Jennifer Aniston won’t write a memoir: ‘I have nothing to memoir about just yet’

Jennifer Aniston is all smiles as she leaves Good Morning America

Jennifer Aniston won’t attend this Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Her reason: the pandemic is still here and she doesn’t want to mingle in close proximity with people. This year’s Emmys are like the Met Gala – people will have to show proof of vaccination and a recent negative Covid test to get in the door. But Aniston still isn’t going to chance it, and I don’t blame her. Aniston is making the interview rounds right now because she’s promoting The Morning Show’s Season 2. She chatted with People Magazine and Glamour about two important issues: whether she would ever date someone non-famous, and whether she will ever write a memoir.

Whether she would date a non-famous person: “Of course. Absolutely. I mean, it’s happened. That’s what I’m sort of hoping for is not necessarily somebody in the industry itself. That’d be nice.”

On the dog she worked with on TMS: “Boy, that dog named Benny—I fell so madly in love with this animal. This dog was like a human and a stuffed animal dog. You can do anything with him. His most favorite thing was to lay in a bed and just be rubbed. He’d be waiting to come on set, and you’d find him in a different person’s lap. He was like a therapy dog for our crew, which we really needed it at that point. It was so lovely to have that angel dog there.

Whether she would write a memoir: “Nope. I say that now, but you know, cut to four or five years from now, and I might be like: I’m going to write a memoir! But I’m still living it. I have nothing to memoir about just yet….There’s a lot when you think about it, but I still feel like I just got here.”

[From People & Glamour]

I’ll admit it, I would probably read Aniston’s memoir if she ever wrote one. Like, if she wrote a real one about what actually happened in her life and career. Not a woo-woo faux-memoir about her yoga and Pilates and goddess circles. Which is probably why she would never write a real tell-all about her life, honestly – there is too much interest and she doesn’t want to get caught up trying to tell “her version” of her first marriage or her second (fake) marriage, or what Vince Vaughn was really like, what John Mayer was really like, etc.

As for Aniston dating a non-famous person… I wish she would. She should have gone for non-famous dudes years ago. I feel like she would have been a lot happier.

Jennifer Aniston arrives at Jimmy Kimmel Live

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  1. Kate says:

    Maybe “non-legal marriage” instead of fake? I don’t think anyone’s accused Jennifer and Justin of not being in a real relationship have they?

    • Lena says:

      Yes fake is the wrong word. They had what I would call a commitment ceremony. And I don’t see why anyone would care if it was that.

  2. Chaine says:

    She always comes across as kind of boring and shallow, so if she does do a memoir I hope she gets a good ghostwriter to work with.

  3. Becks1 says:

    I mean, celebrities with less interesting stories have written memoirs, but I get what she’s saying about wanting to wait too. Time gives more perspective.

    I bet her memoir could be really interesting though – if honest enough – she’s the daughter of a long time soap star, she was the star of one of the biggest tv series ever, she was married to one of the biggest movie stars of our generation (people can hate him for a variety of reasons, and we can argue whether or not he should be such a star, but Pitt is definitely a huge movie star), and now in her 50s she’s had a very interesting career resurgence.

    It’s definitely not all yoga and pilates.

    The Morning Show is one of the few Apple plus series we haven’t seen yet – it just seems like its going to be a lot of Jennifer vs Reese and I’m not really here for that. We saw the first episode and that was it. What are the thoughts here on it?

    • Krystina says:

      The Morning Show is actually a pretty good series so far IMO, but I definitely get how it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

      • Twin falls says:

        I liked it more than I thought I would. I think Jennifer shines in her role. There’s more than just J v R.

    • Persephone says:

      It’s surprisingly good, and definitely more going on than Jennifer vs Reese. Also the acting is pretty good all round. You should try it.

    • FilmTurtle says:

      The first season gets a LOT better after the first 1-3 episodes. It evolves into something with more nuance. Billy Crudup (totally deserved that Emmy) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (robbed of a nom) are fantastic; every now and then Marcia Gay Harden or Brett Butler (!) show up and steal the scene. The whole supporting cast is pretty great.

      And MAN does it look expensive. It’s one of those shows where they build entire sets for a short scene that could have been done in a hallway.

      • Becks1 says:

        Okay, maybe we’ll keep going then. I get the Steve Carrell as Matt Lauer story line, but during the first episode when they were setting up Bradley as the new rising star to Alex I was just like….this again, really? (it also bugs me bc JA is only 7 years older than RW and they seemed like they were acting like there was such an age gap.)

        We have liked everything else we’ve watched on Apple so we should probably give this another shot.

      • FilmTurtle says:

        I’ve literally only watched “TMS” and “Ted Lasso.” I guess I should give some other shows on Apple+ a go.

  4. psl says:

    I wish others would realize this too….hahahahhahahaha

    Some memoirs I see, I think, “really?”

  5. lunchcoma says:

    I wish some other celebrities would decide this too! There are some people who do interesting things, and some people who’ve had long lives around others doing interesting things, and some people who write well enough that they can make stories about washing dishes interesting.

    There are also a lot of celebrities who don’t fall into any of those categories.

  6. Anna says:

    Thank god.

  7. Sof says:

    I would totally read her memoir aswell. Not many people are able to handle the level of sudden fame she got with Friends and stay sane (and relevant) in years to come.
    Also, her take on the sexist questions she got over the years regarding maternity would be interesting. However, I don’t think she’ll ever write about the triangle.

  8. Anne says:

    Why are writers here insisting so much that her second marriage was fake?

    • Julia K says:

      Because no evidence has been found that the marriage license \ certificate was ever filed at the appropriate court office. A ceremony may have taken place, but most states require that papers need to be filed by the celebrant before being called legal. So not fake, Just not filed.

  9. jferber says:

    I like her more now that she’s spoken about being pro-vaxx. Also, her look in the pic above gives me Gloria Steinem vibes, which I love.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    She looks like Iggy pop mixed with Dustin hoffman! Not a beautiful face

    • athena says:

      Why is whether or not her face is beautiful even a matter of discussion? We as a society are way, way too hung up on women (particularly those in the public eye) being “beautiful.”