Have you ever wondered how difficult it must be for Jennifer Aniston to see Angelina Jolie portrayed as a model mother on magazine covers? To her credit, Aniston, who divorced Brad Pitt after he started an affair with Jolie while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith, has stayed mum about their relationship. She did slip once when she mentioned how Pitt and Jolie were insensitive for portraying a 50's family scene in W Magazine when the wounds of her break-up were still so raw.
But she didn't unleash — except to girlfriends like Courteney Cox — her feelings about the woman who seduced her husband. Until now. She is promoting her Christmas movie, Marley & Me, and it seemed the right time to unload. (The title of her next film, He’s Just Not That Into You, might be too close to home.)
In the December issue of Vogue magazine, Aniston commented on her annoyance at Jolie for recounting a detailed timeline of how she fell in love with Pitt.
"There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening," said Aniston, who could have benefiting from reading our story on How to Catch a Cheating Husband.
"I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss,” Aniston said. “That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool."
Yet she seems to have less icy feelings toward her ex, Brad Pitt, who was equally responsible for the affair. After all, it takes two to do a tantric tango.
"[We've exchanged] a few very kind hellos ... and congratulations on your babies," she said.
"The marriage didn't work out ... Pretty soon after we separated, we got on the phone and we had a long, long conversation with each other and said a lot of things, and ever since we've been unbelievably warm and respectful of each other."
Aniston, who has wasted no time dating such hunks as John Mayer, considers herself "unbelievably lucky in love," despite her divorce.
"Whoever said everything has to be forever," she said. "That's setting your hopes too high. It's too much pressure. And I think if you put the pressure on yourself, that's unattainable.”
Indeed, her lesson learned from the divorce is to live in the moment and enjoy what you have. And to treat yourself with respect and expect the same in return.
When John Mayer bragged about breaking up with her, she didn't let that slide. "Trust me," she said. "You'll never see that happen again from that man."
As for Brad Pitt and what he feels about Aniston dishing on Jolie, so far no comment.