The Friends star spoke candidly about life at 51 while being interviewed by Sandra Bullock and posing for a sizzling shoot for Interview Magazine. Jennifer Aniston turned 51 on Tuesday.
During the chat, the duo revealed how they launched a beautiful friendship after they first met when the actor Tate Donovan – who they both dated. The repartee between the two showed why they are such good pals, with Sandra stating Jennifer is ‘talented. Funny. Kind. Introspective. Generous’
Sandra, 55, was engaged to The OC vet Tate, 56, from 1992 until 1995. She rebounded with Matthew McConaughey. Then Jennifer was with Tate from 1995 until 1998. Next for her came Brad Pitt.
Sandra said to the star: ‘You and I both partook of this one human being,’ adding ‘a very patient human being, given that he dated us both.’ Jennifer Aniston, who turned 51 on Tuesday, added: ‘He seems to have a type.’
The best of friends: Jennifer and Sandra cemented their relationship after their joint relationship with Tate (pictured at the Golden Globes last month)
Today Jennifer is single, divorced from second husband Justin Theroux, while Sandra is in a long-term relationship with Bryan Randall.
Their friendship wasn’t instant, with Jennifer saying: ‘I think everything happens in its own time, and I think for whatever reason, life had to happen in both of our worlds the way it did.’
After their first meeting, the pair reconnected at a mutual friend’s wedding, laughing as Aniston recalled how: ‘I sent you a note and you sent me a shot.’
Sandra, who told Jennifer ‘you can be an a**hole but you’re so charming!’, queried how the Friends star manages to stay positive when life doesn’t go as planned.
Digging deep, Jennifer, admitted her childhood wasn’t perfect – saying she often felt ‘unsafe’ at home. She is the daughter of Days Of Our Lives actor father John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow.
‘I think that it comes from growing up in a household that was destabilized and felt unsafe, wat'[I was] witnessing certain things about human behavior that made me think: “I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be that…
‘”I don’t want to experience this feeling I’m having in my body right now. I don’t want anyone else that I ever come in contact with ever to feel that.”‘
And she continued wryly: ‘So I guess I have my parents to thank.’
The pair afterward looked to the future, with Jennifer saying she saw herself in a beach house.
‘It’s not so much what I see myself doing, but it’s more like a little screenshot in my brain, where I hear the ocean, I see the ocean, I hear laughter, I see kids running, I hear the ice in a glass, I smell food being cooked. That’s the joyous snapshot in my head.’
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The full article appears in the March 2020 issue of Interview Magazine.