Us Weekly: Jennifer Aniston has apparently been ‘enjoying a fling’ with Gabriel Aubry

Jennifer Aniston emerges from the back door of Hollywood facialist Shani Darden's flagship studio in Beverly Hills

Jennifer Aniston has been officially “single” since she and Justin Theroux split up more than three years ago. Do I think she’s actually been single? No. What’s happened is that she’s stopped being public with her relationships in any way. No casual leaks to People Magazine or Page Six, no red carpets with anyone other than costars, no interview baiting. But… something might be happening. Us Weekly has a lengthy story about how Jennifer is currently hooking up with Gabriel Aubry, only the Us Weekly story is mostly about how Jen is feeling post-Theroux, and her new romantic/life energy in general. It’s interesting. Here’s the crux of the story:

When Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux broke up in February 2018, sources told Us that she felt it was time to take a break from dating altogether. “Jen’s not really focused on finding romance,” an insider said at the time. “She loves her tribe of women-friends and her dogs. That’s very fulfilling to her.”

That is, until now. Insiders say that Aniston is finally loosening up to the idea of casual dating – and most recently has been enjoying a fling with Halle Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubry, 44. “Jen is so happy to be having fun again, but she’s doing things differently this time around,” a source tells Us. “What’s most important to her right now is enjoying herself on a spontaneous level – and that applies to every aspect of her life.”

Whenever high-profile relationships didn’t work out in the past, she was stuck with the “poor Jen” tag, which she loathed. “It bugged her if people thought she was lonely or generally lurching from one ill-fated relationship to the other… so instead of putting herself out there and going public like she did with ex-boyfriends like Vince Vaughn or John Mayer, she’s now decided to keep her dates low-key and under the radar.”

“Jen likes that she can enjoy herself free of judgement or expectation,” shares the source. “That’s why Gabriel is great for her. He’s a laid-back and sensitive guy who’s not going to blab about things and Jen can feel safe knowing that what happens behind closed doors will stay private.”

The truth is, a casual affair with a drop-dead gorgeous model is exactly what Aniston wants right now. “Unlike years gone by, Jen isn’t bothered about finding someone special for a long-term, exclusive deal. She has a chill, way more content type of vibe. ‘If it happens, it happens’ is her new philosophy.”

As for Aubry, “physically he’s perfect, eyes are a big thing for Jen and she’s a sucker for guys with blonde hair and a deep tan.” Which reminds everyone of Brad Pitt, and Us Weekly has previously reported that Aniston and Pitt have secretly had a “friends with benefits situation” going on. “Brad won’t mind that Jen’s having fun and enjoying dates with Gabriel. They don’t really talk about other people they hang out with. It would be a little awkward. Brad trusts Jen to make the right choices with this stuff and knows she can look after herself.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Yeah, Gabriel is her type “physically.” And we’ve barely seen him or heard about him in years, although I remember a while back, people were trying to make “Gabriel Aubry and Charlize Theron” into something and they basically just barely knew each other through their kids going to the same school or something. I suspect that Aubry’s name wasn’t chosen out of hat – he is a lowkey guy these days and it’s not like he’ll come out and confirm or deny it either way. Plus, they might legitimately be happening.

In the Us Weekly story, there’s also this long, extended sidenote about how Laura Dern – my nemesis – has been advising Aniston on her love life and helping her see that a “rich, single and decidedly middle-aged” woman could, like, have a lot of fun just dating and banging guys with no need to settle down. And then Us Weekly brings up the idea Dern and Aniston bonded over Angelina Jolie turning their lives upside down because Jesus Christ, I guess it’s 2005.

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  1. Esmerelda says:

    This sounds weirdly like something from team Pitt. It has that messy vibe.

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      Hahaha that’s what I thought! I thought it was so random there was a mention about Brad Pitt and how he and Jen are having a friends with benefit situation in an article about Gabriel Aubry and Jennifer Aniston possibly hooking up. If this came from Aniston, she wouldn’t want a mention about Brad Pitt in the article while she celebrates the beginning of a new relationship. Also how blonde hair + deep tan = Brad Pitt lookalike, way to be totally not subtle Brad.

    • The Artist Formerly Known as Valiantly Varnished says:

      They are repped by the same PR firm! So…YUP

  2. J ferber says:

    Oh, my God, he’s beautiful. ❤️

  3. Darla says:

    This is a no brainer, and I’d be surprised if Dern or anyone else had to talk her into this mindset. Once you hit 50, everything changes. I would never marry or even move in with a man again. Aniston is rich and has the body of a 20 yo in great shape. That won’t change. She’d be crazy not to be doing this.

  4. Savu says:

    Girl, RUN

  5. Bettyrose says:

    This is who I always thought she should be. But I do kinda think that it helps to have had the myth of a glamorous Hollywood power couple totally blown to bits. Once that goal is struck from the to-do list, a rich attractive single gal can just enjoy life.

  6. Abby says:

    He’s handsome but didn’t he and Halle have a really toxic breakup?

    I don’t know the backstory with laura Dern. What is her deal with Angelina Jolie?

    • Ariel says:

      Ms Dern was living with and engaged to Billy Bob Thornton, she left the house to do a movie for a number of months. And in her absence, seemingly without ending their relationship using his words, Billy Bob married Angelina and moved her in.
      Now if Angelina had no knowledge of Billy being taken when they started up, that’s not really on her. When someone marries you right away, you probably don’t think he has a girlfriend he hasn’t bothered to tell he’s leaving/left.

      • AmyB says:

        @Abby

        Laura Dern has been quoted in an interview that she went to do a movie, and her boyfriend Billy Bob went and got married to Angelina Jolie in her absence. Again, most of the blame was put on Jolie, same as with the Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston divorce. Funny how Billy Bob and Brad Pitt – in both situations were NOT torched in the press like Jolie was

      • notasugarhere says:

        You mean the pack of lies Dern told, lies that her own father debunked? She also admitted later that she lied about the timeline, that she and Thornton were broken up when he left for filming.

        Let’s not forget, Dern having an affair with a married man, Ben Harper. She and his wife ended up pregnant by him at the same time iirc.

      • Jamie says:

        Didn’t Laura Dern get with Billy Bob when he was with someone else though? Can she really be mad at Angelina when she did something similar?

      • Pilar says:

        Justin Theroux also had a long time live in gf when Anniston hooked up with him. None of these people have a leg to stand on in that regard🤷🏽‍♂️

      • sunny says:

        I really hate the framing that they bonded over disliking Angelina Jolie. That is ugly and sexist.(also a lot of hypocrisy given their relationship histories.)

      • Ann H says:

        Notasugarhere, Jamie, Pillar and Sunny. Agree 100%. It’s too bad their fans seem to forget and overlook the hypocrisy of it. I also think that Aniston is more into women than men. She always seem to have this amorous look when she’s hugging a women, that seems to be missing when she’s posing with a man. Everybody deserves to be happy. She should just come out and enjoy life.

    • Caitlin Bruce says:

      Isn’t that Halle’s other ex Oliver someone and they have kids together? Not sure though. Halle seems to have toxic relationships with a lot of her ex’s.

    • Piratewench says:

      Halle was a hot mess in that breakup. I don’t think the toxicity was on him.

      • Pilar says:

        The assumption that he was totally innocent is a the sort of sexist assumption that we should leave behind. It takes two to tango. Also considering he allegedly made comments as racist as the BRF about their mixed raced child’s hair I am surprised you are so eager to sugar coat him.

    • Truthiness says:

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    • AmelieOriginal says:

      Halle was trying to move to France at the time to go live with Olivier Martinez (where he’s from). Naturally, Gabriel had a huge issue with that as that would impact his custody time with his daughter and he put up a fight about it. There also wasn’t a good reason for Halle to move to France at the time, she just wanted to be with her new boyfriend and I guess Olivier Martinez didn’t want to live in the US anymore. The judge was on Gabriel’s side and refused Halle’s request to move to France and I think this caused tension between Olivier and Gabriel who got in that infamous Thanksgiving brawl. I think Olivier was pissed because he wanted to badly return to France and the judge blocking Halle’s request meant his girlfriend and her child couldn’t go with him. So it got messy because like an idiot Halle was catering to her boyfriend’s request at the time, not thinking of Nala’s relationship with her dad. The whole thing is ironic now considering Halle and Olivier also did not last and went through a pretty nasty divorce.

    • Jaded says:

      @Abby – Halle was the toxic one in the break-up. She fought giving him any kind of financial support post break-up, she fought him over shared parenting (I believe she accused him of being abusive to their daughter or smg), she tried to take her to France when she hooked up with Olivier Martinez who subsequently got into a fist-fight with him and busted his face up badly. She also referred to Gabriel as nothing more than a sperm donor. He, on the other hand, remained tight-lipped throughout the whole mess. So yeah, she was the messy, toxic one running to the press every 5 minutes to crap all over him.

  7. Noki says:

    I think Jennifer Aniston is one of those women who can actually stay single for a couple of years. However we dont talk about what a bad picker she has, Brad Pitt (and the humiliation he put her through was horrible) John Mayer(attention seeking jerk), Justin Theroux (complete user). Vince Vaughn seemed the only decent one. At this stage in her life she must look for her equal.

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Justin had a FULL and thriving artistic life BEFORE he hooked up with JA…so no he’s not a complete user…and actually he seems like he matured during & after the relationship…and hell…that alone is a ➕

      I hope JA is wearing out her high count Egyptian cotton sheets with Aubry…then sending him home with a shared smile 😛

      • Jules says:

        lol whut? this sounds like something Justin’s publicist wants us to believe.

      • TeamMeg says:

        - Justin Theroux the Duke of Edgy -

      • LillyfromLillooet says:

        True, but he was B list, you know? I think Theroux had zero interest in her cash, but being associated with her got him access not possible with his girlfriend of 15 years. I think he convinced himself and Jen that he was not just dumping a less famous GF for the sizzle factor. I think they both really wanted to believe that. But I think the guy is basically a garden variety taker. I still shudder thinking about the heartache he caused Heidi Bivens. Dudes like that can sort of form affections? But they are also marking time and half looking around.

        Anyway, I love Jen and I have always had a high opinion of Gabe, a decent Canadian. He feels like a keeper.

      • E.D says:

        I’m no huge fan of Justin Theroux but even I know he wrote the screenplays for ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Iron Man 2’ before he hooked up with Jen Aniston.

        He might not have been as big a star as Jen but he was pretty well known to the Hollywood power players.

        And yeah, not enough people seem to remember or mention the way he dumped his his long-term, live-in girlfriend when he hooked up with Jen.

      • lucy2 says:

        He did have a decent career going before her, but I do think she raised his profile a bit, at least to the general public.
        They seem to have parted on decent terms though, my guess is it just ran its course.

    • MC2 says:

      Can we quit blaming women for having “bad pickers”?! Men do crappy, entitled & abusive things to women, because they are raised thinking they can (and society, plus people who blame women for their crappy behavior, solidify this depressing fact). Add to this fact that women can’t know a dude’s past because we blame their ex partners & men seem great….until you see them mad, disappointed & their ego dinged, that’s when you get to know them. This takes time.
      So, how are you expected to pick a perfect apple from a barrel of bruised ones? Yeah, you aren’t. You are going to pick the best apple you can, the one that looks like the bruise might not be so bad, bite in & see how bad it got.
      I do not blame women for “picking bad men”, because it’s what we got, but I do applaud them when they leave.

      • Lala11_7 says:

        Actually I sound like someone who was a fan of Justin’s acting & writing before he got with Jen…but please assign me as someone who works for Justin…if he’s reading this…I’m looking for a full-time gig❣

    • Anne Call says:

      Vince Vaughn is a Republican-so big nope.

  8. equality says:

    “Brad trusts Jen to make the right choices with this stuff and knows she can look after herself.” What? He “trusts” her to run her OWN life? What a gross statement. Like she needs his approval or something?

    • Darla says:

      They’re trying to imply she’s sleeping with Pitt (friends with benefits) and he trusts her to engage in safe sex when with others.

      I don’t believe she’s sleeping with him.

    • MC2 says:

      Yeah, this narrative that her ex-husband has authority in her life is so gross. Let’s hear what her Dad thinks next & if he let her do what her grown ass wants to do.

    • lucy2 says:

      That s super gross. If that’s coming from Brad’s camp to keep him connected to her, he needs to STFU. He is such a user.

  9. Goldie says:

    For some reason, the tabloids are always trying to link Aubry up with these A-list actresses. I remember a few years ago, there was a rumor that he was dating Charlize Theron. She denied it and said that she didn’t know him. They just both happened to be at a school event for their children. So I’ll take this with a grain of salt, but I do think Jen is probably enjoying herself privately.

  10. josephine says:

    I feel like her career is 25% acting, 25% product endorsement, and 50% People/Us magazine stories about her “tribe” of women/dogs, kinda healthy lifestyle (ahem, smoking), decorating, and maybe romantic partners. I keep waiting for her to become more of a power player, more serious about the acting part of the career, but I guess this route is probably a lot less work and more fun. But I always think of her as a lost opportunity.

    • Lena says:

      Jen and Reese make two million per Morning Show episode, as actors & producers. Of the two she has the better part. Maybe Reese wants to go on and produce every book club book out there, but not every actor likes producing and developing. Plan B was always Brad’s baby. As a woman in her fifties it’s a great role and she has said filming it was really demanding, as it was definitely the lead of the series. I don’t blame her for not running after a movie part on her hiatus. She’s good at chilling and Americans don’t admire that enough.

      • josephine says:

        I personally cannot watch Morning Show. I find them both pretty lousy in that and I’ve liked them both in other roles before. My issue is not that she’s not out there producing all the time, it’s that her PR still revolves so much around US and People magazine and that seems so beneath her. It just feels like she never evolved and I was hoping for more of an evolution.

    • Jayna says:

      Jen is fantastic in The Morning Show. She really shows her acting chops. She’s also a co-producing the show as @Lena said.

      Jen has a a really solid group of friends that she considers family. She and Justin are still close. Unlike the fake story says, she and Brad are friendly on a very casual basis , but he’s not in her life, at least that I can tell from the way she answers that question. Justin Theroux is still in her life as a friend. He says they stay in contact a lot. There was that video of him with her holding hands after Dolly died, and she invited him to her friendsgiving dinner she holds the day before Thanksgiving. This was all after their split.

      She was on a podcast that was co-hosted by Sean Hayes, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman, and all three guys are close with Jen. Jason’s wife is closer to her than even Jason is. She let her guard down with them on the podcast and relaxed and had fun on it. Usually, her guaqrd is up sky high. It was nice to hear, and you get a glimpse of how much she loves her friends and how much they love her, and that she has a full life that we aren’t privy to.

    • Granger says:

      I often see comments on this site referring to the fact that Jen smokes. I’m not a big fan of hers, but I don’t understand where this comes from. I thought she quit smoking years ago, and I haven’t seen a photo of her with a cigarette in a really long time. If the proof is out there, I’d like to see it. Otherwise, just my opinion, but I think we should stick to criticizing celebs for the dumb things they actually do or say. Accusing someone of smoking feels like a really strong charge to bring against them, because it’s such a terrible, dirty, life-threatening addiction.

    • It’sJustBlanche says:

      I feel like her acting is at least 25% “nipples” which always seem to be present.

  11. AmyB says:

    Sorry, I just have to laugh my ass off at this.

    Not so much at Aniston – she is in great shape, and I too am in my 50s, and I love myself so much more now, than when I did when I was younger. But, this whole vibe DOES sound like it might be coming from Pitt’s camp (they have been friends with benefits – yeah whatever LOL). Aubrey is her type physically (like Pitt). And Laura Dern and Aniston bonded over the horrible evil Angelina Jolie. JFC, get over this narrative already.

    Also, refresh my memory, didn’t Aubrey have some difficult child custody issue with his ex Halle Berry? I don’t remember any specifics, but this idea, he is “low key” sounds like bullshit to me.

    • Lena says:

      Halle was paying him $16, 000 a month and went on a internet rant about it being extortion. She took him to court and they reduced it by half and agreed to use a private judge going forward which I don’t know why they didn’t do to start. Their breakup was very public & acrimonious, more so than with Oliver. But I wouldn’t blame one party or the other, unless you know all their business. He did want to be a hands on 50/50 dad so I’ll give him that.

      • AmyB says:

        Oh okay. I just knew it was a bitter breakup in the press. Halle seems to have a lot of those lol. That is good he wants to be an involved father. Many don’t.

      • Jaded says:

        Remember when Olivier busted his face up in a fist fight? It pretty much ended his career as a model. Halle was a hot mess throughout the whole litigation. She accused him of racism, extortion and having an incestuous relationship with a sibling. She was finally ordered to pay Gabriel $300,000 to cover his legal costs and $115,000 retroactively in child support.

      • AmyB says:

        @Jaded NOW that you say that, I do remember. Yikes, that was a mess!

  12. harla says:

    I’m a couple of years older then Jennifer and if something happened to my husband I would never get seriously involved again. As I’m getting older I really appreciate my alone time (hubby works out of town for weeks on end) and wouldn’t give that up again. But Gabriel, yeah I’d do him, enjoy his company and then go to sleep alone.

  13. Justwastingtime says:

    I was in a baby dance class he attended many years ago with his daughter when my daughter was two. He seemed like a hands on parent. But who knows.

  14. Zapp Brannigan says:

    So am I the only one that heard the rumours that Aubry was supporting himself by being pay for play? The initial rumours of that was when the stories of him and Charlize were in the gossip mags and she backed off quick claiming she didn’t know him, he has been a gigolo for a few years now among this circle.

    • Darla says:

      I highly doubt that Theron or Aniston have to pay for sex. I feel like I could spend every day all day here defending women over 40 from charges of desperation, and it still wouldn’t be enough so I’m gonna check out for the day. Maybe a Bennifer story will go up and then you guys can really go to town. Have fun.

      • EnormousCoat says:

        Yeah, this rumor doesn’t pass the sniff test imo. He’s 44 years old and seems to like dating women his age or a few years older. So I guess a large cross section of people find that idea appalling enough to start a rumor that he must be getting paid to do so.
        He does seem able to date “up”, but all men have that ability. I think they look good together and I hope they enjoy themselves.

    • Truthiness says:

      I heard this rumor too but in less harsh language and I wouldn’t be sure money was involved. He is a gorgeous hands on dad who keeps his sh*t on lockdown. All parties involved are ridiculously attractive, I wouldn’t blame any or all of them for hooking up. They should! No need to discuss money, these are all consenting adults.

    • CityGirl says:

      Zapp, I have heard the same rumor!

    • Andrea says:

      I would pay to play with him and I am 40! lol

    • Amanda says:

      He made enough money from modeling that he certainly doesnt have to do that. I have heard thru grapevine, that he likes dark haired women that may be a little tiny bit younger than he. Then again, who really knows, i dont really know i do not know him. I do not believe the Jennifer Aniston thing, but then again who knows.

  15. FilmTurtle says:

    If it’s true (the story was so oddly worded), go for it, JA. Climb that ex-model. However, it’s also true that she has the second season of “The Morning Show” coming up soon and the timing is great to get that PR train steaming.

  16. Anna says:

    He can clearly do better…

  17. Esmom says:

    No idea what Jen is really up to but I laughed at the Dern/nemesis reference. This weekend I tried watching Enlightened, which someone recommended to me and I know I won’t finish it because I realized I can’t stand her. Her character is insufferable and I can’t seem to separate the art from the artist, I guess.

  18. EliseM says:

    So,……couple things, because I have time. LOL. She likes him because he doesn’t blab. ( I like him because he is hot as hell-BLAB away son -blab away LOL ) Ok, so who is doing the talking here? I doubt Gabriel is comparing himself to Brad……at all. So, it isn’t him. She has denied for years that her and Brad are anything but friends. So, why would she litter this article with references to hooking up with Brad? It cant be her. We know the money shot for any pap would be a picture of either one coming or going from a home or “place” they both might be at the same time. Please see exhibit ” awards show 2019″. It sounds like Brads camp is trying to start something here. But what is the angle? Angelina has checked out. He still cant be trying to shove Jen in her face can he?
    One last thing, No more crap about not wanting to be ” poor Jen”. She whined and cried to every outlet that would let her about Angelina taking her man. For YEARS. Sorry, that is about as old and tiring to listen to as ” I did want and I will have kids”. Own your shit and move on.

    • Carmen says:

      She got more mileage out of being Brad Pitt’s dumped ex than she ever got out of being his wife. She milked that cow to the very last drop. I think she loved being “Poor Jen”. It kept her face on the tabloid covers long past its expiration date.

  19. Lauren says:

    This sounds made up. Who honestly believes this?

    • Jonsey says:

      The same people who believe Zendaya and Tom Holland are an actual couple and not just two actors drumming up interest for an upcoming movie. And the same people who believe Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back in love with each other and not just one actor trying her hardest to make everyone on earth believe she’s the most desirable person ever and the other actor pretending to be into the first actor so he can privately perv on 20 year old Instagram “models”.

  20. Jess says:

    Amen, Darla. I have a long-term boyfriend who lives two hours away, which is perfect. But I often think I’d rather be completely free to hang with my friends and just bang guys once in a while. The older I get, the less interested I am in a serious relationship.

  21. People in Los angeles know better. I do not believe this one bit. Of course Gabriel would have hit the jackpot if it were true. Jennifer Is awesome. i do not see them as a good match though. Also if they had a little fling, it would not be printed in a magazine. Inside source means nothing. There are no real photos of them doing anything together here, pure gossip!

  22. You Know Me says:

    Oh Jen, you are always straight in the middle of the game while your worshipers pretend you aren’t/don’t play – which is hilarious.