She healed because she wanted to be healed.
Hollywood's sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston's love life hasn't been smooth. Time and again she has found herself dealing with heartbreaks and trying to heal her wounds herself. She wanted to start a family with Brad Pitt but before her desires could be fulfilled, life took a different course. After seven years of togetherness, the couple split owing to Pitt's growing intimacy with his co-star Angelina Jolie. Later, in an interview with Vogue, Aniston revealed that she was not OK with the details of their affair.
But being the strong woman she is, she gathered herself and gave her life a positive turn. And her friends helped her a great deal in that. In 2015, she tied the knot again but this time also her heart was broken.
When she broke up with her friend and husband Justin Theroux she did something we all can relate to.
The beloved Friends star had once told Instyle, "Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want." She added, “As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for."
Therefore, when she married Theroux in a secret ceremony in 2015 after taking a long break from relationships since her divorce from Pitt, her admirers thought she has finally got the kind of love life she deserves. In 2016, Justin told Sunday Times, "She has lived through a lot of bullshit, many people would have crumbled under some of the stresses that have been put on her."
He added, "I'm very proud of her for that, for the way she handles herself. So in a weird way, it's an honor to stand behind her. Truly, in that sense, she's amazing."
For Architectural Digest's 2018 cover story of their plush Bel-Air home, she said, "I look around at my husband and my dogs and our home, and there's nowhere else I want to be," Cosmopolitan quoted.
Just when the world thought their favorite girl has finally settled down, the duo announced their separation and her fans were heartbroken all over again. However, they revealed that they will be "continuing our cherished friendship." Since then, coping up has been hard for Jennifer but she knew she will come out of it.
One of her friends told E!News, "She knows in due time she will feel tremendously better, but is really going through the motions right now." The source added, "Still, even in the earliest days of their break up, she was confident in her recovery. "Jen knows she is strong and knows things will smooth over in time," noted the source. "She's been through this before."
And we couldn't agree more! We know her as the woman who can maintain her calm even in the most difficult situations. But this time around, she also did something else to heal; she surrounded herself with love and support from her friends.
"She has her group of friends that are her family, and they have rallied around her," one insider told E! News at the time (February 2018). "She has a lot of love in her life." And when you know that you will heal, the hope of a better tomorrow lights up your heart. Therefore, she remains open to love. "She isn't seeking out a relationship," explains a source, "but if it happens, she's open to it."
However, she isn't in a hurry and wants to be around friends for a bit longer. "She's a bit wary of dating in general," notes the source, "and really wants to take her time getting to know people. Jen's all about hanging out with friends right now that she trusts and is comfortable with."
Many of her admirers hoped that Pitt and Aniston will rekindle their romance after they were seen having a good laugh together at the SAG Awards. But this possibility was shot down back in 2018 itself. An insider insisted to E! News in February 2018, "Rekindling is not even a conversation. She has always thought that chapter is sealed and so far in the past."
While many of us might want her to find love again, we must celebrate her for who she is and cherish the many lessons on life and love she left behind for women of all ages. More power to you, Jen!