Jennifer Aniston: The lady and the lover
Jennifer Aniston’s love life is something everybody seems to be interested in. The paparazzi has often gone to great lengths to find out whom she’s dating, and when. Aniston has dated several men from Tinsel town, and this makes the news even more interesting to people who lap up Hollywood gossip.
Aniston was first seen dating Charlie Schlatter, who had been her co-star in the Television series by the name of Ferris Bueller. She was a young, naïve girl then, and not very famous. However, the tabloids still chose to take an interest in her relationship with the man. She dated him from 1990-1994. She also dated several other men after that, including Tate Donovan, whom she got engaged to. However their relationship lasted for about two years, from 1996-1998, after which they separated.
Her most publicized and speculated relationship so far, has been with Brad Pitt, whom she started dating in 1998. They soon decided to get married, and they did so in the year 2000, after which they became one of the most stable couples seen in Hollywood. Aniston and Pitt made the kind of couple which people believed, would work for the long run. However, they publicly announced their separation in 2005. After remaining amicable to one another for a few months, they got the divorce finalized.
When Pitt started dating Angelina Jolie right after the divorce, the rumor-mills were abuzz with news of the reason for the separation being Jolie. Pitt had acted with Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and many said that since the movie had happened while Pitt and Aniston were still together, the former might have cheated on the latter with Jolie. Jennifer Aniston, however, chose to maintain a very dignified stance towards all of this. Instead of maligning anyone in front of reporters, she chose to stick to silence. She has always maintained that she and Brad Pitt had had a very special relationship, and that it was very close to her heart.
After they broke-up, she started dating actor Vince Vaughan, and she also dating John Mayer, the singer. However, in 2011 she got into a relationship with Justin Theroux, and in 2012, they announced their engagement after buying a house together.
Jennifer Aniston has had many relationships, but she has done so with a lot of grace and a lot of respect for her partners. Instead of displaying her private affairs in front of the media, and instead of pandering to the paparazzi to get coverage, she has been as genuine as is possible, and she has carried on her relationships with respect for both the relationship and her partners. It is never easy to have a very steady life when one is a celebrity, because of the travelling, the numerous social engagements, the work hours and the constant media scrutiny. However, Aniston is a woman who has braved the winds and has done so with so much dignity, love and respect, that one can only admire her as being an independent, brave woman, with a mind of her own, and a unique and awe-worthy personality of her own.