I had to pause the challenge for a while in order for this to sink in (photo was grabbed from an article from the Blast.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, ohmygoodness!
Okay, there are like a gazillion dreamers (myself included) who wish that they’ve gotten back and found each other again. Millennials who did not even know about Brad and Jen being married to each other were starting to “ship” them too.
A lot of people have counter-tweets about why this is not a good idea and why it’s not even something to hope for.
- First is because Brad had Jen at her best and chose to have an affair with Angelina Jolie. Inasmuch as the Mr and Mrs Smith stars denied the rumors, people still believe that it’s an obvious lie.
- Second, we know that Brad’s best friend (George Clooney) and Jen weren’t really the greatest of friends and it’s a known fact that George has a strong influence on Brad.
- Third is they say that it was obviously nothing. They were two old friends / who were previously married who happened to be on a celebratory mood that night and were happy for each other.
So my point is:
We, the fans know that there’s something wrong with their previous relationship / marriage but guys, why are you raining on our parade? This is a happy moment for us fans who thrive on daydreaming about happy endings. I am a Friends fan so when Jen caught the eye of someone as big as Brad, people celebrated! We all know that Jen was at the peak of her career and was one of the biggest and highest paid TV stars at that time but we were still in awe of their love story. It was still like they weren’t at par because Brad was just so famous and a movie screen star — the ultimate A-lister!
We are aware that
Their relationship began happily in 1998 and ended badly in 2005. About the reason for the separation? Some said that Jen did not want any kids but quoting her in an interview,
A man divorcing would never be accused of choosing career over children. That really p*ssed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.
And then, shortly after announcing their breakup, Brad began spending more time with Angelina. The rumors about their relationship culminated in a 60-page portfolio of pictures of the two of them together entitled “Domestic Bliss.” The spread appeared in W Magazine, and showed the pair playing house in a Palm Springs home, complete with extravagant outfits and kids running around.
Jen later responded to the photographs by saying they poured salt into a festering wound. “There’s a sensitivity chip that’s missing,” she said of her ex-husband.
It wasn’t nice. I did not feel nice. YES, we were heartbroken.
BUT this is a fantasy. It’s something to be happy about. These write-ups and Instagram posts made me smile. It gave me an audible semi-giggle. It’s as if we were sucked back in the early 2000s when their relationship was still strong and when every magazine had their photos on. Now Jen is kind of wrinkly and Brad on the other hand has aged gracefully. I wonder what he thought of her? NEVERTHELESS, it’s good to hope. Perhaps Brad has learned his lessons. Perhaps Brad wants to love again?
Yes this is a harmless encounter but I hope we are not so quick to dismiss the possible rekindled love.