it and/or Angie is the better parent. That’s why I laugh when people say poor kids or she shouldn’t hang out w/ them in public. WHAT?!?! Those kids are fine b/c Angie is a good parent and they know their father isn’t that great at it. Most kids know who their parents are as parents should know who their kids. I believe those kids love Brad, he’s there Dad but as far as being w/, those kids pick Angie, hands down. By the way they’re not kids anymore in terms of age. Only the twins are while the other four are teenagers and teens def know. I know I did by then My Dad was and still is a a-hole. I love him but he is a real piece of work.

      JA may hate kids (this is not a slight on her), some women do, some women don’t think you need kids to validate them which is alright and true. But also I say she may not like kids in the sense of her own childhood. Didn’t she have a rough patch w/ her mom. I believe her Dad was kind but always working while her Mom was mean to her a lot growing up, at least that’s what she’s said.

  55. Carol says:

    Why would folks be surprised or even shocked that he attended his first ex birthday? The one that he single handedly embarrassed in public with comments like she didn’t want kids while he desperately wanted and that marriage to her was boring as hell. Surprised? No. This is HW after all. Don’t blame the players, blame the system that bred these superficial folks. Anything for free PR and keep the players relevant in the limelight. C’mon, don’t forget this is the same man who cut and run from those poor people in NO? Who’s trying to say he’s just a dumb artist or some admirer of great architecture and not a builder blah blah. He is a bigot. Enough said.

    Ever since Jolie dumped his ass for being a violent drunk and a deadbeat daddy-o who shrunk his responsibilities with child support, he’s been trying to recreate some kind of magical powerful couples with the likes of one of a kind unicorn MIT professor but then it didn’t pan out as hoped, then came his alleged romance with his blonde bombshell costar from a watch ad. Had she bitten the bait, he could have given Jolie a middle finger for a salute since she’s allegedly Jolie’s arch enemy for past movie roles, as if. No doubt he’s salivating the fantasy but with his continued bad luck in setting up faux romance for PR baits, none of that came to fruition.

    Someone up thread was saying that big studios are afraid to greenlight major budget films with him since his last few ones tanked so bad. This is true. Going forward, his best hope for a sure hit should be in any great ensemble like his recent one with Leo. And he should continue to support his team from plan b to produce great movies few studios would make. This ought to keep him relevant. Any fake PR coupling will serve as bonus unless he’s so hell bent on sticking it to Jolie as demonstrated by this latest shenanigan at his ex birthday. See exhibit A, “I am still friends with my ex’s except for the she devil Jolie who’s trying to prevent me from being the best dad I can be”.

    • Jayna says:

      Why do people forget that Aniston herself said the same when she said her 30’s blowed. She was married to Pitt in her 30s. Why does nobody remember what Aniston says? So convenient. Btw Pitt has never said Aniston didn’t want children. He has never said that at all.

  56. Sidewithkids says:

    @mumpkinlasts, I didn’t like Twilight so I guess this is your way of saying I’m writing some strange fiction. This isn’t me writing fiction. I do know several people who have worked w/ these people either as interns or crew members, ADs, gaffers, etc on sets. I’m a writer, yes, you may have picked up on that (screenplays and telepics) that’s how I know people who know people. I am a fan of Angie’s so I always ask about her mostly. Lol. I’m still working on getting an agent and making the move to LA, NY or ATL. Haven’t decided yet. Anyway, this is how it goes down. At least that’s what I’ve been told. I know it sounds cray b/c it is cray. It’s a lot of fake people out there who many people think are real.

  57. Marie says:

    Oh dear ole Brad. Soo predictable.

  58. Andrea says:

    sadness for children, Brad is only interested in fame.
    he lost his whole family because of this, to walk in meetings, that at the end of the day he is left alone.
    It does not bother that he went to jen’s birthday, but first he would have fixed the relationship with his children and not have destroyed Angelina ..

  59. Myrtle says:

    Looks like an amazing party!!! SO. Many. Stars.

  60. Lala11_7 says:

    The only thing missing was Juliet Lewis…now if she had been there…THAT would have been epic!!!!

  61. CA Family Code says:

    Her movies are crap, but the picture of Aniston topless with Chris Mcmillan is adorable! She has aged gracefully and looks great at 50. She and Jolie are both beautiful women, each with their prerogative to invite or dis-invite Pitt who is kind of a shlub compared to them.