Now that Brangelina is done, is there new hope for Brennifer?
It’s the moment Jennifer Aniston fans everywhere have been waiting for!
Now that Brangelina is officially over, Brad Pitt can finally go crawling back to ex-wife Aniston to beg for her forgiveness. Then, their flame will magically be reignited, and we will all live happily ever after … Right?
Not so fast, #teamjennifer.
Lest we forget the damage that has been done. Let’s refresh.
Movie star Pitt and Friends star Aniston met in 1998 and married in 2000. They were one of those couples who were so cute, they even resembled each other. Until She — the undeniably sexy Angelina Jolie — came along. Those lips! That bod! Oh boy.
Suddenly, in January 2005, Aniston filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences — all while media reports of Pitt and Jolie’s on-set sparks while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith enveloped them like musky perfume. Just months later, Pitt and Jolie proved to be more than a homewrecking fling. They were much worse: A supercouple with a conjoined name. Enter children (six in total, though Jolie had adopted Maddox, now 15, in 2002), impressive humanitarian efforts and an eventual wedding at their estate in France.
Aniston was shattered. Or at least that’s what the tabloids have been telling us for the past decade. Nearly every photo published of the actress since the breakup has accompanied a caption or headline mentioning Pitt. Look, here’s Aniston looking sad (It’s all Brad’s fault!). Here’s a first look at Jen’s reported baby bump (Is it Brad’s?). Aniston is engaged (What does Brad have to say about this?!).
With ammunition like this, it’s no wonder #teamjennifer is still going strong.
With ammunition like this, it’s no wonder #teamjennifer is still going strong. Tuesday’s Brangelina breakup news fuelled the fire to dangerous heights, with a nauseating onslaught of smug Aniston memes and GIFs taking over social media. They even posted one of her, in character as Rachel on Friends, waving pompoms.
There’s also an ironically timed rumour circulating that will give Brennifer fans something to cheer about: Aniston, 47, and current hubby Justin Theroux, 45, may be on the road to Splitsville. Several websites claim the couple, who got married in August 2015, have been arguing a lot these days about where to purchase a vacation home. Apparently that’s some sort of celebrity couple deal-breaker, along the same lines of fighting over which model of Ferrari to buy or how many diamonds to encrust the bathtub with.
Whatever the case, all is apparently not well for Aniston and her current beau.
Does that up the probability of a second chance with Pitt, 52, a newly single father of six who, according the reports, may already be seeing another woman and/or be dealing with substance abuse issues?
This is not what trendsetters meant when they said the ’90s are back. Even if Aniston and Pitt do find themselves both suddenly single, the odds of a Friends reboot far outweigh the odds of a Brennifer reboot. Plus, who says #teamjennifer has even forgiven Brad?
But the dream? The dream lives on.