Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were the celebrity queen and king of Hollywood before their divorce in 2005. After the split, Pitt quickly began dating Angelina Jolie, sparking rumors that an affair had taken place. It’s been over 15 years since the Friends star divorced her husband, but every fan seems obsessed with the connection between Aniston and Jolie. There’s still buzz on social media about their “feud.”
The two actresses are seemingly polar opposites. Aniston is known for her good-girl image — she’s a loyal friend to girlfriends, successful outside her work as one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, and a dog mom to her rescue pup, Lord Chesterfield. Jolie is a former wild child who wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck when she was married to him (via Us Weekly). She also stars in blockbuster and independent films, has six children, and is known as an activist for human rights
The results reveal a U-shape relationship between the number of times someone gives birth and biological aging. Women who have between zero and two births or several (more than four) have markers revealing their aging is progressing faster than women giving birth three or four times. The results stay constant even when factoring in lifestyle and demographic difference.
Shirazi believes one possible explanation for this is the presence or lack of ovarian hormones in post-menopausal women.
“Previous research has found that generally, ovarian hormones are protective against some cellular level processes that might accelerate aging,” Shirazi explains. “So it’s possible that in pre-menopausal women the effect of hormones are buffering the potential negative effect of pregnancy and reproduction on biological age acceleration. And then perhaps when the hormones are gone, the effects can show themselves.”
Angelina Jolie talked openly about how she fell in love with Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston was understandably hurt post-divorce, and the pain was made worse by rumors of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s affair. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star and Jolie initially denied an extra-marital affair. However, after some time passed, Jolie began to talk openly about how her romance with Pitt began. In a 2007 Vogue interview, Jolie talked about how she and Pitt fell in love on set.
The actress confessed to Vogue (via People), “I think a few months in I realized, God, I can’t wait to get to work. Whether it was shooting a scene or arguing about a scene or gun practice or dance class or doing stunts—anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair.” Then in a 2008 conversation with The New York Times, Jolie said she looked forward to the day her kids could watch Mr. and Mrs. Smith, because “not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.”
Apparently Aniston didn’t appreciate how Jolie talked about the start of her romance with Pitt. In other words, the Friends star thought Jolie could’ve kept some details private. In a 2008 Vogue cover story, Aniston shared, “That stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.
Jennifer Aniston moved on from all the divorce drama
Jennifer Aniston is living her best life at an age when many people start slowing down. Aniston continues to rock her California style, and her career has come a long way from her days as Friends’ Rachel Green. She continues to be one of the top actresses at the box office, and she’s expanded her success with TV shows. The Morning Show — the Apple TV series she co-produces and stars in with Reese Witherspoon — won Apple TV its first Emmy Award and was nominated for 21 awards in total, including the Golden Globes. Aniston also won a 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award for the series.
There’s a reunion of the iconic series Friends in 2021, so she has a busy year planned already. In November 2020, Aniston announced she’s joining Vital Proteins as the new chief creative officer (via Page Six). She will consult with the collagen brand on advertising, product innovations, and marketing strategy.
But she’s not all work and no play! The beloved actress and businesswoman values her friendships. Aniston and Friends co-star Courtney Cox remain close (via Time). Grazia Magazine reported Aniston spent time with friend George Clooney and his wife Amal at their home in Lake Como when she was filming her Netflix hit Murder Mystery. She’s still friends with her ex-husband’s best friend? We think it’s safe to say that Aniston has moved on.