Is it 2003 again? Sorry, I have to ask because the last time Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were so popular we were all wearing stomach bearing crop tops and crimped hair whilst listening to Britney Spears on repeat.
The return of the world’s infatuation with Brad and Jen is incredibly nostalgic for anyone who took an active interest in ’90s and noughties pop culture, which was arguably one of the most iconic time periods for entertainment news.
The renewed interest in the legendary pair began earlier this month when Aniston split from Justin Theroux, her partner of over six years. Immediately the internet became awash with rumors that the 49-year-old Friends star would be rekindling her romance with 54-year-old Pitt, whom she began dating in 1998 after their agents set them up on a blind date.
Whilst Aniston has tried to quell this gossip, which she dubbed a “fictional narrative” in her official divorce statement, the rumors still rage on.
Of course, there has yet to be any official proof that Jen is reuniting with Pitt, who is coincidentally also single after a rather bitter split from his wife Angelina Jolie – the woman he controversially left Jen for back in 2005.
But according to a source who spoke to US Weekly, it may have been Pitt that was responsible for the breakdown of Jen’s marriage to Justin.
According to the source, Jen’s marriage turned sour when Theroux discovered love notes that Pitt had written for her back in the day. Whilst they’d been written many years prior, Justin was apparently still furious to find them.
“He stumbled upon old Post-it notes Brad had written. Sweet little Post-its like, ‘You looked nice tonight’ or ‘Miss you already’,” the source explained. “Jen assured him they weren’t a big deal, but Justin wasn’t thrilled… Justin had moments of insecurity like that.”
If this is the case, it’d seem to fly in the face of what Jen and Justin said in their separation statement. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,” the press release announced. “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
Of course, the official word of Jen and Justin is more reliable than that of an anonymous source speaking to a notorious gossip magazine.
Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time that someone within Jen’s inner circle revealed a little too much. The Horrible Bosses star was known to have a very fraught relationship with her late mother after she sold stories about her daughter to the tabloid press during her divorce with Pitt.
Whatever the truth, we hope that Jen can find happiness, whether that is by running back into the arms of Pitt, who humiliated her over a decade ago, or by finding a new man to occupy her.
If a Brad and Jen reunion does occur, then it’s time to dig out your low rise jeans and cassette tapes because the ’90s are back!