Who is Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is an American actress and film producer. She is regarded as one of the world’s highest-paid actresses and the recipient of various awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is also known for her role as Rachel Green in the popular NBC sitcom “Friends”. She is often referred to as “Jen” by her friends.
Jennifer Aniston’s full name is Jennifer Joana Aniston. She was born on February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 53 years old as of August 2022.
Jennifer Aniston’s parents
Jennifer Aniston was born to Greek-born actor James Aniston (father) and American actress Nancy Dow (mother). Her father is of Greek Island of Crete ancestry while her mother is of English, Irish, Scottish and half-Greek ancestry. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Jennifer Aniston’s parents were married for 15 years before her father married another woman, American actress Sherry Rooney. It was also reported that she had a strained relationship with her mother throughout her adulthood, but the two later managed to make amends.
Before Aniston’s parents got married, her mother was previously married to American bandleader, pianist, and arranger Jack Melick and they had a son named John Melick. Melick became known to the public as Jennifer Aniston’s maternal half-brother when she released a statement regarding her mother’s death in 2016. Her other half-brother Alex Aniston was born to her father and his second wife Sherry Rooney.
About Jennifer Aniston’s siblings
Jennifer Aniston has two half-brothers from both her parents’ other relationships and marriages. They are named John Melick and Alex Aniston.
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a. John Melick
John Melick is the older half-brother of Jennifer Aniston. He was born to Aniston’s Nancy Dow and her first husband Jack Melick on June 6, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 63 years old as of August 2022. Melick is an assistant director and production manager known for his work in movies like “Universal Soldier”, “Piranha 3DD” and “Thirteen”. He is currently married to American actress and television personality Shannon Melick and they have two children together.
b. Alex Aniston
Alex Aniston is the younger half-brother of Jennifer Aniston. He was born to Jennifer Aniston’s father, John Aniston and his second wife Sherry Rooney on May 2, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 33 years old as of August 2022. He is also known as Aja Nezitic (a name he uses on his social media profiles). Alex Aniston started his career as an actor, screenwriter, producer, and musician. However, he took a break from the film industry and became an artist. He currently sells animal skulls at taxidermy events. Alex Aniston was previously in a relationship with American model Adriane Hallek and they have two children together. According to reports, he is currently dating Australian veterinary technician Kiri Peita.
Jennifer Aniston’s marriage and wedding
As of August 2022, Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston is divorced and does not have a husband. Aniston has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to American actor Brad Pitt to whom she was married for five years and the second marriage was to American actor Justin Theroux. Aniston and Theroux were married for two years.
List of Jennifer Aniston’s ex-boyfriends
It is no doubt Jennifer Aniston is a household name in Hollywood due to her exceptional acting skills. The actress has had a long dating history involving two husbands and many flings in between. Here is a list of the men Jennifer Aniston has dated in the past. The list includes her two ex-husbands.
- Jennifer Aniston and Charlie Schlatter dated briefly in 1990.
- Jennifer Aniston and John Stewart dated in 1994.
- Jennifer Aniston and Adam Duritz briefly dated in 1995.
- Jennifer Aniston dated Tate Donovan in 1995.
- Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd dated in 1998.
- Jennifer Aniston and Daniel McDonald dated in 2000.
- Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got married in 2000.
- Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn dated in 2005.
- Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer dated in 2008.
- Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got married in 2015.
About Jennifer Aniston’s first marriage to Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is an American actor and film producer known for his roles in movies like “Troy”, “World War Z”, “Fury”, and many others. He was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States. He is 58 years old as of August 2022.
Aniston and Brad Pitt first met in 1994 but they didn’t start dating until 1998 when they went on their first date. At the time, Brad Pitt had just broken up with his then-girlfriend American actress Gwyneth Paltrow whom he dated for three years while Aniston on the other hand had just ended things with her ex, Tate Donovan whom she dated for three years.
While Aniston and Brad Pitt initially kept details of their relationship private, things soon got out and they became Hollywood’s power couple of that time. Pitt and Aniston were one of Hollywood’s most celebrated couples during the period they were together. The public seemed wholly interested in their love life. They made their red carpet debut at the 51st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 21, 1999, effectively confirming their relationship.
On November 29, 1999, the Hollywood stars announced they were engaged while attending a Sting Concert. They later got married a year after their engagement, precisely on July 29, 2000, in a grand wedding ceremony in Malibu in front of 200 guests. A year after their marriage, the couple shared screen time when Brad Pitt made a guest appearance on the popular sitcom “Friends”. Not only did fans enjoy seeing the couple together on the screen, but the role also earned Pitt an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
In February 2004, Jennifer Aniston revealed she was ready to build a family with Pitt. Unfortunately, their plans to have children came to a halt when they suddenly broke up in January 2005. It was later reported that the cause of their breakup was a result of the cheating rumours between Brad Pitt and his “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-star Angelina Jolie.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt later announced their split in a statement that reads:
We would like to announce that after seven years together, we would like to formally separate. For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not a result of any speculation reported by the tabloid media. This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We will remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness and sensitivity in the coming months.
Pitt and Aniston’s divorce was finalized in October 2005 Things were rocky for them for quite some time, but they fortunately later went back to being friends. Brad Pitt would later go on to marry Angelina Jolie in August 2014, while Aniston married Justin Theroux in 2015. Interestingly, both second marriages also ended in a divorce.
About Jennifer Aniston’s second marriage to Justin Theroux
Justin Theroux is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. He was born on August 10, 1971, in Washington D.C, United States. He is 51 years old as of August 2022.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux met on the set of the 2008 film “Tropic Thunder”. Years later, they co-starred in the 2012 movie “Wanderlust” which also featured Jennifer Aniston’s ex-boyfriend Paul Rudd.
Rumours of Aniston and Justin Theroux dating initially began spreading in May 2011 when they were spotted having dinner together. They completely denied the rumours back then. However, the pair continued to make appearances at events without revealing whether they were an item or not. In January 2012, they took a bold step in their relationship by buying a million-dollar Bel-Air home. Justin Theroux later proposed to Jennifer Aniston on her 41st birthday during a dinner at Manhattan’s Blue Hill Restaurant, New York, United States.
A few years later, they secretly tied the knot in August 2015 at their Bel-Air home. The small ceremony had in attendance guests including, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Bateman, Emily Blunt, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, and many others.
A few years after their marriage, rumours circulated in the media about Jennifer Aniston being pregnant. Aniston later spoke out about the lack of privacy they had and also about being harassed daily by aggressive photographers. Sadly, Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their divorce in February 2018, saying they have decided to part ways as a couple. It was later reported that they couldn’t make their marriage work because Justin Theroux wanted to be in New York while Jennifer Aniston wanted to be in Los Angeles. Despite their split, they have remained friends to date.
About Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer’s relationship
John Mayer is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born on October 16, 1977, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. He is 44 years old as of August 2022.
Three years after separating from her first husband Brad Pitt in 2005, Jennifer Aniston began dating John Mayer. The two started dating in 2008 after meeting at an Oscars party that same year and their relationship quickly made headlines. They made several appearances at many events and were often seen enjoying each other’s company. Unfortunately, their relationship was short-lived and they separated six months later. However, they later reconnected and even attended the 2009 Oscars event together as well as the Vanity Fair Party. A month later, they called it quits again.
Since their split, there have been reconciliation rumours surrounding the duo over the years. While the thought of them getting back together seems to excite their fans, Jennifer Aniston has cleared the air, stating that she and John Mayer have a nice friendship and respect for each other and whenever they are out together, it’s always for a friendly meeting and nothing more.
About Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn’s relationship
Vince Vaughn is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He is 52 years old as of August 2022.
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn met on the set of their film “The Break-up” in 2005, the same year she ended her first marriage to Brad Pitt. In the film, the two play a couple who after breaking up fight each other for their shared home. A month later, Aniston and Vince Vaughn were spotted together in Chicago while enjoying a night of dancing with their eyes locked together. However, in October 2006, the duo announced their split but have continued to be friends to date. Vince Vaughn is currently married to Kyla Weber who is a painter and realtor. They share two children.
Jennifer Aniston’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Jennifer Aniston does not have any children and has never given birth. In 2021, the actress came under heavy backlash for her decision not to have children despite having had two divorces.
In an essay for The Huffington Post, Jennifer Aniston wrote about not having children and disclosed that it was upsetting that the media keeps wondering if she is expecting. She also stated that she may be a mother someday but she is not in pursuit of motherhood at this time because she feels incomplete in some way.