Jennifer Aniston is ready to ‘find love outside of the Hollywood bubble’

Jennifer Aniston is all smiles as she leaves Good Morning America

Back in the day, before Justin Theroux, whenever Jennifer Aniston was about to embark on a promotional tour for whatever project, we would get some new round of gossip about her love life and sex life. That’s still pretty typical of how many celebrities operate – a little gossip to help promote a movie, rumors of an on-set romance, some new boyfriend to take to the premiere. Theroux played that game for a while until he didn’t, and ever since their split, Jen kind of stopped doing that kind of gossip. It felt like Nu Aniston, the one who was not dependent on romance rumors to sell her work. But… the new season of The Morning Show is coming up, and I think that’s why the tabloids keep pushing all of these stories about her love life. Remember that Gabriel Aubry story? Remember the David Schwimmer story this week? Jen’s people didn’t deny either of those. So now Jen wants us to talk about her love life again:

Moving forward! Jennifer Aniston is ready to start dating again, and she has a clearer idea than ever of what she’s looking for, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“After things with Justin [Theroux] ended, Jen decided to take a break from dating and enjoy her own company for a while,” the insider says of the Morning Show actress, 52. “She threw herself into her work, hung with friends on the weekends and got in touch with her spiritual side. It was important for her to take a step back and feel grounded … She found it rewarding and therapeutic.”

“Eventually, after a lot of reflection, Jen decided to let loose and start dating again,” the source tells Us, noting that the actress plans to start looking outside of the entertainment world for her next partner. The Emmy winner was previously married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and has been linked to John Mayer, Gerard Butler, Vince Vaughn and Tate Donovan.

“Jen is way more impressed by guys who are unaffected and have their heads screwed on straight than the flashy, braggy types who are all over Hollywood,” the insider continues. “What she looks for above everything these days is kindness, humor and good looks, of course, but more than anything, she’s after chemistry.”

“Seeing how happy some of her peers are … has really brought it home to Jen that it’s just as possible to find love outside of the Hollywood bubble,” the source explains. “What matters more than anything is to feel happy and appreciated.”

[From Us Weekly]

Basically, ever since Jen and Brad Pitt got divorced, I’ve wanted her to realize that she should stop getting hot for douche-bro actors and just settle down with someone nice outside the industry. I mean, she always claimed to want a quieter life and to fall in love with someone who treated her right. That was never going to be Vince Vaughn or Justin Theroux or John Mayer. It’s beyond “a bad picker” – she actually wanted to recreate the “Brad & Jen” celebrity couple thing and she chased that dream for a decade. And so now, sixteen years later, she’s like “oh, yeah, I could date someone non-famous.”


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

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  1. Ariel says:

    It is like this woman is just one walking public relations statement after the other.
    So weird.

    • josephine says:

      Yea, I don’t get this statement, at all. I want to like her more, but her penchant for trotting out stories in US and People and the like is just so cringe-worthy ad trashy.

      • Paige says:

        Jen’s version of tinder..
        She’s putting it out there…looking for swipes (or whatever the kids are doing LOL)

  2. Eurydice says:

    Don’t know what to say about her love life – but for a while now I’ve been avoiding shorter skirts because my knees aren’t as firm as they used to be. Now that I see Jen, I think I’ll give them a try.

    • lemonylips says:

      I work from home most of the time and I sit in a lotus position and although I excercise (dance, pilates…) I’ve noticed that my knees are getting wrinkles. I’ve decided to blame it on my sitting position rather than being in mid 30’s. Buuut I still think legs are my best feature and I love seeing those wrinkles in short dresses. So I just want to encourage you to show those legs of yours and enjoy a short outfit.

      • Eurydice says:

        Lol, I’m in the lotus position all the time, too, and that’s a great explanation for my knees. Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Laalaa says:

    So strange. I view her as completely not in need of a man, and that her people don’t comment because she ignores everything. I always thought she really didn’t want to be the sad, leftforAngelina woman and that she wanted to go away from it, but the media really pushed it.
    I realize I am in minority.
    And tbh, I find this article really sexist. #sorrynotsorry

    • Lilpeppa40 says:

      @Laalaa I’m 100% in agreement with you

    • Persephone says:

      Agreed Laalaa. She seems to ignore everything and never comment, except for once or twice to say she is ok being single.

      • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

        Also agree. And I think it’s a measure of how far she has come in Hollywood that she doesn’t need to be part of a couple for publicity. The Morning Show demonstrates that she can carry an entire show on her own (or with a great female co-star like Reese Witherspoon).

    • Kate says:

      Totally agree. It seems to me that the Celebitchy Universe has their favorites and their shared identified targets (like most/all social groups). I am frequently SMH in sadness at the sexist treatment of the later group by the writers and majority of commenters. For example, I find the bangs policing to be downright creepy. (I don’t have bangs or a strong attachment to them. Just confused by a group of seemingly woke women feeling so justified in declaring what’s right or wrong for another woman’s head with such self appointed authority.)

      Let Jen live.

    • Laalaa says:

      To all replies, thank you, glad somebody agrees!

      And totally agree, @Kate

  4. Jegede says:

    US weekly lost credibility a long time ago.

    I mean didn’t they recently claim Aniston was dating Gabriel Aubry?

    And off course, the US ‘EXCLUSIVE’ about the Cambridges flying over to California to visit baby Lili.🙄🤣🤣🤣

    • Seraphina says:

      Them and People. I guess not that celebrities can control their narrative through social media, these type of news sources are no longer needed.
      Oh yes, the Cambridge’s flew to see baby Lilli and stopped to pick up the toxic American grandfather. Lord help this family – toxicity everywhere.

  5. questions says:

    After reading the Kelly Clarkson story, I can sort of see why she didn’t go the non-famous route or went for guys who were maybe a tier or two below Brad Pitt. Who do you trust when you’re in her position? I don’t think Hollywood guys are a catch (the more famous ones usually are kind of eww — see Actor X on a yacht or whatever) , but maybe you’re less likely to be suspicious of someone closer to your level coming after your money.

    I don’t know anything about Reese Witherspoon’s marriage, but the 2nd husband (the agent?) seems to have worked out well for her. I have no idea what agents are like though. I usually have a negative impression of them, because of the CAA stuff around Weinstein, but maybe there’s an exception out there who isn’t morally compromised.

    • KissMyA**23 says:

      There are other rich guys that aren’t in the business. Jennifer Garner is (supposedly) dating some burger chain owner. I’m sure there are others, I just can’t think of any at the moment.

      She just needs to be careful of non-famous dudes who are thirsty. Otherwise, I’d say as long as they have some money and they’re not after hers, then go for it.

  6. Lizzie says:

    I guess this is her way of keeping her name out there since she had to stop issuing pregnancy denials.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, because her critically-acclaimed hit show, many endorsements and resurgence of popularity in Friends sure won’t do it.

  7. Lily P says:

    I’d love to see her PR team use a strategy that doesn’t rely on her physical appearance or love life, it just gives such a limited image of Jen but she seems to have really sound ideas. The vaccination quip triggered an interesting debate whereas this just maintains the same narrative of the last 2 decades.

    • josephine says:

      This. Her PR team has always been the worst. I hate their narrative. It’s so patronizing and makes her seem so child-like.

  8. lucy2 says:

    This sounds like US Weekly fiction, based on the story that she was dating a non-famous producer and then that ended and she was linked with David Schwimmer. They know whatever story they make up and slap Jennifer’s name on it will sell.

    I doubt it’s so much her wanting to “recreate a Hollywood golden couple”, as she works in the industry and that’s most of the people she meets, and like most celebrities , it’s hard for a “normal” to deal with the schedule and attention and stuff. Most actors seem to date other actors, musicians, models, etc., nothing unusual about Jennifer doing that.

  9. Jayna says:

    Another U.S. Weekly made-up story. And she was probably just as much at fault as Justin for the demise of that marriage. And Justin said in his last interview in Men’s Journal or GQ (something like that) that he loves Jennifer and is glad they are friends and stay in touch. And she just posted (on Instagram I believe) two photos of him (one shirtless) wishing him a happy birthday. I don’t think either one of them considers their relationship a mistake, because they still have a bond and friendship going on, even if the romantic part of it died.

  10. Anna says:

    When I read the Schwimmer story, I was like “Huvane is at it again”… This narrative is so obviously planted.

    Also, it was slightly mean to post these pictures of her along with the article quoting “good looks” as one of her core requirements for a partner, “above everything”. Oh Jen. 🙂

  11. Meg says:

    ‘she actually wanted to recreate the “Brad & Jen” celebrity couple thing and she chased that dream for a decade.’
    Yes thats exactly it. Brad did that. Those two really were more alike and wanted many of the same things than i realized.
    but she wont date a private guy who wants to remain private though because she wants/cant imagine not selling her personal life, so she needs someone willing to do that with her

    • Ann H says:

      When I think of Jennifer, I think 25% hawking products, 50% tabloid, and 25% as an actress. Lots of other actresses manage to stay low key, but Jen likes to stay in the news. Jen and Huvane enjoy the PR game. I don’t get Apple, so I don’t even think of her as an actress anymore. Huvane works hard to keep Jen and her brand in the news, even if they tease the fans on who she might or might not be dating b.s. It’s becoming tiresome. Poor Bradley Cooper had to shout if from the rooftops that he was not dating Jen.

  12. Tianafora says:

    All her “relationships” have been set up by her agent for PR purposes. There’s something wrong with anybody who’s that obsessed with their image and media attention that they fake relationships.

    Her agent probably can’t find anybody in showbusiness to agree to be seen with her as it’s a clear admission to the public that they’re desperate for attention or hiding something.

    There’s also the problem of trying to get rid of her when the contract ends.

  13. You Know Me says:

    Does she have a project coming up? She plays the press/paps & fans like a violin. Also, she may want to stop with the fillers, tweeks & Botox