on a love match made in heaven
She's seen her girl Friends get
married and now she's in love with Brad Pitt. So why's Jennifer Aniston
When Friends star Jennifer Aniston
whisked Brad Pitt away on a surprise Valentine's break to Acapulco earlier
this year, she knew she could not keep their love affair a secret any longer.
The tearful actress held the biggest
bouquet of flowers she'd ever seen and read the note Brad had written:
"Without you I am nothing, love is wonderful."
For the past year, Hollywood's hottest
couple had tried to keep their romance to themselves, insisting they were
"just good friends". But they couldn't fool the press or fans any longer.
"We were hoping the rumours would
die down," says Jennifer, "but the gossip kept growing and growing until,
finally it was starting to get out of hand. The one about our impending
marriage is the biggest. We haven't even discussed it. What else can you
do but laugh?"
A match made in movie heaven, their
unlikely pairing surprised many people. They w first in May 1998 and were
snapped together several times. So obviously in love so why deny it?
"When you become a public figure
you have to learn to be very discreet." explains Jennifer. "It's not my
work after all, but my private life. Talking about a relationship has nothing
to do with business. My problem is that I tend to talk very easily in interviews,
and maybe sometimes I say too much. Now I'm holding a little bit back.
I'm not trying to avoid the subject, but preserve something that's personal."
Jennifer, who's just turned 30,
admits she's like to get married one day, but says she's not "itching for
"Of course I want to do it eventually.
Marriage is great, don't get me wrong. But I'm not desperate. It something
that will only happen once, at least I hope so."
She already endured one bitter marriage
break-up - the divorce or her parents, actor John Aniston and model Nancy,
when Jennifer was a child. To this day she retains painful memories of
"When you're young, you don't really
understand what's going on so you blank bad things out. It's only when
you grow up, you realise that your parents were only human. There was another
woman; the old story. I did everything I could not to add more pressure
to their problems."
"I understood that life isn't rosy
and it gave me a realistic view of a couple. I may dive into the deepest
romanticism but deep down there will be a little voice that warns me every
time I go too far. That may sound sad and cynical, but that's the way I
am. I can't forget the infidelity of my father."
Jennifer's previous relationship
with little known actor Tate Donavan ended because he couldn't handle living
in the shadow of her stardom. However, Brad more than matches Jennifer's
success and is just as happy to take a back seat.
Recently, she was embroiled in a
top level meeting with studio bosses when a series of "emergency" phone
calls interrupted it. Seemingly Brad couldn't get the recipe right for
a moussaka he was cooking for the two of them and needed Jennifer's advice
as her family are from Greece, home of the savoury dish.
Since Friends turned her into a
star, Jennifer has learned to take the stories about her personal life
with a pinch of salt. "The most horrible thing the press have said about
me is that I've had breast implants - it's so untrue. Another rumour going
round is that I've slept with all the stars in Hollywood. I'm very old
fashioned when it comes to love. I like men who act like gentlemen. The
first time a boyfriend brought me breakfast in bed, I nearly cried."
She's no one-night-stand either.
"I can't be with man just for sex.
If I sleep with man it's because I'm romantically involved. There have
to be feelings. I'm convinced that the more sincere the love is, the better
Jennifer recently turned down 4million
to pose nude and refuses to film raunchy sex scenes. She reportedly turned
down the Playboy offer because she'd be embarrassed facing the boys on
Friends afterwards. But Jennifer does reveal all to the girls on the show.
"Sometimes Lisa Kudrow, Courteney
Cox and myself compare the cellulite on our thighs and butt. We're not
that different from other girls. Women are obsessed about their hips; mine
are really wide, as if they were made for having children. The day I become
pregnant the baby will have all the room it wants inside of me."
After five years of Friends, is
Jennifer hoping the series will end soon? "I'd go crazy if I thought I
wouldn't be taking part in it any more. Realistically, I know the show
will end one day. But we'll all remain on Friends until the end. If any
of us wants to leave, we would all leave. But none of us wants to."