Despite going their separate ways, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have managed to sort out their differences and remain good friends down the line.
One of the most beloved couples of Hollywood at one time, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were married for a short period before they went public with their divorce in 2005. People might expect the two of them to have trouble getting along, but Aniston has assured her fans there are no hard feelings between them. According to CNN, Aniston recently appeared with her real-life pals and Friends co-stars Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show, and the topic soon turned to Pitt.
Aniston discussed her experience working with Pitt, from when the two of them participated in a star-studded virtual live table reading of the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High for charity in 2020. The Just Go With It star told Stern that there was nothing uncomfortable about performing with her ex, and even assured "it was absolutely fun" playing love interests during the reading.
"Brad and I are buddies," she said. "We're friends."
"We speak, and there's no oddness at all, except for everyone that probably watched it and was wanting there to be, or assumed there to be." She continued, "We had fun, and it was for a great cause, CORE."
Dane Cook, who hosted the live table reading in September 2020, shared his thoughts on the pair's reunion at the time, per Harper's Bazaar. "They both locked in," Cook said. "What you saw was absolutely what we had hoped, which was just nice engagement between two massive, incredibly talented people."
In addition to her and Pitt being buddies, Aniston is reportedly on good terms with her ex-husband, actor-producer Justin Theroux as well, from whom she split in February 2018. It's not always possible to remain on good terms with someone you have a history with, especially past lovers, but Aniston is an exceptional woman who knows how to take things in her stride.
Having said that, it wasn't easy on Aniston when her marriage to Pitt failed because he fell for his co-star Angelina Jolie while shooting for Mr. and Mrs. Smith. "Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face. In hindsight, I can see him going, 'Oh—I can see that that was inconsiderate.' But I know Brad. Brad would say, 'That’s art!' There’s a sensitivity chip that’s missing," she told Vanity Fair a year after their divorce, in 2006.
Three years later, in 2008, she opened up to Vogue about how it felt. She said, "There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening. I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss. That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool."
But, it all seems to be water under the bridge, and Pitt and Aniston have evolved as better human beings and even better friends, and that's all that matters at the end of the day.
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