Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were the power couple of Hollywood but their split shocked everyone.
There are times when you meet somebody, and the universe gives you signs that he's the right one for you. But, even those signs can turn out to be wrong. When Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt tied the knot, they became the one of the most loved couples in the whole of Hollywood. It was like the two were made for each other, but sadly, it wasn't meant to be.
The two met back in 1994 through their managers. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Aniston revealed, “He was just this sweet guy from Missouri, you know? A normal guy.” But it was not until 1998 when both Aniston and Pitt had split from their respective partners that their managers played matchmakers.
Aniston was definitely head over heels for Pitt because in another interview with Diane Sawyer she confessed that she knew he was the one for her "on the first date." Just five months into dating and they were engaged. The love birds said "I do" in July 2000 in a beautiful private ceremony in Malibu with around 200 guests, 50,000 flowers and fireworks, according to People.
But the power couple shocked the world when they announced their split in 2005. There were a lot of speculations about the reasons for their split the first one being Pitt's relationship with his co-star of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie, and the other one being their own problems. Everyone thought that the couple was immune to the pressure, glamour, and glitz of Hollywood but things were not so simple.
Pitt recalled his time when he was married to Aniston and told Parade in 2011, “It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.” Many thought that he called his life with Aniston boring but he later clarified that it was he who was dull.
Aniston shared her own point of view on their split and told Vanity Fair, “We were put on a pedestal, but we were just a couple like anybody else.” She believed that partners can “re-meet, reconnect” with each other when they cannot meet each other's eys but Pitt seemed to have a different view on it. She said, “We believe in different things, I guess. You can’t force a relationship, even if it’s your view of how you would like it to be conducted." But even after everything, she enjoyed and cherished her time with Pitt.
“I still feel so lucky to have experienced it. I wouldn’t know what I know now if I hadn’t been married to Brad. I love Brad; I really love him. I will love him for the rest of my life," she said and continued, "He’s a fantastic man. I don’t regret any of it, and I’m not going to beat myself up about it. We spent seven very intense years together; we taught each other a lot — about healing, and about fun."
Talking further about her relationship with Pitt, she added, "We helped each other through a lot, and I really value that. It was a beautiful, complicated relationship. The sad thing, for me, is the way it’s been reduced to a Hollywood cliché — or maybe it’s just a human cliché. I have a lot of compassion for everyone going through this.”
The Just Go With It actress always believed that Jolie wasn't the reason for the couple's split because their romantic relationship started only after Pitt and Aniston got divorced. Explaining her view she confessed, “There’s a lot I don’t understand, a lot I don’t know, and probably never will know, really. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised by anything, but I would much rather choose to believe him.”
But now, years later, looks like Aniston's belief in partners reconciling seems to be coming true. According to reports by ET Online, Pitt apologized to Aniston for the issues they had in the past. An insider revealed, "Brad is completely sober now and is in such a different place than he was when they were together."
The source added, "Brad is truly an introspective guy who has worked hard on himself. He has apologized to her for many things he felt were his issues in their relationship. He truly takes ownership for his mistakes and that has changed their relationship with each other today. They both have moved on."