Jennifer Aniston covers this week’s issue of People Magazine for no particular reason. Season 2 of The Morning Show doesn’t come out until September, so I’m not even sure this qualifies for “very early promotion,” although People does mention the show so there you go. This is basically just Aniston’s periodic reminder that she’s fine and everything’s fine in her life. She’s been saying that for a while now, but I actually appreciate the fact that she hasn’t run around with a post-Justin Theroux “I’m fine” campaign. After the thing with Justin (it wasn’t a legal marriage, whatever it was) ended, Jennifer has been publicly single, working a lot and chilling with her goddess circle. Some highlights from this People piece:
What she’s promoting: The actress has recently become the face of collagen brand Vital Proteins and has the second season of her Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, debuting in September, but still takes time out of each busy day to watch the sunset, she tells PEOPLE. “It’s my favorite moment,” she says. “I wish we could freeze time in that magic hour because there’s a lot of taking it all in, the appreciation of the day and what’s happening.”
She meditates: “For me, I meditate every day – and sitting quietly, writing. That’s enough. And any kind of yoga practice is my meditation. I just have faith in a bigger picture, I guess. And I believe in humanity, even though there’s so much to discourage us from believing in it – but I do.”
Her life right now: Aniston cites her work and her friends, as well as her beloved dogs – schnauzer mix Clyde, pit-bull mix Sophie and newly rescued Great Pyrenees mix Lord Chesterfield. “I’m in a really peaceful place. I have a job that I love, I have people in my life who are everything to me, and I have beautiful dogs. I’m just a very fortunate and blessed human being.”
Her last moment of bliss: Aniston again turns to the sunset. “It’s so simple. There’s no real markers for it, but there are just moments where you just feel … ahhhh. Self-awareness is key. I’ve really gotten a lot out of therapy. Just being a public person, there’s a lot of amazing things that come with that. But there’s also a lot of tough stuff, because we’re only human, and we tend to walk around with bulls-eyes on our heads.”
She still has to mention babies: “Sometimes you can’t help family members or people sending stuff over going, ‘What is this? You’re having a baby? Are you getting married?’ It’s like, ‘Oh, good gosh, when and how many years will it take for you to ignore that silliness?’” Aniston says. She adds that she would like to be remembered first and foremost as having made those around her laugh. “I have a good heart, and I’m a great friend,” she says. “I lead with love.”
This was weird, right? Is she dying? Did I miss something where she has gotten sick or something? There’s a weird “I am at peace for my last stage of life” vibe to this that I cannot put my finger on. Maybe I’m just confused by why this piece is even happening. Granted, Jennifer could call up People Magazine at any given week and they would put her on the cover. Did she call them up just to promote these protein supplements and they made her words about the sunset into the cover story? Hm.
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