If Jennifer Aniston is sad and lonely then I want in
Here we go again, another sob story for the saddest, loneliest woman who ever lived. Ugh. I’m sick of Jennifer Aniston being crucified by every glossip mag on the planet for her “not-good-enough” love life. Not good enough for who?
Just imagine that every time a story appeared about you or your work, your ex and his new wife were also mentioned, as though you’re inextricably attached and can never hope to move on with the amount of horrendous diatribe spouting about him, and her, and you.
You’re not involved anymore – doesn’t anyone get it?
The latest mouthwatering tidbit is that Jen broke down during the filming of The Bounty in New York a few weeks ago.
Story goes that she was late coming out of her trailer and when an assistant was sent to fetch her, she said in tears, “I need a moment, this scene reminds me of Brad and me”.
Really? That sounds a tad far-fetched. Her publicist Stephen Huvane denies it, saying the story is “ridiculous … it never happened” and I’m 99% sure this is another fabricated bit of rubbish in the whole Jen-Brad-Ange triangle. The article then went on to share that Brad and Ange have bought a $60million estate in France with a private airstrip.
Um, weren’t we just talking about poor Jen crying at work? Why bring up the golden couple?
And why is there another made up story about Jen not being over Brad yet? It’s been four years. I’m pretty sure the girl has gotten past the worst of it.
Why do the headlines flash “Lonely girl”, “Sad, lonely Jen”, “Unlucky in love Jen”, “Still single Jen”, “Single again Jen”, “Love rat bites Jen again”, “Sad, sad Jen”?
I’m sorry, but there’s nothing sad about Jennifer Aniston. She pulled in a cool $25million last year (Jun 08-Jun 09, Newsday), has one of the world’s most coveted bodies at age 40, is best friends with Courtney Cox – a friendship that’s lasted at least 15 years so it must be real - and has dated the who’s who of available men since her marriage broke up: Vince Vaughn, John Mayer, Paul Sculfor, Geoff Stults and (rumour has it) Gerard Butler.
Now, just because she’s not going out with these men anymore, does it necessarily mean that she was the victim? Did they all screw her over just because Brad Pitt did, and it’s been decided that will be her legacy, now and forever? Will we ever let Jennifer Aniston have a normal love life?
What if, and this is a bit of a stretch folks, but what if Jennifer Aniston is actually happy she and Brad aren’t married anymore ‘cause clearly, they weren’t meant to be together and it’s better that they broke up before they had children.
What if she’s been playing the field? Living it large, dipping her toe in the dating game, sowing those 40-year-old roots she’s worked so hard to cultivate? What if Jennifer Aniston is actually in her prime right now, gallivanting among the world’s rich and famous and doesn’t want to settle down with any old cad she cares to flirt with? What if she’s just, well, flirting.
With no serious intention of “trying to catch” a man. What if, and this is a biggie, she’s taking her time because the last guy she married wasn’t right for her and she doesn’t want to make the same mistake again? Hmm?
It’s entirely possible that she’s been cast as the poster girl for sad, lonely women all over the world, but isn’t either of those things. Of course, she’s perfectly gracious about the unflattering labels, saying to Elle magazine “If I’m the emblem for ‘this is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting on with her life,’ so be it.”
Heck, give me Jennifer Aniston’s bank account, address list, personal trainer, nutritionist, wardrobe, multiple houses, and dress size and you can bet that I wouldn’t be sad OR lonely.
It just gets to me that single men like George Clooney are called playboys, but perennial single women like Jennifer and Cameron Diaz are labeled unlucky in love or pining for a man or looking for a husband. Who’s to say it isn’t their choice? Maybe they’re not ready to get married and have kids.
Maybe they like their life as it is. Ever thought of that?
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